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  • Summer, 2017
    Inside This Issue: Q&A with Adam H. Koblenz • Dan Braff Secures Two Zoning Authorizations from the City Planning Commission for a 188-Space Public Parking Garage in Midtown Manhattan • Firm Obtains Dismissal of Lawsuit Seeking Partition of 36-Acre Parcel in Old Brookville • Chris Browne Files Injunction to Remove Moratorium on Subdivision Plan • Local Residents Challenge Approval of Site Plan Review for New Restaurant • Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Grants Variances for Construction of Long-Shuttered Sports Bar • John Farrell Named One of Long Island Business News' "Ones to Watch" • John P. Christopher Attends United States Supreme Court Admissions Program • Elaine Colavito Sworn in as President-Elect of Nassau County Women's Bar Association • Nicholas Cappadora Named as One of LIBN's "Ones to Watch" • Section 1031 Exchanges: A Primer • Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Appears In Suffolk Lawyer • Firm Sponsors 2017 Marcum Workplace Challenge • Adam H. Koblenz Co-Chairs Tennis Event at CMF's 42nd Annual Golf & Tennis Classic • Dan Braff Serves on Cohen Children's Circle Golf Classic Planning Committee • Download Our Brochure
  • June, 2017
    Inside This Issue: Firm Congratulates Chris J. Coschignano for His Years of Public Service • Special Permits May Be Required for Self-Storage Facilities in Industrial Business Zones • Adam H. Koblenz Named to CMF's Board of Trustees • State Bar News Announces John Christopher's New Position as YLS Chair • Adam H. Koblenz Leads the Firm's Representation as Pro Bono Counsel to Nassau County SPCA • Sahn Ward Coschignano Receives Long Island Business News' Corporate Citizenship Award • Firm Welcomes Two Summer Associates • Firm Seeks Rezoning and Variances for Construction of Apartments on Site of Former Medical Center • Appellate Court Issues Decision of First Impression Under the New York Franchised Motor Vehicle Act • Country Club, Fast Food Franchise Retain Firm in Separate Development Matters • Firm Represents Clients in Several Multimillion-Dollar Transactions • Firm Successfully Navigates Complex Commercial Real Estate Transaction for Engineering Company • Coming Together Through the Law • Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Appears In Suffolk Lawyer • Estate Planning for Your Kids Impacts You More Than You Think • Michael H. Sahn to Moderate at “Future of Long Island Commercial Real Estate” Summit • Download Our Brochure
  • April, 2017
    Inside This Issue: Q&A with Elaine Colavito, President-Elect of the Nassau County Women's Bar Association • Miriam Villani Serves as Editor-in-Chief of NYSBA's New York Environmental Lawyer • John P. Christopher Co-Chairs NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Trial Academy and Appears in Newsday "Winners" Section • Matthew E. Rappaport Joins Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC as Counsel • National Law Journal and Super Lawyers Recognize Elaine Colavito • Sahn Ward Coschignano Steers $10 Million Chinatown Purchase • Firm Represents Clients in Multimillion-Dollar Real Estate Transactions • Town of North Hempstead Approves North Shore Animal League Expansion • Homeowner Granted Summary Judgment against Real Estate Agent Who Claimed Breach of Contract • Wayne G. Edwards Obtains Approvals from Hempstead Town for Several New Projects • New York State Raises Estate Tax Exemption, but Assets Still May Be Subject to Full Tax • Michael H. Sahn Cited by InnovateLI as State Opens Public Comments on SEQRA Reform • Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Appears In Suffolk Lawyer • John Christopher Presents $8,500 Grant to Help Veterans in Need • Joshua D. Brookstein Coaches Students from The Crescent School to Elite Eight in New York State High School Mock Trial Competition • Download Our Brochure
  • March, 2017
    Inside This Issue: Chris Coschignano and John Farrell Lead the Firm's Expanding Suffolk County Zoning, Environmental and Real Estate Practice • Q&A With Joshua D. Brookstein • The New York Bar Foundation Appoints John P. Christopher As Fellow • New York Real Estate Journal Profiles Miriam E. Villani • Michael H. Sahn and Nicholas Cappadora Address the State of Local Zoning Laws in the Trump Era • Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Appears In Suffolk Lawyer • Joshua D. Brookstein Coaches Students from The Crescent School in New York State High School Mock Trial Competition • Download Our Brochure
  • January, 2017
