David Borkon Named a 40 Under 40 by the Long Island Business News

Uniondale, NY, January 3, 2019 — Partner David Borkon of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (the Firm) has been selected by the Long Island Business News for the 40 under 40 Award Class of 2019.  He was recognized for his leadership in business, and commitment to the Long Island community. David J. Borkon is a corporate attorney concentrating in business and transactional matters for a wide…

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Supreme Court Expands Power of Courts to Review Agency Decisions

In Weyerhaeuser v U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, 2018 WL 6174253 (November 27, 2018) the Supreme Court addressed the tension between the presumption that agency decisions are subject to judicial review and the exclusion from review for actions that are given over to the discretion of an agency.  At issue was the agency’s designation of certain land as “critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog. …

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Partner Elbert Nasis and Associate Lisa Casa Honored by the Long Island Business News With the Leadership in Law Award

November 29, 2018 --- Partner Elbert Nasis and Associate Lisa Casa were honored by the Long Island Business News with the Leadership in Law award. The award recognizes experience, dedication, hard work, skill, and excellence and is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island. Elbert F. Nasis is a…

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Beyond #MeToo: Heightened Obligations on New York’s Employers to Address and Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By  Gregory S. Lisi, Lisa M. Casa and Jane Chen Following the “#Me Too” movement, federal and state legislators have imposed heightened obligation on employers to prevent sexual harassment and to provide victims of sexual harassment more leverage to seek compensation. Federal Last December, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”), which, in an effort to deter employers from using…

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Real Estate Tax Exemptions for Solar Energy Systems

By John V. Terrana and Gabriella E. Botticelli In order to promote New York’s clean energy initiative, the New York State Real Property Tax Law (RPTL) provides a tax exemption for property owners who install certain renewable energy systems, such as a solar energy system. Click  on link for the complete article: Real Estate Tax Exemptions_NYREJ Reprinted with permission from the New York Real Estate Journal.

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John Bues of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Honored as a Kings of Queens

Uniondale, November 13, 2018 – Associate John Bues was honored by Schneps Communications, publishers of the Courier chain of newspapers which includes the Long Island Press, as a King of Queens. The Kings of Queens award honors men for their outstanding leadership as well as their contributions to the community. John Bues has extensive experience in real estate, banking, and corporate transactions and litigation. He…

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Deferral of IRA Required Minimum Distributions Using Your 401(k) Plan

By Barry C. Feldman With the cost of retirement increasing each year, many people approaching retirement age have determined that the life of leisure will have to wait.  The need to continue working, even beyond age 70, has caused many to seek ways to defer receipt of traditional IRA distributions during the period in which they continue to work, until that time when they actually…

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Fairness in Allocating Cleanup Costs Between Buyers and Sellers of Real Property

When real property is sold without a clear allocation of potential environmental cleanup costs, a court trying to allocate those costs in a litigation looks to a variety of “equitable” factors to reach a fair allocation.  In Trinity Industries, Inc. v Greenlease Holding Company (3d Cir. September 5, 2018), the Court examined “value of the property” as a fairness factor, that is, in addition to…

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Andrea Tsoukalas Curto Named among Long Island’s 50 Top Women by the Long Island Business News

Uniondale, NY, October 18, 2018 — Partner Andrea Tsoukalas Curto of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP has been selected by the Long Island Business News for the Long Island’s Top 50 Women Class of 2018.  The award recognizes women professionals for their business acumen, mentoring, and community involvement.  Winners are selected by a judging committee that represents the most influential women in business, government, and the…

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Partner William F. Bonesso Honored by The Italian-Americans in Government, Inc.

Uniondale, October 2, 2018 – The Italian-Americans in Government, Inc. Honored Partner William F. Bonesso at its Annual Celebration of Columbus Day Dinner. William F. Bonesso has wide-ranging experience in the areas of land use and zoning, real estate and municipal law. A frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education seminars, Mr. Bonesso concentrates his practice in providing land use and development counsel, preparing and presenting…

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