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February 18, 2020

Daniel A. Schwartz and Francis J. Giantomasi Named Among NJBIZ Power 100

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is proud to announce that Daniel A. Schwartz and Francis J. Giantomasi have been named to the 2020 NJBIZ Power 100 – a recognition of New Jersey’s most influential people in business. This marks the third year in which Giantomasi and Schwartz have been recognized in this annual publication. ...READ MORE

 
February 11, 2020

CSG's Corcione Named Among New Jersey's "Best 50 Women in Business" by NJBIZ

Danielle M. Corcione, Member of the Firm and Practice Group Leader for CSG’s Government & Corporate Investigations Group, has been named among New Jersey’s “Best 50 Women in Business” by NJBIZ, a recognition honoring women standing at the forefront of New Jersey’s business community as decision-makers, trendsetters and forward thinkers. ...READ MORE

 
January 29, 2020

CSG's Susan Reach Winters Releases Book, That Will Never Happen to Us

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce the release of That Will Never Happen to Us, a book by Susan Reach Winters, Chair of the firm’s Family Law Group. ...READ MORE

 
January 21, 2020

CSG Launches Upgraded Website Featuring Improved User Experience

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC ("CSG") is pleased to announce the launch of its new website – csglaw.com – which provides an improved user experience, modern design and more than 1,800 pages of content. ...READ MORE

 
January 13, 2020

CSG Announces 2020 Promotions

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce twelve attorney promotions, five to Member and seven to Counsel, effective January 1, 2020. ...READ MORE

 
January 6, 2020

Jason Holt, Former Atlantic City Business Administrator and Corporation Counsel to East Orange, Joins CSG

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that Jason Holt, a seasoned attorney with more than two decades of experience in local government, municipal corporations, turnaround strategy, litigation and fiscal management, has joined the firm as a member in its Real Estate, Development & Land Use and Property Taxation & Valuation Groups. ...READ MORE

 
December 27, 2019

CSG Helps Brighten Holiday Season for Patients at Children's Hospital of New Jersey

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is delighted to share that, through an employee Jeans Day fundraiser and toy drive, it has donated more than 100 toys to the Child Life Toy Drive held by the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (“NBIMC”). Some of these toys will be gifted individually to the children for the holidays and others will be placed in designated play areas for communal use. ...READ MORE

 
November 27, 2019

CSG Ranked Among New Jersey's Leading Law Firms by Readers of NJBIZ

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that it has been ranked among New Jersey’s top three law firms by readers of NJBIZ in the publication’s 2019 Reader Rankings survey for the first time in firm history. ...READ MORE

 
November 11, 2019

Francis J. Giantomasi Named to ROI-NJ 2019 Real Estate Influencers List

Francis J. Giantomasi was named to ROI-NJ’s 2019 Real Estate Influencers list, which recognizes those who hold key roles in New Jersey’s real estate industry and are vital to its success. ...READ MORE

 
October 22, 2019

CSG Women's Initiative Hosts LisaMarie Dias for LinkedIn in 10 Minutes a Day (or Less!) Presentation

Do you find yourself on LinkedIn wasting time without anything to show for it? Or, worse yet, do you avoid it because you are unsure of why or how to use it? ...READ MORE

 
September 17, 2019

Two CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2019 New York "Super Lawyers - Rising Stars"

CSG is pleased to announce that two attorneys in its New York City office have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of New York Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who are either under the age of 40 or have been in practice for ten years or less. ...READ MORE

 
September 16, 2019

Shirley U. Emehelu, Former Chief of Asset Recovery and Anti-Money Laundering for the District of New Jersey, Joins CSG

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that Shirley U. Emehelu, former Chief of Asset Recovery and Anti-Money Laundering for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, has joined the firm as a Member in its Government & Corporate Investigations Group, effective September 3, 2019. She is based in the firm’s West Orange, New Jersey office. ...READ MORE

 
September 13, 2019

CSG Employees Fundraise for Cookies for Kids' Cancer

Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore jeans on September 13, 2019 in support of Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work, which raised $900 in support of Cookies for Kids' Cancer. ...READ MORE

 
August 28, 2019

CSG Adds Am Law 200 Talent to Executive Management Ranks

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce several key additions to the firm’s Executive Management team. Dawn Afanador has joined the firm as its Director of Marketing & Business Development, Victor Emma as its Director of Facilities & Operations and Hany Moussa as Director of Information Technology. ...READ MORE

 
August 22, 2019

Francis M. Giantomasi Selected to Join Board of Essex County Legal Aid Association

CSG is pleased to announce that Francis M. Giantomasi, an Associate with the firm’s Litigation Group, has been selected to become a member of the Board of Directors of the Essex County Legal Aid Association, an organization founded in 1906 dedicated to assuring that poverty is not an impenetrable barrier to civil justice for low-income residents of Essex County, New Jersey. ...READ MORE

 
August 22, 2019

CSG Launches Professional Liability and Ethics Blog, Protecting Your Legal Practice

As an attorney, few things are scarier than getting sued for malpractice or having an ethics grievance filed against you. However, a careful analysis of trends in recent legal malpractice rulings and ethics opinions offers invaluable context that can help attorneys mitigate the risk of such a claim. ...READ MORE

 
August 16, 2019

CSG Employees Fundraise for Cure SMA

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on August 16, 2019, in support of Cure SMA, a non-profit organization that funds and directs comprehensive research for spinal muscular atrophy that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, and provide families the support they need for today. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work, which raised $450 in support of Cure SMA. ...READ MORE

 
August 15, 2019

30 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2020

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is pleased to announce that 30 attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America. ...READ MORE

 
August 13, 2019

CSG Ranks Among Leading H1 2019 Bond Counsel in New Jersey

CSG ranked second among municipal bond counsel in New Jersey from January 1 to June 30, 2019 as reported by the New Jersey Law Journal. ...READ MORE

 
July 15, 2019

Dennis M. Toft Selected as NJBIZ Icon Honors Award Recipient

CSG is proud to announce that Dennis M. Toft has been named a recipient of NJBIZ's Icon Honors award, which recognizes New Jersey business leaders over the age of 60 for their notable successes and strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field. Dennis was selected for his longstanding commitment to addressing the environmental needs of the state's business community, his visionary leadership as a member of CSG's executive and management committees and chair of the firm's Environmental Group, and his role in shepherding forward-thinking, fair and sustainable legislation and environmental protection initiatives. ...READ MORE

 
July 15, 2019

Deborah Nelson Named Woman Pioneer in the Law by Morris County Bar Association

Deborah E. Nelson was honored by the Morris County Bar Association at its 2019 Law Day celebration with an exhibit titled, "Women Pioneers in the Law." The exhibit honored Deborah and nine other female past-Presidents of the Association for their trailblazing efforts towards expanding the role of women in the law in Morris County. ...READ MORE

 
July 1, 2019

CSG Launches Family Law Practice with Addition of Esteemed Family Law Group

Continuing what has been a summer of extraordinary strategic growth, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that seven family law attorneys from the recently closed Budd Larner joined the firm effective July 1, 2019. ...READ MORE

 
June 25, 2019

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Elects New Board Chairman, Francis J. Giantomasi, of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Francis J. Giantomasi has been elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, RWJBarnabas Health facilities. ...READ MORE

 
June 24, 2019

CSG's Giantomasi and Schwartz Named to 2019 NJBIZ Law Power 50

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (CSG) is proud to announce that Senior Member, Francis J. Giantomasi, and Managing Member, Daniel A. Schwartz, have been named to the 2019 NJBIZ Law Power 50 – a recognition of New Jersey's most influential attorneys in private practice, public service, corporate law departments and nonprofit organizations. ...READ MORE

 
June 19, 2019

CSG Welcomes Five Attorneys Across Core Practices

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that five experienced attorneys have joined the firm, strengthening its core practices and capabilities in real estate, development and land use law; litigation; environmental law; and corporate and securities law. ...READ MORE

 
June 14, 2019

CSG Employees Fundraise for Project Self-Sufficiency

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on June 14, 2019, in support of Project Self-Sufficiency, a non-profit organization helping individuals and families in Sussex, Hunterdon, Warren and Morris Counties become economically self-sufficient. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work, which raised $485 in support of Project Self-Sufficiency. ...READ MORE

 
June 11, 2019

CSG Adds to Growing Trusts & Estates Group

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce the arrival of Steven A. Loeb and Heidi I. Hansen as members in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group. ...READ MORE

 
May 2019

CSG Employees Hold School Supplies Drive for Jersey Cares

Employees of CSG recently held a school supplies drive throughout the month of May 2019 to support Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization which recruits and engages volunteers in rewarding, effective efforts that address community-identified needs. Jersey Cares works with dozens of schools, children's shelters, and community centers with the goal that no children in New Jersey will have to experience a first day of school without these basic necessities. ...READ MORE

