We are proud to announce that Partner John Parker has been named as Vice Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association. John leads the firm’s burgeoning Environmental, Energy, and Resources Practice Group which represents clients on a number of environmental issues including brownfield redevelopment, contaminated site remediation, environmental litigation, enforcement compliance, and in real estate transactions, among others. John looks forward to taking an active leadership role for the Committee. The Nassau County Bar Association is made up of private and public sector attorneys, judges, legal educators, and law students and addresses legal issues in 50 law committees for its 4,000 members.
Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz was a proud sponsor of the 47th Annual Golf & Tennis Charity Classic benefitting the Children's Medical Fund of New York. The event was held on Monday, June 20, 2022 at the Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, New York. Adam H. Koblenz, Firm member and partner is a member of the Children's Medical Fund of New York’s (CMF) Board of Trustees. For this year’s event, Mr. Koblenz served as Co-Chair of the Tennis Committee. The Children’s Medical Fund of New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York. Through a wide network of friends, volunteers and deeply committed donors, CMF has raised over $90 million to help build, equip and secure ongoing funding for programs that are vital to the needs of seriously ill children and their families.
Partner, Joshua Brookstein, attended the Nassau County Bar Association’s Annual Gala. The Firm was proud to sponsor the Honoree VIP Reception, recognizing Hon. Janet DiFiore, the Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals and other honored guests.
Partner, Joshua D. Brookstein, and Associates Stelios E. Karatzias and Christopher R. DeNicola, serve as volunteer mentors to middle school students through the Nassau County Bar Association. Many of the students that are selected to participate in this program are customarily identified by school guidance counselors as having difficulties with their academics, social skills with their peers, or potential disruptions at home.
Long Island Business News named Elaine Colavito as one of The Power 25 in Law. This elite group of legal leaders was based on their achievements and standing in the legal community. To learn more about Elaine and all the honorees read more below.
At an Installation Dinner ceremony, held on March 25, 2022, Elisabetta T. Coschignano, was sworn in as President of the Columbian Lawyer's Association of Nassau County. The Columbian Lawyers 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.
Danny D. De Voe was named as a Premier Business Women of Long Island in the legal category during a gala event held on March 23rd. 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.
The New York Times recognized Danny D. De Voe as one of 2022 Power Lawyers recognized for excellence in the practice of law.
On March 18th, 2022, Partner, Joshua Brookstein, recently participated in Harlem Prep Elementary School's 6th Annual Virtual Career Day. Mr. Brookstein spoke to three different classes throughout the morning regarding his path to becoming an attorney. Mr. Brookstein engaged with students about his career journey and the importance of hard work, believing in yourself and the power of goal setting.
The Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has re-appointed Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz PLLC, with Adam H. Koblenz as lead counsel, as pro bono counsel for 2022. The Nassau County SPCA is dedicated to the rescue, care and placement of animals that have been displaced or harmed. The Firm is proud to support this terrific organization.
Elaine Colavito continues to serve as a delegate to the Nassau Women’s Bar Association and Secretary to the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association Foundation. Elaine also Co-Chairs the Family and Matrimonial Law Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York.
Again this year, Tom McKevitt, Josh Brookstein and Ralph Branciforte 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. This is the 25th year that Tom McKevitt has coached a team, the last 23 years with Holy Trinity Diocesan High School. Josh Brookstein is in his 5th year of coaching, and this year is mentoring the East Meadow High School team in conjunction with Ralph Branciforte. Tom, Josh and Ralph 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.
Adam Koblenz actively volunteers to serve the Bowery Mission in Lower Manhattan. According to its Mission Statement, “[t]he Bowery Mission serves homeless and hungry New Yorkers and provides services that meet their immediate needs and transforms their lives from poverty and hopelessness to hope.” Adam dedicates time to prepare meals, feed the homeless, provide maintenance work in the building and assist in other facets during his community service time.