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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.

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    C. Justin  McCarthy

    Justin, a shareholder in the Land Use & Development Practice Group, focuses his practice on matters associated with residential and commercial real estate including, but not limited to development, property purchase, sales, leasing, 1031 exchanges, Pilot Agreements and abatements, real property taxation, valuation, tax exemption and farmland assessment. He has experience with property taxation appeals including issues involving property valuation, classification, exemption and municipal law issues before County Boards, the Tax Court of New Jersey, the Appellate Division and Supreme Court of New Jersey and has appeared in Tax Court and before County Boards in contested tax and municipal litigation matters for trials, hearings, oral arguments, direct examination and cross examination.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Land Use & Development
    • Real Property Purchase & Sale
    • Business Asset Purchase & Sale
    • 1031 Exchange
    • Municipal Property Taxation, Exemption, Assessment, Valuation
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    Prior to joining the firm, Justin served as an Associate at the Law Firm of Difrancesco, Bateman, Coley, Yospin Kunzman Davis & Lehrer focusing on tax appeal Litigation on behalf of twenty five municipalities throughout Monmouth, Union, Somerset, Middlesex, Ocean and Burlington Counties. He also served in the Tax Court of New Jersey as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond A. Hayser, J.T.C. [Ret]. While in Law school, Justin served as a law clerk at the Roseland based firm Stern & Kilcullen focusing on securities fraud litigation.
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D. (2007)
    • Seton Hall University, B.S. (2004)
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