 
April 29, 2019

Lightstone Group General Counsel, Adriana M. Peters, Joins CSG's Expanding Real Estate Practice

Adriana M. Peters, a seasoned commercial real estate attorney with more than 20 years of in-house and private practice experience, has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) as a member in its Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group. ...READ MORE

 
April 25, 2019

CSG Achieves High Rankings in 2019 Chambers USA

CSG is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have once again been recognized in the latest edition of Chambers USA. In the newly released 2019 Chambers rankings, nine of the firm’s practice areas and 18 of its attorneys are included in what is widely considered one of the most prestigious guides in the legal industry. ...READ MORE

 
April 22, 2019

CSG Recognized with 2019 Environmental Leadership Medal by CIANJ

CSG is pleased to announce that its Environmental Group has been awarded with the 2019 Environmental Leadership Medal by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ). ...READ MORE

 
April 12, 2019

CSG Employees Fundraise for Opportunity Project

CSG employees recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on April 12, 2019, in support of Opportunity Project, whose mission is to empower those with brain injuries. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work, which raised $1,080 in support of Opportunity Project. ...READ MORE

 
April 10, 2019

Catherine P. Wells Honored by Tri-County Scholarship Fund

CSG is proud to announce that Catherine P. Wells, Member and Chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Group, will be honored with the "Trustee of Justice" award by the Tri-County Scholarship Fund at the organization's annual "Lawyers for Tri-County Awards Dinner." Joining Catherine in being honored this year are the Honorable Julio M. Fuentes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Timothy I. Duffy of Coughlin Duffy LLP. ...READ MORE

 
April 3, 2019

CSG Hosts Best-Selling Author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, Fran Hauser, and Renowned Voice Coach and Actor, Casey Erin Clark, for Nice Girl Army Reception

“Finding your voice” was among the most prevalent themes covered at a Nice Girl Army reception held in Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC’s (“CSG”) New York City office on March 20, 2019. The reception–co-hosted by CSG member and white collar defense attorney, Danielle M. Corcione, and long-time media executive, investor and best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, Fran Hauser–featured highly-regarded voice coach, Broadway actor and founder of Vital Voice Training, Casey Erin Clark, as a guest speaker. ...READ MORE

 
April 2, 2019

CSG Ranked 28th in The Deal's Q1 Bankruptcy League Tables

CSG is pleased to announce that it was ranked #28 out of 100 firms in The Deal’s 2019 Q1 League Tables, “Bankruptcy Law Firms Power Rankings.” ...READ MORE

 
March 2019

CSG Employees Hold Donation Drive for Sierra House

Employees of CSG recently held a donation drive throughout the month of March 2019, to support Sierra House, a nonprofit organization committed to helping youth in need of food, shelter and community services. Various personal care items and cleaning products were collected in the donation drive.  ...READ MORE

 
March 29, 2019

Edward Stevenson Named "Client Service All-Star" in BTI Report Recognizing 335 Attorneys Globally

CSG is proud to announce that Edward B. Stevenson, Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group, has been named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group Inc. in its latest report, the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2019. Stevenson is one of only 335 attorneys selected globally for recognition this year. Notably, he is also one of only 10 attorneys selected in New Jersey. ...READ MORE

 
March 25, 2019

CSG's Giantomasi and Schwartz Named to 2019 NJBIZ Power 100

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (CSG) is proud to announce that Senior Member, Francis J. Giantomasi, and Managing Member, Daniel A. Schwartz, have been named to the 2019 NJBIZ Power 100 – a recognition of New Jersey’s most influential people in business. ...READ MORE

 
March 25, 2019

Danielle Corcione Recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal with 2019 New Leaders of the Bar Award

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (CSG) is proud to announce that Danielle M. Corcione, Member with the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Group, has been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal for its 2019 “New Leaders of the Bar” listing of the state’s leading attorneys under the age of 40. ...READ MORE

 
March 22, 2019

CSG Attorney's 2010 Argument Lays Groundwork for Supreme Court Decision Limiting Sovereign Immunity of International Organizations Before U.S. Courts

On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Jam v. International Finance Corp., a case in which it was asked to rule on the extent of sovereign immunity enjoyed by international organizations before U.S. Courts – an issue that had long split federal courts of appeals. ...READ MORE

 
March 13, 2019

Francis J. Giantomasi Honored at Investors Bank Awards Dinner

CSG's Francis J. Giantomasi was honored with the 2018 Advisory Board Hall of Fame award at Investors Bank's Awards Dinner on January 31, 2019 in Staten Island, New York. The award recognizes Advisory Board members who have made exceptional contributions towards the bank's strategic vision. ...READ MORE

 
March 12, 2019

25 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2019 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

CSG is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers. Additionally, 9 CSG attorneys were selected for inclusion in this year's edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. ...READ MORE

 
February 28, 2019

Francis J. Giantomasi Named to ROI-NJ 2019 Influencers Power List

Francis J. Giantomasi was named to ROI-NJ’s 2019 Influencers Power List, which recognizes New Jersey's most powerful and influential thought leaders and authorities. Frank, a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group, is widely-recognized as one of New Jersey’s top real estate and redevelopment attorneys and as a prominent leader in Newark’s business community. ...READ MORE

 
February 8, 2019

Gemma Giantomasi Named Among NJBIZ's 2019 Best 50 Women in Business

CSG is proud to announce that Gemma M. Giantomasi has been named among New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ – a recognition of women who are shaping their organizations, industries and the economic landscape of the Garden State. Notably, she was also selected as one of NJBIZ's Forty Under 40 award recipients in July 2018.  ...READ MORE

 
January 31, 2019

CSG's Nussbaum Named to WTR 1000

Peter Nussbaum, Co-Chair of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s (“CSG”) Intellectual Property Group, has been named to the World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. ...READ MORE

 
January 24, 2019

CSG's Clem G. Turner Named Top 15 Corporate EB-5 Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine

CSG is pleased to announce that Clem G. Turner has been named to EB-5 Investors Magazine's list of "Top 15 Corporate EB-5 Attorneys*," which recognizes the most influential corporate and securities law practitioners in the field of EB-5 finance in 2018. This is the fourth consecutive year Clem has been recognized by the publication. ...READ MORE

 
January 22, 2019

CSG Welcomes Fortune 50 Pharma Vet, Former Federal Prosecutor Erik Sandstedt to Litigation Group

Erik Sandstedt has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) as a member in its Litigation Group. Sandstedt, who will primarily practice in New Jersey and New York, will be based in the firm’s West Orange, NJ office. ...READ MORE

 
January 7, 2019

CSG Announces Four Attorney Promotions

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce four attorney promotions, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are as follows: ...READ MORE

 
December 3, 2018

CSG Contributes Toward Essex County Gun Buy Back Initiative

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that it has contributed $1,000 toward the 2018 Gun Buy Back Initiative being organized by the Essex County Bar Foundation and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. ...READ MORE

 
November 1, 2018

CSG Recognized in 2019 Best Law Firm Rankings

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC is pleased to announce that the firm has earned top honors nationally and in numerous practice areas at the state level in the “2019 Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. ...READ MORE

 
October 25, 2018

CSG's Hornby Elected to NEFA Board of Directors

Robert L. Hornby, Co-Chair of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC’s (“CSG”) Equipment Leasing & Asset Based Lending Group, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Equipment Finance Association (“NEFA”). His election was announced at NEFA’s 2018 Funding Symposium in Charlotte, NC. ...READ MORE

 
October 22, 2018

Francis J. Giantomasi Named to ROI-NJ 2018 Real Estate Influencers List

Francis J. Giantomasi was named to ROI-NJ’s 2018 Real Estate Influencers list, which recognizes the industry’s most powerful thought leaders and authorities, under the "Professional Services" category. Frank, a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group, is recognized as one of New Jersey’s top real estate and redevelopment attorneys and as a prominent leader in Newark’s business community. ...READ MORE

 
October 19, 2018

CSG Employees Fundraise for Adaptive Sports Foundation

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on October 19, 2018, in support of Adaptive Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work, which raised $645 in support of Adaptive Sports Foundation. ...READ MORE

 
October 17, 2018

CSG Continues Positive Momentum in New York; Adds Three New Attorneys to Form Immigration, Alternative Capital Law Groups

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce the arrival of attorneys Samuel Newbold, Clem G. Turner and Caroline Murphy in CSG’s New York office. Newbold and Turner join as members in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Corporate & Securities Groups, respectively; Murphy joins as a labor and employment associate. The arrival of Newbold and Murphy marks the creation of the firm’s new Immigration Law Group, which Newbold will chair. Turner will spearhead CSG’s newly-formed Alternative Capital practice area. ...READ MORE

 
October 4, 2018

CSG Grows New York City Practice with Addition of Real Estate Finance Attorney Rosh H. Jaffe

