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Trusted, Professional Counsel for When it Matters Most.

Bousquet Holstein PLLC is a versatile law firm representing clients across many industries. The firm’s clientele is comprised of businesses and individual clients for whom we provide legal advice and counsel on a broad range of matters covering more than 30 different practice areas.

Our attorneys are counselors, strategists, and advocates whose goal is to develop a long-term relationship with each of our clients – one that is based on the trust that develops when a law firm understands the client’s business and objectives, anticipates the client’s needs, and provides prompt, high-quality, and consistently valuable service. 

We have an experienced group of individuals, each of whom has a passion for his or her work and for the connections made with our clients. In addition to a strong commitment to our practice, our professionals believe that it is their responsibility to contribute to our community and make it a better place for all to live. The commitments we have collectively and individually made to our community are an integral part of who we are.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: 

  • Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Rights 
  • Brownfields 
  • Business and Commercial Law 
  • Divorce And Family Law 
  • Economic Development Incentives 
  • Employee Benefits 
  • Employment & Labor 
  • Government Relations & Municipal Law 
  • Health Care
  • Immigration 
  • Intellectual Property / Trademark 
  • Litigation 
  • LGBTQ And Non-Traditional Families 
  • Not-For-Profit / Tax Exempt 
  • Public Finance 
  • Real Estate 
  • Tax Controversies 
  • Tax Planning And Advocacy 
  • Trusts & Estates and Elder Law 

Call 315-231-8205 today to arrange your initial consultation. 

Attorney Laurence G. Bousquet

Larry is a founding member of Bousquet Holstein PLLC and serves on its Board of Managers. He has performed extensive work involving acquisitions, sales and mergers, capital formation, enterprise structuring, feasibility studies, partnership and limited liability company law, commercial transactions, estate taxation and business transition planning, and New York and federal income, estate, and gift taxation.

Larry serves as special counsel and as general counsel to a number of businesses in industries as varied as trucking, the nationwide leader in municipal sewer root control products and services, worldwide events management, bulk and specialty dairy products processing, food bar manufacturing, assembly and fabrication of pneumatic and hydraulic systems and sub-assemblies, and the local community college.  For each of his clients, Larry serves as a trusted adviser to assist in the development of strategic solutions that achieve the business, personal, and economic objectives of the client.

Larry is a Director and past member of the Executive Committee of CenterState CEO. Larry is the past President and current board member of the Onondaga Citizens League, where he was the Chair of the 2005 study on Strategic Governmental Consolidation.  In that respect, Larry guided a community wide process over a period of more than a year that studied all aspects of municipal consolidation and their applicability to governmental structures in Onondaga County.  Larry was the principal writer of the study report. He is a former member of the Consensus Commission on Local Government Modernization. Larry also served on Mayor Stephanie Miner’s Economic Development Transition Team and was a Member of County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s Transition Team Task Force for Government Modernization.  He served as Chair of Congressman Dan Maffei’s Transition Team.


Attorney David A. Holstein

Individuals seeking to preserve their wealth, pass down a family business, or maximize the value of their companies need intelligent planning that reflects in-depth knowledge of business, tax  and estate law—and the certainty that the professional providing this sensitive level of service can be trusted. For over 30 years, individuals and businesses have trusted David Holstein to protect and position their assets for optimal growth, minimize their tax liabilities, and listen, understand and respond to their concerns.

David has created highly sophisticated wills, trusts and pre-marital agreements for his Estate Planning clients, allowing him to personalize these documents in accordance with each client’s specific wishes. David’s unique depth and breadth of expertise, his attention to detail, and his constant attention to the newest planning strategies and to developments in the law, gives him the skills to successfully guide his clients in all areas of estate planning.

Wealth Preservation often involves the establishment and management of trusts, the creation and transformation of entities holding business or investment assets, and the transfer of interests in these entities in tax-favored ways for the benefit of current and future generations.  David’s knowledge obtained from years of experience utilizing tax saving wealth preservation techniques helps protect, preserve and grow the wealth his clients have worked so hard to create.

David provides unparalleled Estate and Trust Administration services to his clients with the prowess gained from acting as a personal trustee for trusts and as an outside legal advisor to other trustees, and from his years of practice in estate and trust administration and in the preparation of gift, estate and fiduciary income tax returns. Business owners who need business, compensation and tax advice, or who want to purchase complementary businesses, sell their companies, or finance growth, can benefit from David’s skillful counsel as both a lawyer and business manager.  As part of his Business Law practice, David advises clients with his extensive knowledge of  partnership, corporate, tax and finance laws; and his years of experience advising manufacturing, retail, professional service, technology and agricultural clients.


Attorney Philip S. Bousquet

Phil’s experience includes helping clients understand the impact of New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) legislation on dozens of development projects around New York State.  He has lectured on the tax aspects of this legislation throughout New York on behalf of many groups, including the New York State Bar Association, the Business Council of New York State, New Partners for Community Revitalization, Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast, and American Waste Management Association, and local municipalities and associations.

Phil advises brownfield stakeholders, including developers, municipalities, brokers, financial institutions, and consultants, in understanding the benefits of the BCP tax credits and other economic development incentives available for brownfield redevelopment. Phil and his team provide support and analysis to developers of some of the largest brownfield redevelopment projects in New York State, including projects throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as Yonkers, White Plains, Long Island, the Catskills, the upper Hudson Valley, and in upstate New York, including projects in Syracuse, Utica, Buffalo, Ithaca, Binghamton, and northern New York.  The estimated construction value of these projects exceeds $5.0 billion, which will generate BCP tax credits well over $750 million.


Attorney Christine Woodcock Dettor

Individuals and businesses share an important goal: optimizing and protecting their financial well-being. Professional guidance is often needed to navigate the complicated tax and regulatory environments faced by both individuals and companies. With her breadth and depth of experience, community and professional involvement, and years of helping people solve the legal problems that matter most to them; Christine offers her clients the peace of mind they’re seeking, putting them on the right path to achieving their goals. From estate planning and asset preservation, to incorporating a not-for-profit business and keeping a health care practice in compliance, Christine handles a wide range of personal and business issues on behalf of her clients.

Having served as both legal counsel and on the boards of directors of many local not-for-profit organizations, Christine has an insider’s understanding of how they work, giving her NFP clients an exceptional resource to help navigate their unique governance, tax and compensation issues.


Attorney L. Micha Ordway, Jr.

Micha Ordway is an experienced litigator with over twenty years of experience representing clients in and out of the courtroom. Micha’s advocacy has made him a sought-after attorney for corporations and individuals alike, whether it be for commercial litigation, labor and employment or many other types of litigation.

From 2000-2001, Micha was a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Howard G. Munson, Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York. Between 1998-2000, he was the judicial law clerk to the Hon. Gary L. Sharpe, who was a United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York. 

Office Locations

Ithaca Office
200 E Buffalo St
4th Floor
Ithaca, NY 14850
Syracuse Office
110 W Fayette St
Suite 1000
Syracuse, NY 13202

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