e-Newsletter Archive






2020 e-Newsletters

  • December 2020
    Inside this Issue: A Special Message from SWC • Lawyering in the Digital Age• Daniel Braff Discusses the Growth of Firm’s New York City Zoning Practice During the Pandemic • Michael Sahn Moderated a Panel Discussion for Vision Long Island’s Smart Growth Summit • Elisabetta T. Coschignano Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich • SWC Supports 2020 Long Island Smart Growth Summit • Adam H. Koblenz Earns Long Island Business News Leadership in Law Award • Daniel Braff Guides Acquisition if Development Rights in Astoria • Michael Sahn Wrote a Feature Article for Innovate Long Island Explaining that Climate Change is a Bigger Long Term Health Risk than Covid-19 • As Featured on Innovate Long Island, Michael Sahn Discussed the Impact of the Pandemic on the Real Estate Market of Long Island and Metropolitan • Michael Sahn Discussed the Need for National Election Laws and Policies to Preserve and Protect Voting Rights, in his Innovate Long Island Article • Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Appears in The Suffolk LawyerDownload our brochure
  • October 2020
    Inside this Issue: Super Lawyers Recognizes Fifteen SWC Attorney for 2020 Honors• SWC Welcomes New Partner Elisabetta T. Coschignano and Promotes Nicholas Cappadora to Partner • Silver Linings for Small Businesses in These Cloudy Economic Times • Michael Sahn authors Article for Innovate Long Island Discussing the Legal Issues in Certifying the Results of the Presidential Election • Thomas McKevitt Wrote an Article for the Nassau Lawyer Regarding a Court Decision Ordering a Manhattan Building to be Torn Down • Joshua Brookstein Collaborates with Nassau County Bar Association's Community Relations and Public Education Committee to Create a Children's Guide to the Upcoming Presidential Election • With Christian Browne's Guidance, Local Charter School Receives Zoning Approvals for Expansion • SWC Guides Engel Burman's Special-Use Permit for New Birstal in Bethpage • Elaine Colavito's "Bench Briefs" Appears in The Suffolk LawyerDownload our brochure
  • September 2020
    Inside this Issue: Q&A with Elaine Colavito and John Farrell-A Focus on the Firm’s Suffolk County Office• Tom McKevitt Successfully Defeats Town’s Effort to Halt a Challenge to a Building Moratorium in Mattituck, So Town Turns to Eminent Domain to Condemn Property• As Featured on Innovate Long Island, Michael Sahn discussed How Governments Can Use Eminent Domain Powers to Combat the Impacts of Climate Change • As featured in the Nassau Lawyer, Nicholas Cappadora discusses the Expansion of New York’s Wage Requirements• Michael Sahn was a Guest Panelist in the NYREJ Webinar on the State of the New York Real Estate Market •SWC Sponsors Vision Long Island 2020 Smart Growth Awards• Christian Browne Guides Final Zoning Approvals for New Development in Inwood• SWC Leads The Way to Repositioning the Calvert Manor Shopping Center in Seaford• Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in The Suffolk LawyerDownload our brochure
  • August 2020
    Inside this Issue: SWC Named Top Real Estate Firm in Long Island Business News Reader Rankings 2020 • Is the Growth of eCommerce During Covid-19 Creating the Perfect Storm that Will Destroy the Retail Industry as We Knew It? • As Featured On Innovate Long Island, Michael Sahn Discusses Understanding the Federal and State Executive Orders Dealing with the Covid-19 Pandemic • Firm Secures Authorization for Outdoor Skating Facility, Successfully Navigating Local and State Re-Opening Guidelines During Pandemic • The New Reality of Virtual Public Hearings-The Keys to Success • The Firm Convenes In-Office and Remotely as we Continue to Serve Our Clients • Elaine Colavito’s Double Honor: Named as Alternate Delegate for the Nassau County Woman’s Bar Association to the New York State Women’s Bar and Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association Foundation • Christian Browne Guides Successful Appeals in Court and in Zoning Hearings • Download our brochure
  • June 2020
