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Four Certilman Balin Attorneys to be Honored with Leadership in Law Awards

October 12, East Meadow, NY — Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP is pleased to announce that Howard M. Stein, Brian K. Ziegler, Michael Amoroso and Carrie Adduci will be honored by Long Island Business News with its Leadership in Law Award. Mr. Stein will be recognized in the category of Lifetime Achievement; Mr. Ziegler, Partner; Mr. Amoroso, Counsel; and Ms. Adduci, Associate. Long Island Business News created the Leadership In Law Awards program to recognize the dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence that attorneys bring to their clients.

Lifetime Achievement: Howard M. Stein

Howard M. Stein is the head of the Real Estate Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  His diverse roster of clients count on his counsel in matters relating to real property acquisitions, downtown redevelopments, sales, leasing (including obtaining economic benefits incentives), real estate finance and loan workouts.  For closely held businesses and public companies, he structures complicated transactions for retail, industrial, office, hotel, wineries and residential developments. He is also actively involved in all legal facets of Assisted Living Communities and Senior Condominium Living.

Partner: Brian K. Ziegler

Brian K. Ziegler is a member of the Executive Committee and the Partner-in-Charge in the Corporate/Securities Law Practice Group of Certilman Balin. He brings over 40 years of experience at Certilman Balin in advising a variety of businesses – large and small, family owned and publicly owned, corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. His expertise spans the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions, finance, private placements, license agreements, distribution agreements, service agreements, employment agreements, taxation and general business contracts.  However, Mr. Ziegler prides himself most on being a good listener, understanding his client’s issues and needs and providing advice, guidance and personal attention to best assist them.  He serves as a trustee for many active family trusts and as outside general counsel to numerous businesses. 

Counsel: Michael Amoroso

Michael A. Amoroso is Of Counsel to our Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Practice Groups. He is based in the Hauppauge office. He  has over thirty years’ experience and concentrates his practice on matters related to commercial and residential sales and acquisitions, commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants, loan financing for borrowers, IDA matters and representation of developers with the Suffolk County Sewer Agency, including the negotiation and execution of connection agreements.  

Associate: Carrie Adduci

Carrie C. Adduci, an Associate in our Real Estate Practice Group, concentrates on acquisitions, sales and refinances of commercial and residential properties. She also represents developers with regard to the sale of their newly constructed residential homes. An Adjunct Professor, Ms. Adduci co-teaches a course in Applied Legal Analysis at her alma mater, St. John’s University School of Law. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude in 2012 and her Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, with a major in Legal Studies and a minor in Theology.

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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.