    Inside This Issue: Environment, Energy, and Resources Practice Group • Christian Browne Becomes The Newest Equity Member as the Firm Promotes Three Attorneys to Partner • Miriam E. Villani Sees Drastic Changes to Environmental Policy Under A Trump Administration • Firm Successfully Defends Developer Of Nursing Home Facility In Construction Litigation Case • Adam H. Koblenz Obtains Favorable Resolution In Business And Partnership Dissolution Action • Christian Browne Represents Client In Action To Protect The Assets Of The Sons Of Italy Lodge • Home Construction Firm Prevails On Appeal Against Homeowners Seeking Damages • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer • John Christopher Helps New York State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section Collect Donations For Toys For Tots Program At Holiday Party • Download Our Brochure
  • November-December 2016
    Inside This Issue: What Does A Trump Presidency Mean for the Environment? • Firm Retained to Provide Counsel to International Energy Storage Company for Siting of Energy Storage Facilities • Wayne G. Edwards and Christian Browne Receive LIBN’s “Leadership in Law” Award • Firm Attorneys Handle 1031 Real Estate Exchanges for Properties Improved with a Dollar Tree and Family Dollar • Firm Successfully Represents Commercial Real Estate Clients on Several New Starbucks Locations on Long Island • Ralph Branciforte Serves as Asst. District Attorney in a Pro Bono Capacity, Successfully Argues Before the Appellate Division, Second Department, in a Case Determining a Defendant’s Sex Offender Designation • Appellate Court Overturns Five-Year Durational Limit for Historic Mim’s Restaurant’s Parking Lot • Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Approves First New Development of its Kind in Downtown Baldwin • Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals Approves Special Use Permit for Self-Storage Facility in Oceanside • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer • John Christopher and Colleagues Raise Over $7,000 in the Help A Veteran 24-Hour Giving Challenge • Elaine Colavito Participates in Voter Registration Drive • Download Our New Brochure
  • October 2016
    Inside This Issue: Why “As-of-Right” Zoning is Critical for New York City’s Continued Growth and Modernization • Chris J. Coschignano/Sahn Ward Coschignano Touro Law Center Scholarship Announced • Firm Launches Environment, Energy, and Resources Practice Group • Michael Sahn Offers Solutions on Paying for Infrastructure Improvements in InnovateLI Op-Ed • LIBN Interviews Chris Coschignano on How Attorneys Help Companies Obtain IDA Benefits • Adam H. Koblenz Named as One of Long Island Business News’ Top Millennials • Wayne G. Edwards and Christian Browne Named Recipients of LIBN’s “Leadership in Law” Award • John P. Christopher Serves as Program Chair at NYSBA Young Lawyers Section 2016 Fall Meeting • Miriam Villani Named as LIBN’s “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services” • Elaine Colavito Named as LIBN’s “Ones to Watch” in Law • Christian Browne Obtains Approvals for New Urology Practice Affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital • Christian Browne Obtains Reversal of Hempstead Board of Appeals Variance Denial for Two-Family Dwelling • Michael H. Sahn and Nicholas J. Cappadora Review Local Land Use Cases Applying the Williamson Test • Adam H. Koblenz Explores the Role of Jury Trials in Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure Actions • Chris J. Coschignano and Nicholas J. Cappadora Discuss the Use of Boundary Line Agreements to Settle Property Disputes • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer • ahn Ward Coschignano Sponsors Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5K Run • Download Our New Brochure
  • August 2016
    Inside This Issue: The Ins and Outs of Public Parking Garages in the Manhattan Core • Q&A With Partner John Christopher • “Your Neighbor’s Fence is on Your Property” • Adam Koblenz Named as One of Long Island Business News’ Top Millennials • Robert Abiuso Joins Board of St. John’s Residence for Boys • Elaine Colavito Re-Elected Vice President of Nassau County Women’s Bar Association • Joshua D. Brookstein Joins NCBA’s Speakers Bureau and Lawyer in the Classroom Program • Firm Sponsors 2016 Marcum Workplace Challenge • Adam Koblenz Co-Chairs Tennis Event at CMF’s 41st Annual Golf & Tennis Classic • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk LawyerDownload Our New Brochure
  • June 2016
