In 2018, Newsday included Certilman Balin as one of its Top Workplaces on Long Island. Touro College Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center honored Darren Stakey, an associate at Certilman Balin, with the Public Interest Attorney of the Year Award. David Herold, our Banking and Commercial Lending Partner, honored by UCP of Suffolk at its Scramble Gold Outing. Timothy Shea, Partner in our Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Groups was honored at Long Island Business News’ Real Estate, Architecture and Engineering Awards Dinner on March 26th at the Crest Hollow Country Club in the category of Top Retail Project. Cancer Center for Kids Honors our Commercial Litigation Partner Donna-Marie Korth at its Black and White Ball. Dan Baker was honored with the Paul S. Miller award from Touro Law Center at the “With Liberty & Justice for All” dinner. Dan is our Land Use and Zoning Partner, a 1992 Touro Law alumnus. Donna Turetsky was honored as one of Long Island’s Outstanding Women in the Law. Turetsky practices in the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Groups at Certilman Balin. Dean Ballan presents our Partner Dan Baker with the Touro Law School Service Award. Our Marketing Director Debra Scala Giokas received the 2012 Mentor Award from the Public Relations Professionals of Long Island. Jeffrey Morosoff, who is PRPLI past president and a Hofstra University public relations professor, presented. (Photo courtesy of Bill Moseley/BBA Photography Corporation) Congratulations to our Corporate/Securities Partner, Fred Skolnik, on being recognized by LI Pulse Magazine as one of this year’s Top Legal Eagles. Fred and his wife Arlyne were joined by Fred’s colleagues for a celebratory dinner: Mr. and Mrs. David Goldstein, Nicholas Venditto, Brian Ziegler, Samantha Epstein and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Palmadesso. On January 30th at the Library of Congress, Fred Skolnik, a partner at Certilman Balin, received the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the National Mentoring Partnership in the category of Corporate Leadership. This recognition is given to an employee from a company listed on the National Corporate Honor Roll who both volunteers time as a youth mentor and mobilizes others to engage in the mentoring movement. John Lennon, Sandy Chapin and our Partner Howard Stein who received the Humanitarian Award from Lond Island Cares / The Harry Chapin Food Bank, Inc. Nicholas Venditto accepts his Leadership in Law Award from Long Island Business News. Tracy Dioguardi, a support staff member of our Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Practice Group, was honored on September 27th with the Community Service Award from the Pequott District of the Theodore Roosevelt Council of Boy Scouts of America. This honor is based upon service to scouting and to the greater community.