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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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    Patrick S. Convery
    Shareholder

    Pat is the chair of the Firm’s Healthcare Law Practice Area and is a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Securities Law Practice Area. Pat's blended practice is devoted primarily to corporate law and healthcare law matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, business transactions, business contracts, private equity investments and other investments, financing matters and the formation and structuring of business and healthcare entities. He has counselled corporate and healthcare clients on a wide variety of business, healthcare and regulatory matters.

    Pat has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions involving corporate and healthcare clients and represents purchasers and sellers of businesses, including in transactions involving asset purchases, stock purchases, mergers, reorganizations, consolidations and various other business transactions. He also advises corporate and healthcare clients in the planning, formation, organization, establishment and restructuring of businesses, including business succession planning and implementation and the preparation of buy-sell agreements, shareholders' agreements and operating agreements for corporations and limited liability companies, with a particular specialty in limited liability company matters. Pat has also represented corporate and healthcare clients in connection with private equity investments and other investments. Pat’s practice has also included representing healthcare professionals in connection with complaints and other matters before various regulatory boards. Pat also has experience representing corporate and healthcare clients in various bond financings, and other secured and unsecured financings. He also has experience with the handling of shareholder/member/partner disputes and frequently provides assistance to the firm's litigators relating to business litigation matters.

    Pat's recent transactional experience includes the representation of numerous corporate and healthcare clients in various asset purchase, stock purchase and merger transactions involving various businesses (including negotiation of financing relating to many of those transactions), including the purchase and sale of a number of continuing care retirement communities, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities, the sale of a number of physician practices and dental practices (including a number of sales to private equity backed buyers), a private equity investment in a multi-state restaurant holding company, four (4) transactions involving the purchase and sale of assets of psychiatric hospitals, the merger of two large health care systems, the merger of an exclusive waterfront nonprofit continuing care retirement community with a large nonprofit entity, and financings of multiple hospital projects with the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority and other multi-million dollar financings with the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Pat has also represented one of the original six (6) New Jersey medical marijuana alternative treatment centers (ATCs) in financing matters and related corporate matters.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Acquisitions and Mergers
    • Health Care Transactions
    • Corporate Law
    • Limited Liability Company Matters
    • Business Contracts
    • Corporate Finance
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Cannabis Law
    • Business Litigation
    Professional Activities
    • New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) - Member
    • NJSBA Business Law Section – Member
    • NJSBA Health Law Section – Member
    • American Bar Association (ABA) – Member
    • ABA Business Law Section
    • ABA Health Law Section
    • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    • President of Ocean Township High School Varsity Ice Hockey Club - 2017 to 2021
    Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    Education
    • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., Centennial Scholarship Recipient (1996)
    • Rutgers University, B.S., magna cum laude (1993)
    Honors/Awards
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    News
    Articles/Publications
    Seminars/Presentations
    • New Jersey Corporate Counsel Institute, January 2020
    • "The Implications of the ACA on Small Businesses", GH&C Seminar, March 2015
    • The Limited Liability Company: The Preferred Entity For Real Estate Acquisitions & Development, GH&C Seminar, October 2014
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