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Suffolk Y JCC to Honor Behar at Golf Outing

May 17, Hauppauge, NY — Jarrett M. Behar, Partner in the Litigation Practice Group at Certilman Balin, will be honored by the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center on Thursday, June 2 at the Muttontown Club. His long history with the Suffolk Y JCC began with the early morning line for pre-school sign-up for his then three-month-old son who is now in high school. His daughter also attended that program and is now an active participant in the Junior Company of the Stage 74 theater program. 

Behar, who is based in the Certilman Balin’s Hauppauge office, has vast litigation experience in the areas of real estate, commercial lending, construction, general contractual disputes, land use, bankruptcy, intellectual property, professional liability defense matters and appellate practice in both federal and state courts. 

He is the Dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law, a Director of Suffolk County Bar Association, and formerly co-chaired the Suffolk County Bar Association Transaction & Corporation Law Committee.  He also recently served as Vice President of the Commack Union Free School District Board of Education. For six years, he served as Vice President/Trustee of the Commack Union Free School District Board of Education. 

He earned his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida and has has authored articles in the  New York Law Journal Magazine and the Suffolk Lawyer. He is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit 

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About Suffolk Y JCC

SYJCC has been strengthening and enriching the Suffolk County community through social, recreational and educational programs for the past 40 years through a Jewish caring model. They are proud to help their neighbors learn, grow & thrive through programs focused on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

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