Bousquet Holstein PLLC is pleased to announce that attorneys Julia J. Martin and Joshua S. Werbeck have been elected by its members to serve on the firm’s Board of Managers.

Julia Martin joined the firm in 2009 and is a member of the firm’s Brownfield Practice Group. She was elected as a Member of the firm in 2019. Julia advises clients on a broad range of tax and business matters, from planning and compliance, through the audit process, to controversy and litigation. Julia’s practice focuses on corporate income, franchise, gross receipts, sales and use, and personal income taxes.  In particular, Julia focuses her practice on economic development tax incentive programs such as New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP), Opportunity Zones, and others. Julia works with clients to understand the impact of various tax incentive programs and how various programs can work together to support development.  Julia analyzes project financial information and remedial alternatives to help clients seek the full allowable amount of available credits under applicable law, guides clients and their accountants through the process to claim the credits, and successfully navigates audits on those claims.

Julia is Member at Large of the New York State Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section Executive Committee and Brownfields Task Force. Julia is also a member of the Central New York Women’s Bar Association and previously served as President and Treasurer of that group.  Julia also serves on the Board of Trustees of Syracuse Stage.  Prior to joining the firm, Julia participated in the firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2008. She earned her Juris Doctor in 2009 from Syracuse University College of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in 2006.

Josh Werbeck joined Bousquet Holstein in 2010.  He was elected as a Member of the firm in 2016.   He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Business, and Liquor Licensing and Compliance Practice Groups.  In his real estate practice, Josh represents individuals, businesses, and non-profits, including developers, lenders, homeowners associations, and condominium boards.  In business matters, Josh works with business owners and leaders in general business, transactional, and employment matters.  In liquor licensing, Josh has experience representing restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries, universities, hotels, grocery stores, and other venues on all aspects of liquor licensing, including initial applications to the State Liquor Authority, corporate changes, alterations, compliance matters, and disciplinary proceedings. 

Prior to joining the firm, Josh participated in the firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2009.  Josh was recognized with the Central New York Business Journal’s 2016 “Forty Under 40” award.  He has been a Super Lawyers Rising Star for several years.  He was a member of the Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2017.  Josh served on the Board of Directors for Sarah’s Guest House, Inc. in Syracuse for several years, including service as President of the Board.  Josh is a 2010 cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Siena College graduating magna cum laude in 2007.

In addition to Julia Martin and Joshua Werbeck, the Bousquet Holstein law firm’s Board of Managers includes Laurence G. Bousquet, David A. Holstein, Christine Woodcock Dettor, Philip Bousquet, and L. Micha Ordway.