For Immediate Release

Debra Scala Giokas
Director of Marketing

Busell Named to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List

October 11, East Meadow, NY – Sandra N. Busell (resident of Westbury), a partner at Certilman Balin and based in the firm’s East Meadow, New York office, has been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers List. The honor recognizes top lawyers in their respective areas of practice. The review and selection process includes a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent candidate research. Due to the highly rigorous nature of the nomination and review process, only five percent of lawyers in the New York metro area are named to the list. Last year, Ms. Busell was also named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list.

Ms. Busell recently joined Certilman Balin. She is A Certified Public Accountant as well, and brings a strong tax knowledge to all of her estate planning work. An integral part of her practice in the areas of trusts is concentrated on guardianships, Supplemental Needs Trusts, and the protection of Medicaid benefits in regard to the elderly and special needs children and adults. In the areas of estate planning, she advises clients on business succession issues, where her experience also includes counseling clients on various real estate issues that arise relating to elders buying, selling, and transferring property. A frequent lecturer in her field, Ms. Busell earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College of the City University of New York, with a concentration in Accounting. She is admitted to practice in the state of New York and the U.S. District Courts in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Tax Court. A member of the New York Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association, Queen’s Women’s Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Care Attorneys (NAELA), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, she also serves on the board of the Long Island Chapter of the American Heart Association.

Twelve attorneys at Certilman Balin were named to this year’s New York Metro Super Lawyers list, and 6 were named to the Rising Stars List. For further information, please visit the attorneys’ biographies on (search alphabetically by partners) or contact Debra Scala-Giokas, Director of Marketing, at Certilman Balin at (516) 296-7087.

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 15 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, nonprofit/tax exempt and religious organizations, trusts and estates, elder law, telecommunications law, and criminal law.