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Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC



Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker  represents clients in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions. From simple to complex transactions, we counsel and advise clients in the sale and acquisition, financing, leasing, construction and use and development of commercial and residential real property. We also represent clients in obtaining all necessary land use approvals and permits from local, New York City, state and federal government agencies in connection with the use and development of their properties.



Michele A. Pincus

Michele A. Pincus Reappointed as Board Member of Women Economic Developers of Long Island

Michele A. Pincus, a Partner with the Firm, was recently reappointed and sworn in as a board member of the Women Economic Developers of Long Island (WEDLI). The term is for two years. In addition, she will serve as co-chair of the Membership Committee.


Daniel J. Baker

The Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association Names Daniel Baker as Tenth Judicial District Representative

Daniel Baker, a Partner with the Firm, has been appointed Tenth Judicial District representative to the Real Property Law Section (RPLS) of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). In his new role, Mr. Baker will participate in RPLS Executive Committee activities, coordinate local NYSBA programs and functions and advise the Executive Committee on emerging real estate law issues affecting Long Island. The Tenth Judicial District is comprised of both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.


Michael Sahn

Michael Sahn Discusses the Growing Use of IDA FINANCING to Stimulate Economic Growth on Long Island

Michael Sahn, the Firm's Managing Partner, was recently interviewed by Long Island Business News about a growing area of legal practice involving representing matters related to industrial development agencies, or IDA's. More complex than average business financing, IDA transactions require the expertise of attorneys who understand the various rules and regulations.


Wayne Edwards

Wayne Edwards Discusses The Challenges of Converting Downtown Retail Stores to Restaurants

Wayne Edwards, a Partner with the Firm, was interviewed by Long Island Business News about the proliferation of restaurants in the downtown area that previously housed retail establishments. Mr. Edwards told LIBN that, since restaurants take in more money, they are able to afford the higher rents. The challenges of converting a retail store into a restaurant, he said, include the cost of renovations, providing enough customer parking, getting approval from local zoning boards and possible objections from nearby residents.

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Ralph Branciforte

Ralph Branciforte Serves as Pro Bono Assistant District Attorney for Appellate Case

Ralph Branciforte, an Associate with the Firm was selected to perform  pro bono work for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office.  In this role, he was deputized as an Assistant District Attorney to handle the appeal of a criminal sentence on behalf of District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office.



Christian Browne

NYS Appeals Court Upholds Ruling in Favor of Atlantic Beach Club in Zoning Variance Dispute

Christian Browne, a Partner with the Firm, successfully represented the Atlantic Beach Club against two local residents who claimed the zoning variances granted to the establishment would result in injury, or damage, to their property due to traffic congestion or overcrowding.



Elaine Colavito

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

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

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Michael Sahn

Michael Sahn and Adam Koblenz Reexamine Koontz Decision One Year Later

Michael H. Sahn, the Firm's Managing Partner, and Adam H. Koblenz, a Partner with the Firm, co-wrote the article "Interpreting Koontz One Year Later," which appeared in the September 2014 issue of The Nassau Lawyer.

In the article, Mr. Sahn and Mr. Koblenz revisit the decision of Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management Corp. and how it has affected other land uses cases. To read the article, go to pages 3 and 19.


Adam H. Koblenz


2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge

Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker Sponsors 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge

Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC was one of the participating sponsors for this year’s Marcum Workplace Challenge, which took place July 29 at Jones Beach State Park. A large contingent of the Firm took part in the 3.5-mile run/walk.



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