Uniondale, Sept. 1, 2017 — John V. Terrana, partner at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo and Terrana LLP, has become a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.
Mr. Terrana joined the Firm 1993; as partner-in-charge of the Tax Certiorari Department, he has successfully obtained millions of dollars in real estate tax refunds and savings for clients, including national, regional and local owners and tenants of all types of commercial & residential property.
He served as a Deputy County Attorney for Nassau County, where he practiced in the areas of tax certiorari, condemnation, tax lien litigation and real estate. He later became the Glen Cove City Attorney, where he was general counsel to all of the city’s departments and boards and represented the city in its tax certiorari matters. He was also counsel to the Glen Cove Community Development Agency and the Glen Cove Industrial Development Agency, where he prepared tax, financing and contract documents for complex real estate projects.
Mr. Terrana is a member of the New York State, Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations and serves on their Tax Certiorari, Real Property and Municipal Law Committees. From 2001-2004, he served as Chairman of the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. During his tenure as Chairman, Nassau County completely changed its tax assessment and review process to what it is today.
The Institute, founded in 1976, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational association serving over 4100 members representing approximately 1450 corporations, firms, or taxpayers throughout the United States and Canada. It is the only professional organization that educates, certifies and establishes strict codes of conduct for state and local income, property and sales & use tax professionals who represent taxpayers (government officials or organizations do not qualify for membership).