Debra Bodian Bernstein is a counsel in the Litigation Department. She handles complex business disputes from inception through trial and appeal, including contract disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, title insurance claims, landlord-tenant issues, mortgage foreclosures and other real property matters, art restitution, intellectual property litigation, attorney malpractice and defamation.
What I do when I'm not practicing law:
You can find me on the sidelines cheering on my daughter's soccer team
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Website I frequent:
Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes - I can no longer go to a restaurant or a movie without checking these sites first!
Bloomberg Law highlights Tarter Krinsky & Drogin's unique GOAL program, through which every lawyer and staff member is given the opportunity and the financial backing to accomplish, or continue to pursue, a professional goal or learning objective each year.
Throughout Women’s History Month, we have been shining light on the women of Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. They are talented leaders in their field, and indispensable assets to our firm, clients and community. In this installment, learn more about Litigation counsel Debra Bodian Bernstein.
Leading mid-size, full-service law firm Tarter Krinsky & Drogin recently launched a Corporate Investigations practice in response to the growing needs of its clients. This practice group, comprised of multiple disciplines, focuses on conducting highly sensitive and high-profile internal investigations on behalf of individuals, as well as a wide range of private and public corporate entities from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The Corporate Investigations team advises clients on how to proactively address probes to mitigate reputational, brand and litigation risk, as well as design and implement corporate compliance procedures, provide training programs and audit those procedures to measure compliance.
Bloomberg Big Law Business featured Tarter Krinsky & Drogin in a feature story, "Improv, Golf Lessons All in a Day’s Work at This Firm.” The article highlighted TKD’s GOAL (Go Out Learn and Lead) Program, which encourages and sponsors employees to undertake a professional development goal or learning objective each year to enhance their skills. The article noted that TKD is unique in that in provides the GOAL opportunity to every employee annually, both lawyers and staff, which are hallmarks of TKD’s inclusive and supportive culture.
Counsel Debra Bodian Bernstein has been appointed to a three-year term on the Steering Committee of the Harpur Law Council by the Dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin successfully defended I love Sugar, a locally owned high-end candy retailer based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in a trade dress infringement case brought by their competitor It’Sugar.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin was retained to appeal a $6 million judgment against a client based on a purported failure to repay a loan.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued an opinion affirming the District Court’s dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against a client.
Counsel Deborah Bodian Bernstein has been elected to serve as the Executive Vice President and Secretary of Congregation Habonim.
We are pleased to announce that Edward Farrell and Debra Bodian Bernstein have been named Counsel to the firm.