    Inside This Issue: Q&A With Environmental Law Partner Miriam Villani • Adam Koblenz and Dan Braff Recently Completed Several Manhattan Commercial Leases • John Farrell Achieves Success for The Salvation Army in a Redevelopment Project in New Cassel and Guides a Rezoning in Brookhaven for a Rocky Point Gas Station • Firm Represents Real Estate Partnership in Lease-Option Agreement with Solar Energy Company for the Development of Solar Panel Farm • Wayne Edwards Assists Merrick Dentist in Efforts to Expand Practice • Spotlight on Litigation Practice • John Christopher Begins Term As President Elect of NYSBA YLS Section and Speaks at NYSBA Section Leaders Conference • LIBN Interviews Wayne Edwards on the Current Trend in Development of Service Stations • EPA Proposes Changes to Construction General Permit Regulating Construction Activity Stormwater Discharges • What To Do When Deeds Overlap • Adam Koblenz Co-Chairs Tennis Event of CMF’s 41st Annual Golf & Tennis Classic • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk LawyerDownload Our New Brochure
  • April 2016
    Inside This Issue: Spotlight on Litigation Practice • New York City Land Use and Development Update • Memory Care Assisted Living Project in Lake Success • New Firehouse for Roslyn Rescue Hook and Ladder Company #1 • Christian Browne Successfully Represents Developer before City of Long Beach in Smart-Growth Residential Project to Convert Sandy-Damaged Building • Chris Coschignano Named as LIBN’s “Ones to Watch” • Sahn Ward Attorneys Robert Abiuso and Ralph Branciforte Recognized for Public Interest Service by Touro Law Center • Josh Brookstein Developing New Moot Court Program for High School Students with Committee of Nassau County Bar Association • John Christopher Participates in State Bar Leadership Activities • Divorce and Your Credit • New York State Raises Estate Tax Exemption, but Assets Still may be Subject to Full Tax • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk LawyerDownload Our New Brochure
  • February 2016
    Inside This Issue: Mineola Village Board Approves Smart-Growth Project • Recent Industrial Development Agency Transactions Handled by the Firm • Ralph Branciforte Serves as ADA in a Pro Bono Capacity, Successfully Argues before Second Appellate Division in Home Invasion Case • Daniel H. Braff Describes His Most Notable Professional Achievement in 2015 in NY Real Estate Journal • Wayne Edwards Named as One of LIBN’s “Who’s Who in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law” • Elaine Colavito Discusses Financial Impact of “Gray Divorces” in Newsday • John Christopher Participates in New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting • Top Reasons to Review Your Estate Plan in 2016 • Michael Sahn Reflects on 100 Years of Zoning Law • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer • Firm Sponsors Innovate Long Island • Download Our New Brochure
  • November 2015
    Inside This Issue: Chris Coschignano Represents Developer in Proposed 197-Unit Apartment Complex in Mineola • NYC Land Use Practice Group Provides Zoning Counsel in Support of Three Large New York City Real Estate Transactions • Daniel H. Braff and Michael Barone Represent Client in Purchase of $10.5 Million Commercial Property • Firm Partners Present Real Estate CLE for First American Title • John Christopher Participates in Young Lawyers Fall CLE Program • Daniel H. Braff and Joseph R. Bjarnson Named Recipients of LIBN’s “Leadership in Law” Award • Firm Adds Attorneys Robert A. Abiuso as Counsel and Joshua D. Brookstein as Associate • Miriam Villani Named LIBN’s “Ones to Watch” • Michele Pincus Interviewed on What It Means to Be a Non-Profit Board Member • Michael H. Sahn and Nicholas J. Cappadora Evaluate the U.S. Supreme Court’s Test for Determining When a Local Land Use Dispute is Ripe for Federal Court Review • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer • Attorney Spotlight • Michele Pincus Works with Pink Aid to Honor Long Island Breast Cancer Warriors at Second Annual Pink Chair Luncheon and Fashion Show • Sahn Ward Coschignano Sponsors Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5K Run • Download Our New Brochure
  • October 2015
    Inside This Issue: Super Lawyers Recognizes Ten Attorneys from Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC. • Chris Coschignano Named as One of LIBN’s “Around 50” • The Westbury Times Interviews Wayne Edwards on Successful Representation of Church in ZBA Matter • Joseph R. Bjarnson Named as one of Newsday’s “Winners”• NYC Land Use Practice Group Provides Zoning Counsel in Support of Three Large New York City Real Estate Transactions• Christian Browne Represents Pet Shop Owners in Challenging Proposed Town Ordinance• Jon Ward Focuses on Constitutional Restraint on Local Governments Abating Public Nuisances • John Farrell Explores the Interpretations of Town Code When Issuing Certificates of Occupancy • Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Published in Suffolk Lawyer
  • July 2015
