Press Release

Shea Awarded Top Assisted Living Project on Long Island

June 4, East Meadow, NY — J. Timothy Shea, Jr., a Partner in the Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Groups in the Hauppauge office of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, was honored with a “Real Estate, Architecture and Engineering Award”  for Top Assisted Living Project on Long Island from Long Island Business News. The virtual awards ceremony was held on June 3, 2021.

Mr. Shea represents clients in various jurisdictions who are seeking a variety of land use approvals, including Change of Zone, Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board. These clients range from local development companies to Fortune 500 companies and include solar array development, big box stores, multi-family developments, medical offices, commercial centers and industrial projects.  

In seeking zoning applications for his clients, Mr. Shea appears before the Five Western Towns of Suffolk, Riverhead and Southampton, and various Villages within.  

Individuals and businesses seeking applications before the Suffolk County Health Department and the Suffolk County Department of Public Works depend on his knowledge of the Suffolk County sanitary codes. He also represents clients regarding Connection Agreements and Construction Agreements with the County of Suffolk.  

He  has successfully prosecuted both civil and criminal appeals before the New York State Court of Appeals and the Appellate Term, Second Department. 

Prior to entering private practice, he served as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County and then for five years as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Islip as the Director of Law Enforcement. 

Mr. Shea graduated from Vermont School of Law after earning his Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association. 

To read the Long Island Business News issue and see the other honorees in addition to the top assisted living project, click here. 

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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



Tim Shea 2021 LIBN Award