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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 or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    Patrick S. Convery

    Pat's practice is devoted primarily to Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law, Business Transactions and Business Litigation. He has counseled clients on a wide variety of business matters.

    Pat represents purchasers and sellers of businesses, including transactions involving asset sales, stock purchases, mergers and consolidations. He also advises clients in the planning, formation, organization, establishment and restructuring of businesses, including corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. He prepares shareholder agreements and operating agreements for new and existing owners of corporations and limited liability companies, including "buy/sell" arrangements and handles ongoing counseling of clients in various business agreements, such as distributorship agreements, equipment lease agreements, employment agreements and loan and other financing documents. Pat also counsels clients in various business litigation matters. He has also represented hospitals in financing transactions and provides support to the firm's Health Care Law practice area on various business matters.

    Pat's recent transactional experience includes the representation of numerous clients in various asset purchase and stock purchase transactions involving sales and distribution businesses and other businesses (including negotiation of financing relating to many of those transactions), four (4) transactions involving the purchase and sale of assets of psychiatric hospitals, the merger of an exclusive waterfront nonprofit continuing care retirement community with a large nonprofit entity, and financings of multiple hospital projects with the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority and other multi-million dollar financings with the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority. Pat has also represented one of the original six (6) medical marijuana alternative treatment centers (ATCs) in financing matters and related corporate matters.  Pat's recent litigation experience includes representation of a public medical device company in a multi-million dollar contract litigation, representation of a large hospital chain in connection with a class action litigation and other various business and corporate litigation matters.


    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Acquisitions and Mergers
    • Corporate Law
    • Business Contracts
    • Health Care Transactions
    • Corporate Finance
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Business Litigation
    • Cannabis Law
    Professional Activities
    • New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) - Member
    • NJSBA Business Law Section - Member
    • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (1996)
    • Rutgers University, B.S., magna cum laude (1993)
    • Voted a 2018 Monmouth County Top Lawyer, Monmouth Health & Life, November 2018
    • Selected as 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Super Lawyers New Jersey Rising Star
    • "The Implications of the ACA on Small Businesses", GH&C Seminar, March 2015
    • The Limited Liability Company: The Preferred Entity For Real Estate Acquisitions & Development, GH&C Seminar, October 2014