January 24, 2008
Stephen E. Turman Named Among Long Island Business News’ 40 Rising Stars Under 40 for 2008
Stephen E. Turman, an associate at the firm, has been named to Long Island Business News’ 40 Rising Stars Under 40 Class of 2008. The award is presented each year to forty individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in professional, civic and charitable endeavors on Long Island.
In addition to his legal career, Mr. Turman is an environmentalist working with Legislator David Denenberg, Chair of the County Legislature’s Land Use and Planning Committee, to advocate on behalf of all Long Islanders in having clean air and safe groundwater. He has also lobbied local governments on behalf of victims’ rights, co-authoring legislation that will be considered in 2008 to require sex offenders in Nassau County to wear an active GPS tracking device, and has been outspoken on the need for next gernation housing, working closely with the Coalition For Long Island’s Future to speak to local civic associations and zoning boards.
In recognition of his commitment to the community and to honest and ethical government, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi appointed Mr. Turman to the Nassau County Board of Ethics in May 2007. Mr. Turman has also consulted with many campaigns and serves as the Campaign Finance Chairman for Legislators David Denenberg and Jeffrey Toback. In addition to working directly with our elected officials and candidates, he has served as the Coordinator of the Nassau County Democratic Committee’s Voter’s Rights Program in 2005 and 2006, recruiting a team of attorney volunteers in a county-wide effort to ensure fair elections.
Mr. Turman was inducted by Long Island Business News into the 40/40 Class of 2008, at an awards ceremony held on January 24, 2008, at the Crest Hollow Country Club. He joins Moritt Hock Hamroff & Horowitz 40 Under 40 alumni: Leslie A. Berkoff, Steven A. Horowitz and Dennis C. O’Rourke.