Land Use & Zoning Attorney Gianni V. Sbarro Joins Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) welcomes Gianni V. Sbarro to the firm’s Land Use & Zoning practice group as an associate. Mr. Sbarro, a Sands Point, NY resident, earned his M.S. in Real Estate from New York University, his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, and his B.A. from Fairfield University.

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December 17, 2021 UPDATE: New York City Private Employer Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect December 27, 2021

New York City has now published its Order and FAQs to employers regarding its private employer vaccine mandate that is set to take effect on December 27, 2021. The Order and FAQs clarify that any employer who employs one or more employees in New York City must require all employees to provide proof of a vaccination shot by December 27, 2021. Employees who fail to…

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December 10, 2021 UPDATE: Governor Kathy Hochul Implements a Statewide Mask Mandate

At her press conference held on December 10, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that effective Monday, December 13, 2021 masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places, unless the business or venue implements a vaccine requirement. This mask requirement is for all individuals aged 2 and older. The mask requirement will be in effect until January 15, 2022, and may be…

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Real Estate & IDA Attorney John P. Gordon Joins Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) welcomes John P. Gordon to the firm’s Real Estate and IDA practice groups as an Associate. Prior to joining FDT, Mr. Gordon was Counsel at a law firm in Lake Success. Mr. Gordon, a Williston Park, NY resident, earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross.

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September 9, 2021 Update: NY HERO Act Airborne Infectious Disease Prevention Plans Are Now in Effect

UPDATE: NY HERO ACT AIRBORNE INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION PLANS ARE NOW IN EFFECT On July 12, 2021, the Labor & Employment Department sent out an alert advising that under the NY HERO Act, the New York State Department of Labor, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, issued a Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan and that such plans had to…

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Tax Attorney Rachel L. Partain Joins Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP as a Partner

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) welcomes Rachel L. Partain to the firm’s Tax, Trusts & Estates and Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups as a Partner. Ms. Partain advises high-net-worth individuals, corporations and partnerships in regard to complex federal and state tax matters. She concentrates in contested tax controversies. Prior to joining FDT, Ms. Partain was a Member of a national law firm known…

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July 12, 2021 UPDATE: New York Employers Must Implement an Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Plan on or Before August 5, 2021

On May 5, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (“NY HERO Act”). The NY HERO Act provides that the New York Department of Labor (“DOL”), in consultation with the New York Department of Health (“DOH”), will promulgate new Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard. It further provides that the DOL and DOH would publish a model Airborne Infectious Disease…

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Former Am Law 100 Attorney Joins Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) is pleased to announce that Alexander Kerzhner has joined the firm’s Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice group as a Partner. In addition to his law degree, Alexander is a Certified Public Accountant. Alexander has extensive experience handling a wide variety of corporate and business transactions, including venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and securities and debt…

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2021: A NEW YEAR USHERS IN A NEW SET OF EMPLOYMENT LAWS

As everyone “returns” to the office and opens up their new calendars, we wanted to advise you of some new changes that have occurred during the holiday break as the Consolidated Appropriations Act (“CAA”) was passed bringing in a new round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Loan.  In addition, with the emergency sick leave and extended family medical leave benefits now expired, New York…

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Peter L. Agovino, Esteemed Construction Attorney, Passes at Age 74

 Peter L. Agovino, a former partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) in Uniondale, NY and former Co-Managing Partner of Agovino & Asselta, LLP, passed away on November 16, 2020. He was 74. Born in Sherbrooke, Canada on January 20, 1946, Peter grew up in Maspeth, Queens and moved to Franklin Square, NY before settling in his forever home in Rockville Centre, NY. During his…

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