Dispelling 5 Misconceptions About Environmental Issues, Continued

My post listing the top 5 misconceptions about environmental law received positive feedback, so I am continuing it in this post, listing misconceptions 6 through 10. The top 5 were statements that many transactional attorneys believe, but are false. Misconceptions 6-10, on the other hand, are sometimes true. 6. The investigation found contamination, so we must report it to the State. That statement is sometimes…

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Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services – Stephanie M. Alberts

"A large part of my practice is estate planning. At the forefront of my practice is a focus on the client. As part of that focus, I concentrate on keeping current with changes to the tax law so that I can provide cutting-edge estate planning strategies. I also encourage clients to re-visit their estate plan every few years or when a significant life-event occurs and…

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Buyers Beware – The RP-5217 Transfer Report Can Affect Future Real Estate Taxes

All real estate lawyers are familiar with the RP-5217 Form. You know the one; that mandatory transfer report that must be filed before a conveyance of real property can be recorded, which lists the property information, the sale price, circumstances of the sale and identifies the buyer. Nevertheless, many might be surprised to learn that the RP-5217, a seemingly straightforward formality, can have adverse consequences…

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Does an ASTM Phase I Protect Banks?

Aaron Gershonowitz's article, "Does an ASTM Phase I Protect Banks?," was published in the Summer 2019 Real Estate Finance Journal. Reprinted with permission from the Real Estate Finance Journal.

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NYREJ reported FDT’s ranking as a top construction law firm by Construction Executive magazine

The New York Real Estate Journal reported that Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP ("FDT") was ranked a top construction law firm by Construction Executive magazine. Click here to read the firm's press release, which was published on page 13C of the August 6-19, 2019 paper's Long Island section. Reprinted with permission from the New York Real Estate Journal.

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Need a real estate lawyer? Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP has you covered.

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP was featured in the New York Real Estate Journal's special 30th Anniversary edition. Click here to read the firm's advertorial, which was published on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Reprinted with permission from the New York Real Estate Journal.

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What’s Next in Law: Always Growing

Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP was featured in Long Island Business News' "What's Next in Law" section. Click here to read the firm's advertorial, which was published on June 28, 2019. Reprinted with permission from Long Island Business News.

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Center for Biological Diversity v US Forest Service: To What Extent Does Failure to Take Steps that Might Mitigate Environmental Harm Caused by a Third Party Make Someone Responsible for that Environmental Harm?

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Center for Biological Diversity v US Forest Service, 2019 WL 2293425 (May 30, 2019) raises important questions about the extent to which someone might be held liable for failing to prevent someone else from causing environmental harm. The Center for Biological Diversity alleged that the Forest Service violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (also known as…

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Limitations of Section 253-b on commercial line of credit

"Section 253-b of the New York State Tax Law is relied upon by many commercial lenders and their counsel as a safe haven exempting re-advances from the payment of additional mortgage tax under commercial credit line mortgages made for a face amount of less than $3 million. That reliance is often misplaced as the benefits under Section 253-b of the tax law are actually very…

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Jane Chen of Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP Recognized by the Huntington Chamber

Jane Chen, an associate in the firm's Corporate & Commercial and Real Estate practice groups, was recognized at the Huntington Chamber's 'Celebrate Long Island's Young Professionals' event. A reception was held at Crest Hollow Country Club on May 7, 2019. Click here to read the story, which was published on page 15A of the June 4, 2019 paper. Reprinted with permission from the New York…

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