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Super Lawyers Recognizes Fourteen of Firm's Lawyers for 2018 Honors

Six Chosen to New York Metro Super Lawyers List, Eight More Selected as "Rising Stars"

Super Lawyers has recognized 14 attorneys from the Firm for 2018 honors. The 14 attorneys, amounting to nearly two-thirds of the Firm's Partners and Associates, were recognized in the practice areas of land use and zoning law, real estate law, environmental law, family law, and business and general litigation.



Daniel H. Braff, a Member and Partner with the Firm, continues to grow the Firm's New York City Land Use and Development Practice. The Firm is presently handling major projects in cutting-edge areas of New York City zoning, including public parking, fitness, affordable housing, self-storage, and multi-family housing.



Adam H. Koblenz, a Member and Partner with the Firm, and Firm Associate Michael J. Barone, Jr. recently represented a client in the purchase and financing of two commercial properties in Mineola, New York, and Riverhead, New York. The two properties, each improved with a multi-tenant strip center, were valued at over $3.5 million and both served as exchange properties in the client's 1031 exchange.



Chris J. Coschignano and Nicholas Cappadora Represent Developer in Mixed-Use Development at Great Neck Plaza

Nicholas Cappadora, an Associate with the Firm, represented the Firm at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Galleria in the Village of Great Neck Plaza on July 23. Mr. Cappadora, along with Firm Member and Partner Chris J. Coschignano, served as Industrial Development Agency (IDA) counsel on behalf of the developer, Nemat Development Group, before the Nassau County IDA.


Physical Fitness Facility to Occupy Vacant Space at Inwood Shopping Center

Wayne G. Edwards, a Partner with the Firm, successfully obtained zoning approvals from the Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals on behalf of Brixmor Real Estate Investment Trust to lease 20,000 square feet of space to a new fitness center at Falcaro's Plaza Shopping Center, located on the corner of Burnside Avenue and Rockaway Turnpike in Inwood. In addition, Mr. Edwards obtained parking variances for the fitness center.


After More Than 15 Years, Huntington Gas Station Receives Certificate of Occupancy

John Farrell, a Partner with the Firm and head of the Firm's Suffolk County office in Hauppauge, successfully obtained a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) that the client was supposed to receive from the Town of Huntington Zoning Board of Appeals 18 years ago for a service station in Huntington. The Town had been previously directed by a court to issue the C.O., but the Town refused.



Challenger Athletics Held Its Annual Surf Camp
Firm Helps Sponsor Event Benefiting Special-Needs Children and Young Adults

Jon A. Ward, a Member and Partner with the Firm, is a Board Member with Challenger Athletics, which held its Annual Surf Camp on September 16 at Gilgo Beach in Babylon.


Elaine Colavito to Receive LIBN's Top 50 Women in Business Award

Elaine Colavito, a Partner with the Firm, will receive the Top 50 Women in Business Award from Long Island Business News at a special ceremony that will take place on October 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. This is the second year in a row that she has received this honor.


Miriam E. Villani Profiled in LIBN's "Who's Who in Professional Women"

Miriam E. Villani, a Partner with the Firm, was featured in Long Island Business News' "Who's Who in Professional Women," which appeared in the August 24-30, 2018 issue. Who's Who in Professional Women highlights some of the most innovative and talented business women on Long Island whose dedication and commitment to their company and to those they serve remain at the forefront of their work.


Matthew C. McCann Joins Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC as Its New Associate
Attorney Will Join the Firm's Litigation and Appeals Practice Group

Matthew C. McCann has joined the Firm as an Associate in its Litigation and Appeals Practice Group. Mr. McCann concentrates his practice in litigation and appeals. He has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.


Long Island Press Interviews Matthew E. Rappaport on Planning for Worst-Case Scenarios

Matthew E. Rappaport, Counsel with the Firm, spoke to the Long Island Press for an article on how seniors can pay for long-term care in the event of a catastrophic event. Mr. Rappaport suggested self-insurance, in that one saves enough money to cover their long-term care expenses.


New Developments in the Law

Firm's Attorneys Contribute to Nassau Lawyer's September Issue Focused on Real Estate

Tom McKevitt, Counsel with the Firm, served as the Focus Editor for this month's edition of Nassau Lawyer, the official publication of the Nassau County Bar Association. This issue focused on real estate and municipal law. Mr. McKevitt previously served as Nassau Lawyer's Editor-in-Chief.

Nicholas Cappadora Addresses Need for Transit-Oriented Developments on Long Island

Nicholas Cappadora, an Associate with the Firm, published an article titled "Finding the Right Location, Zoning and Attitude for Transit-Oriented Development" in the September 2018 issue of The Nassau Lawyer. In the article, Mr. Cappadora discusses the many benefits that Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD) can bring to Long Island, and how municipalities can streamline the zoning approval process to promote such projects in their communities.


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

Elaine Colavito had her "Bench Briefs" column published in the September 2018 edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. "Bench Briefs" is a roundup of recent decisions from Suffolk County trial courts.

To review these decisions, click here.

Out and About

Firm Sponsors 2018 Marcum Workplace Challenge

Once again, Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC was a supporting sponsor of this year's Marcum Workplace Challenge, which was held on July 31 at Jones Beach State Park. A large contingent of the Firm took part in the 3.5-mile run/walk.


Chris Coschignano to be Honored at Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce 20th Anniversary Gala

Chris Coschignano, a Member and Partner with the Firm, will be the honoree at the Syosset Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Anniversary Gala. The event will take place on Monday, November 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Mr. Coschignano will be recognized for his numerous contributions to the community.



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