Rosh H. Jaffe, an accomplished real estate finance attorney, has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) as a member in the firm’s New York City office. ...READ MORE

 
October 1, 2018

Michelle Schaap Honored by the New Jersey Law Journal with 2018 Top Women in the Law Award

CSG is proud to announce that Michelle Schaap has been named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2018 list of “Top Women in Law,” which recognizes female attorneys who have influenced the law and legal profession in exceptional ways. ...READ MORE

 
September 26, 2018

Dennis Toft Named to NAIOP New Jersey's Hall of Fame

Dennis M. Toft, Chair of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s (“CSG”) Environmental Group, has been selected for induction into NAIOP New Jersey’s Hall of Fame – a recognition reserved for chapter members who have played an enduring role in support of the state’s commercial real estate sector. ...READ MORE

 
September 21, 2018

CSG Hosts Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale

CSG recently hosted a bake sale on September 21, 2018, raising $1,529 in support of Cookies for Kids' Cancer. ...READ MORE

 
September 21, 2018

CSG Obtains Dismissal of Charges Against Client, Alon Feldman

On September 14, 2018, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) white collar defense attorneys Matthew E. Beck and Olajide A. Araromi obtained a dismissal of all charges brought against their client, Alon Feldman, by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The charges, which included “creating a false public alarm” and “interference with transportation,” were in connection to a work-related device that law enforcement mistakenly identified as a fake bomb in his carry-on baggage when he traveled through Newark Liberty Airport on September 4, 2018. ...READ MORE

 
September 14, 2018

CSG's Vartan Tapped as Trustee of Tropicana Atlantic City Sale to Eldorado Resorts

Lee Vartan, member in the Litigation Group with Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”), will serve as the State-designated Trustee for the Reno, Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts’ (“Eldorado”) acquisition of Tropicana Atlantic City. ...READ MORE

 
August 24, 2018

CSG to Host "Legal Eagles" Reception on October 9

On October 9, 2018 at 6PM, CSG, the Patriots’ Path Council and the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting a “Legal Eagles” networking reception for Eagle Scout attorneys. The reception will take place at CSG’s offices at One Boland Drive, West Orange, NJ 07052. All Eagle Scouts are welcome to attend, whether they earned the award in New Jersey or elsewhere. ...READ MORE

 
August 17, 2018

CSG Employees Support Sierra House

Employees of CSG recently wore jeans on August 17, 2018, to support Sierra House, a nonprofit organization committed to helping youth in need of food, shelter and community services. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $425 was raised to support Sierra House. ...READ MORE

 
August 16, 2018

CSG Tops H1 2018 Bond Counsel Rankings in New Jersey

CSG ranked first among municipal bond counsel in New Jersey from January 1 to June 30, 2018 as reported by the New Jersey Law Journal, up from third place for the same period in 2017. ...READ MORE

 
August 15, 2018

27 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2019

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is pleased to announce that more than two dozen attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. ...READ MORE

 
August 1, 2018

CSG Launches Qualified Opportunity Zone Group

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) has announced the formation and launch of its Qualified Opportunity Zone Group, which will advise investors, fund managers, redevelopers and business owners on the legal and regulatory requirements needed to successfully participate in the federal Qualified Opportunity Zone Program. ...READ MORE

 
July 31, 2018

CSG Employees Donate to Food Drive for Christine's Kitchen

CSG recently collected food and other products throughout the month of July 2018, as a result of a food drive for Christine's Kitchen, a free weekly hot lunch program and food pantry for families in need, in West Orange, NJ. For more information on Christine's Kitchen, please visit their website.  ...READ MORE

 
July 27, 2018

Gemma M. Giantomasi Named to NJBIZ's 2018 Forty Under 40

CSG is proud to announce that Gemma M. Giantomasi has been selected by NJBIZ as a 2018 Forty Under 40 award winner. The Forty Under 40 awards honor candidates who share a commitment to business growth, to professional excellence, to their community and are shaping the economic future of New Jersey. Gemma and her fellow 2018 honorees will be recognized on September 20, 2018 at an award ceremony at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ.  ...READ MORE

 
July 26, 2018

CSG Hosts Launch of New Jersey Chapter of the Women's White Collar Defense Association

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) was pleased to host the launch of the New Jersey Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (“WWCDA”) on July 24, 2018. Danielle M. Corcione, Member with CSG’s White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Group, will serve as the new chapter’s leader. ...READ MORE

 
July 10, 2018

CSG Hosts NJ LEEP Students


Four students from the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project ("NJ LEEP") visited CSG for an inside look into life as an attorney. During their visit, the students met with attorneys from across the firm's practice areas for a firsthand account of their day-to-day responsibilities and activities. In addition to attorneys, employees from the firm's internal departments – including Human Resources, Marketing & Business Development, Office Operations and Services and Records – shared insight on how their roles help realize the firm's goals and objectives.

NJ LEEP aims to empower youth from underprivileged areas in northern New Jersey by facilitating law-related education programming. To learn more about the organization, please visit their website. ...READ MORE

 
July 10, 2018

CSG Attorneys Elected to Leadership Team of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

CSG is pleased to announce that Michelle A. Schaap and Abigail J. Remore have been elected to the leadership team of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (“NJWLA”) – an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in law. Schaap and Remore were named NJWLA’s President and Co-Chair of the Grants and Charitable Giving Committee, respectively, effective July 1, 2018. ...READ MORE

 
July 9, 2018

Danielle Corcione, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Joins CSG's White Collar Practice

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Danielle M. Corcione, has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) as a member in its White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Group. ...READ MORE

 
July 6, 2018

Daniel A. Schwartz Selected as NJBIZ Icon Honors Award Recipient

CSG is proud to announce that Daniel A. Schwartz was selected by NJBIZ as a recipient of its Icon Honors award, which recognizes long-standing business leaders within New Jersey. Dan was selected for consistent excellence throughout his career as a corporate and health care attorney – as well as for his adaptability, leadership and keen business acumen as the firm’s first full-time Managing Member, a role he’s held since 2016. The 2018 Icon Awards winners will be honored during a breakfast ceremony on August 23, 2018. ...READ MORE

 
June 18, 2018

CSG Welcomes Two New Counsel

CSG has welcomed two new attorneys – Bozena (“Bonnie”) M. Diaz and Eric M. Finkelstein – as Counsel in the firm’s West Orange office. ...READ MORE

 
June 14, 2018

Dennis Toft Appointed to New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Executive Committee

Dennis Toft, Chair of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi’s (“CSG”) Environmental Group, has been appointed as a member of and environmental lead for the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”). In this role, Toft will help monitor and provide guidance on environmental issues affecting businesses in New Jersey. He will continue to serve on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, which he joined in January 2015. ...READ MORE

 
May 31, 2018

CSG Employees Donate to Green Vision

CSG employees recently donated used personal electronic waste equipment for Green Vision, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to providing students and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to work and to earn. For more information on Green Vision, please visit: www.gvinc.org.  ...READ MORE

 
May 18, 2018

John G. Valeri Jr. Elected Acting-Chair of the New Jersey Clean Air Council

John G. Valeri Jr., a member of the firm's Environmental Group, was recently elected as Acting-Chair of the New Jersey Clean Air Council. John previously served as Vice-Chair, and has been a member of the New Jersey Clean Air Council since 2015. Additionally, John served as committee chair regarding “The Clean Power Plan – Impact on New Jersey.” The Clean Air Council, which was established in 1954, serves in an advisory capacity to New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection regarding air matters. ...READ MORE

 
May 17, 2018

CSG Recognized in BTI Brand Elite 2018

CSG has been recognized in BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Brand Elite 2018: Client Perceptions of the Best-Branded Law Firms report. Based on interviews with corporate counsel and decision-makers at some of the world's largest organizations, BTI Brand Elite is an annual report evaluating which firms are perceived as offering superior client experience, earning premium work and most innovative. ...READ MORE

 
May 7, 2018

Three CSG Attorneys Named American Bar Foundation Fellows

CSG is proud to announce that Armen ShahinianJohn A. McKinney Jr. and Michelle A. Schaap have been inducted as Fellows to the American Bar Foundation ("ABF") – an organization dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on law, legal processes and legal institutions. Shahinian, McKinney and Schaap join existing CSG Fellows Jeffrey S. Chiesa, Francis J. Giantomasi, Ross Pearlson, Jerome M. St. John and Dennis M. Toft. ...READ MORE

 
May 3, 2018

CSG Achieves High Rankings in 2018 Chambers USA

CSG is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have once again been recognized in the latest edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In the newly released 2018 Chambers rankings, seven of the firm’s practice areas and 17 of its attorneys are included in what is widely considered one of the most prestigious guides in the legal industry. ...READ MORE

 
May 2, 2018

CSG's Corporate Group Named NJLJ "Jersey Dealmakers of the Year"

