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June 29, 2022

Law360 Employment Authority: How Employers Can Promote Gender Inclusivity All Year Long

Lindsay Dischley and Catherine Venable were featured in a Law360 Employment Authority article titled, “How Employers Can Promote Gender Inclusivity All Year Long.” ...READ MORE

 
May 31, 2022

CSG Law's Aiyana A. Goldberg Named to New York Real Estate Journal's "Ones to Watch" Spotlight for 2022

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG Law”) is pleased to announce that Aiyana A. Goldberg has been named to the New York Real Estate Journal’s “Ones To Watch” Spotlight for 2022, a recognition of influential professionals in New York real estate. ...READ MORE

 
April 7, 2022

CSG Law's Susan Reach Winters Named Among The National Law Journal's 2022 "Family/Elder Law Trailblazers"

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC (“CSG Law”) announced today that Susan Reach Winters has been selected as a 2022 Family/Elder Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. ...READ MORE

 
December 7, 2021

The Nature Conservancy: Thanks and Happy Trails to Two Legacy Trustees

The Nature Conservacy, in its most recent newsletter, recognized Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi's Dennis Toft for his contributions to the New Jersey chapter over the past decade as a Trustee Legacy Ambassador.  ...READ MORE

 
December 6, 2021

Law 360: Chiesa Shahinian Leadership On Strategy Behind Rebranding

Three members of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi's leadership -- executive committee members Jeffrey S. Chiesa and Francis J. Giantomasi and managing member-elect Patricia K. Costello -- were featured last week in a Law360 article discussing CSG Law's first-ever mission, vision and values statement as part of its recent rebranding.  ...READ MORE

 
September 20, 2021

New Jersey Law Journal: Success Requires 'Keen Ability to Stop and Listen to Clients' Needs and Objectives,' Chiesa Firm's Real Estate Group Says

In September 2021, CSG's Real Estate, Development & Land Use Group – led by Mitchell S. Berkey, Gemma M. Giantomasi and Jeffrey M. Gussoff – was recognized with the New Jersey Law Journal's 2021 Dealmakers of the Year award for its extraordinary track record in transactional practice as it has continued on its remarkable trajectory, adding key talent in anticipation of client needs and growing increasingly national in scope. ...READ MORE

 
September 20, 2021

New Jersey Law Journal: 'A Range of Voices' Is What Spurs Innovation, Shirley Emehelu Says

Shirley U. Emehelu, a Member with CSG's Litigation Group and Chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, was recently honored with the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2021 Innovators award for her outstanding external and internal leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion. She has undoubtedly brought an innovative approach to the role – not only by reinvigorating the firm’s commitment to the recruitment, development and retention of minority attorneys and professional staff, but as a central figure in preserving CSG’s longstanding culture of collegiality, unity and excellence in service to our clients, to each other and to our surrounding community over the course of the remote work experience. ...READ MORE

 
September 13, 2021

NJBIZ: A perfect storm for hackers; Remote work conditions mean more opportunity for cybercrime, say experts

Michelle A. Schaap was featured in an NJBIZ article weighing in on the cybersecurity risks plaguing small- and medium-sized businesses since the onset of the new remote work paradigm and suggesting actionable tips to help minimize these factors' impact. ...READ MORE

 
June 7, 2021

Insider: Estate lawyers are working around the clock 7 days a week and turning away clients as the ultra-rich worry about their money and mortality

Steven A. Loeb was featured in an Insider story detailing the "new normal" for trust and estates attorneys, who have been working around the clock to address client needs in the post-pandemic environment, as well as law firms' arms race to attract qualified talent to ease the workload.  ...READ MORE

 
May 18, 2021

Five Questions with 2021 NJBIZ Leader in Law, Michelle A. Schaap

CSG’s Michelle A. Schaap has been recognized in NJBIZ’s inaugural Leaders in Law program, which was created to honor legal professionals in various sectors and disciplines who bring an outstanding dedication to their occupation and their communities. ...READ MORE

