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Howard Stein


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Stein Named to 2023 Queens Power List

East Meadow, NY, October 10 — Howard M. Stein, Managing Partner and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, was selected to the 2023 Queens Power List by Schneps Media. The networking and award gala will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 5 PM at Terrace on the Park. 100% of the raffle proceeds will be donated to the Triangle Fire Coalition.Schneps Media names the most influential movers and shakers in Queens to the Queens Power List. They are recognized for their continued commitment, impact and influence that have sustained on Queens’ existence over the past year.

His diverse roster of clients count on his counsel in matters relating to real property acquisitions, downtown redevelopments, sales, leasing (including obtaining economic benefits incentives), real estate finance and loan workouts.  For closely held businesses and public companies, he structures complicated transactions for retail, industrial, office, hotel, wineries and residential developments. He is also actively involved in all legal facets of Assisted Living Communities and Senior Condominium Living. He has also represented Master Developers in Ronkonkoma, Patchogue, Lindenhurst, The Village of Hempstead and the City of New Rochelle, among others.  Recently he represented the developer of a 400+ unit project in Bay Shore and a multinational company in the acquisition of a 200+ acre winery on the East End of Long Island.

At Touro Law Center, Mr. Stein taught courses in Real Estate Law, serves on its Board of Governors and was the Chairman from 2005 until 2022.  Mr. Stein was appointed by the Suffolk County Executive to serve on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk Judicial Facilities AgencyHe serves on the Board for the Association for a Better Long Island and Vision Long Island.

Named to the PowerList on Long Island in 2022 by the Long Island Press and one of the Power 25 in the Law in 2022 by Long Island Business News, he was also honored with a Real Estate Award for “Top Office Lease” on behalf of 90 Merrick Avenue in 2022 and the Hain Celestial Group in 2013.   From 2012 consecutively until 2023, he was named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list.

He actively champions for charitable causes. Mr. Stein is a member of the President’s Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, and was honored with its Presidential Award.  Long Island Cares bestowed upon him The Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award. The American Heart Association honored him at its Go Red for Women Luncheon.

Mr. Stein earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1978, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in 1975 where he once pitched back-to-back four-hit shutouts in a double-header over Hobart College. This feat appeared in Sports Illustrated.

Admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, he is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

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. For further information, visit