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Contino Joins Real Estate Practice Group

August 15, East Meadow - Michelle L. Contino (Port Washington) joined the Real Estate Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP as an associate.

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Business Administration from Sacred Heart University in 2004, Ms. Contino accepted a position as a financial analyst in the FP&A department of the Manhattan office of Draftfcb Worldwide. She worked full-time at this international advertising agency for seven years, analyzing revenue variances among budgets, updates and actual data for the agency's global clients who generate revenue streams averaging between 80 and 20 million dollars. Ms. Contino prepared revenue and expense analyses used by corporate management to identify areas requiring attention in actual activity and budget updates. Additionally, she worked with regional teams across the globe to consolidate and analyze revenue and corresponding expense data originating from organic growth and new business wins. Ms. Contino attended the Hofstra University School of Law in the evening and graduated in January 2011.

While a student at Hofstra University School of Law, Ms. Contino was an Associate Editor of the Hofstra Law Review. She was also an active member of the Italian Law Students Association and Phi Alpha Delta. Ms. Contino's grade point average of 3.75 earned her the distinction of graduating magna cum laude and placed her in the top 3% of her class among both full time and evening students.

Ms. Contino is admitted to practice in the state of New York and New Jersey, and she is also a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP has grown into Long Island's second largest full-service law firm with offices in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Its 14 practice areas include: real estate, real property tax certiorari and condemnation, cooperative and condominium, land use, environmental law, corporate/securities, litigation, commercial lending, labor relations/employment law, bankruptcy and debtor/creditor rights, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law.

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