CSG RSS Feedhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss2&directive=0&records=20en-us21 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssStrafford: Structuring Convertible Note Financing: Discount Rates, Valuation Caps, Conversion Triggershttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120271&format=xml&p=7016<p>Join CSG Law's <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=18955&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Laurence M. Smith</a> on Tuesday, February 1, from 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST, as he presents &quot;Structuring Convertible Note Financing: Discount Rates, Valuation Caps, Conversion Triggers&quot; &ndash; a virtual program hosted by Strafford.<br /> <br /> This CLE course will provide founders and corporate finance counsel with guidance on structuring convertible notes for seed-stage financing. Panelists will discuss upfront due diligence, term sheet negotiation, and critical terms, including the discount rate, valuation cap, and triggers for converting debt to equity.<br /> <br /> For more information and registration, please <a href="https://www.straffordpub.com/products/tliupdhnra?utm_campaign=tliupdhnra">click here</a>.</p>Event01 Feb 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120271&format=xmlLorman: Solar Leases: Legal, Business, and Practical Considerationshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120274&format=xml&p=7016<p>CSG Law's <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=18921&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Stephen A. Kisker</a>&nbsp;will present &quot;Solar Leases: Legal, Business, and Practical Considerations&quot; on Tuesday, February 1, from 1:00 - 2:05 PM EST. Hosted by Lorman Education Services, this webinar will address the&nbsp;nuts and bolts of solar energy projects and how to best craft deal documents that work for all parties involved.<br /> <br /> For more information and registration, please <a href="https://www.lorman.com/training/land-development/current-issues-in-solar-leases?discount_code=I7674640&amp;p=15999&amp;s=direct">click here</a>.</p>Event01 Feb 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120274&format=xmlFormer SDNY National Security Supervisor Joins Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PChttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120269&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (CSG Law) is pleased to announce that <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=23902&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Emil Bove</a>, former co-chief of the national security unit at the U.S. Attorney&rsquo;s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), has joined CSG Law as a Member of the firm&rsquo;s Government and Corporate Investigations Group. <br /> <br /> Emil is a skilled trial and investigations lawyer with substantial experience in cross-border matters involving money laundering, foreign corruption and bribery, economic sanctions, export controls, the Foreign Agents Registration Act and 18 U.S.C. &sect; 951, cybersecurity, espionage, terrorism, and international drug trafficking. Emil adds to CSG Law&rsquo;s deep bench of seven former federal prosecutors from the District of New Jersey and Eastern District of New York &mdash; including former U.S. Senator and New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa &mdash; and he will contribute to the expansion of the firm&rsquo;s Manhattan presence. <br /> <br /> At SDNY, Emil tried 13 federal cases and briefed and/or argued 18 appeals over nine years of service that was described by an SDNY spokesperson as a &ldquo;distinguished tenure as a federal prosecutor.&rdquo; As co-chief of SDNY&rsquo;s national security unit, Emil supervised many high-profile prosecutions including: Halkbank, a Turkish state-owned financial institution, in an alleged multi-billion-dollar scheme to evade sanctions against Iran; cryptocurrency expert Virgil Griffith in a scheme to evade sanctions against North Korea; Venezuelan president Nicholas Maduro and other high-ranking Venezuelan officials for alleged narcoterrorism and related offenses; Joshua Schulte in allegations relating to the largest theft of classified information in the CIA&rsquo;s history; and Sayfullo Saipov for his alleged role in the 2017 fatal terrorist attack on Manhattan&rsquo;s West Side Highway. <br /> <br /> Prior to becoming a supervisor, Emil prosecuted a number of cases in the public spotlight such as: former Honduran congressman Yani Rosenthal and former Honduran cabinet minister Yankel Rosenthal for international money laundering; relatives of two former Honduran presidents, two former Honduran congressmen, and several former Honduran National Police, among others, for international drug trafficking and weapons offenses; former Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami and Venezuelan cryptocurrency czar Joselit Ramirez for alleged evasion of sanctions against Venezuela; Russian intelligence officer Evgeny Buryakov for illegally acting as an agent of Russia in the U.S. while working under non-official cover at a Russian state-owned bank; former FBI employee Kun Shan Chun for illegally acting as an agent of China after being coopted by Chinese intelligence officers; and Ahmad Khan Rahimi in connection with the 2016 bombings in Manhattan&rsquo;s Chelsea neighborhood and New Jersey.<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=18858&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Jeffrey S. Chiesa</a> of CSG Law&rsquo;s Executive Committee said: &ldquo;We are thrilled to welcome Emil to an already impressive group of former federal prosecutors at CSG Law. Coming out of his leadership position at the SDNY, Emil brings with him incredible experience in complex economic and national security practice areas that will broaden our growing client base. Emil joins the firm at an exciting time, as we approach our 50-year anniversary, continue to grow our New York presence and build out our new corporate headquarters that will open early next year.