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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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    Monica J. Ceres
    Of Counsel

    Monica, co-chair of the firm's Leasing Practice Group, devotes her practice to the negotiation of commercial real estate leases and the registration of planned real estate developments. Specifically, she counsels individual and corporate landlords and tenants in connection with the preparation, review and negotiation of commercial real estate leases for office, retail and industrial locations. Monica also prepares the necessary documentation required for the registration of public offering statements and related materials for both condominium and fee-simple style planned real estate developments as regulated by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. In addition, Monica prepares the governing documents for the homeowners' or condominium associations established by the creation of mixed-use, active-adult or large residential planned real estate communities.
     

    Articles/Publications
    Professional Activities
    • Past President, CREW NJ
    • Member of the Board of Directors for CREW NJ
    • Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
    • Member of the CREW Foundation 2010 Donor Development Committee
    • Member of the New Jersey Builders Association
    • Member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey

    Honors/Awards
    • Voted a 2018 Monmouth County Top Lawyer, Monmouth Health & Life, November 2018
    • Selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers® “Women in the Law” Spring Business Edition
    • Honored By Collier Youth Services for her work and contribution as a 5 year board member
    • Featured as one of the "40 Under 40" Attorneys for 2010 by the New Jersey Law Journal
    • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, 2011-2019
    • Selected by Real Estate New Jersey as a Woman of Influence, 2006, 2007, 2009
    • Selected by Super Lawyers as a New Jersey Rising Star, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
    • Selected as a Recipient of CREW's "20 Under 40" Award, 2009
     
    Seminars/Presentations
    • "An Overview of Lease Documents; What's Important and Impacts Value," sponsored by the Central Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, June 13, 2007

    Practice Areas

    Practice Focus

    • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
    • Registration of Planned Real Estate Developments

    Education

    • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. (1998)
    • The College of New Jersey, B.A. (1995)

    Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey