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Q&A With Kyle M. Lawrence

Tax Law and the Corporate and Securities Practice

What are your responsibilities in leading the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice?
My primary responsibility is making sure that the Firm has a unified approach in how it represents businesses. It's important to not only understand the specific matter on which a particular business needs legal representation, but to make sure that we all understand the exact nature of each client’s business. Understanding how a client operates its business enables us to not only anticipate the client's needs, but also grants us the opportunity to refer business to our clients.


New York City Land Use and Development Update

Dan Braff has been working with various fitness centers in securing approvals from the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals, including representing the owners of a new personal training center in obtaining lease and zoning approvals for a 10,000-plus-square-foot facility in Chelsea.

In addition, Mr. Braff is representing a parking garage operator in Brooklyn in connection with a car rental company seeking to lease a portion of the garage. He also filed an extension of a variance on behalf of another operator for an additional garage in midtown Manhattan.

Mr. Braff is also representing an optometrist in securing the approval for a 4,000-square-foot eye medical facility located on Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn.


Diocese of Rockville Centre Retains Firm as Outside General Counsel

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre has retained Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC as outside general counsel. The Firm will assist the Diocese’s various departments in handling legal matters, including those related to real estate, zoning and land use, and corporate law.

John Christopher Receives LIBN's 40 Under 40 Award

John Christopher, a Partner with the Firm, received the 40 Under 40 award from Long Island Business News at a special ceremony that was held on February 8 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.


Elaine Colavito to be Named One of Hofstra's Outstanding Women in Law

Elaine Colavito, a Partner with the Firm, will be honored by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University as one of its Outstanding Women in Law. A special ceremony will take place on April 24 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho, starting at 6 p.m.

Outstanding Women in Law celebrates women who have made a meaningful and inspiring contribution to the legal community.

Click here to read Ms. Colavito’s biography.

Kyle Lawrence Joins Sahn Ward Coschignano, PLLC as Counsel
Will Lead the Firm's Corporate and Securities Practice

Kyle Lawrence has joined the Firm as Counsel. He concentrates his practice in corporate and securities law, as well as real estate law and transactions. He will take a leading role in the Firm's growing Corporate and Securities Practice.

As an experienced corporate and business law attorney, Mr. Lawrence advises clients on all types of corporate transactions, including private placements, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, business planning and strategies, licensing, manufacturing, supply and distribution arrangements.


Kyle Lawrence Named As LIBN's "Ones To Watch" In Law

Kyle Lawrence was named as one of the "Ones to Watch" in Law by Long Island Business News for joining the Firm as Counsel. "Ones to Watch" is featured each week in LIBN, highlighting six people who stand out in their respective fields.

Click here to read the article.

Matters of Interest

Court Rules Article 78 Proceeding Challenging Subdivision Application Was Time-Barred

Christian Browne and Joseph Bjarnson, Partners with the Firm, successfully represented a defendant-respondent in an Article 78 proceeding challenging a decision of the Nassau County Planning Commission. The Planning Commission granted the client’s minor subdivision application, but two neighbors filed a challenge to the Planning Commission’s action and sought to annul the subdivision approval. It is exceedingly rare for the court to hear a challenge to a minor subdivision approval.



Should College Student-Athletes Be Financially Compensated? Adam H. Koblenz Addresses the Issue in the University of Maryland Law School's Journal of Business and Technology Law

Adam H. Koblenz, a Partner with the Firm, published an article for the latest issue of the Journal of Business & Technology Law, a publication of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The article discusses the controversy regarding college student-athletes and whether they should be paid. Mr. Koblenz points out that, with collegiate sporting events receiving greater exposure on TV and radio, and millions of dollars being made through endorsements, ticket sales and broadcast TV contracts, colleges and universities are reaping the rewards; however, student-athletes do not see any money for their performances.


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

Elaine Colavito had her "Bench Briefs" column published in the March 2018 edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. "Bench Briefs" is a roundup of recent decisions from Suffolk County trial courts.

To review these decisions, click here.


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