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Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz and Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen Announce their Merger and will continue to practice as Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz PLLC




Michael H. Sahn, Managing Member of Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz PLLC and Robert N. Cohen, President and Managing Partner of Weinstein, Kaplan & Cohen, P.C. take great pride in announcing that our firms have merged, and will continue to practice as Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz PLLC.

Together, the firms have 65 years of preeminent experience representing their clients. Sahn Ward was founded in 1999, and WKC was established in 1979. Sahn Ward has its main office located at The Omni Building, in Uniondale, with offices also in Hauppauge and New York City. WKC will continue to maintain its office at 1325 Franklin Avenue in Garden City. As combined, the Firm will have 31 attorneys, and a dedicated staff of paralegals, legal assistants and support professionals.


"Topping Off” the Northwell Health Advanced Surgical Pavilion at North Shore University Hospital





Michael Sahn, Joseph Bjarnson and Joshua Brookstein shared the honor of representing our Firm at the “steel beam topping off” ceremony for the Advanced Surgical Pavilion at North Shore University Hospital.

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A One-on-One Conversation with Elisabetta T. Coschignano: The Keys to Successful Development Projects



Recently, Michael Sahn had a conversation with partner Elisabetta T. Coschignano about her growing land use practice. Elisabetta Coschignano shared her insights on the keys to success in guiding projects from inception to approval. Here are the highlights of the conversation.

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In Michael Sahn’s Most Recent Article for Innovate Long Island, He Discusses the Challenges of Building the Infrastructure to Support Electric and Hybrid Vehicles That Reduce Greenhouse Emissions and Prevent Global Warming.






The UN has warned that time is running out to avoid climate change’s most dire consequences. And according to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, the Ukraine war’s disruptive impacts on global food and energy markets may put some climate-change targets out of reach. Rising gas prices have increased focus on electric cars and trucks that don’t produce greenhouse gas emissions. Interest in electric-powered and hybrid vehicles, and other alternatives to traditional fossil-fuel engines, was rising fast even before the current “gas crisis,” and as gas prices rise, electric-car sales are surging.

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Under Jon Ward's Guidance, Sahn Ward Obtains Landmark Ruling on Behalf of Suffolk County in LIPA Litigation





Jon Ward and Joseph Bjarnson have secured a landmarking ruling from the Suffolk County Supreme Court on behalf of Suffolk County and the Suffolk County Comptroller in LIPA v. Suffolk County Comptroller (Index No. 622697/2017). The ruling was featured on the front page of Newsday on April 6, 2021. )

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Dan Braff Provided Expert Commentary in New York Times Article on Cantilever Buildings



Dan Braff was quoted in a New York Times article entitled, “Building Sections that Seem to Hover in Midair” by Tim Mckeough. In the article, he discussed when and why he typically sees cantilevered buildings in New York City.

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OUR PRACTICE & PEOPLE

Super Lawyers Recognized Sixteen Sahn Ward Attorneys for 2021 Honors


We are honored that Super Lawyers has recognized sixteen of our attorneys, representing seven practice areas, for exceptional accomplishments and expertise.

Sahn Ward Mentors Middle School Students in Nassau Schools


Partner, Joshua D. Brookstein, and Associates Stelios E. Karatzias and Christopher R. DeNicola, serve as volunteer mentors to middle school students through the Nassau County Bar Association.

Partner Danielè De Voe has been recognized as a Premier Business Woman of Long Island in the Legal Category


Sahn Ward is proud to announce that Partner, Danny De Voe, Esq., has been recognized as a Premier Business Woman of Long Island in the Legal Category, by Richner Communications, Inc./The Herald Community Newspapers

Elaine Colavito was Recognized by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island’s Power 25 in Law


Elaine Colavito was recognized by Long Island Business News as one of the Long Island’s Power 25 in Law. This elite group of leaders were selected by Long Island Business News’ Editor, Associate Publisher and the editorial team based on their achievements and standing in the law community.

Partner Elisabetta Coschignano Earns One Of The Top 50 Women In Business Honors By Long Island Business News


Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz PLLC was honored to have our Partner, Elisabetta Tredici Coschignano, recognized as one of the Top 50 Women In Business by Long Island Business News this past Thursday evening at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Elisabetta earned this distinction for her dedication to her clients, the Firm, and her colleagues. She also earned this honor for her consistent involvement in public service to her community.

Sahn Ward Congratulates Partner, Ellen Savino, Who Was Named To The New York Real Estate Journal’s 2021 Women In Commercial Real Estate Spotlight


OUR FIRM'S RECOGNITIONS

Joshua Brookstein Earns Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News


Joshua Brookstein was awarded the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award in the Partner Category. Mr. Brookstein received this award due to his dedication both in the legal profession and in the community.

Sahn Ward Named Top Real Estate Firm
in Long Island Business News Reader Rankings 2021


Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz was named top Real Estate Firm on Long Island for the second year in a row by the Long Island Business News 2021 Reader Rankings. In addition, to being named Top Real Estate Firm we also received recognition as Runner Up in Best Matrimonial Firm and Best Litigation Firm.

Sahn Ward is Proud to Announce Three Attorneys Named Top Lawyers of Long Island


Sahn Ward is proud to announce our Partners, Elisabetta Tredici Coschignano, John Parker and Elaine M. Colavito, are being recognized as Top Lawyers of Long Island, by Richner Communications, Inc./The Herald Community Newspapers.

Michael Sahn Served as a Member of the Town of North Hempstead's Cannabis Task Force


Michael Sahn served as a member of the Town of North Hempstead’s Cannabis Task Force. The Task Force was established to advise North Hempstead, with reject to opting-out should opt-out of the sale and on-site consumption of recreational cannabis under New York State law.

Elaine M. Colavito was recognized as a Premier Business Women of Long Island in the Legal Category


Elaine M. Colavito was recently recognized as a Premier Business Women of Long Island at the Awards Gala in the legal category on July 14, 2021. The Awards Gala celebrates high-level female business leaders who are making an impact on Long Island in their given fields. The event was hosted by RichnerLIVE in conjunction with Herald Community Newspapers.

Michael Sahn was Recognized by Long Island Business News as One of Long Island’s Power 25 in Law


Launching Sahn Ward PLLC in 1999, Managing Member Michael H. Sahn has guided the full service law firm into becoming one of the region’s most highly regarded and recognized law firms. A highly respected attorney, Sahn concentrates his practice in the areas of zoning and land use planning, real estate and environmental law, municipal law and legislative practice and corporate law. He also represents the firm’s clients in civil litigation and appeals and has been recognized as counsel of record in many reported court decisions.

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