Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C. located in Garden City, New York proudly serves clients in Long Island and the metropolitan area. The firm is committed to the success of real estate developers, financial institutions, families, small businesses, municipalities, and individuals, facilitating transactions, assisting with planning for future generations, resolve disputes and vigorously litigating for clients. The attorneys and support staff always provide the highest quality service and focus to their clients. Whether you are an individual or a business owner, large or small, they invite you to explore a relationship with the firm. At Berkman Henoch, they believe that their success is directly connected to the success of their clients.
Terence E. Smolev is of Counsel at Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy, P.C. He has been practicing Tax Trusts and Estate law since 1970 and is admitted to the New York Bar. Mr. Smolev has a long history of involvement in tax matters. For many years he has also represented special education students and acted as a Hearing officer in special education matters.
As an accountant and attorney he started his practice with the accounting firm, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) in 1969.
Mr. Smolev received his J.D. from Washington College of Law of the American University, 1969 earned his LLM-Tax from New York University Graduate School of Law, 1974 and BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University, 1966. He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, an Attorney Advisory Panel with the Long Island Community Foundation.
He has been a member of the Internal Revenue Service Commissioner’s Small Business Advisory Committee. In addition he has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University teaching all areas of law in the Business School and Estate Planning in the Law School. He currently lectures at the Washington College of Law of the American University about Criminal Tax Fraud.
Mr. Smolev served as Counsel to The North Merrick UFSD for many years, was the President of the Board of Directors of the Hamlet community in Jericho, New York, long time member of the Board of Trustees of Hofstra University, and a member of the Board of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. In addition, he serves on the Board of the Gurwin Jewish Health Care Foundation, the Board of Directors of the New York City Police Museum as Vice Chair and Counsel, and the American University Washington College of Law Dean’s Advisory Committee.
Mr. Smolev is an avid photographer, having been a professional photographer for news and sports prior to attending law school. He was a PR photographer for WMCA Radio (the Good Guys) in NYC.
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