Giordano Halleran & Ciesla PC

Real Estate Department

New Jersey
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What the team is known for A high-quality group of practitioners that adeptly advises landowners, developers, builders and lenders on a wide array of land use and other regulatory matters. Highly experienced at handling environmental issues as well as permitting and planning applications, with significant experience in smart growth and green building projects.

Strengths"They are able to tweak structures and come up with solutions," report clients.

Another client adds:"They're knowledgeable regarding New Jersey real estate, land use and redevelopment law and effective in addressing municipal challenges."

"Their pricing makes me able to utilize them more - they are great value," adds a source.

Notable practitioners


John Giunco
enjoys a considerable reputation in the market for his transactional real estate practice, which sees him regularly advise on significant land and property acquisitions and sales. He also handles development project work, including financing issues.


Michael Gross
is respected by his peers, who describe him as a "creative negotiator." He is particularly well regarded for his expertise in environmental law issues arising in real estate development work.