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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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    Environmental - Land Use

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla's Environmental Practice Area boasts several of New Jersey's leading authorities on environmental law with experience and in-depth knowledge of the network of local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Our attorneys provide environmental counsel to residential and commercial builders and developers, including numerous Fortune 500 public and private companies. We also represent real estate lenders and owners, operators and developers of industrial and manufacturing facilities, and telecommunications companies. We serve as environmental counsel to the New Jersey Builders Association and general counsel to the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey.

    We counsel purchasers and sellers of real estate, as well as real estate lenders, regarding the impact of environmental regulations. Our attorneys provide in-depth assistance to our clients throughout the development approval process, including due diligence, coordinating with consultants and technical professionals, securing development approvals from municipalities, federal agencies, and state agencies such as the Department of Environmental Protection, perfecting approvals through condition compliance, and defending clients in objector lawsuits. Our experience includes matters involving government enforcement actions relating to industrial sites, landfills, power plants, and construction sites, and we have extensive experience representing clients in litigation involving controversial projects. We also advise clients concerning potential liability under state and federal laws for the costs of remediating hazardous substances, and we work with our clients and other technical professionals in navigating the remediation process.

    Our attorneys are actively involved in important industry associations including: the New Jersey Builders Association; the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey; the New Jersey State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Sections; the American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law; the National Association of Home Builders Legal Action Committee and Legal Action Network for Development Strategies (LANDS); and the National Brownfield Association. Our attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Super Lawyers.

    We assist our clients in obtaining development approvals from state and federal agencies and in defending against enforcement actions in the following areas:

    • Redevelopment/Brownfields
    • Wetlands
    • CAFRA
    • Wastewater Management Planning/Sewage Disposal
    • Stream Encroachment
    • Threatened and Endangered Species
    • Cultural and Archaeological Resources
    • Highlands, Pinelands
    • Tidelands, Riparian Rights
    • Waterfront Development
    • Green Acres
    • Air and Water Pollution Control
    • Solid Waste Management
    • Hazardous Waste Management
    • Clean-up Discharge/Liability
    • Water Supply

    We also counsel clients in the following areas:

    • Management of hazardous site cleanups for manufacturers and developers.
    • Wastewater management planning.
    • Drafting of new environmental legislation in coordination with trade associations and legislators.
    • Commenting on proposed regulations.
    • Coordinating with environmental management consultants, engineers and other specialists.
    • Defense of enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies.
    • Defense of clients facing citizen suits brought under environmental statutes.

    To conveniently serve our environmental clients, we have established an office in Trenton, located steps from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

    September 2019

    Shore Builders Celebrates a Night of Honor and Awards Presentation for Annual Associate Appreciation Month

    August 15, 2019

    23 Attorneys from Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Named to 2020 Best Lawyers® List

    June 2019

    New Public Access Law: A Codification of the Public Trust Doctrine?

    April 25, 2019

    Twelve Attorneys from Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Ranked in Chambers USA Guide 2019

    April 2019

    NJDEP Establishes New Groundwater Standards

    March 2019

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Attorneys Selected as 2019 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    January 2019

    Seaside Park Is Handed a Legal Victory Over Riparian Swath

    January 2019

    Michael Bruno and Steven Dalton Receive NJBA's Cornerstone Award

    December 2018

    Appellate Panel Countenances Beach Easement Condemnations for Federal Funding

    November 2018

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Ranked in U.S. News & World Report - "Best Lawyers," 2019 Best Law Firm Rankings

    November 1, 2018

    Steven Goldenberg Joins GH&C as Shareholder

    August 2018

    22 Attorneys from Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

    June 2018

    Marc Policastro Authors Article "Natural Resource Damages: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?" in New Jersey Law Journal

    June 2018

    Natural Resource Damages: Are We Out of the Woods Yet?