    Inside This Issue: Transferring Development Rights Across Zoning District Boundaries in New York City – When is it Allowed? • With basic planning, you can preserve family wealth and investments • Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order, Allowing Hav-A-Home Kennel to Reopen for Business and Resume Servicing Pet Owners • Miriam Villani Represents Developer of Waterfront Property in Glen Cove • Public Justice Names Joseph Bjarnson as a Finalist for 2015 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award • Jon Ward Named to LIBN'S "Ones to Watch" in Law • Long Island Business News Interviews Wayne Edwards on strategies for businesses to expand in a tight real estate market • Next Steps in Long Island's Innovation Economy • Will Solar Plants Deliver On Long Island • Regulating Drones – New Municipal Laws Are Coming • Michele Pincus Joins Pink Aid Long Island in Giving $30,000 Grant to Brookhaven Breast Cancer Survivorship Coalition and Participates in Moot Court Competition • Adam Koblenz Co-Chairs Tennis Event of CMF'S 40th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic • John Christopher is Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court During NYSBA Young Lawyers Section Washington D.C. Summer Meeting and Attends Burton Awards • Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Published in Suffolk Lawyer
  • May 2015
    The firm is pleased to announce that it is now renamed Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC. Recognized as one of the region's fastest growing law firms, the firm represents a client base that includes Fortune 500 companies, prominent regional businesses, real estate developers, not-for-profits...
  • April 2015
    Inside This Issue: Estate Planning and Elder Law • Chris Coschignano Receives Keith Romaine Elected Official of the Year Award From Touro Law Center • Michael Sahn Interviewed by LIBN on How Associates Make Partner • New York Bar Foundation Appoints Jon A. Ward as Fellow • Michele A. Pincus Joins Long Island Index Advisory Committee, Pink Aid Grant Committee • Long Island Business News Interviews John Christopher on Commercial Landlord-Tenant Leases • Firm Successfully Represents Upstate Motorcycle Track on Appeal by Obtaining Reversal of Trial Court Order Limiting Use of the Track • NYS Appeals Court Upholds Ruling in Favor of Rockaway Hunting Club, Denying Prescriptive Easement Claim • Joseph R. Bjarnson Successfully Provides Pro Bono Counsel for Indian National Plaintiffs Awarded $14 Million Jury Verdict in Human Trafficking Case • New York Zoning and Land Use Practice • Jon A. Ward Participates in First Annual Cleats for Feets Donation Drive • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer
  • February 2015
    Inside This Issue: CHRIS COSCHIGNANO TO RECEIVE KEITH ROMAINE AWARD FROM TOURO LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
    On February 10, Hon. Chris J. Coschignano, a Partner with the Firm, will receive the Keith Romaine Elected Official of the Year Award from the Touro Law Alumni Association as part of its Alumni of the Year Awards Ceremony. The event will take place at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center starting at 5 p.m.
  • December 2014
    Inside This Issue: Louis DeVito And Melissa Forgas-Gartland Join Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC As Of Counsel • Hon. Edward McCabe And John Christopher Receive Long Island Business News’ “Leadership In Law” Awards • Three Attorneys From The Firm Featured In Long Island Business News’ “Ones To Watch” Section • Court Sides With Firm’s Client, Biener Audi, In Dealership Law Case Of First Impression • Chris Coschignano Assists Developer In Receiving Nassau IDA Benefits For Mixed-Use Project • Court Finds Village Of Greenport Improperly Sought To Restrict Oyster Farmer’s Agricultural Activities • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears In Suffolk Lawyer • Homes For Homecoming Heroes Provides Its First House To Iraq War Veteran • Michele A. Pincus Serves On Long Island Pink Aid Sponsorship Committee • Chris Coschignano Honored At St. Edward Confessor School’s 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic • Daniel J. Baker Co-Chairs Touro Law Center’s 12th Annual Golf Classic • Download Our New Brochure
  • October 2014
    Inside This Issue: Super Lawyers Recognizes Ten Attorneys From The Firm • Sahn Ward Attorneys’ Recognition For “Leadership in Law” by Long Island Business News Exemplifies Breadth of Law Firm’s Experience • LIBN Features Miriam Villani In Its “Closing Argument” Section • Wayne Edwards Represents Company In Conversion Of Gulf Gas Station In East Hills To Dunkin Donuts • New York City Practice • Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker Sponsors Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5K Run • Chris Coschignano Recognized By The Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association In America, Inc. • Download Our Newny-cttheaterscene.com/RevN-Wolf-Hall-DR.html Brochure
  • September 2014
