Marc S. Alessi is Of Counsel in the Firm's Corporate, Municipal, Land Use and Real Estate Practice Groups. Mr. Alessi joined the firm in 2007 as part time Of Counsel, while also serving as a member of the New York State Assembly, and January 1, 2011 he expanded his practice to full time with the firm after a distinguished career in government. Mr. Alessi was appointed as the Downstate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the New York State Comptroller’s Office in 2001 while still attending law school. As the Downstate Director, Mr. Alessi was charged with ensuring that each level of government operated in accordance with the laws of New York State.
Mr. Alessi is a member of the Board of Directors for the Long Island Power Authority, the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and the East End Arts Council, and is on the Board of Advisors for Nassau Suffolk Law Services, a not for profit that provides civil legal services to the poor. Mr. Alessi was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2005 representing the First Assembly District which included the Towns of Brookhaven, Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island. Mr. Alessi served three terms in the New York State Legislature. Serving as Chairman of the Sub Committee on the Emerging Workforce, he focused on job creation through creating a better entrepreneurial and economic environment for technology transfer and commercialization. He helped rewrite the New York State Tax Code in order to grow a regional innovation economy. In addition to his subcommittee, Mr. Alessi was a member of the Energy Committee; and the Sub Committee on Alternative Energy, the Committee on Labor, the Committee on Transportation, the Committee on Local Governments, the Committee on Agriculture, and the Committee on Aging.
Mr. Alessi earned his Bachelor’s Degree at SUNY Albany and then completed his law degree at Touro Law School, where he received awards in the study of health care law.
Mr. Alessi has been recognized as one the most influential Long Island business leaders under 40 years old by the Long Island Business News (2011), and was awarded Man of the Year by the Suffolk County Police Conference (2010) and by the Long Island Farm Bureau (2009). Mr. Alessi is a serial entrepreneur and is a member of the Long Island Angel Network