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At Certilman Balin, our priority has always been our clients. We understand that the practice of law is a relationship business. That's why we do more than work for you. We work with you.
Your success is our success.

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The strength of your legal team starts with each Certilman Balin lawyer. Together, we strive to meet your goals through trust and hard work.


Certilman Balin is a major supporter of philanthropic causes throughout the surrounding community. In addition to financial support, the firm's partners and associates give a great deal of their time serving as board members, advisors and committee members.

The success of a law firm is tied to the success of its clients.

Since 1965, we have been doing what we do best: serving the Long Island community. During this time, we met many people who became longtime clients, and many became lifelong friends. These relationships have grown and have helped us to develop diverse areas of practice, expanding our reach nationally and internationally.

We advocate for our clients. We also support their philanthropic endeavors. We understand the importance of giving back to our community, and we realize our clients helped us to become one of Long Island’s largest full-service law firms.

But don’t let our size fool you. We pride ourselves on that small law firm atmosphere. When you need us, we are here to help. We make you our priority and respond promptly. When you have a legal issue, we apply our collective knowledge to ensure the best possible outcome.

Your success is our success.

Attorney Spotlight

Effective January 1, Kathleen Farrell was elevated to the partnership. She concentrates her real estate practice in the areas of commercial leasing, asset purchase and sales, and real estate development. She represents clients at the local, regional and national level, including commercial property owners and tenants from independent retail stores to major institutions and businesses.

Ms. Farrell earned her Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and was on the Dean’s List. She earned her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Literature and Rhetoric with a minor in History from Binghamton University.

Consecutively from 2020 until 2023, Ms. Farrell was named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars, as well as its 2020 and 2021 Women’s Edition. She was also recognized with a Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News in 2022, and as one of the “2020 Women in Real Estate” by the New York Real Estate Journal and one of the “2020 Rising Stars” by Real Estate Weekly.

To read more about Kathleen Farrell, click here. 


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Corporate Transparency Act

One of the most anticipated new laws that will impact every business in 2024 is the Corporate Transparency Act (or the CTA).  The CTA was enacted on January 1, 2021

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