    Inside This Issue: In the Spotlight: Real Estate Practice • Michele A. Pincus reappointed Board member of the Women Economic Developers of Long Island  (WEDLI) • Daniel Baker appointed Tenth Judicial District representative to the Real Property Law Section (RPLS) of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) • Michael Sahn discusses growing use of IDA financing in Long Island Business News • Wayne Edwards discusses challenges of converting downtown retail stores to restaurants • Ralph Branciforte selected to perform pro bono work for Nassau County District Attorney’s office • Christian Browne successfully represented the Atlantic Beach Club  • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” column published in the July 2014 edition of The Suffolk Lawyer • Michael Sahn and Adam H. Koblenz reexamine Koontz decision one year later • The Firm was one of the participating sponsors for this year’s Marcum Workplace Challenge • Download Our New Brochure
  • July 2014
    Inside This Issue: Jon Ward Named to Challenger Athletics’ Board of Directors • Pro Bono Spotlight: Joseph Bjarnson • Court Overturns Zoning Board’s Five-Year Limit on Laundromat’s Special Use Permit • Michael Sahn Represents AVR Realty and Life’s WORC in Obtaining Land Use and Zoning Approvals for New Projects • New York City Practice Update • Tax Alert: New York State Has Changed the New York State Estate Tax Law as of April 1, 2014 • John P. Christopher Named Secretary of New York State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section • Elaine Colavito Sworn In As Treasurer of Nassau County Women’s Bar Association • Adam H. Koblenz Co-Chairs Tennis Event of CMF’s 39th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic • Music Under the Stars • Download Our New Brochure
  • May 2014
    Inside This Issue: New York City Zoning and Land Use Practice • Wayne Edwards Obtains Variance for New Japanese Restaurant • Michele Pincus Named LIBN’s “Ones to Watch in Commercial Real Estate” • John Farrell Named LIBN’s “Ones to Watch in Law” • Nicholas Cappadora and Jenna Gallagher Named New Associates • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer • Download Our New Brochure
  • March 2014
    Inside This Issue: Environmental Law Practice • John Farrell and Adam H. Koblenz Named New Partners • Michele A. Pincus Named Board Member of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University • Daniel H. Braff Returns to New York University Law School for Annual Career Fair and Public Service Auction • Michele Pincus Moderates Women’s History Month Panel Discussion • Federal Judge in NY Upholds NSA’s Bulk Collection of Data on Calls • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer
  • February 2014
    Inside This Issue: Litigation and Appeals • Wayne Edwards Represents Developers of Panera Bread Location in Bellmore • Christian Browne Wins Summary Judgment Dismissing Claim for Prescriptive Easement Over Rockaway Hunting Club Golf Course • Chris Coschignano Is Sworn in for Fourth Term as Oyster Bay Town Councilman • SWCB Attorneys Participate in New York State Bar Association’s “Bridging the Gap” Program • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer
  • December 2013
    Inside This Issue: The Firm's Litigation Group Resolved Multi-Year Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Matter • Firm Obtains Summary Judgment Allowing Elderly Client to Sell Residence Opposed by Stepchildren • Adam H. Koblenz Receives Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” Award • John Christopher Named Young Lawyer of the Month • Jason Kaplan Named Co-Chair of New York State Bar Association’s Petroleum Spills Committee • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer
  • November 2013
    Inside This Issue: Chris Coschignano Raises Funds for Wounded Warrior Project • Daniel J. Baker and John Farrell Join Touro Law’s Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Advisory Board • Adam H. Koblenz Named Recipient of LIBN’s “Leadership in Law” Award • John Farrell Represents Village of Valley Stream in Eminent Domain Case • Joseph Bjarnson and Pro-Bono Co-Counsel Win Issue of Discovery against Marine Services Company
  • September 2013
    Inside This Issue: Super Lawyers Honors Six Attorneys from Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC • Miriam Villani Named as One of LIBN’s Top 50 Women • Michele A. Pincus Joins the Firm as Partner • Christian Browne Joins SWCB as a Partner • Hempstead Reserves Decision on Zoning Law for Area Malls • Firm Attorneys Published in Nassau Lawyer • Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker to Sponsor Oyster Bay Town Supervisor’s 5K Run • Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker Sponsors 2013 Marcum Workplace Challenge

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