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Inside This Issue: Environmental Law Practice • John Farrell and Adam H. Koblenz Named New Partners • Michele A. Pincus Named Board Member of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University • Daniel H. Braff Returns to New York University Law School for Annual Career Fair and Public Service Auction • Michele Pincus Moderates Women’s History Month Panel Discussion • Federal Judge in NY Upholds NSA’s Bulk Collection of Data on Calls • Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears in Suffolk Lawyer

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Environmental Law Practice

Miriam Villani

Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC provides legal advice and representation in all aspects of environmental law.

Headed by Miriam Villani, the Firm’s Environmental Law Practice Group has a comprehensive understanding of federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, including those relating to solid and hazardous waste, wetlands, storage tanks, health and safety, spills, release reporting, development and facility siting, and permitting. The Firm’s environmental lawyers have extensive experience assisting its individual, industrial, hospital, university, commercial, and public sector clients in resolving local, state, and federal regulatory compliance and enforcement matters.

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FIRM NEWS

John Farrell and Adam H. Koblenz Named New Partners

John FarrellAdam H. Koblenz

John Farrell and Adam H. Koblenz have been promoted to partners in the firm, having previously served as associates. Mr. Farrell, who joined the Firm in 2010, concentrates his practice in the areas of zoning and land use planning, environmental law, litigation and appeals, municipal law and legislative practice. Mr. Koblenz, a New York Metro Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star” in the General Litigation practice area, concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation and appeals and labor and employment law.

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Michele A. Pincus Named Board Member of the Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University

Michele A. Pincus

Michele A. Pincus has joined The Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University as a board member. In her duties, she will help further the Institute’s mission of meeting the needs of the real estate community’s newest members by providing hands-on training, meaningful internships, networking opportunities and future scholarship and graduate programs.

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Daniel H. Braff Returns to New York University Law School for Annual Career Fair and Public Service Auction

Daniel H. Braff

Daniel H. Braff, a partner with the firm and a graduate of New York University Law School, returned to his alma mater to take part in the annual Career Fair and Public Service Auction, which were held over a two-day period.

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Michele Pincus Moderates Women’s History Month
Panel Discussion

Michele A. Pincus

Michele A. Pincus moderated a panel discussion, “Not Your Daddy’s Business — The Next Generation: Personal Stories of Daughters Rising to the Top” in honor of March’s Women’s History Month. The event, which was sponsored by the Women Economic Developers of Long Island (WEDLI) and the National Association of Women Business Owners, was held on March 13 at The Woodlands at Woodbury.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW

Federal Judge in NY Upholds NSA’s
Bulk Collection of Data on Calls

Adam H. Koblenz

By Adam H. Koblenz

Case: ACLU, et al. v. Clapper, et al., 2013 WL 6819708 (S.D.N.Y. December 27, 2013)

The public discord over the reasonable expectation of privacy in the modern data era continues to gain momentum with the issue now infiltrating the federal court system. Developments and emerging trends in the expansion of constitutional rights under the Fourth Amendment can be seen in recent federal court decisions highlighted below.

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Elaine Colavito

Elaine Colavito’s “Bench Briefs” Appears
in Suffolk Lawyer

Elaine Colavito had her “Bench Briefs” column published in the March 2014 edition of The Suffolk Lawyer. “Bench Briefs” is a roundup of recent decisions from Suffolk County trial courts.

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