John V. Terrana
John V. Terrana
John V. Terrana is a Partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP. He 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 named to New York Super Lawyers® lists.
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.
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 Bar
- Co-Chair, Nassau County Assessment Review Commission’s 6-40 Review Committee
- 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)
- May 2019
Long Island Business News‘ Who’s Who in Real Property & Tax Certiorari Law
- March 29, 2019
Terrana Quoted in Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s Press Release
- January 18, 2019
A Closer Look at Nassau’s Reassessment: what the County’s Reassessment Really Means by John Terrana and Robert Renda
- November 20, 2018
Real Estate Tax Exemptions for Solar Energy Systems – New York Real Estate Journal
- September 13, 2018
Thirteen Partners from Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Named 2018 New York Super Lawyers®
- September 5, 2018
Terrana Appointed Member of the Lynx Mortgage Bank LLC, Commercial Division Advisory Board
- May 15, 2018
New York Real Estate Journal Recognizes Partner John V. Terrana as a ‘Ones to Watch’
- March 19, 2018
Terrana Joins Advisory Board of Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law at St. John’s University School of Law
- September 21, 2017
Sixteen Partners from Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP Named 2017 New York Super Lawyers®
- September 1, 2017
Partner John V. Terrana Becomes Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT).
- June, 2015
John V. Terrana – WHO’s WHO in Real Property Tax Certiorari Laws — LIBN
- May 2015
Real estate tax breaks for green buildings: Amendment to RPTL provides benefits — NYREJ
- June 1, 2014
Partner John V. Terrana Appointed Chair of The Nassau County Bar Association’s Tax Certiorari Committee
- May, 2013
Storm damaged real estate tax relief in Suffolk County — New York Real Estate Journal
- March 28th, 2012
LI Pulse Magazine Honors John V. Terrana as 2012 Legal Eagle
- October 20, 2011
Partner John V. Terrana Honored by the Long Island Business News with 2011 Fifty Around 50 Award
- September 9, 2011
Multi-Discipline Approach to Reduce Commercial Real Estate Taxes — Long Island Business News
- July 8, 2010
Partner John V. Terrana Appointed Co-Chair of The Suffolk County Bar Association’s Condemnation & Tax Certiorari Committee
- October 13, 2009
John V. Terrana Discusses Tax Assessments in the latest Edition of The Wall Street Journal
- August, 2009
Attorney John V. Terrana selected as Executive of the Month by the New York Real Estate Journal