Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ones to watch: Law | Long Island Business News

Frederick Brewington


Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington

Brewington established his Hempstead general practice law firm in 1987. With an emphasis on litigation, he handles civil rights, voting rights, employment discrimination, constitutional law, education, police misconduct and abuse and other matters. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, where he teaches federal pretrial litigation and trial practice. Additionally, Brewington acts as a court-appointed referee in Nassau County foreclosure actions. He is a 1982 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law.

James Burdi


Vishnick McGovern Milizio

Recently promoted from counsel to partner, Burdi is a member of the Lake Success law firm’s business and transactional law practice group. Burdi, who joined the firm in 2011, has more than 30 years of experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration, business formation and commercial transactions, and residential and commercial real estate transactions. Burdi is a past president of both the Columbian Lawyers Association of Nassau County and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He previously had his own general practice law firm.

Michael DiLeo


Brown & Altman

The Melville law firm recently promoted DiLeo to partner. The first attorney to be hired by Brown & Altman in 2008, DiLeo concentrates his practice on commercial real estate. He handles all facets of commercial lending, commercial leasing, 1031 exchanges, tenants-in-common transactions and industrial development agency work. Before joining the firm, DiLeo ran his own real estate investment and consulting firm, facilitating real estate financing for developers. He began his legal career at Rivkin Radler in Uniondale and later worked as a senior associate for Phillips Lytle in Manhattan.

John Farrell


Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker

Earlier this year, Farrell was promoted to partner at the Uniondale law firm, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of zoning and land use planning, municipal law, environmental law and litigation. He also serves as vice chairman of the Town of Babylon zoning board of appeals and as board member of the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute at Touro Law Center, his alma mater. An attorney since 2001, Farrell joined Sahn Ward four years ago. He is a former Babylon assistant town attorney.

Nicole Forchelli


Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana

A recent addition to the Uniondale law firm, Forchelli concentrates her practice in the areas of land use, zoning and municipal law. In her most recent position, she served as a trial attorney in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, where she managed more than 50 cases concurrently and conducted and prepared witnesses for trials and hearings. A 2007 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, she also previously worked as a clerk in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Second Department.

Michelle McSweeney


Genser Dubow Genser & Cona

McSweeney concentrates her practice in estate administration, probate, estate planning, fiduciary accountings and wrongful death compromises for the Melville law firm, which she recently joined. Previously, she was associated with the Law Offices of Ann-Margaret Carrozza in Queens, where she handled all aspects of estate administration, guardianship proceedings and Medicaid and estate planning. McSweeney is certified by the Office of Court Administration to serve as a referee, guardian ad litem, court evaluator, counsel for alleged incapacitated persons and guardian for incapacitated persons. She is also a certified mediator.


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