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    06.18.15 Jeffrey Forchelli ’69 Recognized as ‘Outstanding CEO’
    Jeffrey Forchelli

    Jeffrey Forchelli ’69, a member of Brooklyn Law School’s Board of Trustees, was recently named 2015 Outstanding CEO by Long Island Business News (LIBN).

    According to LIBN, the annual award recognizes business and not-for-profit principals, presidents, executive directors, managing partners, and partners who have consistently demonstrated leadership skills, integrity, values, vision and a commitment to excellence, financial performance, community and diversity.

    Forchelli founded the original law firm, which is now known as Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana in 1976 and he serves as its managing partner. His practice concentrates on complex real estate and land use matters, including litigation and tax certiorari for major real estate developers and national corporations. He has served as counsel to the New York State Assembly and served on the Legal Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of Security Title and Guaranty Company. Forchelli is consistently included in the "Who's Who in Law" listing by Long Island Business News, and he was selected by his peers for inclusion in New York's Super Lawyers (2009-2014).

    Forchelli is active in the Long Island business and nonprofit community, and has been honored by various organizations. He is a past president of the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District and a former trustee of Nassau Community College. He is also a past president of Community Mainstreaming Associates, an organization that owns and operates group homes for developmentally disabled adults, and was honored with the "Humanitarian of the Year" award in 1996.  In 2009, Mr. Forchelli and his wife Sadie were honored by St. Francis Hospital and was the recipient of the 2011 Frederic Ozanam Award.

    The Forchelli family has longstanding ties to Brooklyn Law School, with three generations having attended BLS. Forchelli’s father, Don Forchelli, graduated in 1931; his uncle, Vincent, graduated in 1940; and his cousin, Charles, graduated in 1971. Forchelli’s daughter, Nicole, is a 2007 graduate. The Forchellis have been generous supporters of the Law School and they have endowed two faculty chairs: Professor Neil B. Cohen was named the first Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law, and in 2004, they endowed a second chair in honor of Forchelli’s father, which is held by Professor Lawrence Solan. In addition, the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Conference Center is the venue for important scholarly symposia, academic programs, and social events.