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Chris Coschignano

Chris J. Coschignano Named Touro Law Center's Alumni of the Month

Chris J. Coschignano, a Member and Partner of the firm, has been named Touro Law Center's "Alumni of the Month" for May 2015. Mr. Coschignano 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 in state and federal courts, and matrimonial and family law. He is a member of the American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations and the Nassau Lawyers' and the Columbian Lawyers' Associations.

Mr. Coschignano was admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the State of Connecticut in 1990. He received his undergraduate degree from St. John's University (B.S., 1985), and his law degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center (J.D., 1990).

In addition to serving as a Partner with the firm, Mr. Coschignano serves as a Councilman with the Town of Oyster Bay. In that capacity, he has strived to make town government more efficient and provide quality service at the lowest cost possible to the taxpayers. He is also involved in preserving the character of the town’s neighborhoods and the prevention of overdevelopment. Mr. Coschignano was instrumental in the formation of the Syosset Downtown Revitalization Committee and Redevelopment Plan and the Oyster Bay Hamlet Moratorium against overdevelopment. He currently serves as chairman of the Syosset Hamlet Revitalization and Redevelopment Plan Committee and helped obtain a $1.5 million grant for the Downtown Syosset Streetscape project.

Mr. Coschignano participates and assists with the annual Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor's 5K Run to help raise money for various charities. He has worked with and been recognized by Homes For Our Homecoming Heroes to provide its first-ever house to a returning war veteran. The land for the 1,900-square-foot house is located in Hicksville and was acquired through Nassau County. Mr. Coschignano provided pro bono legal assistance to help form the non-profit group.

In addition to serving as Councilman, Mr. Coschignano is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Boys & Girls Club, as well as its pro bono legal counsel, and is an Honorary Director of the Syosset Chamber of Commerce and the North Shore Boys and Girls Club. On October 20, 2014, he was honored at St. Edward Confessor School's 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic for his ongoing commitment and involvement in the school and in Catholic education.

Mr. Coschignano is a parishioner at St. Edward Confessor Church, where he coordinates the church's annual festival and has served as an usher since 1995. In 2012, he received the Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award. In 2015, he also received the Keith Romaine Elected Official of the Year Award from the Touro Law Alumni Association. The award was created in memory of Mr. Romaine and is given in recognition of his interest and passion for government.


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