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Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. offers exceptional career opportunities to lawyers, aspiring graduates and business support professionals in an environment that is challenging and rewarding. Our continued success depends on our most important asset – our people – which is why we take care in recruiting and retaining the best. We look for candidates with academic excellence, proven commitment and self-motivation.

As a forward-thinking and client-oriented law firm, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla is continually seeking out new talent to join our team. We look for team players possessing the ability to work individually and as a part of our departmental teams.

If interested, we encourage you to submit a cover letter and resume directly to James D'Arcy, via email to info@ghclaw.com or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    J. Scott Anderson
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    Scott, Co-Chair of the Real Estate Practice Area and Chair of the Planned Real Estate Development Practice Area, focuses primarily on the development of residential, commercial and mixed use developments in both condominium and fee-simple formats. He prepares the governing documents for these planned real estate developments and supervises the registration of public offering plans as regulated by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

    In addition to Planned Real Estate Development law, Scott counsels his clients with regard to general Land Use matters such as determining the suitability of land tracts for development, preparing and negotiating documents pertaining to the purchase, sale and leasing of real property, and procuring developmental approvals for a variety of land use projects which include the processing of land development applications with municipal agencies which often requires appearances before various municipal boards. Scott also serves as an expert witness in planned real estate cases before courts throughout the State of NJ.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Registration of Planned Real Estate Development
    • Land Use & Development Law
    • Transactions Law
    Professional Activities
    • Member of the Urban Land Institute
    • Member of the New Jersey Builders Association
    • Member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey
    • Associate Member of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management)
    • Member of Amboy Bank Board of Directors
    Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    Education
    • Boston College Law School, J.D. (1993)
    • Indiana University, B.A. (1990)
    Honors/Awards
    • Named "2017 Land Consultant of the Year" by Pulte Group
    • Selected by New Jersey Law Journal for inclusion in the "40 Under 40" List
    • Named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2015 - 2016, 2018-2019
    • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America
    • Selected by Real Estate New Jersey for inclusion in the 2008 "Meet the Real Estate Lawyers" List
    News
    Seminars/Presentations
    • Panelist, "Condominium Craziness," Sponsored by the New Jersey Builders Association, July 29, 2015
    • Speaker, "Community Associations: From Development to Transition and Beyond," New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, June 25, 2013
    • "PREDFDA Registration Process Relating to Sites Involving Remediation," Atlantic Builders Convention, sponsored by the New Jersey Builders Association, April 20, 2007
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    Press Mentions