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For Immediate Release

Nina McCann
Director of Public Relations
Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP

Firm Launches the Renewable Energy and Emerging Technology Practice Group

July, 2016 — Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP launched the Renewable Energy Practice Group dedicated to assisting clients navigate the growing, overlapping and often confusing array of government and private sector initiatives and incentives aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy and sustainable consumption. Supported by the Firm’s real estate, zoning and land use, corporate and litigation practices, key partners in the group are Andrew Curto, Joseph Cuomo, Brian Sahn and Andrea Tsoukalas who will collectively advise clients of the available resources and then quarterback the myriad of issues that arise including the management of corporate agreements, procurement contracts and real property concerns, oversee indemnification and insurance matters and review any land use or municipal compliance issues for sites implementing such technologies.  Apropos to this initiative, Governor Cuomo recently launched a $5 billion Clean Energy Fund (the “Fund”) to grow New York’s clean energy economy. The Fund, which will be administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”), will advance renewable energy, such as combined heat and power (“CHP”), solar, wind, energy efficiency and other clean tech industries to boost economic development and reduce harmful emissions.  The Fund provides generous incentives, such as rebates and tax breaks, for the installation of clean energy systems.

How Can the $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund Pool Be Accessed?
The Renewable Energy Practice Group has and will assist clients in determining what incentives are available and how to access them.  The Group will cover various disciplines, such as bringing to the forefront sound procurement practices to obtain such technologies and negotiating contracts from vendors of such technologies, reviewing land use approvals that may be necessary to implement such technologies, looking at tax incentives and other development-oriented benefits available, and promoting a more sustainable environment for our clients and their business enterprises and employees.

Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP has always been environmentally conscious. The Firm is proud to be the first law firm on Long Island to be LEED-Certified Silver (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) in the Commercial Interior category.  If you have any questions regarding the various incentives available to you and your business and the application process, please do not hesitate to please do not hesitate to contact our office or any of the partners listed herein. 

Founded in 1976, the Firm LLP is one of Long Island's most acclaimed and distinguished law firms. Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as those in New York City.

The Firm employs over 60 talented attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, contractors, architects/engineers and individuals.

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