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The Firm Obtains Landmark Ruling from Suffolk County Supreme Court Ordering LIPA to Pay in Excess of $70 Million in Unpaid Real-Property Taxes to Suffolk County

Jon Ward

Jon Ward, the Chair of the Firm’s litigation and appeals practice group, and Joseph Bjarnson, a Partner in the Firm’s litigation and appeals practice group, have obtained a landmark ruling from the Suffolk County Supreme Court on behalf of Suffolk County and the Suffolk County Comptroller in LIPA v. Suffolk County and the Suffolk County Comptroller (Index No. 622697/2017). The ruling was featured on the front page of Newsday on April 6, 2021. You can view the Newsday Article here.

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Michael Sahn Guides Approvals for Transit Oriented Development Mixed Use Building in Roslyn

Michael Sahn

Michael Sahn guided the change of zone and special permit approvals to build a mixed use building consisting of 54 rental units with commercial space. The apartments will be located on the corner of Warner and Railroad Avenue near the Roslyn railroad station.

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Ellen N. Savino Joins Sahn Ward as a Partner in our Growing Real Estate Practice

Ellen Savino

Sahn Ward proudly welcomes Ellen N. Savino, as a Partner in our growing real estate practice. Ms. Savino concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate transactions and banking law.

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

Michael Sahn

Michael Sahn was recognized by Long Island Business News as one of 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. To learn more about all the honorees read more below.

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As featured on Innovate Long Island, Michael Sahn discusses how zoning laws must adapt to the realities of the post-pandemic economy in his article entitled, “As Pandemic Ends, Zoning Laws Must Deal with Reality”

Michael Sahn

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“A Time of Transition: The Marine Corps to the Field of Law” by Alexis Majano

Alexis Majano

As we continue to navigate one of the most difficult and tumultuous times in our nation’s history, many families, friends and colleagues reflect on the transitions they have had to make in order to adapt to the hardships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Adam H. Koblenz Leads the Firm’s Representation as Pro Bono Counsel to Nassau County SPCA

Adam Koblenz

The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has re-appointed Adam Koblenz as pro bono counsel for 2021. The Nassau County SPCA is dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of animals that have been displaced or harmed. The nonprofit group protects animals from abuse and neglect. The Firm is proud to support this terrific organization in its efforts to better serve the community at large.




Elisabetta T. Coschignano Sworn in as Vice President of the Columbian Lawyer’s Association of Nassau County

Elisabetta Coschignano

On January 28, 2021 in a virtual ceremony, Elisabetta T. Coschignano, was sworn in as Vice President of the Columbian Lawyer's Association of Nassau County by the Honorable Anthony W. Paradiso, Nassau County District Court Judge. The Columbian Lawyer’s Association is a nonsectarian, legal and professional organization whose purpose, goals and objectives are the enhancement and awareness of Italian-American culture as it applies to the development of law and furtherance of justice and equality.




Tom McKevitt and Joshua Brookstein Coach in the New York State Mock Trial Tournament in Nassau County

Thomas McKevitt and Joshua Brookstein

Once again this year, Tom McKevitt and Josh Brookstein are coaching Nassau County high school teams in the New York State Mock Trial Tournament in Nassau County. The Nassau County Bar Association administers the tournament to encourage and motivate students to consider careers in the legal profession. The tournament gives students the opportunity to prepare and present an actual case before Judges who also volunteer their time. Due to Covid-19, students will be presenting their cases virtually. This is the 24th year that Tom McKevitt has coached a team, the last 22 years with Holy Trinity Diocesan High School. Josh Brookstein is in his 5th year of coaching, and this year is mentoring the Oceanside High School team. Both Tom and Josh have dedicated their time and efforts, and this year, more than ever, recognize the need to impart a respect and understanding of the law and the legal process to their students.




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