Farrell Fritz Welcomes Jon N. Santemma to the Firm as Tax Certiorari Counsel

November 30, 2012

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Laurel Hollow, NY resident, Jon N. Santemma, as counsel in eminent domain, tax certiorari and condemnation law.

Mr. Santemma was the founding partner of Santemma & Deutsch, LLP, the Nassau County, NY-based firm concentrating in real estate tax review and eminent domain law. He was a trustee to the Incorporated Village of Laurel Hollow and a law secretary to the Hon. Howard T. Hogan, administrative judge of Nassau County, and the Judge assigned to all condemnation and tax certiorari trials in Nassau. He has appeared in valuation matters in every Judicial District in New York State. From 2003 to 2008, he was a partner at Jaspan Schlesinger Hoffman LLP, where he established and chaired the firm’s condemnation and tax certiorari department.

From 1979 to 1980, Mr. Santemma served as president of the Nassau County Bar Association and chaired its building expansion committee. He is a member and fellow of the New York State Bar Association, served on the NYSBA’s House of Delegates from 2003 to 2007 and as vice president and on the executive committee from 1981 to 1991. Mr. Santemma is also a fellow of the American Bar Association. He chaired the condemnation and tax certiorari committees of both the NYS and Nassau County Bars. Mr. Santemma is active in the Fordham Law Alumni Association and is a former president of the Long Island Chapter. He was a founding trustee of the Nassau Suffolk Chapter’s student scholarship committee. In 2010, Mr. Santemma and his fellow trustees were honored for this activity.

Mr. Santemma is the editor and co-author of the book, Condemnation Law and Procedures in New York, and the co-author and co-editor of the supplement to the Review and Reduction of Real Estate Taxes in NY. He has lectured throughout the States and in the UK on valuation issues and has written numerous articles in the field.

Mr. Santemma is a life member of the board of directors of the Nassau County Bar and serves on the board of directors of The Maurer Foundation, an organization dedicated to breast health education. He served as a trustee of St. Dominic’s Parish in Oyster Bay, where he is a member of the finance committee.

Mr. Santemma earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. He has an AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.

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  • Related Practice Areas: Tax Certiorari & Condemnation