Uniondale, August 9, 2012 — Partner Andrea Tsoukalas was listed in Long Island Business News’ “Who’s Who in Professional Women 2012.” In the feature, Ms. Tsoukalas was asked what your company is doing to welcome more women into the firm and help them achieve their goals?
Se responded by stating, “Throughout the years, the Firm has actively recruited qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to foster an inclusive workplace and better serve our clients. When I began working at the Firm in January 2005, there were only three other female attorneys and only one female partner. Over the course of seven years, that number has significantly increased— we have twelve female attorneys on staff. Through its recruitment initiative the Firm has hired five female associates over the past six years. In addition, the Firm instituted a Diversity Fellowship program aimed at attracting law students to clerk at the Firm. As one of four female Partners, I believe these initiatives and programs not only welcome more women to the Firm, but women of various racial and religious backgrounds which is important and necessary in today’s business culture. Personally, I have taken an active role in mentoring young women (associates, law clerks & paralegals) at the Firm by giving them hands on experience with cases that I am handling and helping them develop research, writing and analytical skills. Currently, I am on the committee of an association that promotes the involvement of young attorneys in political arenas. I encourage the female attorneys at our Firm to be involved to help foster networking with other professionals.”
Andrea Tsoukalas concentrates her practice in zoning, land use, environmental and municipal law matters. Ms. Tsoukalas represents a wide variety of clients including national corporate chains, local developers and small business owners in the development of commercial and residential properties. Ms. Tsoukalas also has substantial experience in appellate practice and civil litigation. She litigates contract and real estate claims, corporate and partnership disputes, and regulatory claims arising out of building and zoning code violations.