Kathleen Deegan Dickson Profiled as a Ones to Watch

Uniondale, June 14, 2018 — The Long Island Business News profiled Kathleen Deegan Dickson as a Law: Ones to Watch. Kathleen Deegan Dickson concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate transactional 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 also…

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Dan Deegan Honored by the Long Island Business News With the Executive Circle Award

Uniondale, May 17th, 2018 – Dan Deegan was honored by the Long Island Business News with the Executive Circle Award. The Executive Circle Awards celebrates senior level executives who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, financial performance, community service and diversity. Daniel P. Deegan specializes in Real Estate Development Law, Zoning Law, Municipal Incentives/IDA Law, and Government Relations/Municipal Law. He…

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Cleanup Liability: When Can an Owner Claim the Innocent Landowner Defense

By Aaron Gershonowitz The recent decision in California Department of Toxic Substances v Westside Delivery, LLC, 2018 WL 1973715 (9th Cir., April 27, 2018) provides an interesting analysis of the “contractual relationship” element of the “so-called” innocent landowner defense.  And I say “so-called” because although the ASTM standard for site assessments is aimed at establishing that defense, the defense is so difficult to establish that…

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Partners Noted as Leading Ladies in Real Estate Weekly

New York, New York  — May 2018 — Real Estate Weekly spotlighted the Leading Ladies of Real Estate; Land Use & Zoning Partners Andrea Tsoukalas Curto, Kathleen Deegan Dickson & Judy L. Simoncic were featured in a special section. Click here for more information: http://rew-online.com/2018/05/30/real-estate-weekly-leading-ladies-2018/

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Partner Gregory S. Lisi Presents on Employment Agreements, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets

Uniondale, April 25, 2018 – Chair of Labor & Employment practice group Gregory S. Lisi presented on Employment Agreements, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets to the American Inns of Court. Gregory S. Lisi is Head of the Firm’s Employment and Labor practice group concentrating in the areas of labor and employment law, sexual harassment and discrimination law, overtime and wage law, labor relations, management/union issues,…

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Supreme Court Rejects “Regulatory Reasonableness” Petition

By Aaron Gershonowitz In Center for Regulatory Reasonableness v EPA, 138 S. Ct. 1041 (2018) the Supreme Court rejected a petition from the Center for Regulatory Reasonableness, challenging “policy letters” issued by EPA, upholding a D.C Court of Appeals ruling that concluded that the court did not have jurisdiction to review the letters.   While the ruling is primarily a technical ruling regarding how to challenge…

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Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group Partner Peter B. Skelos Presents Ethics of ADR CLE

Uniondale, April 24, 2018 – Peter B. Skelos presented a CLE entitled Ethics of ADR with a Focus on eDiscovery at Fordham Law School. Peter B. Skelos directs the Firm’s Appellate Practice Group and is a member of the Litigation Department. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York after graduating from Fordham Law School.  He was elected to the New York…

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Kathleen Deegan Dickson Recognized by Hofstra University With Outstanding Women in Law Award

Uniondale, NY, April 24, 2018 – Kathleen Deegan Dickson has been selected as a recipient of Hofstra University’s Outstanding Women in Law award. Deegan Dickson concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate development matters, and in particular, land use and zoning law.  She is former counsel to the city of Glen Cove Planning and Zoning Boards, and currently represents developers, property owners, corporations,…

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Firm Hosts “Bankruptcy – What Every General Counsel Should Know” CLE Seminar

Uniondale, April 23, 2018 — The Firm’s Long Island General Counsel Network (LIGCN), in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), held a seminar entitled “Bankruptcy – What Every General Counsel Should Know.” The featured speakers were Gerard R. Luckman, Chair of the Bankruptcy practice and John J. Burke, Jr., Esq., General Counsel of D’Addario & Co., Inc. Corporate Partner David J. Borkon moderated…

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