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. 

Coronavirus-Related Legal Matters

During these uncertain times, one thing is certain. We are here for you. To help you during this difficult time, we have centralized a list of our attorneys along with their areas of concentration and contact information. We will also be posting articles that may be relevant to your businesses, and we welcome your calls. We must all strive to help each other through this global crisis.

To learn more about how we can help you, please visit this section.

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To our valued clients and friends:

We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening our offices on June 10th. We made this decision carefully in conjunction with the mandates and guidelines provided by the State of New York since the health and safety of our staff and our clients is our greatest concern.

To prepare for our doors to welcome you again, our partners and administrative team have spent these weeks creating a safe workspace and communicating all necessary protocol to our employees.

Although we will be social distancing and wearing masks, we will continue to provide the personal service that you have always been accustomed to from our firm. Although you won’t be able to shake our hands and see our smiles, we will still provide you with our CBAH hospitality in the best way that we know how as we all navigate through this unprecedented time in history.

Each person who works for us or visits with us will be expected to take a temperature check upon arrival for as long as is necessary in order to safeguard you, the firm, our families and members of the community. We will also take all of  the recommended steps in hypervigilant personal hygiene and continual office cleaning and sanitizing. 

As I have said before, difficult times tend to bring out the best in us, and this crisis is no different in that regard.  I have never been more proud of our staff and how they continued to give 100% remotely in order to get the job done successfully.  I know that they will continue to do so in our new office environment even though there will be continued challenges that will have to be met. I look forward to seeing our offices come to life again by welcoming our attorneys, staff, clients and friends on June 10th.

I wish you good health and happiness,

Bernard Hyman