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

Renewable Energy Seminar Sponsored by Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP and the Association of Corporate Counsel New York City (ACC-NYC)

Uniondale, NY, March 13, 2017 — The seminar, “Renewable Energy – What Is It? Incentives and Navigating the Landscape,” was jointly sponsored by Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo &Terrana, LLP and the Association of Corporate Counsel New York City. The seminar was held in Uniondale, NY and was attended primarily by in-house corporate attorneys.  The impetus for the seminar was the launch of the Forchelli firm’s Renewable Energy practice group, which is dedicated to assisting clients with government and private sector renewable energy incentives, power purchase agreements, tax incentives and other development-oriented benefits to promote a more sustainable environment.  

The featured speakers at the seminar were Victor Mezh, President, ClearCell Power, Inc., Montgomery “Monty” Bannerman, Chief Executive Officer, ArcStar Energy LLC, and John  Burke, Jr., Esq., General Counsel,  D’Addario & Company, Inc.  Andrew Curto, Esq., a partner in the Forchelli Litigation Department and Chair of the firm’s Renewable Energy practice group, moderated the seminar.

Among the topics addressed by the speakers were defining renewable energy, financing alternatives, government incentives, and accessing the $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund Pool.   Mr. Bannerman spoke about practical applications here on Long Island in implementing solar, wind, and fuel cell renewables.  He spoke specifically about combined heat and power generation, financing components, and available incentives.  Mr. Mezh described the nature of ClearCell’s renewable products, their application in commercial buildings with details as to the nature of the technology, their installation, and operational advantages.  Mr. Burke spoke directly about his personal experiences as in-house counsel exploring various renewable energy sources and the tax credits and incentives available; very practical advice for those in attendance.

About the Renewable Energy Practice Group of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP
The Firm’s Renewable Energy practice group is 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, overseeing indemnification and insurance matters, and reviewing any land use or municipal compliance issues for sites implementing such technologies. 

About the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel who work for corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives. With an international membership of more than 40,000 in-house lawyers at more than 10,000 corporations and non-governmental organizations in 85 countries, ACC serves as the voice of the in-house profession.

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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