Law

Shinnecock Nation taps Sahn Ward enviro experts

By GREGORY ZELLER // The Shinnecock Indian Nation has retained a topflight Long Island law firm to provide advice and legal representation on environmental matters. Uniondale-based Sahn Ward Coschignano PLLC will bolster the Shinnecock nation’s land-use and ecological chops, from a legal perspective, led by partner Miriam Villani. Villani, head of the firm’s Environment, Energy and Resources practice group, will work with the Shinnecock Environmental Department to develop laws and programs that assist the department’s…

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Creighton replacing Strain at Farrell Fritz

Robert Creighton has been elected managing partner of Farrell Fritz, replacing the long-serving Charles Strain, who will continue as a partner and member of the firm’s management committee. Creighton is scheduled to take over Jan. 1. The changing of the guard has made for a “challenging and nice time” at the Uniondale-based firm, according to Creighton, who joined Farrell Fritz in 1998 after serving as partner at neighboring firm Rivkin Radler. Strain, whose 15-year managing…


Nixon Peabody named top health law firm

Nixon Peabody has been named the nation’s No. 1 law firm in health care law by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, the legal profession’s top journal of peer review. The firm’s national health care practice is led by partner Michele Masucci, who works out of Nixon Peabody’s Jericho and Manhattan offices The honor — one of the publications’ Best Law Firm designations in 74 specialty areas — is based on a ranking…


SilvermanAcampora launches compliance group

By GREGORY ZELLER // By popular demand, business law firm SilvermanAcampora has launched a new practice group to help clients navigate the choppy waters of government compliance. The Jericho firm’s new Government Contracts & Compliance Group will help businesses – particularly those in the aerospace and defense markets – realize the lucrative potential of supplying goods and services to local, federal, state and even foreign governments, while meeting their often-tricky requirements. The new group is…


Murray heading new RMF development group

Innovation is in integration at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, which has combined its zoning, land use and environmental law practice groups into a single unit. The group, chaired by partner E. Christopher Murray, maximizes RMF’s decades of development and zoning experience as an “integrated cross-disciplinary unit,” according to the Uniondale-based firm. Managing Partner Adam Silvers noted development and zoning applications are often “intertwined” with environmental litigation and regulatory challenges, requiring a team effort on most real…