Baker Named to Advisory Board of WE CARE Fund

Daniel J. Baker, Partner in the Real Estate and Land Use and Zoning Practice Groups at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, has been named to the Advisory Board of the WE CARE Fund, which is the charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association, and this appointment is effective July 1.

The WE CARE Fund is the nationally-recognized charitable arm of the Nassau County Bar Association. Founded in 1988 by NCBA Past President Stephen Gassman, WE CARE funds are raised by the legal profession and the community at large. The money is distributed through charitable grants to improve the quality of life for children, the elderly, and others in need throughout Nassau County. Nurtured by the tireless efforts of lawyers and judges, the WE CARE program has matured into a nationally recognized model for similar programs instituted by other bar groups. With the financial support and personal effort of so many, WE CARE has been able to serve the community in a myriad of ways. Visit https://www.thewecarefund.com. 

Mr. Baker represents clients on real estate transaction matters, land use and zoning issues, and industrial development agency (IDA) benefits. His roster of clients runs the gamut from “mom and pop” operations and local developers to national and international shopping center owners and retailers. He also advises clients on local laws and customs, which help facilitate the navigation through the real estate and municipal processes.

He serves as the Tenth Judicial District Representative to, and a member of the Executive Committee of, the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, as a member of the Advisory Board of the Chicago Title Insurance Company, and as an appointed member of the State of New York Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled Surrogate Decision Making Committee (SDMC) Program.  He was Chairman of the Real Property Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association from 2010-2012.

Mr. Baker graduated from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College, after earning his  Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany.  Active with his alma mater and in his community, Mr. Baker is a member of the Touro Law Center Alumni Association, a member of the Touro Law Center Dean’s Advisory Council, and Co-Vice Chair of the Board of Touro Law Center’s Institute of Land Use and Sustainable Development Law. In 2017 Mr. Baker was honored with the Law School Service Award and in 2019 with the Paul S. Miller Award.

As a member of The Engergeia Partnership at Molloy College of the Class of 2019, Mr. Baker is one of Long Island’s leaders committed to improving the region’s most complex issues.

Admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, he has achieved the highest professional rating by Martindale Hubbell.  He is a member of the American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.

 

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