East Meadow, NY On Thursday, May 16th at the Garden City Hotel, Touro Law Center held its annual “With Liberty & Justice for All” Dinner Celebration. Certilman Balin’s land use and zoning partner Daniel Baker was one of the honorees. Baker is a partner in the real estate and land use and zoning practice groups at Certilman Balin. He represents clients on real estate transaction matters, land use and zoning issues, and industrial development agency (IDA) benefits.
Active with his alma mater and in his community, Baker is a member of the Touro Law Center Alumni Association, a member of the Touro Law Center Dean’s advisory council, and an executive board member to Touro Law Center’s Institute of Land Use and Sustainable Development Law. In 2017, Baker was honored with the Law School Service Award.
He serves as the Tenth Judicial District representative to the Real Property Law Section of the NYS Bar Association, as a member of the advisory board of the Chicago Title Insurance Company, and as an appointed member of the state of New York Commission on Quality Care for the Mentally Disabled’s Surrogate Decision Making committee (SDMC) Program. He was chairman of the real property law committee of the Nassau County Bar Association from 2010-2012. He served, for 15 years, as a trustee of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Long Island chapter. He has also served as the co-chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Real Property Law committee.
Baker graduated from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College in 1992, after earning his bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Admitted to practice in the state of New York and before the U.S. district courts for the southern and eastern districts of New York, he has achieved the highest professional rating by Martindale Hubbell. He is a member of the American, New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.
Since 1995, Touro Law Center has honored distinguished members of our community and alumni at its annual “With Liberty & Justice for All” dinner celebration. Each year, they recognize outstanding achievements and commitments to the community with an induction into the Builders Society. The Builders Society was created to recognize and celebrate those individuals who played a role in the establishment and in the creation of a solid foundation for the Law Center.