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=18842&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Matthew E. Beck</a>, Chair of CSG Law&rsquo;s Government and Corporate Investigations Group and Co-Chair of CSG&rsquo;s Litigation Group, said: &ldquo;Having someone of Emil&rsquo;s caliber join us from the SDNY is yet another important step in CSG Law&rsquo;s multi-year strategic plan for our Government and Corporate Investigations Group. With his relationships developed in almost a decade practicing at a high level at the SDNY and his national security and cross-border subject area experience, Emil compliments, and we expect will expand, the already sophisticated work our former federal prosecutors and litigators are doing in sensitive matters for our clients.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> Emil commented: &ldquo;I am thrilled to join CSG, and grateful for the opportunity to work with such an impressive group of talented lawyers. I look forward to helping the firm&rsquo;s clients address challenging white collar and regulatory issues, and to drawing on my experiences as a prosecutor and trial lawyer to counsel the firm&rsquo;s clients and serve them during government investigations and in the courtroom.&rdquo;</p>News20 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120269&format=xmlDanielle Corcione Elected to Executive Committee of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PChttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120308&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=19032&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Danielle M. Corcione</a> has been elected to the Executive Committee of Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG Law&rdquo;). Her two years of service began on Jan 1, 2022.<br /> <br /> Corcione has held a number of firm leadership roles and joins the Executive Committee as the youngest member ever to serve, highlighting her significant contributions to the firm and industry. Corcione is the Practice Group Leader for the Government &amp; Corporate Investigations Group, a member of the firm&rsquo;s Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Committee and Women&rsquo;s Initiative, and a former member of the firm&rsquo;s Management Committee. She focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. Corcione has served in a variety of roles throughout her career, including as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney&rsquo;s Office for the District of New Jersey and as Senior Privacy Counsel at an international cosmetics manufacturer.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Danielle has always been a fierce advocate for clients and a valued member of the firm&rsquo;s leadership,&rdquo; <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=18858&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Jeffrey S. Chiesa</a>, Member of the Executive Committee said. &ldquo;Now she will put these skills to further use helping to chart the course for our future.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m thrilled to join the Executive Committee at this exciting time in the firm&rsquo;s history,&rdquo; said Corcione. &ldquo;As a firm that values its people and thrives on collaboration, I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective that underscores these values and supports the outstanding culture that makes CSG Law such an incredible place to work.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Over the past 5 years, CSG Law has undergone a period of tremendous growth, with the firm topping $90 million and 175 lawyers at the end of 2021. On January 1, 2022, the firm also appointed its new Managing Member, <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=18991&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Patricia K. Costello, A.J.S.C. (ret.)</a>, who became the first woman to serve as the leading executive at the firm in its 50-year history.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We expect Danielle will help to continue our trajectory with an eye toward building and creating opportunities for the next generation of leaders of the firm,&rdquo; added Patricia Costello, Managing Member of the Firm.</p>News19 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120308&format=xmlCelesq: 101 Patent Eligibility Trends to Watch in the S.D.N.Y.http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120167&format=xml&p=7016<p>Join CSG Law's <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=22483&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Wendy R. Stein</a> and <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/index_y.cfm?t=3&amp;A=23697&amp;format=xml&amp;p=16431&amp;stylesheet=AttorneyBio_New">Donald R. Bunton</a>&nbsp;on Thursday, January 13, at 3:00 PM, as they present &quot;101 Patent Eligibility Trends to Watch in the S.D.N.Y.&quot; &ndash; a virtual program hosted by Celesq.</p> <p>This webinar will discuss:</p> <ul> <li> <p>National trends of how courts are ruling on patent eligibility motions brought under 35 U.S.C. &sect; 101;</p> </li> <li> <p>Local trends in the S.D.N.Y. regarding how judges in the Southern District are ruling on 101 motions;</p> </li> <li> <p>Implications of these national and local trends and how these could affect client decisions on where to sue and what to do if sued in certain jurisdictions.</p> </li> </ul> <p>For more information and registration, please <a href="https://www.celesq.com/webcast/101-patent-eligibility-trends-to-watch">click here</a>.