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For Immediate Release

Hiltzik Named to the Young Professionals Advisory Board of MENTOR New York

August 26, East Meadow, NY — Samantha Hiltzik, an Associate in the Corporate/Securities and Nonprofit Practice Groups at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, has been named to the Young Professionals Advisory Board (“YPAB”) of MENTOR New York YPAB is a group of emerging leaders who dedicate their time, talents, networks and resources to raise awareness and support for MENTOR New York as it works to close the mentoring gap in New York by providing a myriad of services to mentoring and youth development across the state.

In Ms. Hiltzik’s corporate and securities practice, she concentrates on mergers and acquisitions involving privately held companies, commercial contracts, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, with aemphasis on securities law, including matters involving public and private offerings, periodic reporting, corporate governance and other general corporate matters.   

In her non-profit law concentration, she counsels and advocates for not-for-profits and religious organizations in a wide variety of areas, including governance, regulatory matters involving the Internal Revenue Service (including 501(c)(3) qualification) and commercial matters.   

Ms. Hiltzik earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sacred Heart University. As an undergraduate, she was a member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Track and Field Team.  

She serves as a mentor to 4th and 5th grade students at Walnut Street Elementary School in Uniondale, as part of the Lawyers Involved in Kids’ Education (“LIKE”) Program. The LIKE program is affiliated with Mentor New York.  She is also a member of the Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (“C. A. R. S.”) in Bayside, New York.

She is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey. 

When asked about her involvement with Mentor New York Hiltzik said, “It was not until law school that I accepted my first mentor, the late Erica Fine.  Through my involvement with Mentor New York I hope to carry on her legacy by connecting mentors with mentees throughout the state of New York.”

For further information, contact Debra Scala Giokas, Director of Marketing at 516.296.7087 or dscala@certilmanbalin.com.

About YPAB

Each year, the YPAB play an instrumental role in the coordination of MENTOR NY’s annual event to celebrate mentoring and honor the memory of Luke Boisi, who tragically passed away at the age of 21. The brother of Zach Boisi, a former Director of MENTOR New York, and the son of Geoff Boisi, the founder of MENTOR National, Luke Boisi was impacted by mentoring and spent the last few years of his life committed to helping others through his service with AmeriCorps. This year’s event, held virtually on September 23rd, continues this legacy by celebrating Luke’s memory and honoring outstanding mentors from across New York. Learn more: www.mentornewyork.org/mentor-of-the-year.

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.

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