Showing 3 of 10

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.

[ learn More ]
    • linkedin
    • twitter
    • facebook
    cover image


    The attorneys in the Litigation Practice Area are devoted to pursuing the claims of and defending the rights and interests of our clients in various commercial, contract and regulatory disputes and in collateral business related matters. Our attorneys represent corporations, closely held businesses, policyholders, professionals, individuals, as both plaintiffs and defendants in matters dealing with business and corporate disputes, professional liability claims, insurance, contract disputes, corporate law and risk management, estate/probate, construction, and real estate development. Our litigators work closely with the attorneys in the firm's other practice areas to utilize their specialized experience in any litigation situation. Our litigators have extensive experience in both the state and federal courts in New Jersey.

    Our litigation approach is to provide zealous representation to our clients in litigation of their matters. Four of the attorneys in this practice area are certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as civil trial attorneys and two are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Several of our attorneys have also been recognized by New Jersey Super Lawyers and are AV® rated by their peers in Martindale-Hubbell.

    Our attorneys are members in several professional organizations including the American Bar Association, Monmouth County Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association. They are involved in the NJSBA Public Contracting and Construction Law and Business Law Sections and serve on the Business and Commercial Litigation and Equity Jurisprudence Committees.

    Our attorneys have been appointed as certified Arbitrators for the Superior Court of New Jersey and as Mediators by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and have experience with alternative dispute resolution for those clients seeking alternatives to conventional litigations to resolve their disputes.

    Following is a sample list of services handled by our litigation attorneys:

    Business/Commercial Litigation
    • Contract disputes
    • Specific performance claims
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Debtor/creditor claims
    • Third-party liability claims
    Insurance Litigation
    • Defense of professionals under professional liability insurance policies
    • Representation of policy holders for insurance claims under liability, disability, life and other insurance policies
    Contract Litigation
    • Business tort litigation & fraud, business interference
    • Breach of contract actions
    • Partnership disputes (disputes among members of closely held corporate entities)
    • Real estate related litigation
    • Enforcement of defense/indemnity provisions
    Probate/Estate Litigation
    • Will contests
    • Commission disputes
    • Fiduciary removal and reinstatement and accounting actions
    Construction Litigation
    • Contract disputes
    • Public contracts
    • Bid protests
    • Site claims and liability
    • Board of Construction appeals
    • Development/Land Use disputes
    • Contracting program review
    • Consumer claims
    • DCA disputes
    • Construction defect claims
    Corporate/Shareholder Litigation
    • Security agreements/negotiable instruments
    • Minority shareholder oppression claims
    • "Deadlock" shareholder disputes
    • Business and corporate valuation
    • "Wind-Down" corporate disputes
    • Director/officer liability claims
    • Business fraud
    • Breach of fiduciary duties
    • Creditor/debtor insolvency claims
    • Partnership/corporation/LLC dissolutions
    • Asset/stock purchase disputes
    Intellectual Property Litigation
    • Enforcement of licensing agreements
    • Trademark infringement claims
    • Royalty accounting disputes
    • Sale of intellectual property as corporate assets
    • Fraud/conversion and theft claims
    • Domain name disputes
    • Trademark registration opposition actions

    Many of our litigation attorneys also practice in the following specialty areas:

    Government Investigations/White Collar Crime
    Employment Litigation
    Trusts & Estates
    Real Estate, Land Use & Development

