Law: Prevailing wage law for IDA projects goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2022

Starting January 1, 2022, certain construction projects receiving tax benefits as a result of the involvement of an IDA must pay prevailing wage. Industrial development agencies (IDAs) are public benefit corporations established under the New York General Municipal Law to foster local economic development. IDAs are empowered to provide financial assistance to qualified construction projects in the form of a real estate tax exemption (with…

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2021 Ones to Watch: Andrew Curto, Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP

Name: Andrew Curto Title: Partner Company Name: Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Real estate associations or organizations that you are currently a member of: Long Island Board of Realtors, Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court, Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of the cases I have handled where I have resolved…

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Land use and the Takings Clause of the United States Constitution

The Takings Clause of the United States Constitution prohibits the government from “taking” property without compensating the owner. At the same time, it is generally understood that the government can regulate the use of property without compensating the owner. A land use regulation will not be a “taking” unless the regulation takes away virtually all the value of the property. The Supreme Court issued a…

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Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Tax, Trusts & Estates Partner Appointed Co-Chair of a Nassau County Bar Association Committee

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP is pleased to announce that Stephanie M. Alberts was appointed Co-Chair of the NCBA’s Surrogate’s Court Estates and Trusts Committee. She will serve a two-year term. This Committee deals with estate planning, administration and litigation; reviews pending relevant NYS legislation; and maintains an interchange of ideas with the Nassau County Surrogate and staff. Ms. Alberts, an East Rockaway, NY resident, earned…

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Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 & Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America Lists

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP’s (“FDT”) Managing Partner, Jeffrey D. Forchelli, was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Land Use & Zoning Law. He has been recognized annually since 2018. FDT Partner Gregory S. Lisi was recognized for a second consecutive year for his work in Litigation – Labor & Employment Law. The following FDT…

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5 HR matters employers must focus on now

Over the past year, Long Island employ-ers have had to grapple with a pandemic and an economic downturn. However, compliance requirements with laws governing the employer-employee relationship have not gone away; in fact, these requirements have grown more stringent, as new federal and New York State laws imposing new requirements on employers have taken effect over the past couple of years. As penalties for noncompliance…

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The Government Can Regulate Use of Property, but Cannot Take Property Without Paying: Supreme Court Addresses the Line Between Regulating and Taking

In Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid (decided June 23, 2021) the Supreme Court decided that a regulation that required agricultural employers to allow union representatives to access their property for up to 3 hours per day for 120 days per year, was a per se taking, reversing a 9th Circuit decision that held this regulation to be merely regulation. The Court reasoned that a fundamental…

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The impact of the Appellate Div., Second Dept. decision on construction-related litigation, filings

On June 2, 2021, the Appellate Division, Second Department (the “Second Department”) issued a decision in a case that is likely to have a significant impact upon construction-related litigation and filings such as extensions of mechanic’s liens and applications for orders seeking to extend mechanic’s liens (as well as litigation in general). Specifically, in Brash v. Richards, ___ A.D.3d ___ (2d Dept. 2021), the Second…

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What real estate practitioners need to know when buying/selling vet clinics

It is important to advise veterinary clients–when buying or selling clinics–as to the importance of real estate. Real estate is always a negotiated term, whether the real estate will be sold or leased. When representing a seller who owns both the clinic and real estate, the seller must decide whether to become the buyer’s landlord or to sell the real estate. Leasing the space to…

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Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Partner Gregory S. Lisi Installed as the 119th President of the Nassau County Bar Association

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Gregory S. Lisi, a Partner and Chair of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP’s Employment & Labor practice group, was installed as the 119th President of the Nassau County Bar Association (“NCBA”). He will serve a one-year term. Rosalia Baiamonte (President-Elect), Sanford Strenger (Vice President), Daniel W. Russo (Treasurer) and James P. Joseph (Secretary) were also installed as officers. “I am so…

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