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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 or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    Real Estate

    The attorneys in the Real Estate Department 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. We have experience in every phase of acquisitions, financing, development, redevelopment, planned development and leasing.

    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, preparation of offering plans and governing documents for planned real estate developments, as well as applications and development programs with the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH). We also have broad experience in renewable energy projects.

    The firm also has 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 single purpose leases, government agency leases and leases for mixed use projects.

    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. Our attorneys serve on the redevelopment and mixed use committees of the New Jersey Builders. They have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and New Jersey Super Lawyers.

    April 25, 2019

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

    March 2019

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

    December 2018

    Appellate Panel Countenances Beach Easement Condemnations for Federal Funding

    November 1, 2018

    Steven Goldenberg Joins GH&C as Shareholder

    October 3, 2018

    Jennivere Kenlon Joins GH&C as Shareholder

    August 2018

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

    July 24, 2018

    Michael Bruno Named One of NJBiz's Vanguard Series: Leaders in Law

    July 2018

    Tax Abatements Friend or Foe Workshop

    June 2018

    Mark Mako Joins Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla as Shareholder

    May 2018

    Somerville Approves 40-Acre Transit Village

    March 20, 2018

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

    March 2018

    Michael Bruno Honored with NJBA Committee Chair's Award

    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

    April 2017

    Planned Real Estate Development

    March 15, 2017

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

    May 2016

    Eleven Giordano Attorneys Ranked in 2016 Chambers USA

    January 5, 2016

    NJDEP Deadline Looming for Completing Remedial Investigations

    November 2015

    J. Scott Anderson, Brian H. Harvey and Michael J. Vitiello Were Quoted in a New Jersey Business Magazine Article - "NJ's Unique Law Pracitce Groups"

    November 2, 2015

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Ranked In U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers, 2016 "Best Law Firms" Rankings

    May 2015

    Fourteen Giordano Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA

    March 19, 2015

    Michael Bruno and Timothy DeHaut Co-Author an Article Published in Dimensions

    March 10, 2015

    Affordable Housing Is Now In The Hands of the Trial Courts

    November 2014

    Justin McCarthy Authors Article Published in Dimensions

    November 3, 2014

    GH&C Ranked in 2015 "Best Law Firms"

    October 7, 2014

    NJDEP Announces New Guidance On "Unrelated Contamination"

    August 27, 2014

    Appellate Division Confirms Illegality of Maintenance "Contributions" that Exceed the 15% Cap Permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53(a)(2)

    July 29, 2014

    Will Governor Christie Extend the Moratorium on Non-Residential Development Fees?

    July 15, 2014

    'Fake Farmer's Law' To Have Real Impact On New Jersey's Farmers In 2014

    July 11, 2014

    Attention Tenants! Grow-NJ Tax Credits Without Prevailing Wage

    May 27, 2014

    Sixteen Giordano Attorneys Ranked in 2014 Chambers USA

    May 1, 2014

    COAH Releases Its Long-Awaited Regulations

    April 11, 2014

    Appellate Division Affirms That Not Every Impairment In Property Value Will Establish A Government Regulatory Condemnation Claim

    April 3, 2014

    John Sarto Authors the Legal Q&A in April's TechNews

    March 28, 2014

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Attorneys Selected As 2014 New Jersey Super Lawyers And Rising Stars

    March 18, 2014

    C. Justin McCarthy and John A. Giunco Author an Article Published in NJBIA's February/March Edition of Dimensions

    March 14, 2014

    The COAH Saga Continues

    February 25, 2014

    Michael A. Bruno To Speak At Upcoming Seminar

    February 14, 2014

    John A. Giunco To Speak At Upcoming Seminar

    February 4, 2014

    John A. Giunco Quoted in Asbury Park Press Article

    January 23, 2014

    Deadline For Completing NJDEP Remedial Investigations Extended For Two Years

    January 22, 2014

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Welcomes Donna A. McBarron

    January 14, 2014

    Extension of May 7, 2014 Remedial Investigation Deadline

    December 18, 2013

    Michael Bruno Authors "The Economic Opportunity Act of 2013: Incentives And Challenges For Residential Developers"

    December 4, 2013

    Remedial Investigation Deadline To Be Extended?