    Published Decisions
    • Williams v. Kenney, 379 N.J. Super. 118 (App. Div. 2005)
    • Newell v. Hudson, 376 N.J. Super. 29 (App. Div. 2005)
    • Waterloov Gutter Protection Systems Co., Inc. v. Absolute Gutter Protection, LLC, 64 F.Supp. 2d 398 (D.N.J. 1999)
    • Whalen v. Schoor, DePalma & Canger Group, Inc., 305 N.J. Super. 501 (App. Div. 1997)
    • Federal Ins. Co. By and Through Associated Aviation Underwriter v. Purex Industries, Inc., 972 F.Supp. 2d 872 (D.N.J. 1997)
    • Robertson v. Central Jersey Bank & Trust Company, 47 F.3d 1268 (3d Cir. 1995)
    • Gatto v. New Jersey Automobile Full Insurance Underwriting Association, 284 N.J. Super. 665 (App. Div. 1995)
    • Aetna Insurance Company v. Trans American Trucking Service, Inc., 261 N.J. Super. 316 (App. Div. 1993)
    • Trans American Trucking Service, Inc. v. Ruane, 273 N.J. Super. 130 (App. Div. 1994)
    • Kuhn v. Spatial Design, 245 N.J. Super. 378 (App. Div. 1991)
    • Patterson v. Monmouth Regional High School Board of Education, 222 N.J. Super. 448 (App. Div. 1987)
    August 2020

    23 Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Lawyers Named to 2021 Best Lawyers® List

    April 2020

    Judges Dismiss Objections Against Camp Osborn Rebuilding Plan

    March 2020

    Business Interruption Coverage for Coronavirus Losses

    March 13, 2020

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Attorneys Selected as 2020 New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    November 2019

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Ranked in U.S. News & World Report - "Best Lawyers," 2020 Best Law Firm Rankings

    August 15, 2019

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

    August 15, 2019

    Three Attorneys from Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla Named 2020 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Woodbridge Area

    April 12, 2019

    Matt Fiorovanti Successfully Defends Broker-Dealer Against Fraud Claims

    March 2019

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

    January 2019

    Martin J. Feinberg Joins Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla as a Shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Area

    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

    December 6, 2017

    Insurer Can't Recoup $9M Payout for Drug Theft: 3rd Circ.

    November 28, 2017

    Matthew N. Fiorovanti Successfully Argues Case Before the Appellate Division

    November 2017

    Without Written Palimony Pact, Court Declines to Award Share of Estate

    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

    August 4, 2017

    Court Affirms Expert Needed for Proximate Cause in Legal Mal

    July 2017

    Business Mediation Practice

    March 15, 2017

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

    January 4, 2017

    Highlands, Baymen Make Peace on Clam Plant Lease

    December 23, 2016

    Baymen Secure Future in Highlands for 25 Years

    November 2, 2016

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

    August 2016

    Paul E. Minnefor Joins Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. as Shareholder

    August 19, 2013

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

    November 9, 2012

    Insurance Coverage For Superstorm Sandy Claims

    September 25, 2012

    Christopher Marino to Moderate Panel During CMJ 2012 Music Marathon

    September 18, 2012

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

    May 29, 2012

    James Andrews Presents on Mid-Marriage Agreements For Princeton Bar Association

    April 2, 2012

    James M. Andrews Joins Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. As Shareholder

    March 16, 2012

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

    Vol. 16, No. 2 - March 2012

    "Consolidate Residential NUB Arbitrations"

    February 28, 2012

    Sean E. Regan Authors Article in Construction Law Section Newsletter

    February 15, 2012

    GH&C's Commercial Litigation Department Successful Representation Report: February 2012

    August 31, 2011

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

    July 25, 2011

    Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. Attorney Obtains Successful Contract Ruling

    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

    December 16, 2010

    "Can DEP Be Transformed?"

    September 24, 2010

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

    August 31, 2010

    Michael J. Canning Highlighted in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition

    January 1900

    2012 Successful Representation

    James M. Andrews
    James M. AndrewsShareholder
    Peter B. Bennett
    Peter B. BennettOf Counsel
    Catherine J. Bick
    Catherine J. BickShareholder
    Michael A. Bruno
    Michael A. BrunoShareholder
    Michael J. Canning
    Michael J. CanningShareholder
    Frank R. Ciesla
    Frank R. CieslaOf Counsel
    Martin J. Feinberg
    Martin J. FeinbergShareholder
    Paul E. Minnefor
    Paul E. MinneforShareholder
    Sean E. Regan
    Sean E. ReganShareholder
    Paul H. Schneider
    Paul H. SchneiderShareholder
    Steven W. Ward
    Steven W. WardAssociate

    For Important Legal Updates and Resources on the Coronavirus Click Here.