Howard M. Stein


Practice Areas: Real Estate Attorneys Banking/Commercial Lending Attorneys Nonprofit/Tax Exempt/Religious Organizations Attorneys

Howard M. Stein is Managing Partner of the Real Estate Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP where he concentrates on matters related to real property acquisitions, development, sales, leasing, real estate finance and loan workouts. He represents a wide range of clients from closely held businesses to public companies in structuring complicated transactions for retail, industrial, office, hotel and residential developments.

In what could be the largest price paid for a land sale on Long Island, Mr. Stein handled the sale of the Melville “pumpkin farm” to Canon USA for its North American Headquarters, playing a major role in resolving a legal dispute that will keep the Fortune 500 Company on Long Island.

He received Long Island Business News 2013 Real Estate Award for handling its “Top Office Lease” on behalf of Hain Celestial Group.

An Adjunct Professor at Touro Law Center, where he is Chairman of its Board of Governors, Mr. Stein lectures extensively on issues relating to Real Estate Law.  In 2011 he was named to the Inaugural Class of Touro Law Center Builder’s Society.

In 2011, Mr. Stein was appointed by the Suffolk County Executive to serve on the Suffolk County Judicial Facilities Agency.

Mr. Stein is an active supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, a member of its President’s Counsel and was the recipient of its Presidential Award in 2000.  In 2007 he received The Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award from Long Island Cares, Inc. and in 2009 he was named as one of Long Island’s “50 Around 50” for professional achievement and community service.

Active in the real estate community, Mr. Stein is a board member of the Association for a Better Long Island and the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra. In 2013 he was presented with an award by Commercial and Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island and named “Associate Member of the Year”.  Mr. Stein has also been recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of Vision Long Island, an advocate of Smart Growth.   Mr. Stein has been included several times by Long Island Business News in its list of “Who’s Who in Real Estate Law”.  From 2012 until 2018 consecutively each year, Mr. Stein was named to the Metro New York Super Lawyers list.

Mr. Stein is a 1975 graduate of the University of Rochester where he now serves as a member of their George Eastman Circle and earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1978. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and has achieved the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell. He is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

He and his wife Cathy reside in Commack, have three children and four grandchildren.