CSG's Corporate & Securities Group has been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal for their first installment of "Jersey Dealmakers of the Year" in the category of Mergers & Acquisitions. ...READ MORE

 
April 30, 2018

CSG Launches CannaBiz Law Blog

From California to Massachusetts and soon, perhaps, to New Jersey, recreational marijuana has been legalized, creating an estimated $16 billion industry that is expected to more than double in size by 2021. The cannabis industry is increasingly front and center in the minds of entrepreneurs and investors alike. However, no industry is exempt from risk, and those looking to service, operate or invest in the medical and recreational cannabis sectors are faced with a particularly complex matrix of regulation. ...READ MORE

 
April 27, 2018

CSG Employees Fundraise for Prevent Child Abuse

Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore blue on April 27, 2018 to support Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey. Employees made a monetary donation to wear blue in observation of #WearBlueDayNJ, a statewide day to prevent child abuse and neglect. $461 was raised to support Prevent Child Abuse, New Jersey Chapter. ...READ MORE

 
April 24, 2018

Two CSG Attorneys Named to New Jersey Law Journal's New Leaders of the Bar

CSG is proud to announce that Brian Kantar and Mauro Tucci have been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal for its 2018 “New Leaders of the Bar” listing of the state’s leading young attorneys. ...READ MORE

 
April 23, 2018

CSG Celebrates Earth Day 2018

In celebration of Earth Day 2018, CSG's Environmental Group volunteered at the Great Swamp Watershed Association's Conservation Management Area in Harding Township, NJ. ...READ MORE

 
April 20, 2018

CSG Employees Fundraise for Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on April 20, 2018 in support of the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $505 was raised in support of the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation. ...READ MORE

 
April 18, 2018

18th Edition of Highly-Regarded NJ Zoning and Land Use "Cox Book", Co-authored by CSG's Lisa John-Basta, Recently Published

Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi’s (“CSG”) Lisa John-Basta has co-authored the 18th edition of Gann Law Book’s New Jersey Zoning and Land Use Administration, which was published on March 22, 2018 and is currently available in both print and digital. ...READ MORE

 
March 30, 2018

CSG Employees Donate to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

CSG employees recently donated items for St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with shelters in Madison, North Branch, the Everyday Adoption Center inside PetSmart, Mt. Olive and the Noah's Ark Campus in Ledgewood. For more information on St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, please visit: www.sthuberts.org. ...READ MORE

 
March 26, 2018

Daniel Schwartz Named to NJBIZ Power 100

CSG's managing member, Daniel A. Schwartz, was named to NJBIZ's Power 100, a list of the state's most influential people in business.  ...READ MORE

 
March 19, 2018

CSG Launches Cannabis Law Group

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) has announced the formation and launch of its Cannabis Law Group, which will counsel and provide regulatory guidance to those servicing, operating and investing in the medical and recreational cannabis sectors. ...READ MORE

 
March 19, 2018

33 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

CSG is pleased to announce that 33 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers. Additionally, 14 CSG attorneys were selected for inclusion in this year's edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. ...READ MORE

 
March 16, 2018

CSG Launches Environmental Law Blog

Environmental compliance is now a major consideration for everyone. The stakes are high. So too are the expectations of the government and the public. From tighter pollution controls to protecting the public against hazards created decades ago, today’s requirements on the local, state and federal levels are extremely complex. ...READ MORE

 
March 5, 2018

CSG Launches Professional Liability Group

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) has announced the formation and launch of its Professional Liability Group. The group will defend regional, U.S. and international professional service providers – including law and accounting firms – against claims of malpractice in both state and federal courts. ...READ MORE

 
February 26, 2018

CSG Employees Fundraise for Go Red for Women

On February 26, 2018, CSG employees wore red and raised $620 in support of the Go Red for Women movement, benefitting the American Heart Association. ...READ MORE

 
February 20, 2018

CSG Adds Zoning and Land Use Attorney Jennifer Porter; Enhances Real Estate Development Practice

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) today announced that Jennifer Porter has joined the firm as a member in its Real Estate, Development and Land Use Group. She will be based in the firm’s West Orange, New Jersey office. ...READ MORE

 
February 9, 2018

CSG Employees Fundraise for Special Olympics New Jersey

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on February 9, 2018 in support of the Special Olympics New Jersey's Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, NJ. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $555 was raised in support of the Special Olympics New Jersey. ...READ MORE

 
February 7, 2018

Dennis Toft of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Named to New Jersey Institute of Technology Board of Trustees

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) announced that Dennis M. Toft, chair of the firm’s environmental law group, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (“NJIT”). ...READ MORE

 
January 31, 2018

CSG Employees Collect for Dress for Success Northern New Jersey

CSG employees recently collected over 100 items of clothing to donate to Dress for Success Northern New Jersey, an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. For more information on Dress for Success Northen New Jersey, please visit: https://northernnj.dressforsuccess.org/ ...READ MORE

 
January 25, 2018

Armen Shahinian to Receive Martin J. Andrew Award by ABA TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee

CSG is proud to announce that Armen Shahinian will be honored with the “Martin J. Andrew Award” during the Fidelity and Surety Law 2018 Midwinter Conference in Washington, D.C. on January 25, 2018. The Martin J. Andrew Award is the highest award given by the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Section's Fidelity and Surety Law Committee.  ...READ MORE

 
January 15, 2018

CSG Employees Volunteer in Statewide Day of Service

On January 15, 2018, a group of CSG employees participated in a statewide day of service by volunteering at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA.  The volunteer project, which involved making Valentine's Day cards for military veterans, was a part of Governor Phil Murphy's inaugural activities and in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  ...READ MORE

 
January 1, 2018

CSG Announces Seven Attorney Promotions

CSG today announced seven attorney promotions, effective January 1, 2018. The status changes are as follows: ...READ MORE

 
December 19, 2017

Francis M. Giantomasi Appointed to Hoboken Mayor-Elect Ravi Bhalla's Transition Team's Economic Development Committee

CSG today announced that Hoboken Mayor-elect Ravi Bhalla has appointed Francis M. Giantomasi to his transition team's Economic Development Committee. An associate in the firm's litigation group, Frank will leverage his extensive experience counseling clients on a range of matters to provide Mayor Bhalla's transition team with policy recommendations that will help drive Hoboken's economy in the coming years.  ...READ MORE

 
December 15, 2017

CSG Employees Fundraise for Greater Newark Holiday Fund

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on December 15, 2017 in support of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund's yearly holiday campaign. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $740 was raised in support of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund, which distributes contributions to 11 well-established social services agencies serving Essex, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Morris and Bergen Counties. ...READ MORE

 
December 7, 2017

CSG Donates 150 Coats to the Jersey Cares Coat Drive

CSG recently donated 150 coats in support of the 22nd Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Through this program, Jersey Cares plans to collect and distribute more than 30,000 "gently used" winter coats to men, women and children in need throughout New Jersey. For more information about the coat drive, please visit the Jersey Cares website. ...READ MORE

 
November 30, 2017

Peretore and Hornby Release 2018 Edition of ‘Secured Transactions For The Practitioner'

Lending professionals, equipment lessors and attorneys attempting to navigate the complicated process of perfecting liens and assuring priority in personal property now have a new guide to assist them. In the 2018 edition of Secured Transactions For The Practitioner: How to Properly Perfect Your Personal Property Lien and Assure Priority, Frank Peretore and Robert Hornby present a practical approach to help secured parties maneuver through the legal perils surrounding personal property liens and provide insight into the latest case law and statutory revisions related to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). ...READ MORE

 
November 28, 2017

CSG Recognized in BTI Client Service A-Team 2018

CSG has been recognized as a client service leader by BTI Consulting Group in its annual report, BTI Client Service A-Team 2018.  The 315 law firms included in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2018 report are the result of 350 in-depth interviews with top legal decision makers at the world’s leading organizations. ...READ MORE

 
November 16, 2017

Chiesa, Shahinian, Giantomasi Collectively Named to InsiderNJ's 2017 Insider 100 Power List

Senior members Jeff Chiesa, Armen Shahinian and Frank Giantomasi were collectively named to InsiderNJ’s 2017 Insider 100 Power list, ranking 65th among New Jersey’s political elite. Within this list, Jeff was also recognized as one of New Jersey’s “Political Power Attorneys.” ...READ MORE

 
November 15, 2017

Jeffrey Chiesa Named to PolitickerNJ's 2017 Power List

CSG member Jeff Chiesa was named to PolitickerNJ's 2017 Power List, ranking 7th in a list of New Jersey's most politically influential individuals. ...READ MORE

 
November 9, 2017

Dennis Toft Inducted into American College of Environmental Lawyers

CSG today announced that Dennis M. Toft, chair of the firm’s environmental law group, has been inducted into the American College of Environmental Lawyers (“ACOEL”). ...READ MORE

