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Firm Partner Christian Browne (left) and Long Island Business News Publisher Scott Schoen (right).

Wayne G. Edwards and Christian Browne Receive LIBN's "Leadership in Law" Award

Wayne G. Edwards and Christian Browne, Partners with the Firm, received Long Island Business News’ Leadership in Law award at a special ceremony that was held on November 17 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

Mr. Edwards concentrates his practice in the areas of zoning and land use planning, real estate law and transactions, including acquisitions, sales, leasing and financing and related corporate transactions. He represents many of the region's most prominent real estate owners and developers in both acquiring property for development and in obtaining the municipal approvals necessary to help their projects move forward.

He regularly lectures on issues related to commercial real estate transactions, zoning and land use.

In 2013, 2015 and 2016, Mr. Edwards was named to the list of New York Metro Super Lawyers in the area of Land Use/Zoning.

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is a member of the Nassau County and the New York State Bar Associations.

Mr. Browne concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, zoning and land use planning and municipal law. He appears before all jurisdictions from Long Island to Westchester. He also assists with the Firm's New York City zoning practice and handles applications for homeowners, local businesses, major developers and large corporations.

Mr. Browne is the deputy village attorney for the Village of Island Park and has served as special counsel to the Village of Freeport. He was also a member of the Town of Hempstead Board of Appeals.

In 2015, Mr. Browne was selected by Super Lawyers as one of New York Metro’s "Rising Stars." He was recognized in the practice area of Civil Litigation, Plaintiff.

He graduated with honors from the College of Holy Cross in 1998 and received his law degree from Fordham University in 2004. He is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and an active member of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish, where he served on a fundraising committee to help raise money to pay for the church’s renovations. He is also a contributing writer for Crisis Magazine, which covers religious matters.

The Leadership in Law Award recognizes those attorneys who carry the following qualities in their profession: dedication, hard work, tenacity and excellence. The award is dedicated to those individuals whose leadership — both in the legal profession and in the community — has had a positive impact on Long Island.

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