Morton L. Certilman

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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. 


Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1956 

Court Admission
U.S. Supreme Court 

Bar Associations
New York State Bar Association

Bar Admission
New York

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 

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