 
May 18, 2021

Five Questions with 2021 NJBIZ Leader in Law, Peter E. Nussbaum

CSG’s Peter E. Nussbaum, Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group has been recognized in NJBIZ’s inaugural Leaders in Law program, which was created to honor legal professionals in various sectors and disciplines who bring an outstanding dedication to their occupation and their communities. ...READ MORE

 
May 18, 2021

Five Questions with 2021 NJBIZ Leader in Law, Dennis M. Toft

CSG’s Dennis M. Toft, Chair of the Environmental Group has been recognized in NJBIZ’s inaugural Leaders in Law program, which was created to honor legal professionals in various sectors and disciplines who bring an outstanding dedication to their occupation and their communities. ...READ MORE

 
May 7, 2021

COMMERCE Magazine: Pro Bono Representation Assists Communities and Worthy Causes

Daniel A. Schwartz and Lindsay A. Dischley were featured in a COMMERCE Magazine article detailing the importance of legal pro bono services for communities and causes lacking the financial resources to hire attorneys. Dan acknowledges the outstanding pro bono work Lindsay has spearheaded on behalf of the firm for Girls on the Run New Jersey East (“GOTR NJE”), a youth development program for third- to eighth-grade girls that uses running as a platform to instill life skills and promote holistic health outcomes. ...READ MORE

 
April 16, 2021

NJCPA: Implications of Managing a Returning or Hybrid Workforce

Francis J. Giantomasi was featured in an NJCPA article recapping the March 2020 Business & Industry Professionals Interest Group panel discussion – covering what employers should know when managing their office space post-pandemic – in which he participated. Frank highlights the implications of the hybrid return to work model across real estate asset types, as well as best practices and lessons learned as the business community reimagines its workplace needs, including lease terms and square footage requirements. ...READ MORE

 
April 1, 2021

Real Estate NJ: Pandemic's full impact still unclear, prompting a measured approach to property tax appeals

John R. Lloyd was featured in a Real Estate NJ story exploring the pandemic's impact on New Jersey's property tax appeal environment and commercial real estate valuations. In the article, he outlines sector-specific implications, as well as an outlook for COVID-era cases in the State's tax court. ...READ MORE

 
March 8, 2021

Law360: Magistrate Judge Rejoins Chiesa Shahinian's Litigation Team

Joseph A. ("Drew") Dickson was featured in a Law360 article offering a closer look at his return to CSG. Judge Dickson joins as a member of the Litigation Group lending his experience to the firm’s growing alternative dispute resolution and federal litigation teams. ...READ MORE

 
March 3, 2021

New Jersey Law Journal: Magistrate Judge Dickson Leaves Bench After a Decade. Here's What's Next for Him

Joseph A. (Drew) Dickson was featured in a New Jersey Law Journal article discussing his return to CSG after serving as a magistrate judge in Newark, New Jersey for a decade. ...READ MORE

 
January 27, 2021

ROI-NJ: The business of law: Why C-suite is right model for CSG

With the turn of the new year, CSG has officially instituted an administrative C-suite — comprised of Dawn Afanador, Robert C. McGowan, Hany Moussa and Cheryl Ann Perzely — to keep the firm on its remarkable growth trajectory towards becoming a true regional powerhouse. ROI-NJ covered the shift in leadership structure and how it stands to benefit our clients, attorneys and firm at-large in a recent article. ...READ MORE

 
January 25, 2021

ROI-NJ: How do you serve those in the cannabis industry?

Lee Vartan was featured in ROI-NJ’s Cannabis Resource Issue. For this Cannabis Need-to-Know Crucial Perspective, Lee explains how CSG’s Cannabis Law Group has helped support the legal needs of aspiring cannabis operators in New Jersey.. ...READ MORE

 
January 6, 2021

New Jersey Law Journal: 'Much Adapting Required' - Litigators Brace for More of the Same, and a Few New Curveballs

Marie L. Mathews was featured in a New Jersey Law Journal story, "'Much Adapting Required': Litigators Brace for More of the Same, and a Few New Curveballs," offering litigators' predictions on the challenges, trends and issues likely to arise in New Jersey's civil litigation arena over the first half of 2021. ...READ MORE

