Available Positions

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is currently looking to fill the following positions:


Litigation Group

General Commercial Litigation Attorney: Immediate opening for a general commercial litigation attorney to join its West Orange, NJ office. Qualified candidates should have 3-5 years of litigation experience; excellent written and verbal skills, outstanding academic credentials and the ability to handle multiple assignments contemporaneously are required. Qualified candidates should be able to draft substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery, and other legal documents. New Jersey and New York bar is required.

Litigation Legal Assistant
: Immediate opening for an experienced legal assistant in the West Orange, NJ office. The legal assistant will support attorneys in the Litigation department. The assistant will provide administrative support, including preparing legal documents and correspondence, answering all incoming telephone calls, as well as standard administrative duties, including filing, document reproduction, opening new client/matters with conflict searches, maintaining client files, time entry using a computer based billing system, expense reimbursements, maintaining email and calendar and word processing.

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. Requirement include: prior experience in a law firm; proficient in e-filing; excellent command of MS Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel; Netdocuments or eDocs or similar document management experience; Rainmaker Platinum or similar billing software experience. NJ Notary is helpful but not required.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years' experience in the Litigation practice area and proficient with e-filing.


Corporate and Securities Group

Private Investment Fund Attorney: Immediate opening for a private investment fund attorney with 8+ years of experience and a minimum of $500,000 in portable business. Qualified candidates must be experienced in representation of investment advisors/managers in the structuring and formation of domestic and offshore private equity, venture capital and hedge funds and in ongoing regulatory, reporting and compliance matters for private funds. The private equity fund component must include real estate private equity, with private REIT formation a plus. Public fund formation experience is a plus but not essential.

Candidates should have excellent written and verbal skills, outstanding academic credentials and the ability to handle multiple assignments contemporaneously. New Jersey and New York bar required.


Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group

Senior Leasing Attorney (NYC Office): Immediate opening for a commercial real estate attorney with 15+ years leasing experience in New Jersey and New York. Candidates will have the opportunity to work in a collegial environment with some of the leading real estate lawyers in the region. Leasing experience must include representing both landlords and tenants on office, retail and industrial leases in New York and New Jersey. New York and New Jersey bar required.


Real Estate Transactional/Leasing Attorney
: Immediate opening for a commercial real estate attorney with transactional and leasing experience in New Jersey and New York. Candidates will have the opportunity to work in a collegial environment with leading real estate lawyers in the region.

Primary Qualifications (Required):

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in commercial real estate transactions and leasing.
  • Transactional experience must include drafting and negotiating all documents from contract to closing for commercial property acquisition, sale and financing, plus a thorough understanding of title, survey and due diligence review.
  • Leasing experience must include representing both landlords and tenants on office, retail and industrial leases in New Jersey and New York.
  • New Jersey and New York bar admissions


Secondary Qualifications (Each is a plus but is not required):

  • Experience with hotel franchise and management agreements
  • Experience representing lenders in commercial real estate loans


Trusts & Estates

Trusts & Estates Associate: Immediate opening for a trusts and estates attorney with 5+ years’ experience. Qualified candidates should have experience drafting sophisticated estate planning documents for high net worth individuals. Candidates should have excellent written and verbal skills, outstanding academic credentials and the ability to handle multiple assignments contemporaneously. LLM preferred. New Jersey bar required. Submissions should include “Trust & Estates Associate” in the subject line.


Immigration

Business Immigration Paralegal: Immediate opening for a Business Immigration Paralegal with 3+ years of industry experience in the New York City Office.

The essential duties and responsibilities include the following: identify ways to improve team productivity and office-wide projects, assist in the hiring and training of new team members, learn procedural and processing requirements for various types of non-immigrant and immigrant visa petitions and applications, work closely in a team environment and provide updates while building knowledge of firm and client processes, oversee status of cases through utilization of case management and billing systems, run reports as needed, prioritize and assign cases, monitor workload and production, review and approve client billing under supervision of partner or attorney, communicate regularly with clients and foreign nationals regarding procedural and case processing issues, assisting with the review of cases, drafting petitions, applications and specialized support letters detailing eligibility for visa classification and other immigration benefits, analyze case documents and prepare immigration applications for filing with the appropriate government agency, perform intake of cases, troubleshooting and establishing case strategy.

The requirements for this position include a BA or BS degree, 3+ years of experience as a business immigration paralegal, possesses strong knowledge of procedural requirements for various types of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and client processes, experience drafting RFEs and PERM Audit responses, drafting and filing large volumes of immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, including H-1B and PERM, demonstrate ability to handle high volume case load while maintaining high level of productivity, excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail, strong analytical and problem-solving skills within a fast-paced environment, ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with competing demands, meet assigned deadlines and communicate case progress/status/issues to supervisor, demonstrate flexibility and initiative regarding assignments for self and team, and ability to contribute to a positive work environment.


Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary. Interested candidates should submit their resume to: kbuchwalter@csglaw.com.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any unsolicited resumes. Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.

Cynthia Young
Director of Recruitment & Professional Development
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC 
One Boland Drive 
West Orange, NJ 07052

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified minorities, veterans and/or women are encouraged to apply.