Uniondale, April, 2016 — Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP (the Firm) congratulates its attorneys spotlighted in New York Super Lawyers®. Magazine’s Special Women’s Edition.
Kathleen Deegan Dickson concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate development matters, and, in particular, land use and zoning law. Kathleen has an extensive track record of success with and before municipal boards and agencies on significant projects throughout Long Island. She has a reputation for effectiveness and integrity in the pre-hearing meetings and outreach to municipal planning staffs and civic groups that are now a must in Long Island’s current development climate. She is former counsel to the City of Glen Cove Planning and Zoning Boards, and currently represents many developers, property owners, corporations and private individuals in all types of matters involving real property transactions, zoning and land use. She is a member of the American and the New York State Bar Associations, as well as the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, LIBI, HIA, and WEDLI (Women Economic Developers of Long Island. Ms. Deegan Dickson has published articles on land subdivision in the New York Real Estate Journal. She was named one of Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News (2013).
Mary E. Mongioi concentrates her practice in the tax, trusts and estates and corporate departments, where she handles the litigation of estate matters as well as civil litigation, appellate practice, real estate and corporate matters. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, where she is Vice Chair of the Real Property Committee and also a member of the Community Relations Committee. She has authored numerous articles for the New York Law Journal on varying estate litigation. In addition, she was honored by Long Island Business News with its ‘Leadership in Law’ Award.
Andrea Tsoukalas concentrates her practice in zoning, land use, environmental and municipal law matters. Ms. Tsoukalas represents a wide variety of clients including national corporate chains, local developers and small business owners in the development of commercial and residential properties. Ms. Tsoukalas also has substantial experience in appellate practice and civil litigation. She litigates contract and real estate claims, corporate and partnership disputes, and regulatory claims arising out of building and zoning code violations. Ms. Tsoukalas is general counsel to the Long Island Gasoline Retailers Association, a nationally recognized non-profit trade association with over 600 members. Andrea Tsoukalas was honored by the Long Island Business News with its 40 Under 40 Award (2012) and was listed by the same publication as a ‘Who’s Who in Women in Professional Service.’ She is also a member of the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, and Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. In addition, she is member of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Foundation board.
Stephanie M. Alberts is an associate in the Firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates Department. She concentrates her practice in estate administration, estate planning, estate litigation, guardianships and civil tax matters. Ms. Alberts represents clients in New York State Surrogate’s Court in probate and administration proceedings, probate contests, judicial accountings, and other miscellaneous proceedings. Her practice includes the preparation of probate and administration documents, conducting pre-trial discovery and legal research, drafting estate planning and estate litigation documents and preparing estate tax returns. Ms. Alberts also represents clients in guardianship proceedings in both the Surrogate’s Court and the Supreme Court. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County.
Danielle B. Gatto concentrates her practice in the areas of litigation and employment and labor. Ms. Gatto has been successful in oral arguments in federal court and the Second Department, as well as motion practice in state and federal courts, representing both individuals and corporations. She has also second-seated several trials in the state and federal court.
Allison W. Tenenbaum is an attorney in the Firm’s Corporate and Commercial and Tax, Trusts and Estates Departments. She concentrates her practice in commercial transactions, shareholder, partnership and LLC operating agreements, general corporate and commercial representation, business succession planning and estate planning.