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Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Names Christopher J. Marino Shareholder and Afiyfa H. Ellington Counsel to the Firm

January 4, 2016 - Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C., is pleased to announce that Christopher J. Marino has been named Shareholder and Afiyfa H. Ellington has been named Counsel to the firm.

Mr. Marino has a bi-coastal law practice providing a diverse array of legal services to entertainment and media industry clients focusing on general commercial and business law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secret law and unfair business practices. He has extensive experience litigating and resolving general commercial and intellectual property disputes, and also provides transactional and business counseling in the areas of copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition and business practices, and general commercial law. Mr. Marino also has experience serving as outside general counsel, advising clients in the area of employment matters, dissolution and wind-down, public communications and relations with media, and general commercial matters.

Ms. Ellington devotes her practice to litigation and appellate matters with an emphasis on business, commercial, environmental, real estate and land use disputes. She has extensive experience representing entities in the business community on all manners of disputes and stages of litigation, as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums including mediation and arbitration. In addition to handling complex litigation matters before both the state and federal courts and the Office of Administrative Law, she has extensive experience before the Superior Court of New Jersey -Appellate Division. She has specific experience representing real estate developers and other businesses in all types of matters including, environmental, land use, defense of developers and sponsors in litigation involving community associations and defending developers against consumer fraud claims.

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. is a multi-specialty law firm dedicated to providing sophisticated, complex legal services and solutions. The attorneys maintain personal relationships and gather in-depth knowledge of clients' businesses and industries to construct both sound legal advice and effective strategies to resolve business issues. With a focus on responsiveness and producing results with outstanding value to their clients' bottom line, the firm provides experienced legal representation in a wide variety of practice areas, including: Corporate and Business; Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy; Environmental; Healthcare; Intellectual Property and Technology; Labor and Employment; Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate, Land Use and Development; Securities; and Trusts and Estates. For more information, visit us at www.ghclaw.com.

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