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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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    Michael J. Vitiello
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    Mike, co-chair of our Community Association Law practice area, focuses his practice on community association law, real estate, financing, and land development matters. In the area of community law he assists condominium and homeowners associations with all aspects of governance and operation, including contract matters, member disputes, and collection procedures. Mike also counsels companies and developers regarding all aspects of commercial and residential real estate acquisition, financing, sale and development including the acquisition of site plan, subdivision, variance and environmental approvals from municipal, county and state permitting authorities throughout New Jersey. He has substantial experience in the approval and placement of wireless communication facilities and the acquisition and redevelopment of property pursuant to the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law. He also counsels clients regarding the transfer and operation of facilities and licenses under the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. Mike also represents lenders and banks on mortgage backed loans.

    Land development projects on which Mike has provided counsel include: building and ground mounted solar arrays; office parks; pharmaceutical research facilities; hotels; petrochemical facilities; aircraft hangar facilities; assisted and age restricted housing developments; and religious institutions. 

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Development Applications to Municipal, County and State Agencies
    • Redevelopment Law
    • Affordable Housing
    • Community Association Law
    • Banking
    Professional Activities
    • Member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), New Jersey Chapter
    • Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors of the Land Use Law Section
    • Member of the New York Bar Association
    • Member of the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
    • Member of the New Jersey Builders Association
    • Member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey
    • Member of NAIOP
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    • Prior to joining the firm, Mike served a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Eugene D. Serpentelli, A.J.S.C. as well as a judicial internship for the Honorable John W. Bissell, J.D.C.
    • Mike is an IFR rated private pilot.
    Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    Education
    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (1995)
    • Old Dominion University, B.S., cum laude (1991)
    Honors/Awards
    • Named "2017 Land Consultant of the Year" by Pulte Group