CSG Bolsters Real Estate Practice with Addition of Transactional Attorney Philip A. Markowitz
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG”) announced today that Philip A. Markowitz, an accomplished transactional real estate attorney, has joined its Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group as a Member in the firm’s West Orange, New Jersey office.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience and a successful track record at the national, regional and local levels, Philip’s practice focuses on representing the transactional commercial real estate needs and interests of his clients – helping them efficiently navigate an array of complex development, investment and leasing matters across all real estate asset types with a particular emphasis on the retail, hospitality and industrial sectors.
“Phil is an outstanding dealmaker and problem solver and will be a key member of our growing, pace-setting real estate team. As our owner, developer, investor, lender, and space user clients reimagine their short and long-term goals, Phil’s sophisticated counsel and experience in markets throughout the country will be invaluable,” stated Mitchell S. Berkey, Chair of CSG’s Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group.
Philip added, “I am looking forward to joining forces with CSG’s well-respected attorneys and plugging into the firm’s full-service real estate platform. This exciting move places my clients in an ideal position to draw from the Group’s noted strengths in land use and zoning, redevelopment, litigation, tax appeals and liquor licensing while I supplement its powerhouse capabilities in the areas of acquisitions, sales, financing and leasing.”
Francis J. Giantomasi, Executive Committee Member and a Member with the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group also noted, “Our firm is continuously on the watch for extraordinary legal talent with the goal of enhancing existing strengths and anticipating our clients’ needs and business objectives. The strategic addition of Phil checks both boxes and immeasurably adds to our remarkable momentum.”