August 26, East Meadow, NY — Nicole Milone, an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group 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.
Ms. Milone handles a wide array of commercial litigation matters before state, federal and appellate courts. She has represented clients in matters involving business divorces, civil RICO, fraud, contracts, telecommunications, unfair competition, and class action TCPA cases, to name a few.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Milone was a Litigation Associate at a boutique law firm in Manhattan where she handled commercial real estate litigation, ranging from commercial mortgage foreclosures to broker fee disputes. She also served as an Intern for the Office of the Nassau County Attorney where she assisted with the Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic at the Nassau County Bar Association and worked with the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights to combat housing and employment discrimination.
Ms. Milone earned a Juris Doctor from the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from James Madison University.
While in law school, she worked with the Housing Rights/Law Reform Advocacy Clinic where she participated in the federal anti-discrimination lawsuit against the Village of Farmingdale that resulted in the creation of affordable housing units for displaced Latino residents. She was also a member of the Legal Emergency Aid Project, a group that raised money to travel to New Orleans, Louisiana over their spring break to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina through volunteer legal work with the Pro Bono Project.
She is currently a mentor in the Lawyers Involved in Kids’ Education program, which is affiliated with MENTOR New York, where she donates an hour weekly to a student at Walnut Street Elementary School in Uniondale.
Ms. Milone is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
When asked about her involvement Milone said, “In the past I worked as a dance and camp counselor for young school-aged children. My work with Mentor NY stems from those experiences where I learned first-hand the value of a positive role model in a child’s formative years.”
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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.
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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.