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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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    John A. Sarto

    John is a shareholder in the Land Use & Development Law, and Affordable Housing practice areas of the firm.  He represents property owners, investors, and commercial and residential developers in all aspects of real estate, focusing on development, redevelopment, and affordable housing matters.

    John counsels clients in all phases of development and represents them in applications seeking development entitlements from municipal planning and zoning boards, county, and state agencies.  He also prepares and negotiates developer's agreements, easements, resolutions, and assists with resolution compliance and permitting.  If necessary, John also represents clients in litigation. 

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Land Use & Development
    • Real Estate, Redevelopment & Planned Real Estate Development
    • Affordable Housing
    Professional Activities
    • Adjunct Professor, Monmouth University's Leon Hess Business School, Department of Economics, Finance and Real Estate
    • Member of the New Jersey Builders Association
    • Member of the Board of Trustees, Ocean Housing Alliance, Inc.
    • Member of the American Bar Association
    • Member of the Monmouth County Bar Association
    • Member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey
    • Affordable Housing Task Force
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    John served as the law clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Toto, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey.  Prior to practicing law, he was a manager at Deloitte & Touche's audit practice and holds a CPA.

    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • Federal District Court, District of New Jersey
    • Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, J.D. (2010) Business Editor,
           Women's Rights Law Reporter
    • Villanova University, B.S. (2002) Accounting
    • Selected by Super Lawyers®* as a New Jersey Rising Star, 2019 - 2020
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