Press Release

Stein Named Managing Partner at Certilman Balin: Hyman Served for 34 Years

December 7, East Meadow, NY — Bernard Hyman has built his career as an established authority on real estate valuation, while simultaneously managing the second largest law firm on Long Island, Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP. His dedication to his clients and his leadership has steered the firm through 34 years. Hyman serves on the Executive Committee, and will continue to do so, but now he will be stepping down as Managing Partner while he continues to concentrate on his tax certiorari clients.

Effective January, 1, 2023, Howard M. Stein, Chair of the Real Estate Group, will be the firm’s new managing partner. Stein, who has practiced at the firm his entire career and serves on the Executive Committee says, “Bunny has led our firm for over three decades. His imprint is evident on the firm’s success.  I am honored that my partners feel confident in me to continue what he has created. His are big shoes to fill.”

Stein is well-known for his counsel in matters relating to real property acquisitions, downtown redevelopments, sales, leasing, real estate finance and loan workouts, as well as all legal facets of Assisted Living Communities and Senior Condominium Living. He serves on the Board of Governors of Touro Law Center and was Chairman from 2005 until 2022.  As community leader, he serves on the Board of ABLI as well as Vision Long Island.  He also actively champions for charitable causes.

Bernard Hyman said, “Managing our firm was one of the greatest joys in my life. I know that Howie will continue to grow our firm, engage our people and provide the best services for our clients. With his reach into the community, there are so many possibilities. I look forward to continuing my work in the field of real estate valuation and looking ahead to our future.”

For further information, contact Debra Scala Giokas, Director of Marketing at or 516.296.7087. Click here to learn more about Howard Stein. 

About Certilman Balin

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP is Long Island’s second largest full-service law firm with offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as Saddle Brook, New Jersey. 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. For further information, visit

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