Press Release

Skolnik Appointed to Board of LIMSAT

For Immediate Release

Debra Scala Giokas
Director of Marketing

September 18, East Meadow, NY – Fred Skolnik, Partner in the Corporate/Securities Practice Group at Certilman Balin, has been appointed to the Board of LIMSAT (Long Island Matrix of Science and Technology).

LIMSAT’s principal mission is to introduce science to young people in a way that will ignite their curiosity, understanding and enduring interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by the use of interactive programming and exhibits. To accomplish this mission, LIMSAT has partnered with Brookhaven National Laboratory.  LIMSAT’s long-term planning vision is to create the Portal to Discovery, an engaging and sustainable science and exploration center that serves families and schools and has significant impact on family and adult learning on Long Island. A first step towards achieving this vision has been the partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratory to form the Portal to Discovery.

Mr. Skolnik is a member of the Leadership Council of the Mentoring Partnership of Long Island, serves on the Board of Directors of Farmingdale College Foundation, and is also a co-founder and the administrator of LIKE (Lawyers Involved in Kids’ Education), a program that establishes mentoring relationships between attorneys and potentially “at-risk” elementary school students and seeks to develop vocabulary and analytical skills in the mentees through word games. A magna cum laude graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon, the national economics honor society, Mr. Skolnik is a cum laude graduate of St. John’s University School of Law.

For further information, contact Debra Scala-Giokas, Director of Marketing, at Certilman Balin at (516) 296-7087. For more information in regard to LIMSAT, please visit and

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 13 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, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law.