Long Island

Believe in mediation: An effective tool to settle construction disputes - by Andrew Richards

Many clients and attorneys believe that mediating construction disputes is a waste of money and time for a variety of reasons. Over the years I have been told that the parties are too far apart to settle, the mediator will not have the expertise to conduct a fruitful mediation and it is just a delay tactic by the adverse party.

New York Court of Appeals case flips over tax grievance challengers - by Keith Brown and David Pernick

The New York Court of Appeals recently decided a case which will dramatically change the requirements for initiating review of real estate tax assessments, triggering additional concerns that property owners in NYS should consider when drafting lease agreements. In Larchmont Pancake House v. Bd. of Assessors...

How renewables and green technologies mitigate commercial real estate natural gas moratorium - by Nancy Colella

Renewable and green technologies continue to aggressively integrate and expand throughout the commercial real estate private sector and structured in various asset procurement, investment, and power conservation or cash-flow related assets. From a macro consideration, the industry has...

Commercial Classroom: Cap on carbon emissions - by Edward Smith

NYC has passed the most ambitious legislation in the world to reduce carbon emissions in buildings; Local Law 97, a part of the Climate Mobilization Act was made law on May 18th. This law creates Carbon Emissions Limits for all NYC buildings over 25,000 s/f. Oil, natural gas and coal are called fossil fuels...

Long Island chapter of Appraisal Institute holds seminar - Sept 25th; With Suffolk Academy of Law, Suffolk County Bar and more

Hauppauge, NY The L.I. chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the Suffolk Academy of Law, Suffolk County Bar Association Condemnation and Tax Certiorari committee presented a joint three-hour seminar, “Condemnation and Tax Certiorari.” The seminar provided a panel of appraisers

Engel Burman Group executives discuss South Florida expansion plans with CIBS members

Syosset, NY Executives of one of L.I.’s largest developers of senior housing told the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of L.I. (CIBS) that a combination of factors, including a cutoff of new natural gas supplies, the prospect of a state prevailing-wage law, rent control...

Zere family hosts judge Pirro book signing party

Smithtown, NY The Zere family hosted a book signing party for celebrity judge Jeanine Pirro at their family home. David Zere was the official host and chef for this event. The event was attended by the local community, business leaders and politicians from Long Island...

TRITEC breaks ground on $103 million Lindenhurst apartment project; Team includes: BHC, EMTEC, MRA, VHB, BBV, and Vachris

Lindenhurst, NY TRITEC Real Estate Company held a groundbreaking ceremony for The Wel, a 260-unit apartment complex on a 7-acre lot located across the street from the LIRR Lindenhurst Train Station and a few  blocks east of Wellwood Ave. (Min St.)

English of Netter Real Estate named Realtor of the Year by the New York State Association of Realtors

Verona, NY The New York State Association of Realtors has honored Liz English as the 2019 Realtor of the Year during the association’s recent Fall Business Meetings at Turning Stone Resort & Casino. She is the 62nd recipient of the Realtor of the Year award, which...

ALA – Long Island chapter presents new 2019-2020 board of directors

Uniondale, NY The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) – Long Island chapter unveiled its 2019-2021 board of directors. The board includes the following: President: Virginia Kawochka, administrator at Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP (FDT).