Professional Profile: Miriam Villani 2017

Name: Miriam Villani - 2017

Title: Partner

Company: Sahn Ward Coschignano, LLC

Location: Uniondale, NY; New York, NY; Syosset, NY

Birthplace: Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD

Education: SUNY Stony Brook; St. John’s University School of Law

First job: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

First job in real estate or allied field: US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I head the environmental, energy, and resources practice group at SWC and I am the editor-in-chief of The New York Environmental Lawyer, a New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section journal.

How do you unwind from a busy day? I read

Favorite book or author: No single favorite, but historical fiction and fantasy are among my favorite genres.

Favorite movie: The “Harry Potter” movies

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Frank Zappa, Waka/Jawaka

One word to describe your work environment: Teamwork

Rules to live by in business: Listen well, remain open to learning new things, work diligently, and take pride in your work product.                                                                                                                                      

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Henry David Thoreau for a campfire dinner on Walden Pond.

What is your dream job? Writer