</p>Event13 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120167&format=xmlReal Estate Commercial Leasing Attorney (6-8+ Years of Experience)http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120158&format=xml&p=7016<p>Immediate opening in CSG Law's dynamic Real Estate Group for a commercial leasing attorney with 6-8+ years of experience ready to hit the ground running. The ideal candidate to join our growing, collaborative team is a self-starter with broad leasing experience across the office, industrial and retail sectors. The ability to first chair conventional lease transactions and second chair more complex matters is required. This position has partnership potential. Business development is encouraged, but not essential. The CSG Real Estate team boasts a local, regional and national practice that spans all asset classes and presents a significant growth opportunity for the right candidate.</p> <p>Superior written and verbal skills, and the ability to handle multiple assignments contemporaneously, are all requirements. New Jersey and New York bar required. This position is located in our West Orange, NJ office or our 11 Times Square, NYC office. Hybrid or remote candidates will be considered.</p> <p>Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p><em>At CSG we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities as a whole. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p>Available Position - Attorneys11 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120158&format=xmlCSG Law Announces 2022 Promotionshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120116&format=xml&p=7016<div style="text-align: center;"><img src="https://www.csglaw.com/RA534S261/assets/images//2022_Attorney_Promotions_Members_Counsel_Group_Shot.jpg" hspace="0" vspace="0" align="absmiddle" alt="" border="0" width="750" height="220" /><br /> <br /> L-R: Amanda Miceli, Caroline Murphy, Marc R. Lepelstat, Elizabeth C. Yoo, Francis M. Giantomasi, Neha Bhalani, Daniel D. Barnes, Melissa F. Wernick, Patrick O'Reilly, John Paul D. Dziuba II, Jenny Chung</div> <p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG Law&rdquo;) is pleased to announce eleven attorney promotions, seven to Member and four to Counsel, effective January 1, 2022.</p> <p>&ldquo;Not only has CSG Law performed well despite the pandemic, but the firm also continues to grow and thrive,&rdquo; said newly installed Managing Member, <strong>Patricia Costello</strong>. &ldquo;We owe our ability to grow during these times to our devoted employees who have faced adversity with extraordinary determination, compassion and skill. As we continue to serve our valued clients and engage with our surrounding communities, the contributions of our newly elevated team members only add to our confidence in the future success of our firm.&rdquo;</p> <p><em>Promotions to Member are as follows:&nbsp;</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/daniel-barnes">Daniel D. Barnes</a> focuses his practice on business and litigation issues, including contract and partnership disputes, employment covenant and related litigation, tortious interference claims, franchising matters, disputes involving health care companies, environmental claims, trust and estate disputes, FINRA arbitrations relating to employee claims, and corporate governance. He earned his J.D. from College of William &amp; Mary School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/neha-bhalani">Neha Bhalani</a>&nbsp;handles all aspects of trademark and copyright prosecution with the firm&rsquo;s Intellectual Property Group, including clearance searches, applications and renewals, and provides domestic and international intellectual property strategy planning. She also has extensive knowledge and experience with trade dress and publicity rights matters.&nbsp; In addition, Neha drafts, structures and negotiates numerous and complex licensing, co-existence, non-disclosure and endorsement agreements. She earned her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.A. from New York University.</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/francis-m-giantomasi">Francis M. Giantomasi</a>&rsquo;s practice includes white collar criminal defense, corporate investigations and complex commercial litigation. In addition to representing clients in civil and criminal actions in federal and state court, he counsels landlords and tenants throughout the state on tenancy and eviction matters. He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University.</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/marc-lepelstat">Marc R. Lepelstat</a> focuses in the areas of fidelity and surety, construction litigation, professional liability, including architects and engineers, and commercial and insurance coverage litigation. Marc also provides advice and defense counsel services to various insurance carriers in complex coverage matters involving extremely substantial claims. He earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and his B.A. from Tufts University.</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/patrick-oreilly">Patrick O&rsquo;Reilly</a> handles public finance transactions at the local and state level and, as a registered government affairs agent, represents clients before local and state entities in connection with licensing, administrative, regulatory and legislative issues.&nbsp; Patrick is also a member of CSG&rsquo;s cannabis law practice assisting clients in navigating New Jersey&rsquo;s complex cannabis licensing and local approval processes.&nbsp; He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.A. from Drew University.