General Information

Year founded: 1959
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Located in Red Bank, New Jersey and founded over 60 years ago by John C. Giordano, Jr., Giordano Halleran & Ciesla is a multi-specialty law firm dedicated to providing sophisticated, complex legal services and solutions. The attorneys maintain personal relationships and gather in-depth knowledge of clients' businesses and industries to construct both sound legal advice and effective strategies to resolve business issues. With a focus on responsiveness and producing results with outstanding value to their clients' bottom line, the firm provides experienced legal representation in a wide variety of practice areas.

Our approach to client service is to build lasting, trusted relationships that produce results with outstanding value for our clients. Strong lines of communication and focus on the bottom-line business objectives remain at the forefront of all our relationships. Clients can be assured that their attorneys are working hard to find solutions and to meet their needs in a resourceful and cost effective manner.


Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 26 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Metro Rankings

New Jersey, NJ
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Environmental Law


National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Metro Rankings

New Jersey, NJ
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Copyright Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Health Care Law
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 1 for Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 1 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Tier 2 for Patent Law
Tier 2 for Securities Regulation
Tier 2 for Trademark Law
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Tier 3 for Energy Law
Tier 3 for Family Law
Tier 3 for Financial Services Regulation Law
Tier 3 for Insurance Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Securities
Tier 3 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Affordable Housing
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Cannabis Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Community Association Law
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Redevelopment
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

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Management and Personnel

Co-Managing Shareholder
Paul T. Colella
Co-Managing Shareholder
Michael J. Gross


Labor & Employment Law
Ari G. Burd
Health & Hospital Law
Patrick Convery
Environmental Law
Marc Policastro
Trusts and Estates Department
Timothy J. Dengler
Technology Law
Kurt E. Anderson
Planned Real Estate Development
J. Scott Anderson
Land Use, Real Estate & Development Law
John A. Giunco Jr.
Government Affairs
Steven J. Corodemus
Environmental Law
Michael J. Gross
Corporate & Securities Law
John A. Aiello
Civil/Commercial Litigation
Michael J. Canning
Business & Banking
Bernard J. Berry Jr.
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