Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP and the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University: Partners in Education

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (“FDT”) is pleased to announce that, in addition to the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Endowed Scholarship, awarded to an entering student who is civic-minded and has demonstrated an obligation to the larger community, the firm has established the Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Annual Scholarship, awarded to an entering law student on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement. Mr. Forchelli and FDT warmly…

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Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Partner Daniel P. Deegan Selected as a Long Island Business News “2020 Long Island Business Hall of Fame” Inductee

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP warmly congratulates our partner and friend, Daniel P. Deegan, on being selected as a Long Island Business News “2020 Long Island Business Hall of Fame” inductee. LIBN convenes a panel of powerhouse members of our business community, including past Hall of Famers, to create the annual list of inductees. Applications are not accepted. Inductees are vetted based on their influence within…

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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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