Top Ten Legal Eagles 2013 – Daniel P. Deegan

Daniel P. Deegan
Real Estate + Most Unbeatable

Real estate is considered by many to be the sword our local economy lives and dies by. To practice in this category of law requires knowledge in many related areas. This partner at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP is so adept he heads the firm’s Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Municipal Incentives and Government Relations practices; placing particular emphasis on responsible development projects. He specializes in real estate development law, zoning law, municipal incentives/IDA law and government relations/municipal law in New York and New Jersey. He is on the board of the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) and is vice chairman of the Long Island chapter, championing causes like clean water and air, renewable energy, open space and even evaluating the performance of elected officials. Despite this packed agenda he is a frequent lecturer to trade groups and still finds time for his local Rotary, serving as a member of the board of directors for the Gift of Life Foundation and North Shore Sheltering Program, Inc., a shelter for the homeless.