 
November 9, 2017

Michelle Schaap Honored with Professional Lawyer of the Year Award

Michelle Schaap was recently honored with the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award at the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law Awards Luncheon on November 9, 2017. The award is given annually to attorneys who are respected by colleagues for their character, competence and exemplary professional behavior. ...READ MORE

 
November 2, 2017

David M. Dugan Re-appointed Chair of NJ Supreme Court's District V-A Ethics Committee

CSG today announced that David M. Dugan, a resident of Branchburg, New Jersey, and counsel to the firm’s professional liability, trade secrets and general litigation groups, has been re-appointed by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Rabner as chair of the court’s District V-A Ethics Committee.  Dugan has served as a member of the District V-A Committee since 2012, as vice-chair from January 2015 through August 2016, and as chair since September 2016. With this re-appointment, he will continue serving as chair through August 2018. ...READ MORE

 
November 1, 2017

CSG Recognized in 2018 Best Law Firm Rankings

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC is pleased to announce that the firm has earned top honors nationally and in numerous practice areas at the state level in the “2018 Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. ...READ MORE

 
October 30, 2017

Client Establishes Scholarship in Appreciation of CSG Attorney Matthew Beck

CSG today announced that a client has established an annual New Jersey State Bar Foundation scholarship in the name of one of its members, Matthew E. Beck. ...READ MORE

 
October 30, 2017

NJBIZ: Private Equity Gains Appetite for Food

Edward Stevenson was featured in a recent NJBIZ article, “Private Equity Gains Appetite for Food,” discussing how e-commerce has allowed small businesses to quickly expand their product sales and distribution nationally and internationally, which in turn has led private equity (“PE”) firms to become more interested in the food business. ...READ MORE

 
September 29, 2017

CSG Welcomes Veteran Management Labor Attorney Ronald Tobia as a Member

CSG today announced that management labor relations attorney Ronald Tobia has joined the firm as a member, expanding the capabilities and offerings of the firm’s newly-named Labor & Employment Group. He will be based in the firm’s West Orange, New Jersey office. ...READ MORE

 
September 28, 2017

Henry J. Amoroso to be honored with the East Hanover Italian American Club's "Man of the Year" Award

Henry J. Amoroso will be honored with the “Man of the Year” award during The East Hanover Italian American Club’s 2017 Awards Dinner on October 6, 2017. The event, scheduled at 7:00 pm, will be held at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover, NJ. ...READ MORE

 
September 13, 2017

John G. Valeri Jr. Appointed to Vice Chair of the New Jersey Clean Air Council

John G. Valeri Jr., a member of the firm's Environmental Group, was recently elected as vice chair of the New Jersey Clean Air Council. John was appointed to the New Jersey Clean Air Council by Governor Chris Christie in 2015 and has since served as hearing committee chair regarding “The Clean Power Plan – Impact on New Jersey.” The Clean Air Council, which was established in 1954, serves in an advisory capacity to New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection regarding air matters. ...READ MORE

 
September 12, 2017

CSG Hosts Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale

CSG recently hosted a bake sale on September 12, 2017, raising $725 in support of Cookies for Kids' Cancer.  ...READ MORE

 
September 8, 2017

CSG Employees Fundraise for Hurricane Harvey Victims

CSG employees recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on September 8, 2017 in support of All Hands Volunteers, a non-profit organization that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities. All Hands Volunteers is committing two years to helping families recover from Hurricane Harvey's damage in Texas. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work, which raised $600 in support of All Hands Volunteers. ...READ MORE

 
September 6, 2017

CSG Bolsters White Collar Practice, Welcomes Lee Vartan as Member

CSG today announced that Lee Vartan has joined the firm as a member in its White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Group effective September 1. Vartan, who practices primarily in New Jersey and New York, will be based in the firm’s West Orange, NJ office. ...READ MORE

 
August 24, 2017

CSG Launches Food & Beverage Practice

CSG today announced the formation and launch of its Food & Beverage Group, which will provide counsel to companies operating within this fast-growing industry. ...READ MORE

 
August 24, 2017

Robert Nies Appointed as NJLAP Board Chair

CSG is pleased to announce that Robert Nies was appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Board Chair for New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program ("NJLAP") for a one-year term commencing September 1, 2017. Rob has served on their Board of Trustees since 2012 and was reappointed for a three-year term through August 31, 2020. NJLAP is funded by members of the bar and is available to attorneys, judges, law students and law graduates with alcohol, drug, gambling, emotional, behavioral and other personal problems that affect well-being and professional performance.  ...READ MORE

 
August 18, 2017

CSG Employees Fundraise for Opportunity Project

CSG employees recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on August 18, 2017, in support of Opportunity Project, whose mission is to empower those with brain injuries. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work, which raised $390 in support of Opportunity Project. ...READ MORE

 
August 16, 2017

CSG Tops NJ Bond Counsel Rankings

CSG ranked third among municipal bond counsel in New Jersey for the first half of 2017. Bernard Davis and Tricia Gasparine were quoted in the August 16, 2017 New Jersey Law Journal article titled "Wilentz, McManimon Trade Places on NJ Bond Counsel List." ...READ MORE

 
August 15, 2017

26 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is pleased to announce that more than two dozen attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. ...READ MORE

 
July 25, 2017

Jeffrey S. Chiesa to be honored with the Seton Hall University Law School's "Saint Thomas More Medal"

Jeffrey S. Chiesa will be honored with the prestigious “Saint Thomas More Medal” during Seton University Law School’s 33rd Annual Red Mass event on September 22, 2017. The mass, scheduled to begin at 4:00 pm, will be held at the Cathedral Basilica in Newark with a reception immediately following at the Archdiocesan Center. ...READ MORE

 
July 25, 2017

CSG Supports Corporate FunRun

CSG was recently a sponsor at Corporate FunRun's New Jersey 5K, which supported Tackle Kids Cancer. Nearly 45 CSG employees and friends participated in the event.  ...READ MORE

 
July 18, 2017

CSG Recognized in BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group (“BTI”) in BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017 as a leading core firm for the chemicals industry. BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017 ranks law firms based on interviews with corporate counsel and decision-makers at some of the world's largest organizations.   ...READ MORE

 
June 28, 2017

Francis J. Giantomasi Selected as a NJBIZ Icon Honors Award Recipient

CSG is proud to announce that Francis J. Giantomasi was selected by NJBIZ as an Icon Honors award recipient, a first-ever award which recognizes successful business leaders within New Jersey. Frank, a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Development and Land Use Group, is recognized as one of New Jersey’s top real estate and redevelopment attorneys and as a prominent leader in Newark’s business community. ...READ MORE

 
June 20, 2017

Gemma Giantomasi Named to New Jersey Law Journal's 2017 New Leaders of the Bar

CSG is proud to announce that Gemma M. Giantomasi has been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal for its 2017 “New Leaders of the Bar” listing of the state’s leading young attorneys. ...READ MORE

 
June 16, 2017

CSG Supports Patriots' Path Council and Girl Scouts

CSG employees recently wore jeans on June 16, 2017, in support of Patriots' Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $400 was raised to support Patriots' Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. ...READ MORE

 
May 30, 2017

Michelle A. Schaap Selected as a Leading Women Intrapreneur Honoree

CSG is proud to announce that Michelle A. Schaap has been selected as a Leading Women Intrapreneur honoree for exhibiting innovation, community involvement, advocacy for women and market potential. ...READ MORE

 
May 26, 2017

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Achieves High Rankings in 2017 Chambers USA

CSG is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have once again been recognized in the latest edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In the newly released 2017 Chambers rankings, seven of the firm’s practice areas and 20 of its attorneys are included in what is widely considered one of the most prestigious guides in the legal industry. ...READ MORE

 
May 9, 2017

Francis J. Giantomasi to be honored with the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey's "Corporate Award"

CSG is proud to announce that Francis J. Giantomasi will be honored with the “Corporate Award” during the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey’s 13th Annual Celebrating Newark – Partners in Progress Award Dinner to be held on May 9, 2017. Frank has served as Vice Chair of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Board of Trustees since 2015. ...READ MORE

 
May 8, 2017

Jeffrey S. Chiesa was honored with the Essex County Bar Association's "Samuel S. Saiber Professional Achievement Award"

Jeffrey S. Chiesa was honored with the “2017 Samuel S. Saiber Professional Achievement Award” by the Essex County Bar Association ("ECBA") for his outstanding achievement in service to the Bar and the people of New Jersey. Jeff was presented the award by fellow colleague, Francis J. Giantomasi, Esq., during the ECBA's 2017 Annual Installation & Awards Reception which occurred on May 8, 2017 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. ...READ MORE

