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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 info@ghclaw.com or via fax to (732) 224-6599.

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    Jennivere L. Kenlon
    Shareholder

    Jennivere, a shareholder in the firm's Real Estate, Redevelopment and Planned Real Estate Development practice group, also serves as Co-Chair of the Banking and Commercial Lending practice area and is a member of the firm’s Leasing practice group. Jennivere’s experience extends over the commercial real estate cycle, representing clients on both sides of the table on development, construction, purchase/sale, leasing and lending/financing transactions, involving landmark and first-class office, retail, industrial, multifamily, mixed-use, and hotel properties nationwide. She also advises and works closely with developers, property owners, and institutional investors in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of joint ventures, 1031 exchanges, equity financing, bridge financing, convertible debt/seed-round financing, and loan restructuring and workouts.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Real Property Purchase and Sale
    • Real Property Development
    • Real Property Financing
    • Joint Ventures
    • Commercial Leasing and Ground Leasing
    • Debt and Equity Financing
    • Banking and Commercial Lending
    • 1031 Exchange
    Professional Activities
    • Co-Chair, GH&C's Associate Mentoring Committee
    • Member, New York State Bar Association; Member of Committee on Women in the Law
    • Member, Monmouth County Bar Association
    • Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    Prior to joining the firm, Jennivere served as an Associate in the New York offices of Holland & Knight LLP and DLA Piper LLP, and also served as an Associate in the Morristown office of Fox Rothschild LLP. While attending Fordham University School of Law and working full-time at the International Securities Exchange in lower Manhattan, Jennivere served as Associate Editor of the Fordham International Law Journal, was a finalist in the William Hughes Mulligan Memorial Fordham Moot Court Competition, and served on the Moot Court Board. Jennivere lives in Red Bank and is a volunteer with Interfaith Neighbors, supporting Meals on Wheels of Monmouth County.
    Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    Education
    • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2007)
    • Carnegie Mellon University, B.A. (1999)
    Honors/Awards
    • Recipient of the New York State Bar Association's "Empire State Counsel" Pro Bono Service Award (2009-2012)*
    Award Methodology Description
    Representative Matters
    Purchase/Sale
    • Transactional counsel for acquisition/disposition of farmland, office, retail, industrial, multifamily, and multi-use projects, including:
      • 6,650,000 SF multi-parcel mixed-use campus in Cook County, IL
      • 370,000 SF multi-parcel industrial campus in Bergen County, NJ
      • 340,000 SF multi-parcel office campus in Morris County, NJ
      • 116,000 SF corporate campus in Passaic County, NJ
    Financing
    • Transactional counsel (lender) on local and regional commercial loan facilities in New Jersey and New York
    • Transactional counsel (borrower) on over $2 billion in debt financing, including:
      • $160 million refinancing related to multi-use complex in Monmouth County, NJ
      • $107 million acquisition and construction loan related to industrial development in Edison, NJ
      • $100 million acquisition and construction loan related to industrial development in Bayonne, NJ
      • $56 million acquisition and construction loan transaction related to an office development in Pine Brook, NJ
      • $50 million construction loan transaction related to campus redevelopment project in Passaic County, NJ
    Leasing
    • Landlord counsel for office and retail/restaurant leasing of 2,000,000 SF complex in Monmouth County, NJ
    • Landlord counsel for long term medical/research lease and related build-to-suit industrial lease for 80,000 SF in Passaic County, NJ
    • Landlord counsel for commercial lease with greengrocer for 57,000 SF in Philadelphia, PA
    • Landlord counsel for build-to-suit medical lease for 45,000 SF in Morris County, NJ
    • Landlord counsel for retail lease for 25,500 SF with national tenant in Bergen County, NJ
    • Landlord counsel for office lease for 20,000 SF in Union County, NJ
    • Landlord counsel for ground lease of 400 Park Avenue, New York, NY
    • Tenant counsel for sale/leaseback of office building with 44,000 SF in Monmouth County, NJ
    • Tenant counsel for restaurant leases in NY and NJ
    • Tenant counsel for warehouse lease for 125,000 SF in Wayne County, MI
    • Tenant counsel for warehouse lease for 50,000 SF in Queens County, NY
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