Press Release

For Immediate Release

Six Attorneys Named to 2019 Top Women Super Lawyers List

East Meadow, NY, February 28  – We are pleased to announce that Rebecca L. Brodsky, Heather L. Gauweiler, Lisa S. Hunter, Kimberly A. Klein, Donna-Marie Korth,  and Rebecca Sklar have been named to the 2019 Top Women Super Lawyers list.

Rebecca L. Brodsky (Sands Point) is Of Counsel to the Real Estate Practice Group. She represents clients in both commercial and residential transactions and has experience with the closings of single family homes, cooperative apartments and condominiums, along with commercial property and construction loans. Ms. Brodsky earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University.

Heather L. Gauweiler  (Seaford) is a Partner in the Banking and Commercial Lending Department and concentrates on the representation of institutional and private lenders in all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions and asset-based lending. She has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting a wide variety of financing arrangements to middle market and small business borrowers, including mortgage loans (both permanent and construction financings), revolving credit and term loan facilities, interest rate swap transactions, letter of credit transactions, government guaranteed loans offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 and 7(a) loan programs and governmentally assisted financing arrangements commonly utilized in project development financings. Mrs. Gauweiler earned her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in sociology from SUNY Cortland in 2005. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law in 2008.

Lisa S. Hunter (Plainview), a Partner in and Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Practice Groups, concentrates in all aspects of trusts, estates, tax, and succession planning, primarily for high net worth individuals. A member of the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County and the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations, Ms. Hunter serves on the Tax Law and Surrogate’s Court, Estates and Trusts Committees of the Nassau County Bar Association. Ms. Hunter received her Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College and her Juris Doctor from Villanova University, where she served as an editor of the Law Review. She also holds the degree of Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Kimberly A. Klein (Huntington) is an associate in the Banking/Commercial Lending Practice Group. Her practice concentrates on the representation of lenders in financing commercial real estate properties, varying from middle market to small business loans, including government guaranteed loans offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 and 7(a) loan programs. Ms. Klein earned her Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Environmental Law, cum laude, from Pace University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Donna-Marie Korth (Rockville Centre) is a Partner in the Commercial, Banking and Real Estate Litigation Practice Group, and is a Certified Mediator. She concentrates in all aspects of commercial and real estate litigation, all land use issues, appellate practice, commercial foreclosure, lending litigation, guardianship proceedings, and previously concentrated in cooperative/condominium law. In addition, as a trained mediator, Ms. Korth is able to mediate a wide variety of civil disputes pre or post-litigation. She was appointed to serve on the Commercial Mediation Panel in Nassau County Supreme Court, Hurricane Sandy Mediation Panel in Eastern District of the United States District Court, Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel of the Nassau County Bar Association, and serves on the ADR Advisory Council of the Nassau County Bar Association. Ms. Korth graduated, magna cum laude, from St. John’s University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and graduated, with honors, from that University’s School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the United States Supreme Court.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and Nassau County Bar Association.

Rebecca R. Sklar (Sands Point) is an Associate in the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Practice Group. Rebecca’s practice primarily focuses on real estate valuation.  She represents property owners in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as in upstate New York, who are seeking reductions in their properties’ assessed valuations.  Rebecca also represents both condemnees and condemnors  in Eminent Domain proceedings. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law in 2013. A 2009 graduate of Binghamton University, Ms. Sklar earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish.

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.