Mr. Smolev is a 1969 graduate of the law school.
He recently founded The Law Offices of Terence Smolev in Great Neck, New York where he specializes in trusts & estates, tax law, corporate law, and education law. Previously, he was a partner at Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP. Mr. Smolev began his legal career at the international accounting firm of Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG). He has also been an adjunct professor at Hofstra University Schools of Business and Law, where he taught accounting, business law, tax law, and estate planning. Mr. Smolev frequently guest lectures on tax law issues to students at the Washington College of Law. He has edited tax-related professional texts, authored articles for The New York Law Journal and has served as an expert source for a number of Newsday articles. His chapter titled, 'Estate Planning Client Strategies,' has been published in the 2009 Aspatore book, Inside the Minds: Estate Planning Client Strategies. Mr. Smolev has been an impartial Hearing Officer for disputes in the public school and municipal government systems and also practices in education law.
Mr. Smolev is a member of the New York City Police Museum Board of Trustees and serves as Vice President-Counsel and Trustee on its Executive Board. He served as member of the Long Island Cabinet for Israeli Bonds, and on the Nassau County Comptroller's Audit Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the North Shore-LIJ Health System Foundation Professional Advisor's Committee, the Long Island Community Foundation's Professional Advisory Committee and is a Board member of the Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Foundation and is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. He is a past President of the Pickett Farm Homeowners Association and for 14 years served on the Hofstra University Board of Trustees. Mr. Smolev was featured in the Long Island Business News' listing of "Who's Who in Tax Law", and appears in "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in American Law," and New York's Super Lawyers.