The Giordano Firm provides multi-specialty legal representation, focusing on collaboration between attorneys across practice areas. We bring together the best legal resources to produce results with outstanding value for our clients. Our core strengths are in various practice areas that provide an in-depth range of services to meet our clients' needs.Affordable Housing
The attorneys who focus in the area of affordable housing represent and advise developers on various issues related to affordable housing.
The attorneys in the Community Association Law practice area serve clients throughout New Jersey counseling condominium and homeowners associations regarding all facets of community living from transition matters to the ongoing development and daily operation of the community. Our attorneys assist in matters including, but not limited to, drafting and negotiating service contracts, conflict resolution, assessment collection procedures, interpretation of governing documents and representation of the community before all local and state agencies.
With almost every construction project comes a multitude of legal issues that can affect the success of your project. To be successful, you need a law firm that can effectively handle any and all construction issues in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our Construction Law and Litigation practice assists home builders, general contractors, owners, subcontractors, community associations, engineers, architects, insurance contractors, bond companies and all other public and private companies with regard to the numerous matters that arise before, during and after the construction process.
The attorneys in the Corporate and Business Practice Area provide strategic, transactional and ongoing legal counsel for emerging and established companies in diverse commercial sectors. Our clients include public and privately held companies, partnerships, limited liability companies and individual entrepreneurs in all types of businesses and investments.
The attorneys in the Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Practice Area provide guidance and counsel to business, institutional and individual clients in issues involving reorganization, receivership and insolvency, and resolving both their own financial affairs and difficulties as well as dealing with those of their clients and customers. Our diverse client base includes Fortune 500 companies, small to mid-size businesses, lenders of all types, as well as fiduciaries and consumers.
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla's Environmental and Land Use Litigation practice area is experienced in a broad variety of land use, development and environmental litigation. Our attorneys protect the rights of developers and businesses in litigation with municipal, State and federal agencies, such as planning and zoning boards, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We have extensive experience representing clients in litigation involving controversial projects and aggressively defend developers from objector lawsuits. Our experience includes governmental enforcement actions relating to commercial and industrial sites, landfills, power plants and construction sites. We regularly handle lawsuits between parties contesting liability for the costs of pollution cleanup.
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla's Environmental Practice Area boasts several of New Jersey's leading authorities on environmental law with experience and in-depth knowledge of the network of local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Our attorneys provide environmental counsel to residential and commercial builders and developers, including numerous Fortune 500 public and private companies. We also represent real estate lenders and owners, operators and developers of industrial and manufacturing facilities, and telecommunications companies. We serve as environmental counsel to the New Jersey Builders Association and general counsel to the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey.
The attorneys in the Environmental Site Remediation Practice Area counsel clients on the vast array of issues that arise when their property or facility requires investigation or remediation. Our attorneys who have represented numerous national developers, manufacturers, cogeneration facilities, utilities, automobile dealerships, lenders, borrowers and municipal boards, are experienced with government enforcement actions, Brownfield cases, natural resource damages, ISRA, UST, CERCLA, Superfund and OSHA cases and air permitting relating to industrial sites, landfills, power plants, and construction sites, and residential development, and have extensive experience representing clients in litigation involving controversial projects.
Today’s business clients can be subject to extensive requirements of many government agencies. There are highly detailed regulations, particularly in the areas of building and development, banking, health care, insurance, tax and the environment, all of which impact on business. On their behalf, GH&C’s Government Affairs attorneys interact with these administrative agencies. Previous government service and legal and business experience provide the expertise to anticipate agency responses to many situations and to achieve results favorable to the client. If our clients’ needs evolve from the delivery of traditional legal advice, the Government Affairs Department of Giordano, Halleran and Ciesla can do any or all of the following.
The Government Investigations and White Collar Crime Practice Area provides representation to corporations, directors, officers, and individuals in a wide variety of federal and state proceedings. Our attorneys have represented businesses ranging in size from small family-held companies to large multi-national corporations. Our services have included defending individuals and businesses in various state and federal investigations or charges such as:
The attorneys in the Health Care Practice Area counsel clients on a broad range of problems, integrating traditional legal principles with the special body of federal and state law governing the health care field. Our clients include a spectrum of health care providers such as major medical centers, nursing homes, ambulatory care facilities, behavioral health providers, rehabilitation facilities, physicians and physician groups, laboratories, hospices, home health agencies, ambulance and invalid carriers, and pharmacies, as well as other individual practitioners such as pharmacists, nurses, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, professional counselors, social workers, respiratory care practitioners and dieticians. We are general or special counsel to more than a dozen licensed health care facilities, as well as numerous physicians and other health care providers in the State of New Jersey.
Giordano Halleran & Ciesla’s Health Care Fraud Practice group offers a full range of services relating to legal issues that confront health care providers in maintaining corporate compliance and in responding to governmental and payor investigations and inquiries. GH&C has represented hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, home health care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, physicians, laboratories, rehabilitation facilities, and medical transportation providers (including BLS/ALS) in a number of State and Federal matters involving fraud and abuse issues.
The attorneys in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Area counsel clients on a broad range of intellectual property and technology issues offering innovative solutions in intellectual property, Internet, e-commerce, privacy and licensing, and also human resources and employment, venture capital, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law matters specific to clients' needs in these areas.
