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.