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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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    John A. Giunco
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    John  devotes his practice to the acquisition, development, sale and financing of real estate. He has a substantial background in business law and real property taxation. He advises clients with regard to the acquisition of land, its suitability for development, and methods of sale and financing. His experience includes the preparation and formation of the various business entities individually suited for the client's needs.

    John has experience representing developers before municipal, county and state agencies to receive developmental permits and approvals and tracking the development of land from its acquisition through to the issuance of final building permits. John has structured significant and complex transactions of substantial value with unique financing criteria. He conducts litigation challenging development regulations, along with litigation to compel the issuance of permitting and developmental approvals.

    A significant portion of his practice is devoted to the representation of property owners in appeals of valuation assessments as well as other property valuation matters. John has contested complex litigation matters before various state tax authorities and the Tax Court of New Jersey. He has experience representing clients with properties in net value of over five million dollars.

    In the area of renewable energy, John has been involved with solar, wind and co-generation facilities in projects throughout New Jersey. He has prepared and presented zoning applications for utility scale solar projects and has consulted with, and lobbied for and obtained, zoning amendments from municipalities in order to accommodate clients' projects.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Land Use
    • Zoning
    • Acquisition and Development of Real Estate
    • Sale and Financing of Real Estate
    • Title
    • Tax Appeals
    • Purchase and Sale Agreements
    Professional Activities
    • Chairman, Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees
    • Member of the Meridian Health Realty Corporation Board of Trustees
    • Member of the Real Estate Advisory Board of the Monmouth University Real Estate Institute
    • Ex officio member of the Board of Trustees of Christian Brothers Academy
    • Trustee of the Collier School
    • Instructor at Monmouth University Real Estate Institute
    • Member of the Jersey Shore University Medical Center Foundation
    • Member of the Association of General Contractors
    • Member of the New Jersey Builders Association
    • Member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey
    • Member of the New Jersey Planning Officials
    • Member of the New Jersey Wine Growers Association
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    John is a founding member of the Monmouth University Kislak Real Estate Institute and a member of the Institute's Real Estate Advisory Council. For 25 years, he has taught a course on Regulation and the Real Estate Development Process or Real Estate Law for Monmouth University's graduate students.

    John has been a panelist with the Institute for Continuing Legal Education regarding land use and development and has made presentations to professional groups such as the Associated General Contractors. He was a founding member of the Jersey Shore Medical Center Foundation in 1978.

    John is a frequent lecturer at the Monmouth County Board of Realtors-Commercial and the Association of New Jersey Tax Assessors.

    He has published articles in the New Jersey Law Journal, Tri-State Real Estate News, New Jersey Builder Association Trade Journal and numerous daily papers.

    John and his family are the owners of Four JG's Orchards & Vineyards, a New Jersey licensed winery, located in Central New Jersey in a historic farming area.
    Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Tax Court of New Jersey
    Education
    • University of Baltimore, J.D. (1978)
    • Villanova University, B.S., cum laude (1974)
    Honors/Awards
    • Voted a 2018 Monmouth County Top Lawyer, Monmouth Health & Life, November 2018
    • Named as a New Jersey Super Lawyer 2005-2018
    • Recipient - 2010 Leadership Excellence Award from Monmouth University, Kislak Institute
    • AV®Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Ranked in Chambers USA under Real Estate Law 2006-2018
    • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2007-2019
    • Recipient - 2008 Outstanding Service Award from Collier Services
    News
    Articles/Publications
    Press Mentions
    Seminars/Presentations
    • Presentation to the Monmouth County Board of Commercial Realtors Association, October 23, 2015
    • "Commercial Property Valuation for Development or Redevelopment," Monmouth County Board of Realtors, May 20, 2014
    • "Tax Appeal Process," IREM Tri-State Conference & Expo, February 20, 2014
    • "Collier Leadership Training," Collier Youth Services, January 6, 2014
    • "Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law," Occupancy Law Seminar, February 15, 2013