Uniondale, April 24, 2012 — Long Island Business News honors Firm Managing Partner, Jeffrey D. Forchelli with a 2012 Real Estate & Development Award – Most Creative Commercial Deal for the Nassau Community College expansion project.
Bursting at the seams with more than 38,000 full- and part-time students, Nassau Community College (NCC) got the lion’s share of about 23 acres of former Navy property just transferred to Nassau County when this plan, nine years in the making, came together.
NCC got nearly 13 acres and the county got the rest, leaving four houses on 2.3 acres for veterans through the Homes for Our Troops program. Orchestrated largely by Jeffrey Forchelli, the land-used plan allowed AvalonBay Communities to purchase and redevelop 17 acres on the north side of the Long Island Rail Road tracks that bisect the former Navy property. The Town of Hempstead then rezoned the parcel so Avalon could build 160 apartments, 44 three-bedroom town homes and a clubhouse.
Jeffrey D. Forchelli (Brooklyn Law School, 1969) founded the law firm of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana in 1976 and has served as its Managing Partner ever since. His extensive personal practice concentrates on complex real estate and land use matters, including litigation and tax certiorari for major real estate developers and national corporations. He has served as Counsel to the New York State Assembly, and served on the Legal Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of Security Title and Guaranty Company. Mr. Forchelli was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in American Law (8th Edition) and is consistently included in the “Who’s Who in Law” listing by Long Island Business News. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in New York’s Super Lawyers (2007, 2009, 2010 & 2011). In 2011, he was the recipient of the 2011 Frederic Ozanam Award.
Founded in 1976, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP is one of Long Island’s most acclaimed and distinguished law firms. Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau and Suffolk. The Firm employs nearly 50 attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, and individuals. Personal attention and quality representation that is both practical and cost-effective are hallmarks of the Firm’s policy towards clients.
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