Partner Kathleen Deegan Dickson Honored as a Top Influential Woman on Long Island

Uniondale, October 17, 2013 — Kathleen Deegan Dickson, Partner at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP was honored as one of Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News.Launched in 2000, the Top 50 program recognizes Long Island’s top women professionals in business, education, government and the not-for-profit fields for their business acumen, mentoring and community involvement.

Ms. Deegan Dickson, a resident of Glen Cove, was selected because of her leadership in business and in the community. Kathleen Deegan Dickson concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate transactional matters, and, in particular, land use and zoning law. Kathleen has an extensive track record of success with and before municipal boards and agencies on significant projects throughout Long Island. She also has a reputation for effectiveness and integrity in the pre-hearing meetings and outreach to municipal planning staffs and civic groups that are now a must in Long Island’s current development climate. She is former counsel to the City of Glen Cove Planning and Zoning Boards, and currently represents many developers, property owners, corporations and private individuals in all types of matters involving real property transactions, zoning and land use. Currently, she is a member of the Firm’s Marketing Committee, which develops and implements the Firm’s strategic marketing plans. As a female Partner in the Firm, Kathleen has taken an active role in mentoring young women both Associates & Paralegals.

Ms. Deegan Dickson has been awarded an “AV” legal ability and ethics rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory – the very highest rating this nationally recognized publication has established. She is a member of the American and the New York State Bar Associations, as well as the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, WEDLI (Women Economic Developers of Long Island), the Nassau County Catholic Lawyer’s Guild and the New York Democratic Lawyers Council. Ms. Deegan Dickson also serves as the Chairperson of the All Saints Regional Schools on the Advisory Council of the North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, and the Board of Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation.

She was named a New York SuperLawyer (2011, 2012 & 2013) and was honored by the John J. Byrne Community Center Uniondale™ at its inaugural Long Island Outstanding Advocate for Children and Youth Awards. Most recently, she was again honored as one of Long Island’s “50 Most Influential Women” by Long Island Business News (2010 & 2013).

Founded in 1976, Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP is one of Long Island’s most acclaimed and distinguished law firms. Headquartered in Uniondale, NY, the Firm is conveniently located for clients in Nassau and Suffolk. The Firm employs nearly 50 attorneys who provide counsel to a broad range of clients, including national, regional and local businesses, major real estate developers and organizations, banks, insurance companies, municipalities, educational institutions, and individuals. Personal attention and quality representation that is both practical and cost-effective are hallmarks of the Firm’s policy towards clients.

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