Kasnicki to Serve as United Way of Long Island’s General Counsel

February 26, 2024

Bernadette Kasnicki, a partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has been elected to serve as the general counsel for United Way of Long Island. In addition, she was elected a member of the United Way of Long Island’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, where she will serve a three-year term.

Individuals appointed to the Executive Committee are tasked with amending or repealing organizational by-laws; approving the organization’s corporate budget, structure, pay scales and position descriptions; and evaluation of the president and chief executive officer.

Those elected to the Board of Directors establish the general policies of the United Way of Long Island and manage its business affairs.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to be part of this remarkable organization that works so tirelessly to confront the challenges facing Long Islanders,” Bernadette said. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members as United Way of Long Island continues to create positive change in the community.”

Bernadette concentrates on tax and corporate law. She advises business clients on a range of tax matters relating to corporations, LLCs, partnerships, public charities and private foundations. She drafts and negotiates transactional documents, including acquisition agreements, merger agreements, operating agreements and shareholders’ agreements. Bernadette also represents not-for-profit and tax-exempt organizations in matters before the IRS and the New York State Attorney General’s Office.

“The United Way of Long Island is pleased that Bernadette Kasnicki is stepping into the role of General Counsel,” said Board Chair Lynda Nicolino, Chief Legal Counsel at Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “We thank Rivkin Radler Managing Partner Evan Krinick and the firm’s many partners for their commitment to guide United Way and continue to support a thriving organization in a complex world.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Bernadette Kasnicki to United Way of Long Island’s Board of Directors,” said Theresa A. Regnante, President & CEO, United Way of Long Island. “Our Board of Directors is comprised of our region’s most dedicated and accomplished leaders to pursue United Way’s mission of improving lives, strengthening the community, and advancing equity for the benefit of all.”

About United Way of Long Island

United Way of Long Island advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on three key building blocks: health, education, and financial stability. United Way invests in community partnerships to help our most vulnerable and at-risk residents through organizations and programs that grant equitable access to resources and services across the region. For more information about United Way of Long Island, please visit www.unitedwayli.org, call 2-1-1 or follow us on FacebookLinkedInX, and Instagram.

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