</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/melissa-wernick">Melissa F. Wernick</a> is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, regulatory investigations, and complex civil litigation. Melissa regularly represents clients in the healthcare industry who have been accused of fraud, both in criminal healthcare fraud and anti-kickback matters, as well as in civil RICO and Insurance Fraud Prevention Act cases.&nbsp; She also represents individuals and companies under government investigation for suspected bank and wire fraud, securities violations, and other regulatory matters. She earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. in History and Political Science from Rutgers University.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/elizabeth-yoo">Elizabeth C. Yoo</a> handles a broad range of corporate transactions and represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, stock and asset sales, restructurings, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Elizabeth also provides general corporate counseling to a wide range of companies and drafts and negotiates a variety of commercial agreements, including non-disclosure agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, escrow agreements, operating, shareholders&rsquo;, consulting and employment agreements. She earned her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Promotions to Counsel are as follows:</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/jenny-chung">Jenny Chung</a> focuses her practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. She also represents clients pursuing cannabis licensing including several groups that have successfully secured medicinal cannabis licenses. Jenny, who recently completed her tenure as President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, is a member of the firm&rsquo;s Diversity &amp; Inclusion Committee. She currently serves as a Trustee of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. Jenny served as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael A. Hammer, U.S.M.J., United States District Court, District of New Jersey. She earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her B.A. from Boston University.</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/john-paul-d-dziuba-ii">John Paul D. Dziuba II</a> represents and advises moderate to high-net-worth individuals and families on all aspects of estate, tax, charitable and business planning. J.P. provides counsel to fiduciaries in trust and estate administration and litigation matters.&nbsp; He prepares and implements trust planning for estate, income, generation-skipping transfer (GST), decanting, asset protection and charitable purposes. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. in History and Economics from Boston College.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/amanda-miceli">Amanda Miceli</a> handles commercial and contract surety matters, as well as fidelity matters. Prior to joining CSG, Amanda was a law clerk in the United States District Court- District of New Jersey. Amanda is a frequent speaker at surety conferences across the country. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A. in Philosophy from Franklin and Marshall College.</p> <p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/caroline-murphy">Caroline Murphy</a> focuses her practice on immigration matters involving start-ups, small, mid-size and large businesses, as well as family and investment-related immigration. Caroline has worked extensively with employers on a variety of immigration matters including temporary visas and permanent residence for employees, regulatory compliance and corporate immigration policy. She received her Barrister-at-Law Degree from The Honorable Society of King&rsquo;s Inns in Dublin and her LL.B. in Law &amp; French from Trinity College Dublin.</p>News06 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120116&format=xmlCollections Analyst (3+ Years of Experience)http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119312&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG&quot;) has an immediate opportunity for a full-time Collections Analyst to support our growing firm. Candidates must be able to work independently, be highly organized, detail-oriented, excellent communicators, and maintain a strong work ethic. The Collections Analyst will be responsible for supporting the firm&rsquo;s attorneys and finance staff efforts to manage the firm&rsquo;s inventory consisting of work in progress (WIP) and outstanding accounts receivables (AR). This position reports to the Manager of Billing &amp; Collections.</p> <p>Essential Duties:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Contact clients in a professional manner to collect past due invoices via e-mail, phone</p> </li> <li> <p>Assist in collecting electronic billing (e-billing) invoices via third-party vendors</p> </li> <li> <p>Provide and maintain detailed notes of all collection activity in MS Excel</p> </li> <li> <p>Escalate collections and non-payment issues per firm policy</p> </li> <li> <p>Support multiple attorneys in monthly client billing cycle</p> </li> <li> <p>Attend AR/Inventory Meetings via Zoom or in-person as required</p> </li> </ul> <p>Minimum Requirements:</p> <ul> <li> <p>3 years collections/billing experience</p> </li> <li> <p>Proficiency in Microsoft Excel</p> </li> <li> <p>Aderant or similar experience a plus</p> </li> <li> <p>Collection software experience (ARCS or similar) a plus</p> </li> <li> <p>Possess excellent verbal, written, organizational, interpersonal and technical skills</p> </li> <li> <p>College degree preferred</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining efficiency and good attention to detail</p> </li> <li> <p>Law firm or professional services industry collections experience</p> </li> <li> <p>Basic familiarity with Zoom or similar video conferencing tools</p> </li> </ul> <p>Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p><em>At CSG we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities as a whole. