Adler as Humanitarian of the Year
In a distinguished legal career spanning more than three decades, Ira has played a vital role in the growth and development of the region, both in the commercial and philanthropic sectors. Mr. Adler leads one of the nation's most active condominium and cooperative law departments. The author of numerous articles on community association law, Mr. Adler is co-author of the Chapter on Condominium, Cooperative and Home Owner Associations in Real Estate Titles published by the New York State Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer on community association law.
A Director of the New York State Builders Association and Director of the Queens County Builders and Contractors Association, he is a Life Director of the Long Island Builders Institute and a former four-term Vice President of that organization. Mr. Adler serves as a Director of the Real Estate Institute of the C.W. Post Center of Long Island University and is a member of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Council of Overseers. The Rehabilitation Institute named him Humanitarian of the Year in 1994, the Long Island Division of the American Cancer Society named him Man of the Year in 1995, and the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.
Long Island Home Builders Care, Inc. was created by the Long Island Builders Institute to apply the builder's construction capability to directly assist families or individuals, who are otherwise unable to overcome special life challenges or to enhance community facilities which otherwise could not adequately serve such persons. Mr. Adler serves on the board of directors of the Long Island Builders Institute. The American Jewish Committee is committed to supporting Israel, in combatting anti-Semiticism, prejudice and eliminating terrorism.
Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP was founded in 1965 and has grown into one of Long Island's largest full-service law firms with over 70 attorneys. With offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, its practice areas include: real estate, tax certiorari, corporate/securities, cooperative and condominium, debtor/creditor rights and bankruptcy, employment law, mortgage foreclosure, municipal law/government relations, criminal law, labor relations, litigation, personal injury, and estate and tax planning/probate law.