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Suffolk County Practice Update

Chris Coschignano and John Farrell Lead the Firm's Expanding Suffolk County Zoning, Environmental and Real Estate Practice  

Partners Chris Coschignano and John Farrell are leading the Firm's expanding Suffolk County zoning, environmental and real estate practice. Just as the Firm has established its New York City-based practice, the Firm is looking east towards Suffolk County for new growth. From Melville to Montauk – that's the Firm's new direction. The development opportunities are great in Suffolk, and the Firm is at the forefront of many cases.


Q&A WITH Joshua D. Brookstein

In addition to his usual legal work at the Firm, Josh Brookstein is coaching a group of students at the Crescent School in Hempstead, New York in this year's New York State High School mock trial competition. In this interview, Josh discusses his involvement in the mock trial and how he tries to make an impact on his team.

What made you decide to become a teacher?
I grew up in Philadelphia and was fortunate to have some great teachers who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. While in college, I learned about Teach For America ("TFA") and the opportunity to teach in a low-income community and work to eliminate the achievement gap. I wanted to inspire youngsters before pursuing my dream of becoming a lawyer.



The New York Bar Foundation Appoints John P. Christopher As Fellow

John P. Christopher, a Partner with the Firm, has been appointed as a Fellow of The New York Bar Foundation. Fellows are nominated by their peers to the Foundation based on their outstanding achievement and dedication to the legal profession.


New York Real Estate Journal Profiles Miriam E. Villani

Miriam E. Villani, a Partner with the Firm and head of the Firm's Environment, Energy and Resources Practice Group, was featured in the New York Real Estate Journal's Professional Profiles section.

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Michael H. Sahn and Nicholas Cappadora Address the State of Local Zoning Laws in the Trump Era

Michael H. Sahn, the Firm's Managing Partner, and Nicholas Cappadora, an Associate with the Firm, wrote an op-ed for InnovateLI on how President Donald J. Trump's sweeping executive orders on deregulation could affect local zoning laws and they recommend that all municipal governments should stay ahead of the curve.



Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Appears In Suffolk Lawyer

Elaine Colavito had her "Bench Briefs" column published in the February 2017 edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. "Bench Briefs" is a roundup of recent decisions from Suffolk County trial courts.

To review these decisions, click here.


Joshua D. Brookstein Coaches Students from The Crescent School in New York State High School Mock Trial Competition

Joshua D. Brookstein, an Associate with Sahn Ward Braff Koblenz Coschignano, PLLC, is currently coaching high school students at the Crescent School in Hempstead in conjunction with the New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament, which is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Law, Youth and Citizenship and The New York Bar Foundation. In Nassau County, the tournament is sponsored by the Nassau County Bar Association. The Crescent School is among 48 schools competing within the county. The school competed in its qualifying matches on February 8 at Nassau County Supreme Court and February 14 at the Nassau County Bar Association in Mineola, and competed in the next round on March 1 at Nassau County Supreme Court.



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