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p>Available Position - Staff04 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119312&format=xmlCorporate Counsel/Partner (7+ Years of Experience)http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120072&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG&quot;), a top NJ firm with over 175+ attorneys and almost 50-years of history, has recently seen a tremendous amount of growth - and the firm's Corporate and Securities practice group is looking for a talented counsel-level attorney or non-equity partner to join our team. The candidate must have advanced transactional experience that includes managing/leading M&amp;A transactions, as well as drafting and negotiating corporate and transactional documents, including merger agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and related commercial agreements. The candidate should possess excellent clients skills and an ability to manage a legal team. Please note: portable business is not a requirement for this position.</p> <p>We are committed to your future and offer mentorship and professional development opportunities for lawyers at every level. CSG Members and senior attorneys provide on-going feedback in a supportive environment.</p> <p>Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p><em>At CSG we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities as a whole. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.<br /> </em></p> <br type="_moz" />Available Position - Attorneys03 Jan 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120072&format=xmlTrademark Prosecution Paralegal (3+ Years of Experience)http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120053&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG&quot;) has an immediate opening for an experienced Trademark Prosecution Paralegal (Hybrid Schedule) in our West Orange, NJ office.</p> <p>An exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a dynamic team and work on a variety of interesting cases. Candidates must have paralegal certification. Some of the major responsibilities of the position include:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Significant experience with USPTO trademark prosecution and maintenance a must.</p> </li> <li> <p>Foreign trademark prosecution experience a plus but not required.</p> </li> <li> <p>Familiarity with standard trademark docketing software a must (experience with Patricia/Patrix a plus).</p> </li> <li> <p>IP litigation support a bonus, but not required.</p> </li> </ul> <p>The ability to work under a team structure is essential as the support staff is the foundation of the firm. Constant communication with other administrative staff and attorneys is key. A professional demeanor with clients is a must.</p> <p>Candidates must have solid organization skills, attention to detail, initiative, resourcefulness, the ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast paced environment, the ability to manage confidential information with discretion, professional demeanor, and the capability to organize, prioritize and meet multiple deadlines. Requirements include: prior experience in a law firm; excellent command of MS Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel; experience with PDF Docs/Adobe or similar application, Netdocuments or similar document management application; Patricia or other similar Trademark docketing software, Aderant or similar billing software experience. Experience with Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams.</p> <p>The ideal candidate will possess a 4-year degree and a minimum of 3 years' experience in the Trademark Prosecution practice area.</p> <p>Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p><em>At CSG we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities as a whole. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p>Available Position - Staff29 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=120053&format=xmlMarc Leibman joins Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasihttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119979&format=xml&p=7016<p class="MsoBodyText">Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi has bolstered the ranks of its award-winning Real Estate, Development &amp; Land Use Group with the hire of Marc Leibman.<br /> <br /> <o:p></o:p>Marc, who joined CSG Law in November, has served as a board attorney to zoning and planning boards in numerous municipalities throughout northern New Jersey. Over the course of his twenty-five-year career, Marc has represented individual, non-profit and corporate clients before various zoning and planning boards in Bergen and Hudson counties.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText">Marc was previously a name partner at a prominent northern New Jersey firm. He is continuing to represent his current clients at CSG Law, including the Borough of Dumont, the Fair Lawn Zoning Board of Adjustment and the River Vale Joint Planning Board. Marc is excited to work with the outstanding Real Estate, Development &amp; Land Use Group and bring the benefits of CSG Law&rsquo;s deep bench of talent to his private and public clients. <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText">In addition to land use and zoning, Marc has significant trial experience in a wide range of commercial litigation matters. He previously led his firm&rsquo;s real estate tax appeals practice involving properties assessed in the $10+ millions. In this role, Marc was immensely successful in his representation of both municipalities and taxpayers in trials before the county tax boards and the tax courts. <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText">CSG Law, which earlier this year was named Law Firm of the Year by the <i>New Jersey Law Journal</i>, has grown its ranks from 160 attorneys in 2019 to more than 175 attorneys at present. Moreover, the Real Estate, Land Use &amp; Development Group also earned the <i>New Jersey Law Journal</i>&rsquo;s 2021 Dealmakers of the Year award.