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Behar to be Installed as Dean of the Academy of Law, Suffolk County

May 19, Hauppauge, NY — Jarrett M. Behar, Partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Certilman Balin, will be installed as the Dean of the Academy of Law at the Suffolk County Bar Association’s 113th Annual Installation Dinner on Thursday, June 3 at the Nissequogue Golf Club. 

Behar, who is based in the firm’s Hauppauge office, has vast litigation experience in the areas of real estate, commercial lending, construction, general contractual disputes, land use, bankruptcy, intellectual property, professional liability defense matters and appellate practice in both federal and state courts. 

Prior to joining Certilman Balin, he was a Partner at Long Island law firm in Suffolk County where he focused on commercial real estate and development matters. He also practiced as an associate at a prominent New York City law firm. For one year, he was counsel and project manager at the large retail chain, Steve & Barry’s University Sportswear 

He earned his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida. In law school he served as the Competitions Editor on the Moot Court Board.  

Mr. Behar has authored articles in a myriad of publications including New York Law Journal Magazine and the Suffolk Lawyer. 

He also recently served as Vice President of the Commack Union Free School District Board of Education. 

He is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 

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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