message from
jeffrey d. forchelli

As Founder, Chairman of the Firm and Co-Managing Partner, I have been asked many times why the Firm has been so successful over the years. The answer is pretty simple actually. We always put our clients first and we always do what is necessary to better serve our clients.

The Firm was formed more than 40 years ago as a three-lawyer, general practice law firm representing local businesses and individuals. Over the years, the practice of law became more complex; as did the needs of our clients. While the Firm’s roots were originally in Real Estate and Land Use and Zoning, our clients quickly started to look to us for other matters and almost immediately we needed to add other disciplines.

As the Firm’s reputation grew, so did our clients and we began to attract bigger ones whose needs were more diverse and complex. We embraced these developments and set a course to establish the Firm as one of Long Island’s finest. We recruited the best attorneys we could find in disciplines such as Litigation, Tax Certiorari, Corporate, Banking, Employment and Labor, and Tax, Trusts and Estates. We designed and built out a world-class office and equipped it with state-of-the-art technology. As our clients demanded more, we added sub-specialty and cutting edge practices such as Construction, Bankruptcy, IDA Benefits, and Renewable Energy. Each of these moves was made simply to better and more fully serve our clients.

As the Firm has grown, I am most proud of the great team of attorneys and staff we have assembled and how we all work together to deliver unparalleled client service. As one of my heroes Vince Lombardi once said, “The challenge of every team is to build a feeling of oneness, … because the question is usually not how well each person performs, but how well they work together. With the breadth and depth of talent we have in our office, we have the unique ability to tackle the most difficult legal challenges and provide our clients with successful resolutions. I would put our team here up against any other legal team out there and I believe our clients would agree.

–Jeffrey D. Forchelli

Jeffrey D. Forchelli

Jeffrey D. Forchelli