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p>News21 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119979&format=xmlLana Berman Israel joins Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasihttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119980&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi (&ldquo;CSG Law&rdquo;) continues to grow its numbers with the hire of Lana Berman Israel, an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University School of Law.<br /> <br /> Lana, who joined in November, practices with the firm&rsquo;s Corporate &amp; Securities Group, where her background as an attorney and in academia provides invaluable expertise to her corporate and banking clients and their legal teams.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> In addition to her role as counsel for CSG Law, Lana continues to work in Seton Hall University School of Law&rsquo;s division of online learning. Lana has extensive experience in business law, contracts, asset-backed securitization and structured finance, distressed debt, negotiations, legal writing and research, and client relations.<br /> <br /> In 2020, she served as counsel at a New Jersey-based law firm, and, before that, she was an associate at a prominent New York law firm.<br /> <br /> CSG Law, which earlier this year was named Law Firm of the Year by the <em>New Jersey Law Journal,</em> has grown its ranks from 160 attorneys in 2019 to more than 175 attorneys at present.&nbsp;</p>News21 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119980&format=xmlTrusts & Estates Paralegal (3+ Years of Experience)http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119967&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG&quot;) is seeking an experienced Trusts &amp; Estates Paralegal to join our growing T&amp;E practice. Candidates must have the ability to manage the estate administration process from beginning to end for multiple estates. Additionally, candidates must be able to work independently, be highly organized, detail-oriented and maintain a strong work ethic.</p> <p>Position Skills:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Communication skills: meet and communicate with clients and their advisors; prepare correspondence, probate documents, notices, inventories, deeds, release documents, claim and asset transfer forms and all other documents routinely prepared in connection with the estate administration process; strong oral and written communication skills are a plus</p> </li> <li> <p>Ability to work with attorneys and other paralegals during all stages of estate settlement and trust administration, including maintaining client files, preparing materials for client meetings, managing deadlines, collecting information necessary to complete reporting and filing requirements and attending to client&rsquo;s concerns and needs</p> </li> <li> <p>Must have knowledge of and experience with the probate process in Surrogate&rsquo;s Courts in NJ and NY</p> </li> <li> <p>Must have knowledge and experience with Thomson Reuters OneSource program (or compatible program) and the ability to prepare and assemble federal and state estate tax returns with supporting documentation</p> </li> </ul> <p>Position Requirements:</p> <ul> <li> <p>3+ years of experience</p> </li> <li> <p>Paralegal certification preferred</p> </li> </ul> <p>Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p><em>At CSG we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities as a whole. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p>Available Position - Staff20 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119967&format=xmlACC NJ: Measuring, Reporting, and Collaborating to Improve Outside Counsel Diversityhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119898&format=xml&p=7016<p>Join CSG Law's <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/shirley-u-emehelu">Shirley U. Emehelu</a> on Thursday, December 16th, at 9:00 AM as she presents &quot;Measuring, Reporting, and Collaborating to Improve Outside Counsel Diversity&quot; &ndash; a virtual program hosted by Association of Corporate Counsel New Jersey.</p> <p>To register, please visit the <a href="https://accinhouse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYudOiorTIiGtGTiANirQYMHS2-SQB5Hpf7">event website</a>.</p>Event16 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119898&format=xmlAmerican Bar Association: The Pandora Papers, Money Laundering, and Shell Companies: Risks for Professionals in a Changing Legal Landscapehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119846&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/shirley-u-emehelu">Shirley U. Emehelu</a> will serve on a panel discussing &quot;The Pandora Papers, Money Laundering, and Shell Companies: Risks for Professionals in a Changing Legal Landscape&quot; for the American Bar Association on Wednesday, December 15, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST. She will be joined by Beth Moskow-Schnoll and Peter Hardy of Ballard Spahr LLP.</p> <p>For more information and registration, please visit the <a href="https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/419101933/">event website</a>.</p>Event15 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119846&format=xmlCSG Law cannabis client secures New Jersey dispensary licensehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119895&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG Law&rdquo;) congratulates another cannabis client &ndash; NJ Patients Care LLC &ndash; on its successful bid to dispense medical cannabis in northern New Jersey.