GENERAL CONTRACTORS ARE NOW LIABLE FOR THE WAGES TO ITS SUBCONTRACTORS’ EMPLOYEES

Under the recently enacted Construction Industry Wage Theft Act, Contractors are now jointly and severally liable for the wages owed to their subcontractors’ employees on any construction contract entered into, renewed, modified or amended on or after January 4, 2022. A construction contract is defined as “a written or oral agreement for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, maintenance, moving or demolition of any building, structure or…

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Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Industry Veteran, Gerard R. Luckman, Elected President of the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Long Island Chapter Elected

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP is proud to announce that Gerard R. Luckman, a Partner and Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring practice group, was elected President of the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Long Island Chapter. His one-year term was effective January 1, 2022. Mr. Luckman is also a member of the Chapter’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Mr. Luckman, a Glen Cove,…

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The Real Estate Tax Update- January 2022

As 2022 begins, the Tax Certiorari practice group at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP would like to provide our clients with some of the latest information and upcoming deadlines in the world of Nassau County real estate taxes. The Nassau County deadline to file real estate tax grievances is March 1st.  The 2023/24 Tentative Assessment Roll was recently published by the Nassau County Department of Assessment. …

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Early lease considerations for cannabis dispensaries (Part 1)

New York has legalized adult-use marijuana under the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). Unfortunately, what that means for retail sellers remains unclear because the Office of Cannabis Management’s regulations have not been released. Regardless, we know enough now to determine some considerations for leasing space as a cannabis dispensary. Can you sell cannabis in that location? While cannabis sales will soon be legal, local…

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Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid: When Does Property Use Regulation Become a “Taking,” for Which the Government Must Provide Compensation?

The government cannot take private property without compensating the owner. When the government takes title or physically invades private property, it is referred to as a “per se” taking and requires compensation, even if only part of a property is affected. At the same time, it is generally accepted that the government can regulate the use of private property without providing compensation. For regulation to…

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Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Promotes Two Attorneys to Partner

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) is pleased to announce the promotions of Danielle E. Tricolla and Robert L. Renda to Partner effective January 1, 2022. “We are incredibly proud of Danielle and Rob,” said FDT’s Co-Managing Partners Jeffrey D. Forchelli and John V. Terrana. “Their promotions are a direct result of their hard work and unwavering commitment to excellence,” they added. Ms. Tricolla, a Wantagh,…

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Stephanie M. Alberts Appointed Co-Chair of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP’s Tax, Trusts & Estates Practice Group

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) congratulates partner Stephanie M. Alberts on being appointed Co-Chair of the firm’s Tax, Trusts & Estates practice group. Her appointment was effective January 1, 2022. In addition, Cora A. Pappas was promoted to a Tax, Trusts & Estates Legal Assistant. She is solely responsible for assisting attorneys prepare documents and for court proceedings, liaising between attorneys and clients and onboarding…

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New York Real Estate Journal 2021 Year in Review: Daniel Dornfeld, Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

What was the biggest lesson you learned while working during the pandemic? We have gotten used to communicating electronically and working remotely. However, at the end of the day, communicating effectively is one of the main facets of our profession. While technology can certainly bolster the way we communicate, we must always remember that it cannot replace the need to connect with others regularly. How…

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Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Partner Mary E. Mongioi: a Crain’s New York Business 2022 Notable Women in Law Honoree

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP is proud to announce that Mary E. Mongioi, a Partner and Chair of the firm’s Veterinary practice group, is one of the 119 exemplary women included in Crain’s New York Business’ 2022 Notable Women in Law list of honorees. The 2022 honorees were chosen not only for their skills and accomplishments in the courtroom, but for their leadership outside of it.…

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WHO’s WHO in Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law – Judy L. Simoncic

Q: If someone is considering to buy, lease, sell Commercial/Residential property by year-end, what would you say is one step they should take before they lock in any deal? A: Purchasing a property carries with it more risks than selling a property. One of the most important steps prior to entering a deal to purchase or lease property is to perform proper due diligence. All…

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