October 20, 2011 — Real Estate/Tax Certiorari Partner John V. Terrana was named a Long Island Business News honoree of the Fifty around 50 Award. Mr. Terrana was selected because of his leadership in mentoring, business and his commitment to the community.
John V. Terrana 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 joined Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo, Cohn and Terrana in 1993. As partner-in-charge of the Firm’s 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 and residential property.
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. He was recently appointed Co-Chair of The Suffolk County Bar Association’s Condemnation & Tax Certiorari Committee. Mr. Terrana has published numerous articles and lectures on tax certiorari issues.
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