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    Michael A. Bruno

    Mike, chair of Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla's Redevelopment practice area and co-chair of our Real Estate practice area, focuses his practice area on real estate transactions and approvals with an emphasis on redevelopment, planned residential development, affordable housing, and mixed use development. Mike represents and counsels companies and developers in every phase of real estate acquisitions, financing and development including redevelopment agreements and long and short term financial agreements and other state, regional and local agency financing programs available in connection with various types of development. His experience includes both inner city and suburban redevelopment projects and commercial and residential projects including mixed use projects, transit villages, affordable housing and planned communities. He has experience with long term tax exemptions and state economic incentive programs. He appears on land use matters before municipal and county planning boards and state agencies. Mike also represents lenders and banks on both mortgage and asset backed loans. He has closed hundreds of commercial real estate and financing transactions. 

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Redevelopment Law
    • Affordable Housing
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Development Applications to Municipal, County and State Agencies
    • Business Transactions
    • Banking
    • Commercial Litigation
    Professional Activities
    • Member of the New Jersey Builders Association Redevelopment Committee
    • Member of the American Bar Association
    • Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Member of the Advisory Board of Investors Bank
    • Member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey
    • Member of the New Jersey Planning Officials
    Representative Matters
    • Redevelopment of a 450 acre, 2,000,000 square foot mixed-use development of a former corporate park.
    • Redevelopment of lands that were part of the former Fort Monmouth Army Base for up to 650,000 square feet high-tech commercial office space.
    • Redevelopment of a former industrial site for mixed use of 500 residential units and commercial uses.
    • Redevelopment of a New Jersey Transit property over 750 residential units and various commercial uses.
    • Economic redevelopment growth grant and long term tax exemption for a supermarket and mixed used redevelopment.
    Press Mentions
    • Moderator, "Building & Innovating Multifamily with Creative Design Strategies,"  New Jersey Multifamily Conference, November 2, 2023
    • Presenter, "Mixed-Use Development/Redevelopment," Atlantic Builders Convention, March 30, 2023
    • "Mixed-Use Development/Redevelopment," Atlantic Builders Convention, October 13, 2021