Daniel J. Baker
Daniel J. Baker, Partner in the Real Estate and Land Use Practice Groups at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, zoning and land use, and environmental law. Well-diversified, Mr. Baker has expanded his legal knowledge and has practiced in various areas of the law throughout his career spanning 25 years.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Baker was a Partner at Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker, PLLC, where he practiced in the areas of real estate, land use and zoning, environmental, tax certiorari and condemnation, corporate law, civil litigation and criminal defense.
He began his career at a Mineola law firm, gaining experience in that firm’s niche areas of real estate tax certiorari and condemnation, real property law and general real estate law. From 1997 until 2001, Mr. Baker was an associate at Certilman Balin where he concentrated on public and private sector labor law, employment and discrimination law, municipal law, civil litigation and criminal defense.
Active with his alma mater and in his community, Mr. Baker is a member of the Touro Law Center Alumni Association, a member of the Touro Law Center Dean’s Advisory Council, and an Advisory Board Member to Touro Law Center’s Institute of Land Use and Sustainable Development Law. In 2017, Mr. Baker was honored with the Law School Service Award.
He serves as the Tenth Judicial District Representative to the Real Property Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, as a member of the Advisory Board of the Chicago Title Insurance Company, and as an appointed member of the State of New York Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled’s Surrogate Decision Making Committee (SDMC) Program.
Mr. Baker served, for 15 years, as a Trustee of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Long Island Chapter. He also served from 2010-2012 as the Co-Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Real Property Law Committee.
Admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Mr. Baker has achieved the highest professional rating by Martindale Hubbell. He is a member of the American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.
Mr. Baker earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1989 and his Juris Doctor from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College in 1992.