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Chris J. Coschignano Named to the Board of Governors of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Chris J. Coschignano, a Member with the Firm, has been named to Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center's Board of Governors.

Mr. Coschignano is a 1990 graduate of Touro Law Center. He concentrates his practice in the areas of zoning and land use planning, real estate law and transactions, municipal and legislative law, economic development and industrial development agency law, advanced litigation on state and federal courts and matrimonial law. In 2015, he was named Touro’s “Alumni of the Month” for the month of May and received the Keith Romaine Elected Official of the Year for his interest in and passion for government.

He is a member of the American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations and the Nassau Lawyers’ and Columbian Lawyers’ Associations. He is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Connecticut. In addition, he was named to the Metro New York Super Lawyers list in 2016 and 2017 in the practice areas of Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate: Business and General Litigation.

He previously served as a councilman with the Town of Oyster Bay from 2001 to 2017 and his previous municipal experience included serving as counsel to the Oyster Bay Town Zoning Board of Appeals from 1995 to 2001.

Mr. Coschignano is involved in many charitable and non-profit organizations. He participates in the annual Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor’s 5K Run and joins his colleagues at the Firm in the Marcum Workplace Challenge to help raise money for various charities. He is also pro bono legal counsel to Homes for Our Homecoming Heroes, which provided its first-ever house to a returning war veteran, and Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys & Girls Club, of which he is a member of its Board of Trustees.

In addition, he is a board member with Pride in Athletics for Life (PAL), and is a volunteer coach with Oyster Bay Baseball and PAL Ice Hockey. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Sons of Italy, Syosset-Woodbury Rotary Club, Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce, Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset and the North Syosset Civic Association. He is also co-founder and member of the St. Edward Confessor Church’s annual festival committee and serves as an usher at the church. In 2015, he was honored at the school’s 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic for his ongoing commitment and involvement in the school and in Catholic education.

Last year, Mr. Coschignano worked with the Firm to establish the Chris J. Coschignano/Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to second-year law students at Touro Law Center who are interested in practicing in the area of land use and real estate law. This year’s scholarships went to Aaron Rogers and Denise Schubmehl.

The Touro Law Center Board of Governors is a group of distinguished men and women dedicated to supporting the growth of the Law Center. The Board consists of lawyers and non-lawyers who are leaders in the legal profession and in the business, philanthropic and academic communities on Long Island and nationwide.

“I am proud to join this prestigious group of attorneys, business and community leaders at Touro Law Center,” Mr. Coschignano said. “This appointment provides me with the opportunity to give back to my alma mater and help make contributions to its goal of becoming one of the leading legal education centers in the region.”

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