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    Land Use & Development Law

    Committed to Preservation of Property Rights

    The attorneys in the Land Use & Development Practice Area guide developers, landowners, builders and lenders through the intricate regulations, requirements and policies governing the approvals and permitting process at the state, county and municipal levels. As the demand for Smart Growth and Green Building (LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) increases, our attorneys remain informed and provide topical and insightful advice to our clients. We have experience in every phase of acquisitions, financing, development, redevelopment and leasing.

    Specifically, our attorneys work diligently on behalf of our clients on all land-related matters, including land and building acquisition and sale, redevelopment, and negotiations of purchase and sale agreements for commercial, industrial and mixed use developments and residential property, acquisition, construction and mortgage financing, land title and land ownership issues, and applications and development programs with the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

    In addition, we have a sophisticated and experienced leasing team that is alert to the nuances of leasing documents. Our attorneys prepare and negotiate leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants including complex and general land leases, office center leases, shopping center and retail leases, along with simple purpose leases, government agency leases and leases for mixed use projects.

    While our attorneys seek to obtain approvals, there are times when an unreasonable decision of a state, county or municipal agency requires resorting to Courts for relief. Our litigation teams provide superior support to the Land Use & Development attorneys. We have litigated complex and detailed issues to preserve our clients property rights. Successful litigation has resulted in favorable results for our clients, while challenging unreasonable municipal ordinances, environmental and administrative regulations, development moratoriums, COAH mediations and obligations, and unreasonable decisions of county and municipal zoning and planning boards.

    Our attorneys are members and involved in the New Jersey State Bar Association Land Use and Environmental Law Sections. They are also members of the Monmouth County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Builders Association and the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey. They have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and New Jersey Super Lawyers.

    November 2018

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

    August 2018

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

    March 20, 2018

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

    January 17, 2018

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Names John Sarto Shareholder

    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

    January 2017

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Names Four New Shareholders

    November 2, 2016

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

    September 2016

    GH&C Attorney Receives Approval for Builder to Develop Residential Building Lots in Jackson, NJ

    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

    July 30, 2013

    Justin McCarthy Authors Article, "Big Changes for Monmouth Property Tax Assessments"

    July 2013

    TSI East Brunswick, LLC v. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment of Twp. of East Brunswick, Clarifies Standard Of Proof Applicable To Negative Criteria For Conditional Use Variances

    December 14, 2012

    John A. Giunco to Speak at "Commercial & Residential Landlord-Tenant Law" Seminar

    November 8, 2012

    Potential Property Tax Relief for Properties Affected By Hurricane Sandy

    September 18, 2012

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

    September 12, 2012

    Peter Reinhart Selected As Panelist Discussing Overall State Economic Picture, October 17, 2012

    May 9, 2012

    GH&C Attorneys Obtain Two Favorable BPU Decisions For Their Client

    May 2012

    GH&C; Attorneys Obtain Two Favorable BPU Decisions For Their Client

    June 7, 2012

    Sixteen Giordano Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

    March 16, 2012

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

    January 2, 2012

    Peter S. Reinhart Featured In NJBIZ Article, "Building A New Career"

    December 2, 2011

    GH&C Attorneys Gain Approval For Client For Utility Grade Solar Generating Facility

    December 2, 2011

    GH&C Attorneys Gain Approval For Client For Outdoor Advertising Billboards

    November 14, 2011

    Michael J. Gross To Speak at the CLE "Real Estate & Land Development Committee" Seminar, November 17

    October 31, 2011

    John Giunco Authors Q&A On 2012 Municipal Property Tax Appeal

    October 4, 2011

    John A. Aiello, John A. Giunco & Paul H. Schneider Named The Woodbridge Best Lawyers of the Year For 2012

    September 1, 2011

    Peter S. Reinhart Joins Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla as Of Counsel

    August 24, 2011

    GH&C Attorneys Gain Approval for a Utility Scale Solar Facility

    July 27, 2011

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Attorneys Obtain Approval For Solar Facility

    July 12, 2011

    Edward S. Radzely To Speak At NBI's "Commercial Leases: Negotiating Key Provisions," October 5, 2011

    June 10, 2011

    Fifteen Giordano Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

    May 24, 2011

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Attorneys Gain Approval To Develop Solar Farm

    March 29, 2011

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

    December 16, 2010

    "New Jersey Solar Renewable Energy Credits - Is The Future Really That Bright?"

    September 24, 2010

    GH&C Attorneys Win Builder's Remedy Case Against Livingston Township

    September 21, 2010

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

    August 16, 2010

    Giordano Shareholder Monica J. Ceres Selected for Inclusion in the New Jersey Law Journal's "40 Under 40"

    June 11, 2010

    Eleven Giordano Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA

    May/ June, 2010

    "Legal & Legislative Update May/ June 2010"

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    Services We Offer & Who We Work With

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    Affordable Housing

    January 1900

    Permit Extension Act Effective September 6, 2008

    January 1900

    Disaster Relief for Individuals and Small Businesses

    J. Scott Anderson
    J. Scott AndersonShareholder
    Michael A. Bruno
    Michael A. BrunoShareholder
    Steven M. Dalton
    Steven M. DaltonShareholder
    Timothy J. DeHaut
    Timothy J. DeHautShareholder
    John A. Giunco
    John A. GiuncoShareholder
    Steven P. Gouin
    Steven P. GouinShareholder
    Todd D. Greene
    Todd D. GreeneShareholder
    Michael J. Gross
    Michael J. GrossCo-Managing Shareholder
    C. Justin  McCarthy
    C. Justin McCarthyShareholder
    Marc D. Policastro
    Marc D. PolicastroShareholder
    Sean E. Regan
    Sean E. ReganShareholder
    John A. Sarto
    John A. SartoShareholder
    Paul H. Schneider
    Paul H. SchneiderShareholder
    Brian J. Shemesh
    Brian J. ShemeshAssociate
    Michael J. Vitiello
    Michael J. VitielloShareholder
    Steven W. Ward
    Steven W. WardAssociate