David A. Sloane
In Memoriam (1938 – 2015)
David A. Sloane, a Real Estate Partner at Certilman Balin, managed the firm’s Hauppauge office. Mr. Sloane represented many major developers, national home builders and national retailers in the areas of commercial real estate, zoning, and land-use. Thirteen years ago, Certilman Balin merged with his firm, Mars, Sloane & Conlon.
One of Mr. Sloane’s more noteworthy accomplishments was his representation of TRITEC Development Group’s The New Village at Patchogue, a mixed-use residential development consisting of a 291 unit apartment complex, 50,000 square feet of retail space and 20,000 square feet of office space to downtown. This project won a 2008 Smart Growth Award from Vision Long Island and the 2009 Top Mixed Use Project Award from Long Island Business News. In appreciation for his work as lead attorney, the real estate developer named a street after him. In addition, Mr. Sloane had been lead counsel for a subsidiary of TRITEC, the Master Developer for the proposed transit orientated development of 50+ acres at the Ronkonkoma LIRR station, referred to as the Ronkonkoma Hub, consisting of 1450 residential units and hundreds of thousands of sq. ft. of retail, office and entertainment venue.
Mr. Sloane was a former Special Town Attorney to the Town of Brookhaven, a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Real Estate Law Committee, Environmental Law Committee and Municipal Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and an active member of the Long Island Builders Institute.
In addition, he lectured on issues relating to his areas of expertise. Long Island Business News named Mr. Sloane to the “Who’s Who in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law” list for the years 2007 and 2012.
After graduating from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960, he earned a Juris Doctor in 1963 and Master of Laws in Taxation in 1967 from New York University.
A life-long resident of Patchogue, Mr. Sloane had been active in community and professional affairs his entire life. Mr. Sloane had served as Past President of the Patchogue Lions Club, a former member of the Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Directors of the Brookhaven Roe YMCA, and has made substantial contributions to many other civic endeavors. He also serves on the advisory board of Chicago Title Insurance Company.
Mr. Sloane is survived by his wife, Emily, four children and six grandchildren.