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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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    Melissa V. Skrocki
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    Melissa focuses her practice on counseling business clients through various transactions with an emphasis on intellectual property issues. Melissa's business law practice includes the representation of clients in contract negotiations, confidentiality agreements, organization and formation of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder licensure agreements, operating agreements and licensing agreements. Melissa assists women and minority owned business clients with state and federal MWBE certification and renewal.  

    In connection with the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice, Melissa advises clients with regard to state, federal and international trademark matters such as availability searches, registrations and maintenance of trademarks. She also counsels clients with regard to domain name disputes, privacy and use policies and other Internet related matters. She is also well versed in the intricacies of federal copyright law and intellectual property licensing agreements.

    In the area of Renewable Energy, Melissa represents clients in the sale of ownership interests in renewable energy companies, negotiates commercial financing with SREC secured interests and preparation of operating agreements. She also negotiates co-generation agreements for her clients.
     

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    Professional Activities
    • Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member of the Women of Leadership Committee, Association for Corporate Growth, NJ Chapter
    • Member of the Board of Directors of  EasterSeals New Jersey
    • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

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    Honors/Awards


    Practice Areas

    Practice Focus

    • Business Contracts
    • Acquisitions & Mergers
    • MWBE Certification
    • Trademark & Copyright Registration
    • Intellectual Property License Agreements
    • Internet Policies and Disputes
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Renewable Energy Contracts

    Education

    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (2002)
    • Lafayette College, B.A. (1999)

    Admissions

    • New Jersey
    • New York

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