Howard Stein
Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of Rochester
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Real Estate Transactions
Howard M. Stein manages Certilman Balin's Real Estate Practice Group. His diverse roster of clients count on his counsel in matters related to real property acquisitions, Downtowns redevelopment, 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. 

Mr. Stein represented the land sale of the Melville “pumpkin farm” to Canon USA for its North American Headquarters, which kept the Fortune 500 Company on Long Island. In 2013, Long Island Business News honored him with a Real Estate Award for “Top Office Lease” on behalf of Hain Celestial Group. 

In 2011, the Suffolk County Executive appointed Mr. Stein to serve on the Board of Directors of the Suffolk Judicial Facilities Agency. That same year, he was inducted into the Inaugural Class of Touro Law Center Builder’s Society.  

At Touro Law Center, Mr. Stein teaches courses in Real Estate Law. He also serves as Chairman of its Board of Governors.  

An advocate of Smart Growth, Mr. Stein serves as a board member of Vision Long Island, the Association for a Better Long Island, and the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra.   

The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (“CIBS”) named him “Associate Member of the Year” in 2013; Long Island Business News has counted him among its “Who’s Who in Real Estate Law;” and from 2012 consecutively until 2020, 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. Long Island Business News recognized him with its “50 Around 50” Award for his professional achievement and community service.  

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. He now serves as a member of their George Eastman Circle.  

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. He achieved the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell.  

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