    December 3, 2013

    The Economic Opportunity Act of 2013 - Incentives and Challenges For Residential Developers

    November 4, 2013

    GH&C Ranked in 2014 "Best Law Firms"

    September 10, 2013

    Justin McCarthy Authors Legal Q&A On Changes to the 2014 Monmouth County Tax Appeal Process

    August 19, 2013

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

    August 7, 2013

    Steven Gouin Authors Legal Q&A On Proposed Open-Space Preservation Amendment

    August 6, 2013

    Edward S. Radzely To Speak At Upcoming Seminar "Commercial Real Estate From A To Z"

    July 30, 2013

    John Sarto Authors Case Summary On Conditional Use Variances

    July 30, 2013

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

    July 19, 2013

    Brian Harvey Authors Article for Community Trends "You Don't Want To Pay Twice: Property Taxes In Common Interest Communities"

    July 11, 2013

    The Salt & Light Company, Inc. v. Township Of Willingboro Zoning Board Of Adjustment: Variances For Beneficial Use

    July 10, 2013

    High Court Overturns Abolition Of COAH

    July 10, 2013

    High Court Overturns Abolition Of COAH

    July 2, 2013

    John A. Sarto Joins Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. As Associates

    July 1, 2013

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Names Brian Harvey Shareholder

    June 26, 2013

    NJ Senate Passes Open-Space Preservation Amendment

    June 19, 2013

    FEMA Releases New Base Flood Elevation Maps

    June 19, 2013

    FEMA Releases New Base Flood Elevation Maps

    June 18, 2013

    NJ Economic Opportunity Act Will Consolidate Economic Development Incentives

    June 18, 2013

    Procedures for Contractors Seeking to Participate in NJ Homeowner RREM Program

    May 24, 2013

    Sixteen Giordano Attorneys Ranked in 2013 Chambers USA

    May 15, 2013

    NJDEP Issues Guidance Document for May, 2014 Remediation Deadline

    April 2, 2013

    Michael A. Bruno & Steven P. Gouin Author Legal Q&A on Solar Energy in NJ

    March 25, 2013

    14 GH&C Attorneys Named by Super Lawyers 2013

    March 14, 2013

    GH&C Attorneys To Speak At The 2013 Atlantic Builders Convention

    February 28, 2013

    Michael Bruno Receives NJBA's Chairman's Award

    February 11, 2013

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Attorneys Conduct First Major Closing For The Former Fort Monmouth Property

    January 4, 2013

    Edward S. Radzely to Speak at "Top Commercial Lease Provisions" Seminar on March 12, 2013

    January 2, 2013

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Names Tara Phelan Carver Shareholder

    September 18, 2012

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

    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

    May 2, 2012

    Monica J. Ceres Honored By Collier School

    March 16, 2012

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

    December 2011

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

    September 2011

    GH&C; Attorneys Obtain Approval to Convert Age Restrictions of a Townhouse Project

    July 2011

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

    May 2011

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

    August 3, 2010

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

    June 11, 2010

    New Jersey State Senate Passes Bill S-1

    April 22, 2010

    S-921 - New Solar Power Legislation

    March 29, 2010

    Monmouth University Kislak Institute Honors John A. Giunco With Leadership Excellence Award

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    J. Scott Anderson
    J. Scott AndersonShareholder
    Michael A. Bruno
    Michael A. BrunoShareholder
    Monica J. Ceres
    Monica J. CeresOf Counsel
    Steven M. Dalton
    Steven M. DaltonShareholder
    Timothy J. DeHaut
    Timothy J. DeHautShareholder
    Gital  Dodelson
    Gital DodelsonAssociate
    Adam  Garcia
    Adam GarciaAssociate
    John A. Giunco
    John A. GiuncoShareholder
    Steven P. Gouin
    Steven P. GouinShareholder
    Todd D. Greene
    Todd D. GreeneShareholder
    Jennivere L. Kenlon
    Jennivere L. KenlonShareholder
    Mark D. Mako
    Mark D. MakoShareholder
    Donna A. McBarron
    Donna A. McBarronOf Counsel
    C. Justin  McCarthy
    C. Justin McCarthyShareholder
    Marc D. Policastro
    Marc D. PolicastroShareholder
    John A. Sarto
    John A. SartoShareholder
    Paul H. Schneider
    Paul H. SchneiderShareholder
    Brian J. Shemesh
    Brian J. ShemeshAssociate
    Michael J. Vitiello
    Michael J. VitielloShareholder