John V. Terrana

John V. Terrana

John V. Terrana


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John V. Terrana served as a Deputy County Attorney for Nassau County, where he practiced in the areas of tax certiorari, condemnation, tax lien litigation, and real estate. He later became the Glen Cove City Attorney, where he was general counsel to all of the city’s departments and boards and represented the city in its tax certiorari matters. He was also counsel to the Glen Cove Community Development Agency and the Glen Cove Industrial Development Agency, where he prepared tax, financing, and contract documents for complex real estate projects.

Mr. Terrana joined the Firm in 1993. As partner-in-charge of the Tax Certiorari practice group, he has successfully obtained millions of dollars in real estate tax refunds and savings for clients, including national, regional, local owners, and tenants of all types of commercial and residential property.

He has been awarded an “AV” legal ability and ethics rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory—the very highest rating this nationally recognized publication has established. This rating is based upon extensive confidential peer review surveys.

Mr. Terrana has published numerous articles and lectures on tax certiorari issues. He was selected for inclusion in the Long Island Business News’ “40 Under 40” (1999), listing of “Who’s Who in Tax Certiorari Law” (2007, 2014 and 2015), “50 Around 50 Award” (2011), “Leadership in Law” (2013), Long Island Pulse magazine’s Legal Eagle Award (2012) as Long Island’s Most Unbeatable Lawyer in Real Estate Tax Certiorari Law, New York Real Estate Journal’s “Executive of the Month,” and New York SuperLawyers.

  • St. John’s University School of Law, 1991
  • St. John’s University, B.S., 1984
  • New York State Bar
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association (Former Chairman of the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law Committee)
  • Suffolk County Bar Association (Former Co-Chair of the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law Committee)
  • The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
  • Advisory Board of the Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Division Advisory Board Member, Lynx Mortgage Bank, LLC
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