Michelle L. Stieglitz

Michelle L. Stieglitz, a Partner in the Real Estate Practice Group at Certilman Balin, represents clients in all aspects of real estate law, including, but not limited to, commercial leasing, residential and commercial real estate transactions, development, downtown revitalization projects, land use and real estate financing. 

Active in her community, Ms. Stieglitz is a mentor in the Lawyer’s Involved in Kid’s Education (LIKE) program, an affiliation of the Long Island Mentoring Partnership, where she mentors “at risk” fourth and fifth grade students. She serves as the Early Childhood Coordinator on the Board of the Parent’s Association at her son’s school, The Bridges Academy in West Islip. In addition, Ms. Stieglitz has served on the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon Committee. 

Prior to joining Certilman Balin, Ms. Stieglitz was a financial analyst at DraftFCB Worldwide, a leading global advertising agency and a subsidiary of the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG). In her role, Ms. Stieglitz analyzed revenue variances amongst budgets, quarterly updates and actual data for global clients generating revenue streams averaging between twenty and eighty million dollars annually across the agency’s global network. Additionally, she worked with regional teams across the globe to consolidate and analyze revenue and corresponding expense data originating from organic growth and new business wins, as well as the impact of client losses. 

Ms. Stieglitz earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Finance and Business Administration (with a dual concentration in Marketing and Management) from the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in 2004.  She earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Hofstra University School of Law in 2011, where she served as Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review. 

In 2019, Ms. Steiglitz was named as one of the “Ones to Watch” by the New York Real Estate Law Journal. In 2018, she was named as one of Real Estate Weekly’s “Rising Stars in Real Estate.” 

She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations. 

 

Education 

Hofstra University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2011 

John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University, B.A., 2004 

 

 

Bar Admission 

New York 

New Jersey 

 

Bar Associations 

New York State Bar Association 

Nassau County Bar Association 

 

Recognitions 

One of the “Ones to Watch,” New York Real Estate Journal, 2019

Rising Stars in Real Estate, Real Estate Weekly, 2018 

Hofstra Law Review, Associate Editor 

 

Community Involvement 

Lawyer’s Involved in Kid’s Education (LIKE) Program, Mentor 

Board of the Parent’s Association, The Bridges Academy, Early Childhood Coordinator 

American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Luncheon Committee

 



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