|Contact Info||Telephone: (516) 296-7000|
Fax: (516) 296-7111
|University ||University of Michigan, A.B., 1950|
|Law School||University of Michigan, J.D., 1951|
|Admitted||1952, New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York|
|Memberships ||Nassau County Bar Association (Former Director). |
|Born||July 3, 1928|
Herbert Balin is Senior Counsel to the firm. He has practiced law for more than 50 years. One of the first attorneys to introduce planning concepts such as clustering, Mr. Balin enjoys a distinguished reputation for his work in commercial real estate, environmental law and land use. His use of urban renewal laws to create well-balanced planned communities has helped shape the region's development.
A member of the Central Pine Barrens Advisory Committee, Mr. Balin's articles on the Pine Barrens Protection Act can be found in the professional press, as well as in Newsday. He is a former director of the Nassau County Bar Association and serves as a Director of the Association for a Better Long Island.
Among his most valued professional achievements, Mr. Balin includes the creation of the law that enabled the Shelter Rock Public Library to be built and his work with the Herricks School District in the development of the senior and junior high schools, as well as the elementary school. An exceptionally active member of his community, he worked to merge the Nassau and Suffolk divisions of the American Cancer Society and served as chairman of the Nassau division and was the first chairman of the combined society. Recently, the Long Island division honored him as Humanitarian of the Year. He has served on the Board of Directors of both Hope for Youth and is currently a director of the Long Island Aquarium and a Member of the Central Pine Barrens Advisory Committee and was honored by The Rehabilitation Institute as Man of the Year. Mr. Balin was reappointed by the Governor and reconfirmed by the Senate as a Member and Chairman of the Long Island State Park, Recreation & Historic Preservation Commission. His term will expire in June 2011.
Mr. Balin is admitted to practice in the state of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court; and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.
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