Francis J. Giantomasi

Member of the Firm

Francis J. Giantomasi is a member of the firm's Real Estate, Development and Land Use Group. He has over three decades of experience specializing in all aspects of real estate acquisitions, sales, development, complex commercial transactions and Chancery litigation, and has successfully argued before the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Frank is recognized as a leader in planning, zoning, and development law including tax abatement law for the City of Newark and urban areas. He has served as Chief Development Counsel for some of the region's major real estate projects, including the planning and development of Prudential Insurance Company's Newark Headquarters.

In 2017, Frank was named to New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy’s Transition Team – Transition Counsel Committee.

Frank received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. He served as a law clerk to Essex County's Assignment Judge, Arthur J. Blake. Prior to joining the firm, Frank maintained the law firm of Giantomasi & Oliveira for over 20 years and spent 4 years at Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster.

He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Education

  • Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., 1979)
  • St. Peter's College (B.A., 1976)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court