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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What Employers Need to Know About the 2024-2025 FY Budget

While it seems like the New York State Labor Law was just amended to expand breastfeeding rights to nursing mothers, it has been amended again with the 2024-2025 Fiscal Budget and this change is a big one. Effective June 19, 2024, New York State employers must provide thirty (30) minute paid breaks for nursing mothers each time an employee has a need to express milk for up to three (3) years following childbirth. This new law also requires employers to permit employees to use their existing paid break and meal periods to express breast milk when breaks longer than thirty (30) minutes are needed. This new law applies to all New York State employers regardless of size.


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.


The Latest Approach to Addressing Climate Risk and Environmental Sustainability

Earth Day has been with us for over five decades. Environmental issues are just as relevant now as they were for the original Earth Day event that drew 20 million people together to discuss issues including clean water and clean air. Today, government is advancing new climate initiatives. These new approaches move beyond what many would consider traditional environment laws addressing water pollution, wetland impacts, or cleanup of contaminated soils.


In Michael Sahn’s recent article for Innovate Long Island, he discusses how in reality and in art, that the unexpected courtroom theatrics, and the small details can sway a jury and determine the defendant’s fate.

One of the most memorable scenes from the 2002 movie “Chicago” is when attorney Billy Flynn breaks into a rendition of “Razzle Dazzle” to explain how he’ll use sleight of hand to convince a jury to acquit Roxy Heart on murder charges.

“Chicago” is fiction, of course, but the reality of the jury-trial process is that jurors can indeed be swayed by a turn of phrase or a defendant’s celebrity status. Obviously, this is playing out right now in the historic trial of former President Donald Trump, who is facing a “jury of his peers” for alleged criminal wrongdoings regarding his relationship with a porn actress.


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.)



Elisabetta T. Coschignano Honored as a Top Real Estate Attorney at the R.E.A.L. Awards Gala

Elisabetta T. Coschignano, received an award as one of the top Commercial Real Estate Attorneys at Richner LIVE’s R.E.A.L. (Real Estate Achievement + Leadership) Awards.

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Tom McKevitt was Honored by BIANCO

Tom McKevitt, Special Counsel with the Firm, was the honoree at the BIANCO (Building Inspectors Association of Nassau County) 2024 Dinner and Installation Ceremony. BIANCO honored 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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John Farrell & Edward McCabe were honored as Top Lawyers by Long Island Herald

Firm Partners, John C. Farrell and Edward McCabe are being honored by Richner Communications, Inc./ The Herald Community Newspapers as Top Lawyers in the areas of Land Use and Zoning and Litigation.

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Michael Sahn Named one of Long Island Business News Influencers in Law for 2024

Michael Sahn, Co-Managing Member, of Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz Coschignano PLLC, was selected by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island Business Influencers in Law for 2024. LIBN's editorial team has recognized attorneys whose leadership and inspiration have impacted the Long Island community in a profound way with regards to law.

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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 was proud to be a sponsor for the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section dinner attended by prominent litigation attorneys on Long Island with a distinguished panel of Jurists participated in the program. Firm attorneys Michael H. Sahn, Jon A. Ward, Daniele D. De Voe, Joseph Bjarnson and Edward McCabe represented the Firm.

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.


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