<br /> <br /> NJ Patients Care was <a href="https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2021/12/30-more-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-on-the-way-in-nj.html">one of 30 applicants awarded licensure</a> last week by the state Cannabis Regulatory Commission (&ldquo;CRC&rdquo;) to operate a dispensary and sell medical cannabis in the Garden State. The award arrives amid the CRC&rsquo;s efforts to expand the New Jersey marketplace for medical cannabis patients.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We are immensely proud of all our clients who have obtained licensure and have absolute confidence that they will hit the ground running to help the State meet the needs of its growing medicinal cannabis patient population,&rdquo; said CSG Law Cannabis Group leader Lee Vartan.<br /> <br /> Earlier this year, two other CSG Law clients &ndash; GSCC Management LLC (&ldquo;GSCC&rdquo;) and ZY Labs LLC (&ldquo;ZY&rdquo;) &ndash; secured licenses to cultivate medical cannabis as part of the State&rsquo;s delayed 2019 Alternative Treatment Center Request for Applications process.<br /> <br /> GSCC was awarded a cultivation license in the State&rsquo;s North region, while ZY earned licensure in the Central region. Initially, ZY was disqualified from the process in December 2019, but that decision was promptly appealed by CSG Law, and, in February 2021, the State&rsquo;s Appellate Division reversed the disqualification, remanding back to the Department of Health the client&rsquo;s application for evaluation and consideration as part of the greater slate of RFA applicants.</p>News13 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119895&format=xmlThe Nature Conservancy: Thanks and Happy Trails to Two Legacy Trusteeshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/RA534S261/assets/files/News/Nature Conservancy Newsletter - Dennis Toft - Dec. 2021 4893-5769-7541 v.1.pdf&format=xml&p=7016<p>The Nature Conservacy, in its most recent newsletter, recognized Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi's <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/dennis-toft">Dennis Toft</a>&nbsp;for his contributions to the New Jersey chapter over the past decade as a Trustee Legacy Ambassador.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;When I learned how vital planned giving is to achieve [The Nature Conservancy's] mission, I not only added TNC to my will but also gladly became a Legacy Ambassador to urge others to do the same,&rdquo; said Toft. &ldquo;These lasting gifts support conservation for generations to come. I want my children and grandchildren to be able to enjoy nature like I have, and that will only happen if we protect it.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> To read more, please <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/RA534S261/assets/files/News/Nature%20Conservancy%20Newsletter%20-%20Dennis%20Toft%20-%20Dec.%202021%204893-5769-7541%20v.1.pdf">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p>Publication07 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/RA534S261/assets/files/News/Nature Conservancy Newsletter - Dennis Toft - Dec. 2021 4893-5769-7541 v.1.pdf&format=xmlLaw 360: Chiesa Shahinian Leadership On Strategy Behind Rebrandinghttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/RA534S261/assets/files/News/Law 360 - Chiesa Shahinian Leadership On Strategy Behind Rebranding.pdf&format=xml&p=7016<p>Three members of Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi's leadership -- executive committee members <a href="http://live.csglaw.com/biographies/jeffrey-chiesa">Jeffrey S. Chisea</a> and <a href="http://live.csglaw.com/biographies/francis-j-giantomasi">Francis J. Giantomasi</a> and managing member-elect <a href="http://live.csglaw.com/biographies/patricia-costello">Patricia K. Costello</a> -- were featured last week in a Law360 article discussing CSG Law's first-ever mission, vision and values statement as part of its recent rebranding.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> In the article, Chiesa said, &quot;CSG Law has seen tremendous growth during the past 20 months, with key additions to service offerings to meet client needs. It is important to note that this expansion has been measured and focused, and while the firm has grown in headcount, it has also enjoyed extremely low attrition rates. We believe that while we have defined our mission statement for the first time in writing, we have been following this mission in practice for many years. This, coupled with our values, has helped us to successfully transition to the next generation of leadership with a keen focus on the future.&quot;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, Giantomasi made it clear that &quot;a clearly defined mission statement is the foundation for everything we do; moreover, our shared values keep us connected and engaged especially during times of uncertainty. Committing to mission, vision and value statements now means that we will build the future of the firm together, and in a focused and deliberate matter. This is especially important as we embark on major projects such as the design and development of the firm's new headquarters. In addition, as we continue to expand and attract more attorneys to our firm, these statements provide a clear message as to who we are and what we stand for. For our external constituents &ndash; clients and other contacts &ndash; these statements define our service and commitment ideals in a concrete way, ensuring we uphold the high standards we have set for ourselves.