 
April 28, 2017

CSG Environmental Group Volunteers at The New Weis Center, Builds Fence

For its 2017 annual service project, CSG’s environmental group volunteered to design and build protective fencing around the rain garden at The New Weis Center for Education, Arts and Recreation, recently acquired by the Highlands Nature Friends, Inc. The project was led by CSG’s Diana Buongiorno. The team spent numerous hours revitalizing the area before constructing protective fencing around the new rain garden, which will serve as one of many educational programs for children now being offered by The New Weis Center. For more information, please visit www.highlandsnaturefriends.org. ...READ MORE

 
April 21, 2017

CSG Employees Support Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey

Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore jeans on April 21, 2017 to support Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $420 was raised to support Prevent Child Abuse, New Jersey Chapter. ...READ MORE

 
March 31, 2017

CSG Employees Donate 400 Shoes to Charity

In a shoe drive held throughout the month of March in its West Orange office, CSG employees donated 200 pairs of new and gently worn shoes to Soles4Souls; a global not-for-profit institution is dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. Founded in 2006, Soles4Souls has distributed more than 25 million shoes in over 100 countries. For more information on this organization or how you can help, visit www.soles4souls.org. ...READ MORE

 
March 23, 2017

Ross Pearlson Named Fellow of Prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers

CSG announced today that member Ross Pearlson has been named a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. ...READ MORE

 
March 21, 2017

CSG Recognized as BTI Brand Elite 2017

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group (“BTI”) as a BTI Brand Elite 2017 law firm. BTI Brand Elite 2017 ranks law firms based on interviews with corporate counsel and decision-makers at some of the world's largest organizations. ...READ MORE

 
March 14, 2017

36 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2017 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

CSG is pleased to announce that 36 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers. Additionally, 15 CSG attorneys were selected for inclusion in this year's edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. ...READ MORE

 
February 24, 2017

CSG Employees Support Alzheimer's New Jersey

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on February 24, 2017 in support of Alzheimer’s New Jersey, whose mission is to respond to the needs of people in New Jersey affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by providing programs and community partnerships that increase awareness and access to services, education, support and community. More than $620 was raised in support of Alzheimer’s New Jersey. ...READ MORE

 
February 6, 2017

NJBIZ: Power 100

Jeffrey Chiesa was featured in NJBIZ's Power 100, a list of the state's most influential people in business. He was ranked #41. ...READ MORE

 
January 31, 2017

CSG Employees Donate to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center

CSG employees recently donated items for St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with shelters in Madison, North Branch, the Everyday Adoption Center inside PetSmart, Mt. Olive and the Noah's Ark Campus in Ledgewood. For more information on St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, please visit: https://www.sthuberts.org. ...READ MORE

 
December 19, 2016

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC Announces Six Attorney Promotions

CSG is pleased to announce today six attorney promotions, effective January 1, 2017. The status changes are as follows: ...READ MORE

 
December 16, 2016

CSG Employees Support Adaptive Sports Foundation

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on December 16, 2016 in support of Adaptive Sports Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides profound and life changing experiences for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and chronic illnesses through outdoor physical activity, education, support and community. More than $480 was raised in support of Adaptive Sports Foundation. ...READ MORE

 
December 2, 2016

CSG Holds Coat Drive in Support of Jersey Cares

CSG recently donated over 70 coats in support of the 21st Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Through this program, Jersey Cares collected and distributed more than 30,000 "gently used" winter coats to men, women and children in need throughout New Jersey. For more information about the coat drive, please visit the Jersey Cares website. ...READ MORE

 
November 1, 2016

CSG Recognized in 2017 Best Law Firm Rankings

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC is pleased to announce that the firm has earned top honors nationally and in numerous practice areas at the state level in the “2017 Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. ...READ MORE

 
October 18, 2016

CSG Names N.J. Judge and Attorney Jerome St. John Of Counsel

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) proudly announced today that New Jersey appellate judge Hon. Jerome St. John will join the firm as of counsel in its Banking & Finance practice effective November 1st. ...READ MORE

 
October 14, 2016

CSG Employees Support Nicholas Wihlborg Foundation

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on October 14, 2016 in support of the Nicholas Wihlborg Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting childhood cancer by supporting the children and families impacted by this disease. More than $500 was raised in support of the Nicholas Wihlborg Foundation. ...READ MORE

 
October 7, 2016

CSG Employees Collect for Dress for Success

CSG employees recently collected over 90 items of clothing to donate to Dress for Success Morris County, an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. For more information on Dress for Success Morris County, please visit: morriscounty.dressforsuccess.org. ...READ MORE

 
September 27, 2016

NJTV: ACLU-NJ Will Represent Man Accused of Bombings in NJ and NY

George Spadoro was featured on NJTV's segment on "ACLU-NJ Will Represent Man Accused of Bombings in NJ and NY." George commented on the accused man's case and possible complexities because of involvement of multiple jurisdictions. ...READ MORE

 
September 15, 2016

CSG Hosts Cookies for Kids' Cancer Bake Sale

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently hosted a bake sale on September 15, 2016 in support of Cookies for Kids' Cancer. $708 was raised in support of Cookies for Kids' Cancer. ...READ MORE

 
August 19, 2016

CSG Employees Support Opportunity Project

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on August 19, 2016 in support of Opportunity Project, whose mission is to empower those with brain injuries. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $495 was raised in support of Opportunity Project. ...READ MORE

 
August 15, 2016

27 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is pleased to announce that more than two dozen attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America. ...READ MORE

 
July 21, 2016

CSG Environmental Group Volunteers at The New Weis Center, Builds Rain Garden

For its 2016 annual service project, CSG’s environmental group volunteered to design and build a rain garden at The New Weis Center for Education, Arts and Recreation, recently acquired by the Highlands Nature Friends, Inc. Partnering with Matrix New World Engineering, Betts Environmental Services Corporation and Martini Masonry to complete the project, and led by CSG’s Diana Buongiorno, the team spent numerous hours revitalizing the area before planting and constructing protective fencing around the new rain garden, which will serve as one of many educational programs for children now being offered by The New Weis Center. For more information, please visit http://www.highlandsnaturefriends.org/. ...READ MORE

 
July 5, 2016

CSG Hosts NJ LEEP Students

For a week in July, CSG hosted six students from the New Jersey Law & Education Empowerment Project (“NJ LEEP”) program. During their visit, the NJ LEEP students were given a first-hand account of what it means to be an attorney at a law firm. During the mentorship program, attorneys from different practice areas discussed their roles and also put their practice into action by having the students draft memos and discuss mock cases. In addition to attorneys, employees from all facets of our law firm including Human Resources, Marketing & Business Development, Office Operations and Services and Records assisted with teaching the students about how their roles support the firm attorneys. ...READ MORE

 
June 28, 2016

CSG Welcomes Frank Peretore; Adds Equipment Leasing Practice

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) today announced that Frank Peretore has joined the firm as a member continuing his concentration in the representation of secured creditors and lessors in the equipment leasing and asset based lending industries. Over the course of 30 years as an attorney, Peretore has developed a wide range of experience in the drafting of transactional documentation and the enforcement of leases and loans for commercial equipment, machinery, railcars and vehicles as well as for the purchase and sale of portfolios. He will officially join the firm on June 30 and will team with CSG’s roster of litigation, bankruptcy and corporate attorneys to provide clients with counsel tailored to leverage a knowledge base that spans all aspects of a business’s operations. ...READ MORE

 
June 24, 2016

CSG Employees Support Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey

Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore jeans on June 24, 2016 to support Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $480 was raised to support Prevent Child Abuse, New Jersey Chapter. ...READ MORE

 
June 15, 2016

Judge Patricia Costello Honored with the New Jersey Law Journal's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, PC (CSG) is proud to announce the Honorable Patricia Costello has been selected by the New Jersey Law Journal to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. For the second year, the New Jersey Law Journal carefully selected noteworthy attorneys who have influenced the law in New Jersey. According to the New Jersey Law Journal’s article announcing the winners, “the worthiness of the 25 lawyers who are included here is indisputable.” ...READ MORE

 
June 8, 2016

CSG Expands, Relocates New York City Office

Reflecting its strategic plan and enhancing its regional presence, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) announced today that it has opened a new office in Manhattan at 11 Times Square, a 40-story, LEED Gold-certified office and retail tower developed, owned and managed by SJP Properties in partnership with Prudential Real Estate Investors. ...READ MORE

 
5/31/2016

CSG Employees Support Precious Jules Childhood Cancer Foundation

Employees of CSG recently donated toys, crafts and games in support of Precious Jules Childhood Cancer Foundation's 4th Annual Toy Drive. The donated items will be delivered to various New Jersey hospitals and help bring smiles to pediatric oncology patients. For more information on Precious Jules Childhood Cancer Foundation, please visit www.preciousjules.org. ...READ MORE

 
May 27, 2016

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Achieves High Rankings in 2016 Chambers USA

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have once again been recognized in the latest edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In the newly released 2016 Chambers rankings, seven of the firm’s practice areas and 19 of its attorneys are included in what is widely considered one of the most prestigious guides in the legal industry. ...READ MORE

