Trenton Office

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC knows its clients rely on the experience and insight of the firm and its attorneys to achieve positive business outcomes – even under the most challenging circumstances. The firm’s office in Trenton, NJ, located directly across from the Statehouse, is one of the many tools Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi utilizes to ensure clients receive effective and cost-efficient counsel.

As a firm that is known and respected throughout the state for its knowledge of and experience with all levels of government, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s Trenton office is an invaluable resource for businesses and executives. The office hosts seasoned Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi attorneys, many of whom are also registered governmental affairs agents, with backgrounds in areas such as regulatory, environmental, health care, tax, real estate redevelopment and casino gaming. With first-hand knowledge of regulatory issues and the legislative process, the firm’s attorneys are able to guide clients through the often complex maze of requirements facing businesses in New Jersey.

The Trenton office also serves as a vital tool in facilitating essential relationships for the firm’s clients. Face-to-face meetings with decision-makers ensure that clients’ needs and concerns are heard. Being where government happens makes a difference in understanding and working on the outcomes.

Businesses face a challenging regulatory environment in New Jersey. Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s Trenton office regularly provides guidance to clients in the following areas: 

Regulatory Affairs 

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi advocates on behalf of clients in connection with regulatory and legislative issues, and provides representation in legal and administrative proceedings before numerous government agencies and in challenges to adverse agency action at both the trial and appellate court levels. The firm also assists clients in navigating the complex steps required of businesses seeking government contracts, and we help clients maintain regulatory compliance, particularly with regard to evolving “pay-to-play” rules. 


As one of the most highly regulated states concerning environmental issues, New Jersey poses many challenges to businesses. The firm regularly partners with our clients’ business and legal teams to identify gaps, risks and best practices. Drawing on our understanding and in-depth experience with government regulators, agencies and authorities, we provide the proactive counsel that is critical to developing effective processes, policies and project approvals. 

Health Care 

Attorneys from Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s Health Care and Hospital Group assist clients in tackling the complex problems that confront those working in the health care and medical delivery system. The firm advises on regulatory issues involving matters such as Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement; fraud and abuse rules; certificate of need; licensing and practice structures; anti-kickback statutes; federal Stark law and New Jersey Codey law; HIPAA; antitrust policies; and HMOs and insurance companies. We also keep track of the evolving landscape of the Affordable Care Act and how it is being implemented in the state as well as the nation. 


Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s Tax Group provides advice to individuals, closely held businesses, partnerships and public corporations on all aspects of tax law. Among other issues, our attorneys advise clients on matters involving tax litigation and the resolution of tax controversies, including audits and administrative appeals. We also provide assistance regarding state tax policy issues currently being debated in Trenton. 

Real Estate Redevelopment 

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s attorneys are intimately familiar with New Jersey’s Local Redevelopment and Housing Law and have guided many landowners, contract purchasers and redevelopers through the redevelopment process. We also regularly navigate clients through the tax abatement process—from forming the necessary urban renewal entity to negotiating complex financial agreements with host municipalities—and assist in identifying available public incentives at the local and state levels. Our attorneys also have successfully represented landowners in challenging unlawful use of public redevelopment powers and condemnation. 

Casino Gaming 

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi has a long and successful history advising companies in the casino gaming industry, including substantial experience advising clients in connection with litigation and regulatory matters. Our first-hand knowledge of and years of experience with this fast-paced industry allow us to provide our clients with the type of in-depth and cost-efficient counsel for which we are known.