&quot;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> To read the full article, please <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/RA534S261/assets/files/News/Law%20360%20-%20Chiesa%20Shahinian%20Leadership%20On%20Strategy%20Behind%20Rebranding.pdf">click here</a>.&nbsp;Publication06 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/RA534S261/assets/files/News/Law 360 - Chiesa Shahinian Leadership On Strategy Behind Rebranding.pdf&format=xmlMitchell Berkey and Francis J. Giantomasi Named 2021 Real Estate Influencers by ROI-NJhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119823&format=xml&p=7016<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/mitchell-berkey">Mitchell Berkey</a> and <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/francis-j-giantomasi">Francis J. Giantomasi</a>, both of whom are part of the leadership of Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC&rsquo;s (&ldquo;CSG Law&rdquo;) Real Estate, Development &amp; Land Use Group, have been named among <i>ROI-NJ&rsquo;s</i> 2021 Real Estate Influencers.</p> <p class="MsoBodyText"><o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText">Mitch chairs the Real Estate Group, and Frank is a member of CSG Law&rsquo;s Executive Committee. Both are mainstays among ROI-NJ&rsquo;s Influencer list and embody the top-tier talent at CSG Law, which earlier this year earned <i>New Jersey Law Journal</i>&rsquo;s Law Firm of the Year Award. Further highlighting their formidable team, the Real Estate Group also earned <i>New Jersey Law Journal</i>&rsquo;s Dealmakers of the Year Award for 2021. <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText">Mitch, in his role as chair, has been a key player in attracting extraordinary talents from high-profile roles within the private and public sectors. As ROI-NJ noted, &ldquo;he is the visionary that drives both the practice&rsquo;s strategic growth into one of the Mid-Atlantic region&rsquo;s largest &mdash; with nearly 40 attorneys &mdash; and its geographic expansion handling transactions in markets nationwide.&rdquo; Earlier this year, Mitch was also honored by the <i>National Law Journal</i> as a 2021 Real Estate and Construction Law Trailblazer. <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText">Frank, who often appears in ROI-NJ&rsquo;s Power List, was also recently named to the publication&rsquo;s Health Care Influencer list in his capacity as in his capacity as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children&rsquo;s Hospital of New Jersey. According to ROI-NJ, Frank is a &ldquo;well-respected veteran [who] is always one step ahead.&rdquo; <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText">To view the full <i>ROI-NJ</i> 2021 Influencers: Real Estate list, please <a href="https://www.roi-nj.com/2021/12/02/roi-influencers/real-estate/2021-real-estate/roi-influencers-real-estate-2021-service-providers/">click here</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-indent:0in"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoBodyText"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>News06 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119823&format=xmlDocket Coordinator (3+ Years of Experience)http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119828&format=xml&p=7016<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG&quot;) is seeking a docket coordinator that has 3+ years of experience in its West Orange, NJ office.</p> <p>Responsibilities:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Perform legal docketing via docketing software (CompuLaw) to generate calendars from court documents, correspondence, rules, and statutes; research dates when necessary to supplement automated information.</p> </li> <li> <p>Proofread and reviews calendar entries to ensure accuracy.</p> </li> <li> <p>Provide general and/or specialized docket reports upon request.</p> </li> <li> <p>Execute and/or assist in special tasks or duties as requested.</p> </li> <li> <p>Monitor updates of court rules and procedures.</p> </li> <li> <p>Responsible for learning and demonstrating knowledge of court rules and procedures in several jurisdictions.</p> </li> <li> <p>Perform ECF filing functions in both State and Federal courts.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Qualification and Experience:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Should preferably have a B.A. or B.S. degree and/ or Paralegal education with 3+ years of docketing experience; strong working knowledge of local, state, and federal court rules, procedures, and requirements; strong calendar data management skills required; prior hands-on working experience with docketing software, CompuLaw; experience docketing New Jersey, New York and Federal Courts; a combination of education and experience that demonstrates an ability to do the essential functions of the position.</p> </li> <li> <p>Should be service-oriented with an understanding of the environment and enthusiasm for the challenges of providing complex services in a law firm setting.</p> </li> <li> <p>Should have the ability to successfully work independently and in a well-organized manner; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work and communicate effectively; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent reading comprehension and critical thinking skills; ability to fully adhere to firm confidentiality standards; ability to explain docketing policies and procedures as they relate to attorneys and legal staff, and monitor compliance.</p> </li> </ul> <p>Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p><em>At CSG we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities as a whole. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.<br type="_moz" /> </em></p> <br type="_moz" />Available Position - Staff06 Dec 2021 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=119828&format=xml