 
December 14, 2020

Real Estate NJ: Industry leaders join forces to secure new insurance option for environmental cleanups

Dennis M. Toft, Chair of CSG's Environmental Law Group, was featured in a Real Estate NJ story covering the first-of-its-kind approval he and a team of multidisciplinary professionals sought from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) of insurance policy language for use as a financial assurance to secure long-term Operation & Maintenance obligations under remediation permits at contaminated sites. ...READ MORE

 
December 7, 2020

ROI-NJ: Time for DOH to take action on problematic 2019 medical marijuana program RFA

Lee Vartan, Co-Chair of CSG's Cannabis Law Group, was published in ROI-NJ with an op-ed outlining the challenges faced by applicants pursuant to the New Jersey Department of Health's ("DOH") 2019 Request for Applications ("RFA") for operators of Alternative Treatment Centers as that RFA decision-making process remains tied up in the courts eighteen months after the fact. In the article, he lays out a compelling case of patient care, economic development and clarity for aspiring entrants to the State's cannabis industry as to why the time is now for the DOH to take action. ...READ MORE

 
November 30, 2020

NJBIZ: The big question for 2021

Steven A. Loeb was featured in an NJBIZ article discussing the implications of the 2021 election on corporate and individual tax planning. In the story, "The big question for 2021: Political change complicates the planning process for businesses, individuals and families," Steve explores President-Elect Biden's tax policy proposals, as well as proactive wealth preservation strategies and measures taxpayers should consider this year-end. ...READ MORE

 
November 25, 2020

New Jersey Law Journal: Exceeding Authorized Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Michelle A. Schaap and Gregory D. Green were published in the New Jersey Law Journal with an article – "Exceeding Authorized Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act" – examining the cybersecurity law and its current status as a split issue among circuit courts across the country from an employer's perspective in the event of an employee's misuse of the business's data and systems. ...READ MORE

 
November 9, 2020

COMMERCE Magazine: COVID-19 has changed protocols, but the work and projects continue across the Garden State

Dennis M. Toft, Chair of CSG's Environmental Group, was featured in a COMMERCE Magazine editorial roundtable asking environmental law and consulting leaders to share how their operations have adapted to COVID-19, as well as success stories in this environment.  ...READ MORE

 
October 15, 2020

New Jersey Cannabis Insider: Clearing the Haze for NJ Employers as Recreational Cannabis Goes to Ballot and Medical Use Laws Evolve

With the express workplace protections afforded to medical cannabis patients under New Jersey’s Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act (“CUMCA”), which was enacted on July 2, 2019, and recreational cannabis on the November 2020 ballot, employers will inevitably face cannabis in the workplace and need to be prepared. ...READ MORE

 
October 12, 2020

New Jersey Law Journal: NJ Top 40 - What Does Law Firms' 2019 Momentum Mean for 2020 Performance?

Following the release of the New Jersey Law Journal's 2020 Top 40 list of law firms by revenue, Daniel A. Schwartz and Francis J. Giantomasi discussed with the publication the factors that drove CSG's remarkable 8.5% year-over-year revenue growth in 2019 and shared a positive outlook of sustained momentum for both the firm and the future of the practice of law in New Jersey in 2020 and beyond. Notably, CSG was ranked as the 8th largest law firm in the state by revenue. ...READ MORE

 
August 13, 2020

New Jersey Law Journal: NJ Supreme Court's Entire Controversy Doctrine Ruling - What Attorneys Need to Know

David M. Dugan was published in the New Jersey Law Journal with an article detailing the New Jersey Supreme Court's key July 2020 decision in Bank Leumi USA v. Kloss, which applied New Jersey's Entire Controversy Doctrine on certification from the Third Circuit and should better enable defendants' attorneys to recommend the most effective means by which their clients may assert any claims they may have against a plaintiff who sues them first. He also provides practice pointers for practitioners on how to most efficiently work within these parameters. ...READ MORE

