Press Release

Linzer Selected “Who’s Who in Labor Law” by Long Island Business News

East Meadow, NY, August 10 — Paul S. Linzer, Partner in the Labor Relations Group at Certilman Balin was recently named by Long Island Business News as one of the “Who’s Who in Labor Law.” Mr. Linzer concentrates his practice on all aspects of public sector labor law litigation, criminal defense litigation.

He serves as labor counsel and/or general counsel to a variety of public sector labor unions and their membership. These include the New York City firefighters’ union, many County, Town, and Village-level Police unions, and the supervisors’ union from the New York City Department of Correction.  

He represents these unions in all labor and civil litigation matters including their grievance arbitrations, improper labor practice proceedings, policy negotiations, collective bargaining of contracts, interest arbitrations, drafting of potential legislation, and any matters in State and/or Federal Courts. He also represents union members in Internal Affairs, disciplinary proceedings, or other internal or external administrative or criminal investigations. 

Prior to joining Certilman Balin, Mr. Linzer served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office for approximately eight years.  He has extensive criminal trial experience, as both a Prosecutor and a Defense Attorney, ranging from minor crimes to serious felonies.  

Mr. Linzer earned his Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Albany and a Juris Doctor from The American University, Washington College of Law. 

A member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations, as well as the Former Assistant District Attorney’s Association, Mr. Linzer is admitted to practice in the states of New York and Florida, as well as the District of Columbia.  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Judicial Circuit. 

About Certilman Balin

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, Long Island’s second largest full-service law firm, has 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. Visit