As our success depends on the success of our clients, it also depends on the success of our lawyers and administrative staff. Voted one of Long Island’s Top Workplaces, we at Certilman Balin pride ourselves as a competitive, yet collegial law firm. With a primary focus on the delivery of professional legal services and responsive service, we also strive to make our surrounding community a better place. If you want to make an impact on the legal landscape on Long Island, we welcome having a conversation with you. At this time, the firm has the following openings:

Prominent Long Island law firm (with offices in Nassau, Suffolk and New Jersey) seeking an associate with 1-5 years experience to join one of the largest regional real estate and commercial lending practice groups.

Applicant must have a background in residential and/or commercial real estate. Banking/lending experience is a plus. Also substantial closing experience required, along with research, writing and computer skills.

Medical, dental and life insurance are offered with a minimal contribution by the employee. The firm offers a 401(k) plan, profit sharing and a generous vacation package. Salary commensurate with experience.”

Please e-mail resume to:

(posted 12-14-17)

We are seeking a qualified candidate for software help desk/trainer.

Expertise in Word, iManage, Office 365 Suite, Adobe and Windows 10. Knowledge of Contactease, Best Authority and Nuance Power PDF a plus. Successful candidate could have either an IT or Legal secretary background. Salary and benefits competitive. Please send resume to

(posted 05-15-18)

Entry level legal assistant/paralegal position. The position consists of paralegal and secretary duties and will require frequent overtime work. Recent college graduate preferred, with willingness to develop the skills necessary to become an outstanding Senior Paralegal in our Commercial Lending Group. This Group is responsible for drafting and reviewing Commercial Loan documentation, as well as the performance of due diligence in connection therewith. The successful candidate will work independently and will be exposed to significant client contact.


  • The candidate must be organized, resourceful and detail oriented.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to effectively interact via phone, e-mail and in person with various bank loan officers, attorneys for borrowers, attorneys for lenders and sellers, title companies and insurance companies.
  • Initiative in identifying and resolving possible problems or issues in an efficient manner.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills with the goal of developing and maintaining strong client relationships.


Benefits offered include medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as 401(k)/profit sharing plan. Qualified candidates only, please e-mail cover letter and resume to: (posted 05-15-18)


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