Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC May 2019 E-Newsletter
Corporate Law Practice Update

Often-Overlooked Pitfall When Acquiring an Existing Business
By Kyle M. Lawrence

When you purchase an existing business by acquiring its assets, no amount of due diligence can guarantee that every land mine is discovered. After the closing, purchasers often discover outstanding liabilities, and can find themselves meandering through the murky waters of the seller's business.

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Michelle Greenberg recently joined the Firm as Counsel. She concentrates her practice in real estate law and transactions and brings an extensive amount of experience representing landlords, tenants, buyers, sellers, lenders and borrowers in handling complex commercial real estate transactions.

What does your practice entail?
My practice consists of handling all phases of commercial real estate transactions, including commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants, acquisitions and sales of commercial properties, and commercial financing for both lenders and borrowers.

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Firm News

Meet Our Newest Associate, Susan C. Finegan

Susan C. Finegan has joined the Firm as a new Associate. She will concentrate her practice in general litigation and real estate law and transactions. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Finegan served as an Assistant Law Clerk to the Honorable Carmen Victoria St. George of the New York State Supreme Court, Civil Term.

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Firm Successfully Lifts Notice of Pendency in Real Estate Litigation

Christian Browne and Matthew C. McCann successfully moved to vacate a notice of pendency indexed against a client's home as a result of litigation over a contract of sale.

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Michelle Greenberg Joins Firm as Counsel

Michelle Greenberg has joined the Firm as Counsel. Ms. Greenberg concentrates her practice in real estate law and transactions. Her experience and expertise include all phases of commercial real estate transactions, contract negotiations, construction and mortgage loan financing, commercial property acquisitions, lease negotiations and IRC ยง1031 exchanges.

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Michael H. Sahn to Speak at "Long Island State of the Market 2019" Summit

Michael H. Sahn will be one of the guest speakers at the "Long Island State of the Market 2019" summit, which will take place on June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn Plainview-Long Island.

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Hofstra Law Recognizes Elaine M. Colavito for Commitment to Women in the Law at its 2019 Outstanding Women in the Law Reception

Elaine M. Colavito was recognized by Hofstra Law for Commitment to Women in the Law at its 2019 Outstanding Women in the Law reception, which took place on April 22 at RXR Plaza in Uniondale.

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Michael H. Sahn Presents Award at 2019 Innovator of the Year Awards Ceremony

Michael H. Sahn was an announcer at the 2019 Innovator of the Year Awards ceremony, which was held at The Crest Hollow Country Club on March 26. The awards ceremony was hosted by Innovate Long Island for the fourth consecutive year.

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John Christopher Appointed to NYSBA Executive Committee, Joins The New York Bar Foundation Board of Directors

John Christopher has been appointed as a member of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Executive Committee and has also joined the Board of Directors of The New York Bar Foundation.

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Newest Summer Associates Bring Both Legal and Military Experience to The Firm

Alexis Majano (pictured, left) and William D. Ramos (pictured, right) will join the Firm this month as Summer Law Associates. Both are second-year law students, who share the distinction of serving in the United States military and now attend the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University.

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Out and About

Chris J. Coschignano and the Firm to be Honored at Touro Law Center's 15th Annual Golf Classic

We are proud to announce that Chris J. Coschignano, and the Firm, will be honored at the Touro Law Center's 15th Annual Golf Classic, which will take place on Monday, June 24 at The Village Club at Lake Success.

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John Christopher Presents Grant to Brooklyn Defender Services

John Christopher was honored to represent The New York Bar Foundation and the Young Lawyer Friends of the Foundation in awarding a grant to Brooklyn Defender Services for veteran services.

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Firm Sponsors 2019 Marcum Workplace Challenge

We will again be a supporting sponsor of this year's Marcum Workplace Challenge, which will take place on July 30 at Jones Beach State Park. A large contingent of the Firm will be participating in the 3.5-mile run/walk.

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And More Firm News

Firm Attorneys Make Contributions to Nassau County Bar Association

Chris J. Coschignano and John Farrell were appointed Co-Chairs of the Nassau County Bar Association's (NCBA) Municipal Law Committee. Both attorneys practice municipal law and legislative practice, and have experience in local government.

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New Developments in the Law

Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Appears In Suffolk Lawyer

Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" column was published in the April 2019 edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. "Bench Briefs" is a roundup of recent decisions from Suffolk County trial courts.

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