 
May 20, 2016

Gemma Giantomasi Presented with Community Service Award from NJSBA Young Lawyers Division

CSG proudly announces that Gemma M. Giantomasi, counsel in the firm’s real estate, development and land use group, has been awarded the 2016 Service to the Community Award by the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) Young Lawyers Division (“YLD”). The award, which was presented at NJSBA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention - Young Lawyers Division Meeting on May 19, is a testament to Giantomasi’s strong devotion to community service, including significant involvement in numerous regional non-profits. ...READ MORE

 
April 25, 2016

Rapid Growth Continues at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC with Addition of Six Attorneys

Continuing its rapid growth, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) is pleased to announce that a group of six attorneys will join the firm effective immediately, further strengthening its corporate transactions, private equity, commercial litigation, and trusts and estates practices. ...READ MORE

 
March 22, 2016

32 CSG Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2016 New Jersey "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars"

CSG is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers.  Additionally, 15 CSG attorneys were selected for inclusion in this year's edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. ...READ MORE

 
February 19, 2016

CSG Employees Support Girls on the Run of New Jersey East

Employees of CSG recently participated in a CSG Cares Jeans Day on February 19, 2016 in support of Girls on the Run of New Jersey East, an empowering positive youth development program serving Essex, Union, Mercer, Morris and Burlington Counties. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work, raising $445 in support of the organization.  For additional information on Girls on the Run of New Jersey East, please visit www.girlsontherunnj.org. ...READ MORE

 
February 9, 2016

Francis J. Giantomasi Reelected to Newark Regional Business Partnership Board of Directors

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) today announced that named member of the firm Francis J. Giantomasi was recently reelected to serve an additional term on the board of directors of the Newark Regional Business Partnership ("NRBP"). With this reelection, Giantomasi will serve on the board for an additional three years. ...READ MORE

 
January 28, 2016

CSG Ranked in Top 15 Bond Counsel Nationwide in 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) today announced that The Bond Buyer has ranked the firm among the nation’s top 15 bond counsel firms, based on principal amount of 2015 transactions. ...READ MORE

 
January 25, 2016

Power 100 - Jeffrey S. Chiesa and Francis J. Giantomasi

Jeffrey S. Chiesa and Francis J. Giantomasi were featured on NJBIZ's Power 100, a list of the state's most influential people in business. Together, they ranked as #57. ...READ MORE

 
January 22, 2016

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Employees Fundraise for the Greater Newark Holiday Fund

Employees of CSG recently wore jeans on January 22, 2016 in support of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund's yearly holiday campaign. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $455 was raised in support of the Greater Newark Holiday Fund which distributes contributions to 11 well-established social services agencies serving Essex, Union, Passaic, Hudson, Morris and Bergen Counties. ...READ MORE

 
January 18, 2016

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC Announces Five Attorney Promotions

CSG is pleased to announce five internal attorney promotions, effective immediately. The changes are as follows: ...READ MORE

 
January 8, 2016

Daniel Schwartz Named Managing Member of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) today announced that Daniel A. Schwartz has been named managing member, effective immediately. A corporate lawyer specializing in banking, securities, mergers and acquisitions, healthcare and internal investigations, Schwartz joined CSG in 1983. ...READ MORE

 
December 14, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC and JLL Unveil "Iberia Ironbound" Mixed-Use Development Site in Newark, N.J.

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”), in conjunction with lead agent Jones Lang Lasalle (“JLL”), today unveiled Iberia Ironbound, a 5.2-acre mixed-use, transit-oriented development site located in Newark’s vibrant Ironbound neighborhood. The site, which is the largest contiguous development parcel in the Ironbound’s storied history, is currently being offered for development and investment opportunities. ...READ MORE

 
December 9, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC Member John A. McKinney Jr. Elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Environmental Law

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) today announced that John A. McKinney Jr., a resident of Hackettstown, NJ, and a member of the firm’s environmental law group, has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Environmental Law (ACOEL). ...READ MORE

 
December 4, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Holds Coat Drive in Support of Jersey Cares

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently donated 30 coats in support of the 20th Annual Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Through this program, Jersey Cares will collect and distribute more than 30,000 "gently used" winter coats to men, women and children in need throughout New Jersey. For more information about the coat drive, please visit the Jersey Cares website.  ...READ MORE

 
November 18, 2015

David M. Dugan Appointed Vice Chair of NJ Supreme Court's District V-A Ethics Committee

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) today announced that David M. Dugan, a resident of Branchburg, NJ, and counsel in the firm’s professional liability, trade secrets and general litigation groups, has been appointed by New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice Rabner as vice chair of the court’s District V-A Ethics Committee. ...READ MORE

 
November 17, 2015

Jeffrey Chiesa Named to PolitickerNJ's 2015 Power List

CSG member Jeff Chiesa was named to PolitickerNJ's 2015 Power List, ranking 18th in a list of New Jersey's most politically influential individuals. ...READ MORE

 
November 13, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Employees Fundraise for Community Hope

Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore jeans on November 13, 2015 in support of Community Hope's Jeans Day for Vets. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $495 was raised in support of Community Hope.  ...READ MORE

 
November 5, 2015

Francis J. Giantomasi Elected Vice Chair of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center's Board of Trustees

Over the course of three decades practicing law, Giantomasi has become a sought-after authority in planning, zoning and development law, including tax abatement law for the City of Newark and other urban areas. Serving as chief development counsel, Giantomasi has played an influential role in many of the Newark area’s most significant recent development and redevelopment projects, including the new 20-story Prudential Tower, Panasonic’s North American headquarters, the Courtyard by Marriott, the $35-million Market Street redevelopment and the development of the new 11-acre, mixed-use Springfield Avenue Marketplace.  ...READ MORE

 
November 2, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Recognized in 2016 Best Law Firm Rankings

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC is pleased to announce that the firm has earned top honors nationally and in numerous practice areas at the state level in the “2016 Best Law Firms” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. ...READ MORE

 
October 29, 2015

Do contract types determine a project's fate? - Michelle Schaap

CSG member Michelle Schaap was extensively quoted in the October 29, 2015 ConstructionDIVE article, "Do contract types determine a project's fate?" In this article, Michelle discusses the difference between design-bid-build and design-build contracts, particularly in the case of Boston's Green Line extension project. ...READ MORE

 
October 5, 2015

The Future is Now

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC was featured on the cover of NJBIZ's October 5, 2015 issue in an article titled "The future is now." The article discusses the firm's recent rebranding and forward-looking focus, including the new leadership, next generation of lawyers and proactive approach to the region's evolving business climate. ...READ MORE

 
October 16, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Employees Fundraise for NJ Sharing Network

Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore jeans on October 16, 2015 in support of NJ Sharing Network. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $555 was raised in support of NJ Sharing Network. ...READ MORE

 
October 1, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Dress for Success Drive

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi employees recently collected clothing to donate to Dress for Success Morris County, an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools. For more information on Dress for Success Morris County, please visit morriscounty.dressforsuccess.org. ...READ MORE

 
September 29, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Employees Fundraise for Cookies for Kids' Cancer

Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore jeans on September 25, 2015 in support of Cookies for Kids' Cancer. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. In addition, a Cookies for Kids' Cancer bake sale was held on September 29, 2015. Altogether $2,000 was raised in support of Cookies for Kids' Cancer.  ...READ MORE

 
September 16, 2015

The Honorable Patricia K. Costello To Join Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (CSG) today announced that the Honorable Patricia K. Costello will become Of Counsel to the firm, effective October 1, 2015. Judge Costello joins CSG after serving for more than 25 years as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge, including the last decade as the Assignment Judge in Essex County. ...READ MORE

 
September 8, 2015

Rocco F. Iossa Joins Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

One of the most respected New Jersey practitioners in government affairs and law, Rocco F. Iossa, has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC as a Member, the firm announced. ...READ MORE

 
August 21, 2015

NJ LEEP Students Visit CSG

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi hosted five students from the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJ LEEP) for an educational sneak peek into life as an attorney. In the four day program, students completed practice research assignments, participated in simulated client meetings, drafted practice briefs and learned about law firm technology.    ...READ MORE

 
August 19, 2015

CSG's Nicole DiMaria and Melissa Salimbene Named to New Jersey Law Journal's 2015 New Leaders of the Bar

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC is proud to announce that Nicole DiMaria and Melissa Salimbene have been selected by New Jersey Law Journal for its 2015 “New Leaders of the Bar” listing of the state’s leading young attorneys. ...READ MORE

 
August 17, 2015

25 CSG Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2016

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is pleased to announce that more than two dozen attorneys from the firm have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. ...READ MORE

 
August 12, 2015

CSG's Lisa John-Basta Named to New Jersey's Forty Under 40

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC is proud to announce that Lisa John-Basta has been selected by NJBIZ for its 2015 Forty Under 40 awards program. ...READ MORE

