Counsel

Marcia Z. Hefter

Senior Counsel

Marcia Hefter has been practicing with the firm since 1967, when she joined William Esseks upon graduating from New York University Law School. She has since represented banks, buyers, and sellers on thousands of real estate transactions and has prepared or administered numerous estate and business plans, including the drafting and probating of hundreds of wills. Mrs. Hefter is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Bridgehampton National Bank and has also served on the Board of Directors of the Central Suffolk Hospital. Her practice areas include real estate, estate and business planning, and tax planning.

Patricia M. Carroll

Of Counsel

Patty joined the firm in 2010.  Patty’s practice focuses on litigating real property disputes, municipal land-use and zoning claims.  Patty has litigated cases on behalf of individuals, businesses, landowners, and municipalities, and has developed an extensive appellate practice.  Prior to joining the firm, Patty practiced law in Manhattan for 18 years at Jones Day, Chadbourne & Parke and Cravath, Swaine & Moore.  During the year prior to law school, Patty attended the Université de Caen in Normandy, France as a Fulbright Scholar and she is fluent in French.  Patty lives in Sayville with her husband and son.

Martin R. Gilmartin

Of Counsel

Martin R. Gilmartin joined the firm as “of counsel” in October, 2014. Following his admission to practice in December, 1970, Mr. Gilmartin served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a judge advocate and military judge for over four years on active duty followed by seventeen years in the Marine Corps Reserves. Upon leaving active duty in May, 1975 he returned to his home town of Southampton and started his private practice involving a wide variety of legal matters, eventually concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate transactions, zoning and planning and wills and estates.  Throughout his career Mr. Gilmartin has been active in his community as a member and officer in numerous business, charitable and community
organizations.