    March 2018

    Michael Gross Chosen to Receive NJBA's Committee Chair's Award

    March 20, 2018

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Attorneys Selected as 2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    March 9, 2018

    Court Establishes Affordable Housing Obligations for West Windsor and Princeton

    November 1, 2017

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Ranked in U.S. News & World Report - "Best Lawyers", 2018 Best Law Firms Rankings

    August 16, 2017

    22 Attorneys from Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List

    May 30, 2017

    Ten Giordano Attorneys Ranked in 2017 Chambers USA

    March 15, 2017

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Attorneys Selected as 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    March 2017

    Legal/Legislative Update March 2017

    February 15, 2017

    Court Defines Time of Application Trigger

    November 2, 2016

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Ranked In U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers, 2017 "Best Law Firms" Rankings

    May 2016

    Eleven Giordano Attorneys Ranked in 2016 Chambers USA

    November 4, 2013

    GH&C Ranked in 2014 "Best Law Firms"

    August 19, 2013

    Twenty One Lawyers From Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Selected For Inclusion In Best Lawyers in America 2014 List

    May 24, 2013

    Sixteen Giordano Attorneys Ranked in 2013 Chambers USA

    November 5, 2012

    Advisory for Immediate Evaluation of Contaminated Sites

    September 28, 2012

    DEP Begins Implementation of "Waiver Rule"

    September 18, 2012

    22 Lawyers from Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Selected For Inclusion In The Best Lawyers in America

    September 13, 2012

    NJDEP Appoints Marc Policastro To Off-Site Source Investigation Documentation Committee of NJDEP's Technical Guidance Group.

    June 7, 2012

    Sixteen Giordano Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

    April 23, 2012

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla's Environmental Law Practice Group Launches Blog, NJ Environmental Law Blog"

    March 16, 2012

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Attorneys Selected As 2012 New Jersey Super Lawyers And Rising Stars

    March 15, 2012

    Steven J. Corodemus Authors Op-Ed Piece In Asbury Park Press

    March 8, 2012

    DEP Adopts "Waiver Rule"

    January 18, 2012

    GHC Alert: Governor Signs Water Quality Management Plan Legislation

    January 12, 2012

    GHC Alert: Legislature Takes Final Action On Water Quality Management Plan Legislation

    January 5, 2012

    Marc Policastro Authors Q&A On Environmental Liability

    January 2, 2012

    Marc Policastro Authors Article "Ranking Your Contaminated Site" in NJBIZ

    December 8, 2011

    Michael J. Gross and Paul H. Schneider Present At NJBA's Stormwater Seminar

    August 31, 2011

    20 Lawyers from Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America

    August 30, 2011

    Marc Policastro Authors Article "Mother Nature Always Wins" in NJBIZ

    August 30, 2011

    "Mother Nature Always Wins"

    August 26, 2011

    Steven M. Dalton Authors Article in NJBA Dimensions

    June 10, 2011

    Fifteen Giordano Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

    March 29, 2011

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Attorneys Selected As 2011 New Jersey Super Lawyers And Rising Stars

    March 8, 2011

    GH&C Update: The Proposed NJDEP Waiver Rule

    February 15, 2011

    Steven M. Dalton Authors Case Study in Commerce Magazine

    September 21, 2010

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Ranked In U.S. News - Best Lawyers, "Best Law Firms" Rankings

    August 17, 2010

    Appeals Court Closes OPRA Loophole

    August 3, 2010

    18 Lawyers from Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ®

    August, 2010

    "Seller Beware: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes in Product Labeling"

    July, 2010

    "Preventing, Uncovering and Prosecuting the Enemy Within: New Jersey's Top Legal Guns Target Employee Fraud & Theft"

    June 11, 2010

    Eleven Giordano Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

    January 1900

    Environmental Acronyms

    Steven M. Dalton
    Steven M. DaltonShareholder
    Michael J. Gross
    Michael J. GrossCo-Managing Shareholder
    C. Justin  McCarthy
    C. Justin McCarthyShareholder
    David J. Miller
    David J. MillerShareholder
    Marc D. Policastro
    Marc D. PolicastroShareholder
    Paul H. Schneider
    Paul H. SchneiderShareholder