 
July 29, 2015

How to Hire and Fire - Catherine Wells

Chair of the firm's Employment group Catherine P. Wells was quoted in a New Jersey Business Magazine article titled, "How to Hire and Fire." The article, published on July 29, 2015, discusses how hiring and termination practices can lead to litigation. Catherine says, "employers should be 'very careful' about what they ask or promise during the interview process. Don’t ask someone if they are married or have children, or whether they have a criminal history. And, even though the 'ban the box' bill received a lot of news coverage, many smaller employers are not aware of it yet." ...READ MORE

 
July 27, 2015

David J. Mairo Joins Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

One of the most respected lawyers in environmental law, David J. Mairo, has joined Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC as a Member, the firm announced. ...READ MORE

 
June 12, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Employees Fundraise for Opportunity Project

For additional information on Opportunity Project, please visit www.opportunityproject.org. ...READ MORE

 
June 8, 2015

Two U.S. District Court Judicial Law Clerks, Two New Jersey Superior Court Judicial Law Clerks to Join Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

West Orange, N.J. – June 8, 2015 - - Continuing its growth, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, the 43 year old New Jersey business and policy powerhouse law firm, announced today the addition of four new associates following prestigious Judicial Clerkships. In the Fall of 2015, Amanda Miceli, Esq., Bisola Taiwo, Esq., Chelsea Jasnoff, Esq., and Barbara Sorkin, Esq. will join the firm after completing their Clerkships with, respectively: the Honorable Jose L. Linares and previously, the Honorable Joseph A. Dickson, both of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey; the Honorable Susan D. Wigenton, U.S. District Court of New Jersey; the Honorable David B. Katz, Superior Court of New Jersey and the Honorable Robert P. Contillo and Menelaos W. Toskos, Superior Court of New Jersey. ...READ MORE

 
May 19, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Achieves High Rankings in 2015 Chambers USA

The following Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi practice areas are recognized in Chambers as among the leading practices in New Jersey: ...READ MORE

 
May 15, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Employees Fundraise for Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey

West Orange, NJ – Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore jeans on May 15, 2015 to support Prevent Child Abuse - New Jersey. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $580 was raised to support Prevent Child Abuse, New Jersey Chapter. ...READ MORE

 
May 12, 2015

John G. Valeri Jr. Appointed to New Jersey Clean Air Council

John G. Valeri Jr., a member of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi's environmental group, was recently appointed to the New Jersey Clean Air Council by Governor Chris Christie.  The Clean Air Council, which was established in 1954, serves in an advisory capacity to New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection regarding air matters.   ...READ MORE

 
May 8, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Adds Experienced Tax Appeal Litigation Associate

West Orange, NJ -- Following the recent announcement that one of New Jersey’s foremost real property taxation attorneys, John R. Lloyd, will be joining Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi, his long-time colleague, Anthony J. Marchese, will also become part of the growing tax appeal practice of the 43 year old New Jersey business and policy law firm. Both Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Marchese will join the firm effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Marchese worked with Mr. Lloyd at Nowell Amoroso Klein Bierman for the last eight years representing municipalities and individual taxpayers in all aspects of tax appeal litigation. ...READ MORE

 
April 29, 2015

John R. Lloyd Joins Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

West Orange, NJ – April 28, 2015 – One of New Jersey’s foremost real property taxation lawyers, John R. Lloyd, will be joining the law firm of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC as Counsel, the firm announced today. Mr. Lloyd was most recently at Nowell Amoroso Klein Bierman, P.A. The move is effective June 1, 2015. ...READ MORE

 
April 17, 2015

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi Employees Fundraise for Cure Alzheimer's Fund

West Orange, NJ – Employees of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi recently wore jeans on April 17, 2015 to support Running 4 Answers, a 5K race and 2-mile run/walk in Essex County that benefits the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Employees made a monetary donation in exchange for wearing jeans to work. $550 was raised to support Running 4 Answers and the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. ...READ MORE

 
January 23, 2015

Ahead of Super Bowl, Officials Sound the Alarm on Human Trafficking - Jeff Chiesa

Jeffrey Chiesa, former Senator and member of the firm, was featured in a NJTVNews video and article, "Ahead of Super Bowl, Officials Sound the Alarm on Human Trafficking." The video and article, released on January 23, 2015, highlighted the accomplishments of the New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force and Jeff Chiesa's contribution towards human trafficking prevention. ...READ MORE

 
September 9, 2014

AHLA Health Law Curriculum Toolkit Released, DiMaria Serves As Project Co-chair

The American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the nation’s largest nonpartisan educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field, recently announced the release of their new Health Law Curriculum (HLC) Toolkit, a project co-chaired by Member of the Firm, Nicole DiMaria.  The HLC Toolkit is a free resource that aids law schools in identifying health law-related courses and other tools to prepare students for issues health care clients may face. In addition to her leadership role on the project, Nicole chaired a separate sub-committee for the HLC Toolkit.  ...READ MORE

 
August 25, 2014

NJ is One of Few States to Impose Two "Death Taxes" - David Schlossberg

Managing Director and member of the firm's Trust & Estates Group, David L. Schlossberg, was featured in a NJTV News segment discussing New Jersey's estate and inheritance taxes on August 25, 2014. The report indicates that New Jersey may soon be the only state with two death taxes, forcing residents to make difficult decisions about their estate. David notes, "My clients and I'm sure a lot of other individuals - they're thinking, 'How do I avoid this?' You move."   ...READ MORE

 
August 11, 2014

Do IT Contractors Really Need to Carry Insurance? - Michelle Schaap

Member of the Firm Michelle Schaap was quoted extensively in the August 11, 2014 Dice.com article, "Do IT Contractors Really Need to Carry Insurance?" The article discusses ways in which independent IT contractors can protect themselves while working with their clients, including using agreements or purchasing professional liability insurance. The article notes, “Schaap recommends always having language in place that limits your liability, and also a waiver of consequential damages. Those protect against claims that are more directly related to alleged failures.” ...READ MORE

 
August 7, 2014

NJ Enviro Decision Will Help Bankroll Site Cleanups - Dennis Toft

Member of the Firm Dennis M. Toft was quoted in the August 7, 2014 Law360 article, "NJ Enviro Decision Will Help Bankroll Site Cleanup."  The article focuses on a recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision allowing parties responsible for contaminated sites to sue others for contribution without waiting on state enforcement efforts to help fund cleanups. On the issue of who would oversee and approve costs, Dennis tells Law360, "This is not something done now unless public funding is involved and there is no mechanism for NJDEP to do so outside a case involving public money."  He also notes, "Litigation could end up filling in the blanks, or legislation making clear that any such approval of cleanup and removal costs can be delegated to LSRPs." ...READ MORE

 
July/August 2014

Time Spent on Administering Estate Key in Executor's Fee - Roxanna Hammet

Member of the Firm Roxanna E. Hammet was recently quoted in The Connecticut Post article, "Time spent on administering estate key in determining executor's fee."  In the article, Roxy explains that the testator's domicile will determine where the estate is probated, meaning multiple probate proceedings if you own real estate in more than one state. The article was also published in the Sunday edition of The Stamford Advocate. ...READ MORE

 
July 29, 2014

Out-Of-Staters Could Be Blindsided By NY Biz Court Overhaul - Darryl Weissman

Member of the Firm Darryl Weissman was prominently featured in the July 29, 2014, Law360 article, "Out-Of-Staters Could Be Blindsided By NY Biz Court Overhaul."  In discussing recent changes within New York's Commercial Division court, Darryl tells Law360, "Many people will be blindsided by these changes. If you're from elsewhere and you think you're going to get by with your knowledge of the federal rules — it's not that easy." ...READ MORE

 
February 27, 2012

Del Pizzo Profiled by The New Jersey Law Journal's "The Bar Report"

Nancy A. Del Pizzo was featured in The New Jersey Law Journal’s “The Bar Report” on February 27, 2012. The feature included a profile and interview with Nancy. ...READ MORE

 
January 25, 2007

NJ Appellate Division Issued Decision Eviscerating Regulations

On January 25, 2007, more than three years after COAH adopted its “Third Round” regulations governing affordable housing, the NJ Appellate Division issued a decision eviscerating the regulations and literally sending COAH back to the drawing board to rewrite its rules. Lori Grifa, argued the position of the firm's client, the NJ Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Park Developers and succeeded in having the Court strike down the "payment in lieu" feature of the regulations as arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable. Thomas J. Trautner, Jr. assisted on the brief. A copy of the decision can be found at: In re Adoption Of N.J.A.C. 5:94 and 5:95 by the New Jersey Council On Affordable Housing, 390 N.J.Super. 1, 914 A.2d 348 (N.J.Super.A.D.2007) . ...READ MORE