Morton L. Certilman

Senior Counsel

Practice Areas: Condominium & Cooperative Attorneys

Morton L. Certilman is Senior Counsel to the firm, and his career has combined exceptional professional achievement with extraordinary commitment to the Long Island region and to the people who live there. Creator of the first low-rise condominium on Long Island, Mr. Certilman has been responsible for over 1,500 cooperative, condominium and homeowner association developments in the United States and abroad. A prolific writer, he is the author of the condominium and cooperative section of the New York State Bar Association’s Real Estate Titles Book, as well as of numerous articles for the professional press on matters related to condominium and cooperative law. He is the former chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s committee on condominiums and cooperatives and of the subcommittee to revise the condominium act, and he has served as national trustee of the Community Associations Institute.

An advocate of responsible growth for Long Island, Mr. Certilman served the region as Chairman of the Long Island Regional Planning Board; Director of the Long Island Association; Director of the Long Island Sports Commission; and Director of the New Long Island Partnership. He held the chairmanship of both the Northrop Grumman Master Planning Council and the Nassau Coliseum Privatization Committee. He also served as a Director for the Long Island Science and Technology Museum.

A former New York State Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Certilman has held a number of leadership positions in the Republican Party. He has lectured and served on the real estate law faculties of the University of Miami, New York University and Hofstra University. He has been recognized by Newsday and other publications for his leadership in Long Island affairs.

Mr. Certilman is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.