HOWARD M. STEIN Partner
Howard M. Stein is Partner-in-Charge of the Real Estate Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman where he concentrates on matters related to real property acquisitions, 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 recently 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.
An Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Law at Touro Law Center, where he is Chairman of the School's 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.
As a member of the Long Island community, Mr. Stein has demonstrated a commitment to the people of the region. He is an Executive Board Member of the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center. Mr. Stein has been an active supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island for several years, is a member of its President's Counsel and was the recipient of its Presidential Award at its 2000 Gala. He has served as co-chairman of the Presidential Gala each year since. In 2007, he received the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award from Long Island Cares, Inc., and in 2009 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 serves on the Advisory Boards of both Chicago Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company. He is also a board member of the Association for a Better Long Island and the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra. Mr. Stein has been selected several times by Long Island Business News as a member of the "Who's Who in Real Estate Law".
In 2011, Mr. Stein was appointed by the Suffolk County Executive to serve on the Suffolk County Judicial Facilities Agency, a New York State authority which oversees the construction of the new Suffolk County jail. Mr. Stein has also achieved the highest professional rating by Martindale Hubbell. In 2012, Mr. Stein was named to the Metro New York edition of Super Lawyers. This honor recognizes top attorneys in their respective areas of practice.
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. He and his wife Cathy reside in Dix Hills and have three children.