Certilman Balin names Viola as an associate

November 21, 2017 - Front Section

Hauppauge, NY Yuliya Viola has joined the land use and zoning and real estate groups at Certilman Balin as an associate. She represents clients in a wide variety of real property, zoning, land use, and environmental law matters. 

Prior to joining the firm, Viola was an associate at Sinnreich Kosakoff & Messina LLP in Central Islip. At Sinnreich Kosakoff & Messina, she concentrated her practice on commercial and real property/land use litigation, zoning matters, municipal and construction law, as well as the representation of design professionals.

She earned her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 2012; her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in International Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2008; and her Associate Degree in Mathematics from Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus in 2002. While in law school, Ms. Viola served as an Executive Managing Editor of the New York Real Property Law Journal. Her case comment, Bank of New York v. Silverberg: The Second Department Deals Another Blow to MERS, was published at 39 N.Y. Real Prop. L.J. 3 (Fall 2011). Viola was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Drafting Contracts and the ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in Health Law. In addition, she earned CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in Legal Writing and Research, Health Law, Constitutional Law, Judicial Externship, and State Constitutional Law.

Viola honed her legal skills as a Law Clerk at two Long Island law firms and as a judicial extern to the honorable Ira Warshawsky, Nassau County Supreme Court, commercial division.

Before her admittance to law school, she had a successful career in real estate. Viola was a top selling senior associate real estate broker and field mentor at Foxtons.

A member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and American Bar Association, she is admitted to practice in New York State and the District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Viola is also fluent in Russian, Belarusian, and Ukrainian.

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.

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