Bousquet Holstein PLLC has announced that attorneys JULIA J. MARTIN and JOSHUA S. WERBECK were elected by its members to serve on the law firm’s board of directors.
Martin joined the firm in 2009 and is a member of the firm’s Brownfield Practice Group. She was elected a member of the firm in 2019. Martin advises clients on a wide range of tax and business matters, from planning and compliance, through the audit process, to controversies and litigation. Martin’s practice focuses on corporate income, franchises, gross receipts, sales and use, and personal income taxes. In particular, Martin focuses his practice on economic development tax incentive programs such as New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), Opportunity Zones and others. She works with clients to understand the impact of various tax incentive programs and how various programs can work together to support development. Martin analyzes project financial information and alternatives to help clients research the total allowable amount of credits available under applicable law, guides clients and their accountants through the process of claiming credits, and navigates with success in auditing these claims. She is a full member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Section and the Brownfields Task Force. Martin is also a member of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association and previously served as president and treasurer of that group. Prior to joining Bousquet Holstein, Martin participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2008. She received her law degree in 2009 from Syracuse University College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in 2006.
Werbeck joined Bousquet Holstein in 2010. He was elected a member of the firm in 2016. He is a member of the firm’s real estate, business, liquor licensing and compliance practice groups. In his real estate practice, Werbeck represents individuals, businesses and not-for-profit organizations, including developers, lenders, homeowners associations and condominium boards. In business, Werbeck works with business owners and executives in the areas of general business, transactions and employment. In the area of liquor licensing, Werbeck has experience representing restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, universities, hotels, grocery stores and other venues on all aspects of liquor licensing, including applications initials with the State Liquor Authority, corporate changes, modifications, compliance issues, and disciplinary proceedings. Prior to joining the law firm, Werbeck participated in the firm’s summer associate program in 2009. Werbeck received the 2016 “Forty Under 40” award from the Central New York Business Journal. He was also a member of the Greater Syracuse Leadership Class of 2017. Werbeck graduated in 2010 from Syracuse University College of Law and received his bachelor’s degree from Siena College in 2007.