Karen E. Nora

Karen E. Nora - Long Island Banking & Commercial Lending Lawyer

Karen E. Nora is a Partner in our Banking and Commercial Lending Practice Group.

Prior to joining Certilman Balin, she was a Partner at Smyth Nora in Huntington. She concentrated in all aspects of real property law including contract drafting, residential and commercial finance, land use, foreclosure and condemnation, landlord/tenant litigation, leasing, and all matters of civil litigation.

Before she embarked on her career as an attorney, Ms. Nora was a processor and title closer for numerous title companies in Florida.

Active in her local community, Ms. Nora serves on the Board of Trustees of the Huntington Fire Department, is a member of the Huntington Lawyers Club and taught Sunday School at St. John’s Episcopal Church where she was a member of its vestry. She was also an Adjunct Instructor at Briarcliff College.

Ms. Nora earned her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Florida State University.

A member of the New York State, Suffolk County and Florida Bar Associations, she is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Florida, and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

An accomplished marathon runner, she has run in Vermont, Florida, Rhode Island, New York City and Chicago. She is also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Doe.



Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1995

Florida State University, B.A, 1981


Bar Admission(s)

New York



Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


Bar Associations

New York State Bar Association, Member

Florida Bar Association, Member

Suffolk County Bar Association, Member



Adjunct Instructor, Briarcliff College


Community Involvement

Huntington Fire Department, Board of Trustees


Outside the Office Marathon Runner (Vermont, New York, Chicago); Black Belt, Tae Kwon Doe



Huntington Lawyers Club