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Joshua Brookstein Earns Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award

Joshua Brookstein was awarded the Long Island Business New 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.

To read Mr. Brookstein's biography, click here.



Robert Abiuso is Appointed to the Nassau County Equal Justice In the Courts Committee

Partner, Robert Abiuso, was recently appointed to the Nassau County Equal Justice in the Courts Committee. The goal of this committee is to provide an improved overall court experience in anti-discrimination/diversity and more “user friendly” court experience.

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Ellen Savino has been Named to New York Real Estate Journal’s 2021 Women in Commercial Real Estate Spotlight

Partner, Ellen Savino, was recently named to the New York Real Estate Journal’s 2021 Women in Commercial Real Estate Spotlight

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Partner Elisabetta Coschignano Earns One of the Top 50 Women in Business Honors by Long Island Business News

Sahn Ward was honored to have our Partner, Elisabetta Coschignano, recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Business by Long Island Business News.

Learn More About The Honorees Here.



Super Lawyers Recognizes Sixteen Sahn Ward Attorneys for 2021 Honors

LIBN Publisher Joe Giametta and Firm Partner Elaine Colavito.

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

The following lawyers were recognized as “New York Metro Super Lawyers”:

Michael H. Sahn- Land Use/Zoning
Jon A. Ward- Business Litigation
Daniel Braff- Land Use/Zoning
John C. Farrell- Land Use/Zoning
Wayne G. Edwards- Land Use/Zoning
John L. Parker- Environmental
Robert A. Abiuso- Personal Injury General: Plaintiff
Ralph Branciforte- Business Litigation
Andrew M. Roth- Business Litigation
Miriam E. Villani- environmental

The below attorneys were recognized as 2021 “New York Metro Rising Stars”:

Adam H. Koblenz- General Litigation
Joshua D. Brookstein- Land Use/Zoning
Elaine M. Colavito – Family Law
Susan C. Finegan- Real Estate
Joseph D. Brees- Real Estate
Neera I. Roopsingh- Land Use/Zoning

“It is an honor to be named personally, but much more important is the credit and honor to the Firm to have so many of our attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers.” Said Michael Sahn, the Firm’s Managing Member. “We are pleased and gratified. This recognition reflects the outstanding and talented lawyers who serve our clients.”

The Super Lawyer list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found online. No aspect of this article has been approved by the Courts of the State of New York.


Sahn Ward Ranked Top Real Estate Firm in Long Island Business News Reader Rankings for Second Consecutive Year and Recognized as Top 3 in Other Practice Areas

For the second consecutive year, Sahn Ward was named the Top Real Estate Firm on Long Island by the Long Island Business News 2021 Reader Rankings. In addition, we also received recognition as Runner Up in Best Matrimonial Firm and Best Litigation Firm.

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Sahn Ward has Three Attorneys Named Top Lawyers of Long Island

Sahn Ward has Three Attorneys Named Top Lawyers of Long Island

Sahn Ward is proud that our Partners, Elisabetta Coschignano, John Parker and Elaine Colavito, have been named as Top Lawyers of Long Island, by Richner Communications, Inc./ The Herald Community Newspapers.

To view Ms. Coschignano's biography, click here.

To view Mr. Parker's biography, click here.

To view Ms. Colavito's biography, click here.


Elisabetta Coschignano is Named Vice-Chair of the Municipal Law Committee

Elisabetta Coschignano was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Municipal Law Committee for the Nassau County Bar Association. The Committee works to create presentations with local municipalities and attorneys regarding current legal issues affecting municipalities, zoning and land use.

To read Ms. Coschignano's biography, click here.



Elisabetta Coschignano Selected As Top 50 Women in Business 2021

Firm Partner, Elisabetta Tredici Coschignano, was selected as one of Long Island Business News Top 50 Women in Business 2021 and for being featured in LIBN’s August 27, 2021 “Who’s Who in Women Professional Services special publication. See the full publication below.

To read Ms. Coschignano's biography, click here.



Joshua Brookstein is Appointed to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Board of Directors

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.

To read Mr. Brookstein's biography, click here.



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

To read Ms. Colavito's biography, click here.



Sahn Ward proudly sponsored the Hempstead PAL Boys 5th and 6th grade lacrosse program this past spring

Sahn Ward proudly sponsored the Hempstead PAL Boys 5th and 6th grade lacrosse program this past spring. The team was not able to conduct competitions last year due to COVID, however, this year the team was able to not only practice but participate in competition. This organization allows the children the opportunity to learn about the sport, teamwork and sportsmanship.


Lessons in Leadership And the Law

Leadership in a time of crisis is playing out everyday in the battle against the Covid-19 virus: Leadership in our Country at all levels of government, leadership around the World, leadership in healthcare, in science, in business and the public sector and also leadership in legal issues and the rule of law. Hon. Edward G. McCabe, our Special Counsel, has devoted his career to leadership positions in law and in government. Judge McCabe has served as an Assistant District Attorney, North Hempstead Town Attorney, Nassau County Attorney, Supreme Court Justice, Nassau County Administrative Judge and Presiding Judge of the Appellate Term. In those roles, Judge McCabe mentored lawyers, government officials and administrators, many of whom now hold leadership positions of their own. Judge McCabe answered questions about leadership in a conversation with Michael Sahn.

Q. Judge, What are the qualities of a good leader, especially when a leader is responsible for decisions in a time of crisis that affect many people and institutions?
A. I have always believed that a leader must inspire confidence, make decisions based on facts, take charge and do the right thing - always. A leader also must listen carefully to others and give everyone a role in solving problems, set goals to get results, recruit people with character, be loyal to those you serve, and stay focused under fire. To do all this, any person in a leadership position must have passion for the job at hand and never be afraid of adjusting decisions as you move ahead. Achieving goals for the common good is what counts, not what is good for you.

Q. You were the Administrative Judge on 9-11. Everyone under your leadership that day remembers your speech in the Central Jury Part, where you said that the business of the Courts would go on despite the terrorist attack. You said that to do otherwise would give the terrorists a victory over America and our legal system. Tell me what inspired and guided you on 9-11, and likewise in dealing with other crises over the years, like Hurricane Sandy and the 2008 financial crisis.
A. I’ve always been dedicated to protect the rule of law and promote justice. I never gave a thought to closing the Courts on 9-11 because if I did that, I would let down all the people who sacrificed their lives for the simple reason that they were Americans. America is about the common good. Our legal system is the basis for our livelihood and for protecting the common good. Without the legal system and the rule of law, we have chaos. So, I had no doubt about what I had to do.

Q. Everyone who has worked for you learned one lesson very fast - “Tell me what you know, not what you think”. What was behind that “lesson” you taught so well?
A. That’s simple. To make decisions I needed the facts, not what people thought about an issue or what they believed the law said or what they thought the facts were. Learning the facts and knowing the law takes time and persistence. If someone didn’t have the work ethic to learn and tell me the facts, that person could not help in a time of crisis.

Q. Judge, I have a question for our times. Does leadership lead to hope?
A. Yes. A leader instills confidence in others that goals will be achieved and that people and institutions will be successful. Confidence leads to trust and trust to hope for a good result and outcome. In the end, it is all about hope. If people have hope, they are inspired to success, and they achieve goals that they otherwise would not attain. Right now, everything we do must be about confidence, trust and hope.



Adam H. Koblenz Earns Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award

Adam Koblenz

Adam H. Koblenz was awarded the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award in the Partner Category. Mr. Koblenz received this award due to his dedication both in the legal profession and in the community. Learn more about Mr. Koblenz here.