Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) announced today the launch of a Condemnation practice group. Condemnation, or eminent domain, is the taking of private property by the government for public purposes. The practice group handles proceedings on behalf of clients with any interest in the property taken.
The Condemnation practice group is chaired by Jason M. Penighetti, a partner and also a member of the firm’s Tax Certiorari practice group. Mr. Penighetti is a seasoned commercial property tax and condemnation attorney, author and speaker on issues pertaining to this area of law. He has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of clients throughout New York State.
Additional practice group members include:
- John V. Terrana, Co-Managing Partner and Co-Chair of FDT’s Tax Certiorari practice group;
- Donald F. Leistman, Partner and Co-Chair of FDT’s Tax Certiorari practice group;
- Myrna A. Cadet-Osse, Partner; and
- Carol Rizzo, Partner.
The five partners in this practice group have decades of experience in condemnation. The recent addition of six former Koeppel Martone & Leistman, L.L.C. attorneys bolstered FDT’s existing real estate tax law practice, and has afforded the firm the opportunity to continue to grow with complementary practice groups, such as Condemnation.