Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz Coschignano PLLC Announces
Its New Name and Firm Leadership Attorneys

As the Firm begins its 25th anniversary year, we are proud to announce that Elisabetta T. Coschignano has become a Member of the Firm. In recognition of Ms. Coschignano’s accomplishments and contributions to the Firm’s growth and development, including her role in mentoring the Firm’s younger attorneys, the Firm has changed its name to Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz Coschignano PLLC. The Firm is also pleased to announce that Michael H. Sahn and Jon A. Ward will share the roles and responsibilities of Co-Managing Members to guide the Firm in its continued service to its clients, and its expanding practice, in the years ahead.


Celebrating the “Ribbon Cutting” for the Northwell Health Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion at North Shore University Hospital

Michael Sahn, Jon Ward, Joseph Bjarnson and Joshua Brookstein shared the honor of representing our Firm at the “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony for the Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion at North Shore University Hospital. We are proud to represent Northwell Health, and especially grateful to be part of the dedicated Northwell team of executives, design professionals, and medical staff who brought this state-of-the-art healthcare facility from the drawing board to reality. The PSP accommodates new ICU patient rooms and operating rooms for the most sophisticated and advanced medical procedures and services to benefit patients throughout metropolitan region.

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John Farrell and Edward G. McCabe Lead Sahn Ward’s Suffolk Office

John Farrell and Edward G. McCabe, two of Sahn Ward’s most experienced attorneys, lead the Firm’s Suffolk County office, located at 1300 Veterans Memorial Highway, in Hauppauge. The Firm opened the Suffolk office in 2018 to serve its clients in Suffolk County, and for the convenience of its attorneys who have hearings and proceedings before courts, administrative agencies and tribunals in Suffolk. The Firm’s Suffolk based practice has grown substantially since the Suffolk office opened.

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Employment Law Update: What to Expect in 2024

With a new year comes new labor laws on the New York State and federal level. This article will touch upon the important changes in the labor laws that New York State employers will face in 2024, as well as anticipated legislation to consider when reviewing and revising your employment documents in the coming year.

Minimum Wage Increase: Beginning on January 1, 2024, the minimum wage will increase to $16.00 per hour in New York City, Westchester and Long Island, and $15.00 per hour in the rest of the state.


Daniel H. Braff and Christopher R. DeNicola Share Insights on Proposed Citywide Zoning Changes Pursuant to the City of Yes for Housing Opportunity Proposal

Firm Member Daniel H. Braff and Associate Christopher R. DeNicola discuss zoning changes that the City Planning Commission has proposed in the “City of Yes” for Housing Opportunity proposal. Dan and Chris outline the key aspects of the proposal and how it aims to address the housing crisis in the Five Boroughs.


John Parker Navigates Brownfield Project for New TOD Mixed Use Project in Roslyn

John Parker, the Partner who leads the Firm’s Environmental, Energy, and Resources Law group, has successfully navigated another important redevelopment project through remediation and cleanup under the New York Brownfields program. Upon completion of the brownfield program, it will bring 54 new housing units, and retail shops, to a site that was formerly contaminated by a dry cleaner. This project will bring a much-needed Transit Oriented Development to Roslyn, benefitting the local economy and community


Michael H. Sahn Looks at The Aging of Elected Officials

Michael H. Sahn, Managing Member with Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz Coschignano PLLC, authored an article entitled, “In Government, An Age-Old Issue With No Easy Solution” for the January 8 issue of InnovateLI. Mr. Sahn explains that, although most Americans are in favor of setting a maximum age limit on elected officials, so that younger individuals can take elective office, this is difficult to accomplish, as it requires Constitutional amendments or new legislation by federal, state and local governments, including legislation for term limits.


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.)



Sahn Ward Named a Top Law Firm and Adam H. Koblenz Named a Top Lawyer

Sahn Ward is proud that we were named a Top Long Island Law Firm and our Members, Michael H. Sahn, Jon A. Ward and, Partner, Erika L. Conti have been named as Top Lawyers of Long Island, by Richner Communications, Inc./ The Herald Community Newspapers.

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Tom McKevitt to be Honored by BIANCO

Tom McKevitt, Special Counsel with the Firm, will be an honoree at the BIANCO (Building Inspectors Association of Nassau County) 2024 Dinner and Installation Ceremony, which will take place on March 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Sand Castle, located at 505 Franklin Avenue in Franklin Square. BIANCO will honor Mr. McKevitt for his outstanding contribution to continuing education for building officials by teaching classes for BIANCO and across New York State.

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Elisabetta T. Coschignano to be Honored at R.E.A.L. Awards Gala

Elisabetta T. Coschignano, a Member of the Firm, will receive an award as one of the top Commercial Real Estate Attorneys at Richner LIVE’s R.E.A.L. (Real Estate Achievement + Leadership) Awards, which will take place at The Heritage Club at Bethpage, located at 99 Quaker Meeting House Rd. in Farmingdale, on February 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Partner, Erika L. Conti Earns Premier Business Women of Long Island by The Herald

Sahn Ward is honored that our Partner, Erika L. Conti, was recognized as one of the Premier Business Women of Long Island by The Herald. Erika 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.

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Super Lawyers Recognized Fifteen Sahn Ward Attorneys for 2023 Honors

Fifteen attorneys from the Firm were recognized by Super Lawyers for 2023. Super Lawyers is an exclusive list, with no more than 5% of the attorneys in the state being chosen. All four Managing Members of the Firm were selected, including the Managing Member, seven Partners, one Associate, two Counsel Attorneys and one honored as a Rising Star.

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Sahn Ward Named a Top Law Firm and Adam H. Koblenz Named a Top Lawyer

We were proud to be named a Top Long Island Law Firm and our Member and Partner, Adam H. Koblenz, was named as Top Lawyers of Long Island in the area of litigation, by Richner Communications, Inc./ The Herald Community Newspapers.

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

Sahn Ward is proud that we were named a Top Long Island Law Firm and our Members, Michael H. Sahn, Jon A. Ward and, Partner, Erika L. Conti have been named as Top Lawyers of Long Island, by Richner Communications, Inc./ The Herald Community Newspapers.

Sahn Ward Sponsors the Nassau County Bar Association’s Annual Gala

We were honored to sponsor the VIP Reception at the Nassau County Bar Association's Annual Gala Dinner, and to participate with the distinguished recipients in recognizing their dedicated service to the legal profession.

Sahn Ward is a Supporting Sponsor of this year’s Marcum Workplace Challenge

Once again, Sahn Ward is a supporting sponsor of this year's Marcum Workplace Challenge, which is held on July 25 at Jones Beach State Park. A large contingent of the Firm will take part in the 3.5-mile run/walk, and will enjoy a BBQ dinner together.


Sahn Ward is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation, counsel and advice.