Keeping Account 07.12.12

Local business news

Tennis Anyone?
    Hannah McFarland of Southampton and Yesim Philip of Bridgehampton, two longtime East Enders, have designed and launched L’Etoile Sport, a new luxury tennis line. The line “promises to bring the elegance back to the tennis court,” according to the company’s press release.
    A trunk show will be held at Ms. Philip’s house on Ocean Road in Bridgehampton from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and next Thursday. Those wishing to attend have been asked to e-mail

Brill Legal in Bridgehampton
    Brill Legal Group has opened an office in Bridgehampton, led by Rita Bonicelli, an attorney. Ms. Bonicelli lives in Montauk.
    She served as an assistant district attorney from 2005 to 2009 with the Rackets Bureau of the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. There, Ms. Bonicelli gained criminal trial experience and led long-term investigations into allegations of sex trafficking, the illegal sale of firearms, and corruption within city government.
    After leaving the district attorney’s office, Ms. Bonicelli became a prosecutor with the New York Police Department, where she handled matters involving police officers, detectives, and high-ranking members of the department.
    The Bridgehampton office will serve both the North and South Forks and will offer criminal defense services as well as services including real estate sales and purchases, town and village code violations, building violations, landlord and tenant disputes, small-business consulting, and litigation on behalf of businesses and individuals.
    The firm also has offices in Manhattan and Hempstead.