Aaron C. Records has joined Bousquet Holstein as an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Brownfield’s Practice Group. Aaron will guide clients in preparing and filing claims for the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) tax credits, as well as defending their claims through the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance’s (“DTF”) desk audit and full examination processes. Originally from New Hampshire, Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing from Colby-Sawyer College. Aaron spent one semester abroad as a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He earned his law degree at Syracuse University College of Law where he served on the Pro Bono Advisory Board, contributed to the Syrian Accountability Project, and was the Editor-in-Chief of Impunity Watch and the Journal of Global Rights and Organizations. After graduating from law school, Aaron worked as an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s New York City office in their State and Local Tax Income and Franchise department, assisting large clients with both income tax consulting and compliance services. Aaron currently resides in Syracuse with his family.
Samantha Z. Kasmarek has joined Bousquet Holstein as Director of Attorney Recruitment and Development. She will coordinate and support the attorney recruiting process as well as create professional development programs in a variety of formats that support all areas of associate attorney development. She will also work to develop and implement a firm-wide competency model and expectations for associates as they progress on the pathway to partnership. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kasmarek began her legal career as an attorney at Hiscock & Barclay (now Barclay Damon) in Syracuse where she concentrated on commercial litigation matters as well as torts, insurance and products liability issues. She most recently worked at Syracuse University College of Law in their Career Services Office where she counseled students on career planning, and all aspects of securing legal positions, including judicial clerkships. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Le Moyne College and her law degree from SUNY Buffalo Law School. Ms. Kasmarek is originally from Massena, NY and resides with her family in Camillus.