Heather L. Gauweiler


Practice Areas: Banking/Commercial Lending Attorneys

Heather L. Gauweiler is a Partner in the Banking and Commercial Lending Department at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP.  Her practice concentrates on the representation of institutional and private lenders in all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions and asset-based lending.  She has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting a wide variety of financing arrangements to middle market and small business borrowers, including mortgage loans (both permanent and construction financings), revolving credit and term loan facilities, interest rate swap transactions, letter of credit transactions, government guaranteed loans offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 and 7(a) loan programs and governmentally assisted financing arrangements commonly utilized in project development financings.  She has represented lenders in various industry sectors, including not-for-profit, contractor, restaurants and healthcare.

Prior to joining the firm, Mrs. Gauweiler worked as an associate in a Manhattan-based firm, where she assisted in all aspects of commercial transactions involving sales, leasing, acquisitions, financings and development, and as an associate in a Long Island-based firm representing large private lenders, regional banks and institutional investors on matters involving real estate litigation.

Mrs. Gauweiler earned her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, in sociology from SUNY Cortland in 2005. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law in 2008, where she was a Research Editor on the Hofstra Law Review and Research Assistant to the former Dean of Hofstra University School of Law, Nora V. Demleitner.

Mrs. Gauweiler is admitted to practice in the states of New York and New Jersey and is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association.  She also serves as a member of the Young Professionals Committee of the Long Island Chapter of the Risk Management Association.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018, she was named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list.