Uniondale, January 1, 2016, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP attorney Douglas W. Atkins has been made a Partner.
“Doug started at the Firm in 2005 and has proven to be a smart, talented and highly capable lawyer,” noted Managing Partner Jeffrey D. Forchelli. “We feel it’s important to encourage and cultivate young legal talent as they are the future of the Firm. We are pleased to have Doug as our Partner.”
Douglas W. Atkins concentrates his practice in the areas of tax certiorari, real estate and condemnation. He has experience in tax reduction proceedings for all types of commercial real estate throughout the region’s counties, towns and villages. Mr. Atkins also has obtained substantial tax refunds for owners of specialty properties such as cellular phone tower sites, sand processing plants and tidal wetlands. Further, he successfully represented villages in defense of property tax matters.
Mr. Atkins who became Partner as of January 2016, has successfully completed both commercial and residential real estate appraisal courses through the Columbia Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He is a member of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, where he serves on the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law Committee for each. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on the topics of commercial property tax and valuation. For his accomplishments in the legal arena, Mr. Atkins has been honored and awarded a number of times. New York Super Lawyers magazine, an annual publication honoring the region’s top lawyers, named him one of the outstanding young risers (2011-2015). Long Island Business News awarded him with the “Leadership in Law Award” in the law firm associates category (2012). Finally, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce named him one of the region’s top 30 professionals under the age of 30 (2009).
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Founded in 1976, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, & Terrana 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. The Firm employs 60 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, and individuals. Personal attention and quality representation that is both practical and cost-effective are hallmarks of the Firm’s policy towards clients.
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