Daniel P. Deegan

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    Daniel P. Deegan, (St. John’s University School of Law, 1989) heads up the Firm’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Municipal Incentives and Government Relations practices, with particular emphasis on facilitating and implementing responsible real estate development projects. He specializes in Real Estate Development Law, Zoning Law, Municipal Incentives/IDA Law, and Government Relations/Municipal Law. He is experienced in representing companies before the IDAs in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Dan has a reputation for “getting things done” with efficiency, effectiveness and integrity.

    Mr. Deegan has been awarded an “AV” legal ability and ethics rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory – the very highest rating this nationally recognized publication has established. This rating is based upon extensive confidential peer review surveys. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in New York’s Super Lawyers every year since 2010 He was also peer selected in LI Pulse Magazine as a “Top Legal Eagle” for being the “most unbeatable” in Real Estate.

    Mr. Deegan is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the Federal Courts of both New York and New Jersey, including the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. In the mid-1990’s, Dan was appointed City Attorney for the City of Glen Cove, by then-Mayor Thomas R. Suozzi, and served in that capacity through 2006.

    Mr. Deegan was elected to the Board of the Long Island Association in 2015. He also serves on the Board of the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) and is Vice Chairman of the Long Island Chapter. He has served as President of the Glen Cove Rotary, and Member, Board of Directors for the Gift of Life Foundation and, currently, North Shore Sheltering Program, Inc., a shelter for the homeless. He is also a member of the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS) and was recognized as the “Associate Member of the Year.”

    He is a frequent lecturer to trade groups and others on the law and practice relating to Economic Development Incentives and Industrial Development Agencies. His article on the Benefits of IDA was published in the New York Real Estate Journal and the Suffolk Lawyer. Dan earned his B.A. from Providence College in 1986 and graduated Chaminade High School in 1983.

    Practice Areas:  Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning, Municipal, IDA Law