John V. Terrana

John V. Terrana

John V. Terrana

Co-Managing Partner
Co-Chair, Tax Certiorari

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John V. Terrana is Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP’s Co-Managing Partner. He co-chairs the firm’s Tax Certiorari practice group.

During his career, Mr. Terrana has obtained millions of dollars in real estate tax refunds and savings for clients, including national, regional and local owners and tenants of commercial and residential property. Properties include office buildings, retail shopping centers, industrial facilities, commercial banks, self storage facilities, golf courses, apartment complexes, co-ops, condominiums and assisted living/nursing home facilities.

Mr. Terrana has published numerous articles, and given lectures on Tax Certiorari topics to organizations across Long Island. A recognized leader in his field, he has been quoted in newspapers and industry publications.

Mr. Terrana has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, which is a testament to the fact that he possesses the highest ethical standards and professional ability. He has also been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers® lists (Real Estate: Business).

Mr. Terrana is a former Chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law Committee. He is a former Co-Chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law Committee.

In 2022, Mr. Terrana was selected for inclusion in Long Island Business NewsPower 25 Law list, which recognizes the region’s top lawyers.

Mr. Terrana has received several accolades throughout his career, including the New York Real Estate Journal’s “Real Estate Ones to Watch” and “Long Island Executive of the Month;” Long Island Business News’ “Ones to Watch in Real Estate, Architecture, Engineering & Construction,” “Who’s Who in Real Property Tax Certiorari Law,” “Who’s Who in Tax Certiorari Law,” “Leadership in Law Award,” “50 Around 50 Award” and “40 Under 40 Award;” and Long Island Pulse’s “Legal Eagle Award,” as Long Island’s Most Unbeatable Lawyer in Real Estate Tax Certiorari Law.

From 1989-1993, Mr. Terrana served as City Attorney for the City of Glen Cove and was Counsel to its Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Community Development Agency. From 1985-1988, he served as a Deputy County Attorney for Nassau County assigned to its Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Bureau.

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • St. John’s University, B.S., 1981
  • New York State
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Nassau County Assessment Review Commission’s 6-40 Review Committee
  • Member, Suffolk County Bar Association
  • Commercial Division Advisory Board Member, Lynx Mortgage Bank, LLC
  • Advisory Board Member, Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law at St. John’s University
  • Member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • Member, The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Associate Member, Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS)
  • Member, Columbian Lawyers’ Association of Nassau County, Inc.