Leadership In Law






Recent Leadership in Law

Sahn Ward Mentors Middle School Students in Nassau Schools


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.

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Elaine Colavito was named to the Power List of Long Island Business News Power 25 in Law

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.

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

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.

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Danny D. De Voe was Named as a Premier Business Women of Long Island in the Legal Category

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.

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The New York Time recognized Danny D. De Voe as one of 2022 Power Lawyers

The New York Times recognized Danny D. De Voe as one of 2022 Power Lawyers recognized for excellence in the practice of law.

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Joshua Brookstein Participated in Harlem Prep Elementary School’s 6th Annual Virtual Career Day

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.

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Adam Koblenz Leads the Firm’s Appointment as Pro Bono Counsel to Nassau County SPCA for 2022

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.

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Elaine Colavito Maintains Active Role with Women’s Bar Associations

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.

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

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.

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Adam Koblenz Volunteers and Dedicates Community Service to The Bowery Mission

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.

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