Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP has a Combined Total of 34 Attorneys Selected to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) is pleased to announce that the firm has a combined total of 34 attorneys selected to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New York Metro Rising Stars lists. FDT congratulates the following nineteen attorneys for being selected to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers list: Joseph P. Asselta (Construction Litigation); William F. Bonesso (Land Use & Zoning);…

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Three Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Attorneys Recognized at The Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court’s Annual Installation Ceremony

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP warmly congratulates Michael A. Berger, an attorney in the firm’s Employment & Labor practice group, on recently being virtually installed as Treasurer of The Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court. Litigation attorneys Russell G. Tisman and Michael A. Ciaffa will continue to serve as Directors on the Executive Committee. These are one-year terms. The Inn is an organization of judges and…

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New Caselaw Highlights the Boundary Between Environmental Law and Corporate Law

A recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the boundary between environmental law and corporate law. US v Sterling Centercorp Inc., 2020 WL 5885920 (10/5/20). The case arose out of a Superfund Site in California that was the subject of a number of corporate transactions. Defendant Sterling was the corporate parent of Keystone Copper Corporation, a corporation that owned the site from…

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New Leadership Roles for Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Partners

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”), a premier full-service law firm, acclaimed for its impeccable client service and quality representation, proudly announces the following management reorganization effective immediately: Jeffrey D. Forchelli, Chairman of the Firm and Co-Managing Partner John V. Terrana, Co-Managing Partner Judy L. Simoncic, Deputy Managing Partner Mr. Forchelli founded the firm in 1976 and has served as Managing Partner since its inception. He…

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COVID-19 Kicks Public Assembly Uses to the Curb

COVID-19 has left its mark on numerous sectors of our economy in ways we never would have imagined prior to March of 2020. The real estate sector is among one of those hit hardest by COVID-19. Under usual circumstances, seasoned real estate owners/developers know how to maximize the yield on a property while navigating the entitlement process in a timely and cost-effective manner. COVID-19 has…

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Long Island Commercial Real Estate Tax Forecast

As Long Island business and property owners continue to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, the coming months will be a bellwether for the commercial real estate market and its heavy property tax burden. In this article, we will discuss various events and trends which are unfolding across the Long Island property tax landscape. Nassau County 2020/21 School Tax Bills, the First to be Based…

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The Virtual Courtroom

Why some of the industry changes the pandemic has wrought—the advent of remote courthouse appearances chief among them—deserve to outlast the return to normal life. Andrew E. Curto and Danielle E. Tricolla's article, "The Virtual Courtroom", was published on page 16. Click here to read the article. The article originally appeared in Best Lawyers' Summer 2020 Business Edition - The Litigation Issue.

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Chesapeake Action Network v EPA: Court Tells EPA to Reconsider Rule Because Petitioners Did Not Have a Fair Opportunity to Comment

This article, written by Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP attorneys Aaron Gershonowitz and Brian W. Kennedy, was published in the September 1, 2020 Environmental Claims Journal. Reprinted with permission from Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

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Now Is the Time for Estate Planning: How to Leverage Low Interest Rates and a Temporarily Favorable Tax Landscape

This article, written by Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Tax, Trusts & Estates Partner Lorraine S. Boss, was published in the September 2020 issue of the Nassau Lawyer, the Journal of the Nassau County Bar Association. Click here to read full-text. Reprinted with permission from the Nassau Lawyer.

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