The attorneys in the Labor & Employment Practice Area represent clients on all aspects of traditional labor and corporate employment law matters. We recognize that employers are challenged by an ever-changing legal landscape when it comes to labor and employment laws that regulate the workplace. Our attorneys focus on strategies and solutions to find creative and economically practical ways to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals and avoiding legal issues. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500 publicly traded companies to smaller privately held businesses to individuals in all facets of labor and employment law-related matters.
The attorneys in the Land Use & Development Practice Area guide developers, landowners, builders and lenders through the intricate regulations, requirements and policies governing the approvals and permitting process at the state, county and municipal levels. As the demand for Smart Growth and Green Building (LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) increases, our attorneys remain informed and provide topical and insightful advice to our clients. We have experience in every phase of acquisitions, financing, development, redevelopment and leasing.
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The attorneys in the Leasing Practice Group are equipped to deliver solutions to all types of leasing matters. They represent a wide array of clients, working with tenants and landlords in all forms of real property lease transactions in the retail, office and industrial sectors, including, for instance, ground leases, building and space leases, sale-leasebacks and subleases.
The attorneys in the Litigation Practice Area are devoted to pursuing the claims of and defending the rights and interests of our clients in various commercial, contract and regulatory disputes and in collateral business related matters. Our attorneys represent corporations, closely held businesses, policyholders, professionals, individuals, as both plaintiffs and defendants in matters dealing with business and corporate disputes, professional liability claims, insurance, contract disputes, corporate law and risk management, estate/probate, construction, and real estate development. Our litigators work closely with the attorneys in the firm's other practice areas to utilize their specialized experience in any litigation situation. Our litigators have extensive experience in both the state and federal courts in New Jersey.
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla's Matrimonial and Family Law department has the experience to handle all matters relating to marital and family law issues, including marriage dissolution, alimony, child support, custody, equitable distribution, pre-marital agreements, paternity claims and parental kidnapping. All cases are handled confidentially and with a view toward accomplishing the client's objectives and resolving disputes in an efficient and practical manner. With regard to marital dissolution, our attorneys bring significant experience on matters of valuation and distribution of assets such as closely held businesses, partnership interests, professional practices, retirement plans, pension plans and other deferred compensation plans, severance payments, golden parachutes, stock option plans, health insurance benefits and executive perquisites. Our clients receive comprehensive counseling benefiting from the knowledge and advice of members of the firm's multifaceted practice areas, including our corporate, real estate and trusts and estates departments.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represent a core part of our Corporate and Business Practice Area's transactional practice.
The attorneys in the Planned Real Estate Development Practice Area have a keen understanding of the different legal requirements for each type of planned community. They have assisted in the development of a variety of planned unit developments such as active adult and retirement housing, golf course and resort communities, hotels, mixed-use projects, professional and commercial office complexes, industrial parks and apartment building conversions. Dwellings in these communities include fee-simple single-family units, townhouses, flats and office suites.
The attorneys in the Real Estate, Redevelopment and Planned Real Estate Development Department guide developers, landowners, builders and lenders through the intricate regulations, requirements and policies governing the approvals and permitting process at the state, county and municipal levels. We have experience in every phase of acquisitions, financing, development, redevelopment, planned development and leasing.
The attorneys in the Renewable Energy practice area advise an array of clients including developers, contractors, land owners, lenders, installers and investors who are deeply involved in the development and commercial implementation of renewable energy. The attorneys in the Renewable Energy practice area have substantial experience in areas of real estate, land use, environmental, redevelopment, corporate/business, finance (private and public), tax, and intellectual property. This breadth of knowledge allows the group to delicately handle complex and unique problems arising in connection with renewable energy projects.
The attorneys in the Securities Practice Area counsel clients in all aspects of federal and state securities laws and regulations. We assist clients in the raising of capital in the private and public markets, including the preparation of private offering documents and prospectuses required in connection with the private and public sale of securities. In addition, we advise clients regarding ongoing compliance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as state securities bureaus and stock exchanges. This includes the preparation and review of periodic reports required to be filed by public companies, such as forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. We also assist clients in the preparation of proxy materials for shareholder meetings and, in that capacity, provide clients guidance on the disclosure of executive officer and director compensation and corporate governance.
Giordano Halleran & Ciesla’s tax practice group provides sophisticated and cutting-edge tax advisory services to publicly-traded companies, closely-held businesses, and high net-worth individuals in New Jersey and throughout the U.S.
For over 20 years Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. has successfully represented property owners in all aspects relating to the appeals of assessments, property valuation matter, exemptions, farmland assessment and rollback taxes. Our team has successfully represented hundreds of taxpayers in contesting assessments before the various County Boards throughout the state and the Tax Court of New Jersey. We have successfully represented property owners of all types, including residential homeowners, property developers, commercial office owners, retail business owners, non-profit organizations, schools, and owners of farmland property.
The attorneys in the Trusts and Estates Practice Area counsel clients on all aspects of estate and retirement planning, including federal and state tax issues, business succession strategies, deferred compensation arrangements, and wealth transfers. Our clients include individuals, families, fiduciaries, and private businesses, many with complex legal issues concerning retirement planning, wealth transfers, estate administration, fiduciary litigation and taxation issues.
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