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Employment

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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    Melissa V. Skrocki
    Shareholder

    Melissa is a shareholder in our Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups.   Her blended practice allows her to counsel business clients through various corporate transactions with an eye towards protecting, leveraging and maintaining IP assets of the company. Melissa's business law practice includes the representation of clients in mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, contract negotiations, confidentiality agreements, organization and formation of business entities, shareholder agreements, operating agreements and general contract negotiations. Melissa has expertise in assisting women and minority owned business clients with state, federal and private M/WBE certification and renewal. 

    In connection with the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice, Melissa advises clients with regard to state, federal and international trademark matters such as availability searches, registrations and maintenance of trademarks. She also counsels clients with regard to domain name disputes, privacy and use policies and other Internet related matters. She is well versed in the intricacies of federal copyright law and licensing agreements.

    Having a broad reach of corporate law along with intellectual property knowledge, Melissa believes in a value-added approach to her practice and often works closely with the various practice groups within Giordano.  Melissa is the chair of the Associate Mentor Program at GH&C and serves on the boards for the Association of Corporate Growth of NJ, Business Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and EasterSeals NJ.  She was the recipient of the 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, which is awarded to an individual who demonstrates excellence in their profession, devotes time and energy to community outreach and provides mentorship to others.  

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Business Contracts
    • Acquisitions & Mergers
    • Operating Agreements
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • M/WBE Certification
    • Trademark & Copyright Registration
    • Intellectual Property License Agreements
    • Internet Policies and Disputes
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements
    Professional Activities
    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors of  EasterSeals New Jersey
    • Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Committee of the Business Law Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Corporate Secretary, Association for Corporate Growth NJ
    • Member of the Women of Leadership Committee, Association for Corporate Growth, NJ Chapter
    • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
    Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    Education
    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
    • Lafayette College, B.A.
    Honors/Awards
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