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For Immediate Release

Baker Named One of the Top 25 Power Lawyers on Long Island

March 26, East Meadow, NY — Daniel J. Baker, Partner in our Real Estate and Land Use and Zoning Practice Groups, has been named one of the Top 25 Power Lawyers by Long Island Business News.

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.

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. Long Island Business News recognized him in 2017 with a Leadership in Law Award and, again in 2020, with a “Who’s Who” in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law.

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.   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.

About Certilman Balin

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP has grown into Long Island’s second largest full-service law firm with offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its 15 practice areas include: real estate, real property tax certiorari and condemnation, cooperative and condominium, land use, environmental law, corporate/securities, litigation, commercial lending, labor relations/employment law, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights, nonprofit/tax exempt and religious organizations, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law. For further information, visit



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