    Inside this Issue: A Conversation with Joseph Bjarnson About Balancing Many Roles During the Covid-19 Pandemic • Starting a New Position During a Global Pandemic • As Featured On Innovate Long Island, Michael Sahn Discusses the Importance of Sustainable Land Use Policy to our Post-Pandemic Recovery in his article entitled “Sustainable Land-Use: A Pandemic Recovery Priority • Joshua Brookstein Hosts Bar Association’s Virtual Seminar for Elementary Students • Joseph Bjarnson leads Firm’s Participation in the Covid-19 Recovery Task Force for New York State • Joel Shafferman Joins Firm as Counsel Concentrating in Bankruptcy Law, Insolvency and Creditors Rights •Christine Raffa-Seip Serves as Hofstra Paralegal Studies Program Coordinator • Firm Guides Client in Acquisition of Property for Disabled Priests • Our Staff Reflects on the Remote Work Experience During Covid-19 • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in The Suffolk Lawyer Download our brochure
  • May 2020
    Inside this Issue: Lessons In Leadership And The Law• As Featured On Innovate Long Island, Michael Sahn Discusses the Need for National Leadership in the Battle Against Covid-19 • Chris Coschignano Elected a Director of The Nassau County Bar Association • Joshua Brookstein Speaks at Virtual Meeting of Nassau County Bar Association’s Municipal Law Committee • Appellate Division Grants Motion to Lift “Automatic Stay”, Requires Town to Comply with FOIL Requirements • SWC Successfully Resolves Federal Trademark Infringement Lawsuit •The Basics for Virtual Public Hearings-How to be Successful and Efficient • Technology And The Law: AI Is Here to Stay• Re-Opening Your Business After New York Pause • Impact on Covid-19 on Divorce Separation and Family Law • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in The Suffolk LawyerDownload our brochure
  • April 2020
    Inside this Issue: Perspectives on NYC Real Estate After the Virus • Firm Guides Court Approval for Sale of School Building to Peconic Bay Medical Center• SWC Provides Zoning Counsel for Construction Loans in Brooklyn and Manhattan in Excess of $50M Each • Impacts of Covid-19 on Commercial Leases• Watch Out! Scams on the Rise During Covid-19• Estate Planning During a Crisis• USEPA Issues Temporary Enforcement Discretion Policy to Address Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic • Paid and Sick Leave Benefits Due to Covid-19 • Joshua Brookstein Appointed to the Nassau County Bar Association’s Covid-19 Response Task Force• Michael Sahn Writes Article for Innovate Long Island Outlining a Post-Pandemic Blueprint for Economic Recovery• Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in The Suffolk LawyerDownload our brochure
  • February 2020
    Inside this Issue: What’s Trending in Municipal and Land Use Law in 2020 • As Featured in Innovate Long Island Michael Sahn Explains Why We Need a New Vision for Land Use Regulation • Personal Injury Matters • Kyle Lawrence Named as One of New York Real Estate Journal’s “Ones to Watch” • Firm Guides 31st & 3rd Pharmacy, Inc. In Sale of the Principals’ Equity to Healthcare Services Entity • Firm Successfully Leads Gesher Community LLC in Mixed-Use Plans Approval in Great Neck • Joshua Brookstein Earns LIBN’s 40 under 40 Award • Miriam Villani Attends New York State Bar Association Meeting in New York City • SWC Will Mark 50th Anniversary of Earth Day by Hosting an Event on April 22nd • Joshua Brookstein Co-Chairs North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s Fundraiser • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in The Suffolk LawyerDownload our Brochure
  • January 2020
    Inside this Issue: Mergers & Acquisitions: Is 2020 the right time? • Trending Now in 2020 Commercial Real Estate • Super Storm Sand Leads to Successful Adverse Possession Claim • Woodmere Golf Club Defying the Odds • Fogo de Chao Opens Its New Steakhouse in Carle Place with Firm’s Guidance • Labor and Employment Dispute Resolved Through Mediation • Joshua Brookstein to Receive LIBN’s 40 under 40 Award • SWC Will Host an Earth Day Event on April 22, 2020 • Joshua Brookstein Co-Chairs North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center’s Fundraiser • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in the Suffolk Lawyer • Download our Brochure