Morton L. Certilman

Morton L. Certilman is Senior Counsel to our firm. His career has combined exceptional professional achievement with extraordinary commitment to the Long Island region and its people.  Creator of the first low-rise condominium on Long Island, Mr. Certilman has been responsible for over 1,500 cooperative, condominium and homeowner association developments in the United States and abroad.  

A prolific writer, he is the author of the condominium and cooperative section of the New York State Bar Association’s Real Estate Titles Book, as well as of numerous articles for the professional press on matters related to condominium and cooperative law. He is the former chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s committee on condominiums and cooperatives and of the subcommittee to revise the condominium act, and he has served as national trustee of the Community Associations Institute. An advocate of responsible growth for Long Island, Mr. Certilman served the region as Chairman of the Long Island Regional Planning Board; Director of the Long Island Association; Director of the Long Island Sports Commission; and Director of the New Long Island Partnership. He chaired the Northrop Grumman Master Planning Council and the Nassau Coliseum Privatization Committee. He also served as a Director for the Long Island Science and Technology Museum. 

A former New York State Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Certilman has held leadership positions in the Republican Party.  He is earned his Juris Doctor at Brooklyn Law School and has lectured and served on the real estate law faculties of the University of Miami, New York University and Hofstra University He is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

  

Education 

Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1956 

 

Court Admission 

U.S. Supreme Court 

 

Bar Associations 

New York State Bar Association

Bar Admission 

New York

 

Appointments 

Committee on condominiums and cooperatives and subcommittee to revise the condominium act, New York State Bar Association, Former Chairman  

Long Island Regional Planning Board, Chairman 

Long Island Association, Director 

 

Teaching 

Real Estate Law faculties, University of Miami 

Real Estate Law faculties, New York University 

Real Estate Law faculties, Hofstra University  

 

Community Involvement 

Long Island Sports Commission, Director 

Long Island Partnership, Director  

Northrop Grumman Master Planning Council, Chairmanship 

Nassau Coliseum Privatization Committee, Chairmanship 

Long Island Science and Technology Museum, Director