 
August 5, 2020

Real Estate NJ: Relaxed deadlines could bring new attention, momentum to Opportunity Zone projects

Francis J. Giantomasi and Bozena M. Diaz were featured in a Real Estate NJ article discussing the state of New Jersey's Opportunity Zone marketplace in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as recent steps taken by the Internal Revenue Service to sustain the program's momentum and investors' appetite for 1031 exchanges as an alternative amid the uncertainty. ...READ MORE

 
August 3, 2020

COMMERCE Magazine: Managing Risk and Avoiding Liability During COVID-19

Christopher R. Paldino was featured in a COMMERCE Magazine editorial roundtable posing the question to legal leaders across the State, "How are you advising clients to avoid legal risks during the pandemic? Strategies? Best practices?" ...READ MORE

 
March 5, 2020

ROI-NJ: Not as easy as ABC: Ex-state attorney, now with CSG, explains N.J. liquor license issues - and how lawyers can help

Following her arrival to CSG, Lisa R. Barata sat with ROI-NJ for a wide-ranging interview discussing her move to the firm, the state of liquor licensing in New Jersey and how she plans on assisting the business community in navigating the regulatory environment surrounding the manufacture, wholesale distribution and retail sale of alcoholic beverages.  ...READ MORE

 
January 23, 2020

Real Estate NJ: 2020 Market Forecast

Francis J. Giantomasi was featured in Real Estate NJ's 2020 Market Forecast sharing his prediction for the State's real estate sector for the year to come.  ...READ MORE

 
October 4, 2019

NJ ChamberEdge: The Key Qualities Business Executives Need to Lead

Daniel A. Schwartz, Managing Member, was featured in an editorial roundtable in the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's October 2019 issue of ChamberEdge alongside fellow business leaders from across the state sharing what he believes to be qualities that successful executives possess. ...READ MORE

 
September 23, 2019

NJBIZ: Above and beyond: Businesses succeed by helping experts work even better

Shirley U. Emehelu and Rosh H. Jaffe were featured in an NJBIZ story titled, "Above and beyond: Businesses succeed by helping experts work even better," discussing the various factors that prompted CSG to strategically refresh its banking and finance practice with the duo at its helm. ...READ MORE

 
September 17, 2019

NJ Spotlight: Will Trump's Clean-Water Rollback Imperil NJ's Small Streams, Wetlands?

Dennis M. Toft was featured in a NJ Spotlight article discussing the effect of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which aimed to clarify which waterbodies are federally regulated under the Clean Water Act, on New Jersey. ...READ MORE

 
June 12, 2019

Law360: Chiesa Shahinian Adds 2 Estate Attys In New Jersey

Steven A. Loeb, among the latest additions to CSG's Trusts & Estates Group, sat with Law360 to discuss his transition to the firm, the current wills and estates law landscape in New York and New Jersey, and the challenges and opportunities he helps clients mitigate and tap into under the Trump administration’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. ...READ MORE

 
June 10, 2019

NJBIZ: Still surprising

Nicole DiMaria was featured in a NJBIZ article titled, "Still surprising," in which she reflects on her and her clients' experience with the rollout of New Jersey's "Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act" now that it has been signed into law for nearly a year.  ...READ MORE

 
June 3, 2019

New Jersey Business Magazine: Considering a High-Tech Startup? Call an IP Lawyer

Rhonda Carniol was featured in a New Jersey Business Magazine article titled, "Considering a High-Tech Startup? Call an IP Lawyer," in which she shares tips for emerging growth companies seeking to make their intellectual property and other intangible assets more attractive to investors.  ...READ MORE

 
May 30, 2019

New Jersey Law Journal: Asking a Federal Court to Retain Jurisdiction to Enforce a Settlement Agreement

David M. Dugan was published in the New Jersey Law Journal with an article titled, "Asking a Federal Court to Retain Jurisdiction to Enforce a Settlement Agreement," in which he outlines five steps attorneys can take to retain federal court jurisdiction when enforcing settlement agreements.  ...READ MORE