Andrea Tsoukalas Curto

Andrea Tsoukalas Curto

Andrea Tsoukalas Curto

Partner, Land Use & Zoning
Co-Chair, Renewable Energy

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Andrea Tsoukalas Curto is a partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP, where she concentrates her practice in zoning, land use, environmental and municipal law matters. She is also a co-chair of the firm’s Renewable Energy Practice Group.

Tsoukalas Curto represents clients in the development of commercial and residential properties and has an extensive track record of success with and before municipal boards and agencies on significant projects throughout Long Island. She has obtained approvals for multi-family housing, senior and assisting living communities, minor and major subdivisions, hotels, restaurants, auto dealerships, urgent-care and medical offices, office buildings, as well as the redevelopment of shopping centers with big box retailers, supermarkets, restaurants and fast-food establishments. Tsoukalas Curto has also obtained approvals for industrial sites that service the e-commerce sector on Long Island.

She is also the Village Attorney for the Villages of Lake Success, Kensington and Russell Gardens and general counsel to the Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association (LIGRA), a nationally recognized non-profit trade association with more than 600 members. In 2020, Tsoukalas Curto was appointed chair of the Village of Roslyn Harbor’s Planning Board. She also serves as a board member of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society’s (CIBS) Women’s Committee. CIBS is Long Island’s largest commercial real estate brokers organization.

Tsoukalas Curto is a member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative executive leadership team. The objective of the Women’s Initiative is to recruit, retain and empower women attorneys to advance professionally and personally.

She has earned many accolades, including: Long Island Business News’ (LIBN) 40 Under 40 and Top 50 Influential Women on Long Island awards; being featured in LIBN’s WHO’s WHO in Women in Professional Services special section; receiving the “Top Women in Business” award from The Queens Courier and “Long Island Power Women” award from the Long Island Press and being named Executive of the Month by the New York Real Estate Journal.

Tsoukalas Curto graduated, cum laude, from New York Law School and earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Hofstra University.

She is admitted to practice before the New York State Bar. Tsoukalas Curto is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Woman’s Bar Association.

  • New York Law School, cum laude, 2000
  • Hofstra University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997
  • New York State Bar
  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • Nassau County Women’s Bar Association
  • Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation, Second Vice President of the Board (previously served as a Board Member 2015-2019 and Treasurer 2013-2015)
  • The Sophia Valsamos Foundation (Director)
  • Commercial Industrial Brokers Society (CIBS W Committee Member)