Mary E. Mongioi

Mary E. Mongioi

Mary E. Mongioi

Chair, Veterinary

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Mary E. Mongioi has been a Partner at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP  since 2015.

Ms. Mongioi concentrates her practice in veterinary corporate and transactional matters and chairs the firm’s Veterinary practice group. She guides her clients throughout the life cycle of their practice – from initial formation and structure through complex acquisitions and financings. Ms. Mongioi also provides strategic counsel to both large corporate and individual veterinary businesses on all aspects of corporate law, including practice acquisitions and sales, buy-ins and other partnership matters, leases and other real estate transactions, as well as drafting and negotiating contracts associated with such matters. She assists her clients with risk management, and together with other members of the Veterinary practice group, offers counsel with respect to the drafting and negotiation of executive employment agreements, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, separation counseling and compliance with wage and hour, leaves and discrimination laws.

Ms. Mongioi is the Chair of VetPartners’ 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. VetPartners is a non-profit association of veterinary business specialists with expertise in a broad spectrum of business disciplines with a focus on helping veterinary practices maximize their potential.

Ms. Mongioi is included in Crain’s New York Business’ 2022 Notable Women in Law list of honorees. The 119 honorees were chosen not only for their skills and accomplishments in the courtroom, but for their leadership outside of it. In addition to their tireless dedication to their clients, the Notable Women in Law honorees were selected for their outstanding professional achievements and pro bono work or involvement in industry and community organizations.

Ms. Mongioi also offers years of experience in real estate and banking transactions, as well as trusts & estates and civil litigation, which help her bring a unique perspective when engaging with a corporate client in negotiating contracts or assisting business succession planning and exit strategies.

Ms. Mongioi was an adjunct professor of law at Touro College, where she taught Business Law and Real Estate. She has authored various articles for the New York Law Journal on varying estate litigation issues, including “Obligation to Account”, “Interplay of Family, Inheritance and Trust Principles”, “The Estate Tax Apportionment Clause, Friend or Foe?”, “John D.: Appointing Monitor Not in Keeping With Legislative Intent of Article 81” and “To the Holder of Antiquity Go the Spoils – Or Do They?”

  • Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.,1983
  • Wagner College, B.A., cum laude, 1980
  • New York State
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Member, Nassau County Bar Association (Former Chair, Community Relations & Real Estate Committees)
  • VetPartners, Member & Chair of the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting