CSG RSS Feedhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=39&format=xml&stylesheet=rss2_New&directive=0&records=20en-us27 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800firmwisehttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssIsrael Bonds: New Jersey Real Estate: What Does the Future Hold?http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125786&format=xml<p>Chair of CSG Law&rsquo;s Real Estate, Development &amp; Land Use Group, <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/mitchell-berkey">Mitchell S. Berkey</a>, will serve as moderator during the Israel Bonds New Jersey Networking Event on Thursday, June 9th. Mitch, along with other industry leaders, will discuss &ldquo;New Jersey Real Estate: What Does the Future Hold?&rdquo; during their panel at 6:30 PM.<br /> <br /> For more information and registration, please <a href="https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ej6k2fcne26c1535&amp;oseq=&amp;c=&amp;ch">click here</a>.</p>Event09 Jun 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125786&format=xmlCSG Law Welcomes Rafael Corbalanhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125809&format=xml<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (CSG Law) is pleased to announce that Rafael Corbalan has joined the firm as an associate with the Firm&rsquo;s Environmental Law Group.<br /> <br /> Before joining CSG Law, Rafael worked as an associate attorney representing local government and private businesses in a variety of matters including but not limited to environmental litigation, environmental remediation, labor and employment, immigration law and residential landlord/tenant claims.<br /> <br /> Rafael earned his J.D., <em>cum laude</em>, from Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law, where he interned at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and Pace Energy and Climate Center. He also served as the treasurer of his law school&rsquo;s Environmental Law Society and a member of the Latin American Law Society of America. He received his B.S. in International Business/Spanish from Northeastern University.<br /> <br /> Rafael is fluent in Spanish.<br /> <br /> <strong>About Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (CSG Law)<br /> </strong><br /> Named the Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by the New Jersey Law Journal, CSG Law has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services and resources in numerous practice areas. Our more than 175 attorneys play a key role on clients&rsquo; advisory teams, providing strategic guidance to private enterprises, public entities and individuals. The firm has been named one of New Jersey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; for the past two years by NJBIZ and was recently one of only 28 law firms in the country to be named to Bloomberg Law&rsquo;s inaugural Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Framework, which recognizes law firms for the disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance. For more information visit <a href="http://www.csglaw.com">csglaw.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div> <div># # # #</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div>News27 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125809&format=xmlNJDEP To Issue Emergency Rule Expanding Flood Hazard Jurisdiction in Riverine Areas And Expanding Storm Water Requirementshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125791&format=xml<p>In a video conference call with industry stakeholders on May 25, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced that it will be adopting an emergency rule expanding the areas in New Jersey that are subject to flood hazard permitting requirements.&nbsp; This regulatory action, which also updates stormwater requirements for new developments, is likely to be issued by mid-June and will go into effect immediately upon issuance.<br /> <br /> On January 27, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 10, which directed NJDEP to adopt Protecting Against Climate Change (&ldquo;PACT&rdquo;) regulations.&nbsp; &nbsp;These rules are intended to address emissions of green house gasses and to incorporate climate change considerations into land use permitting requirements.&nbsp; Since that time, NJDEP has promulgated changes to air permitting requirements and has been working on drafting the land use portion of the PACT rules.&nbsp; &nbsp;The full land use rule proposal, which is more than 1,000 pages, is scheduled to be published later this year.<br /> <br /> As NJDEP was developing the PACT rules, Hurricane Ida struck New Jersey causing tragic flooding.&nbsp; The experience of Hurricane Ida further reinforced NJDEP&rsquo;s determination that existing flood hazard mapping, including flood insurance rate maps issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), do not accurately reflect current flood risks because they are based upon historic events, not more recent occurrences.&nbsp; Additionally, NJDEP determined that historic rainfall data is not an adequate basis for predicting future storms.<br /> <br /> NJDEP was planning on directly addressing these concerns in the PACT rule proposal that will be published this fall; however, the impacts from Hurricane Ida and recently announced plans to use Hurricane Ida recovery money led NJDEP to issue a portion of the PACT rule on an emergency basis rather that wait the formal adoption of the full PACT rule which is likely to take a year from publication.&nbsp; NJDEP believes it is important that this rule apply to projects undertaken using Hurricane Ida recovery money.<br /> <br /> As described by NJDEP, the emergency rule will include the following:</p> <ol> <li>In non-tidal areas, the base flood elevation will be raised by two feet above existing mapped elevations.&nbsp; &nbsp;This will have the effect of making the first finished floor of any structure three feet above existing elevations.&nbsp; Tidal areas are not affected by this provision.</li> <li>In determining projected future rainfall to design stormwater best management practices, reliance upon existing NOAA data will not be sufficient.&nbsp; &nbsp;Instead, projections of increased rainfall amounts through 2100 will need to be considered.&nbsp; The mechanism for doing so will be provided in the rule.</li> <li>The rule will contain &ldquo;grandfathering&rdquo; provisions for those who have received permits or who have submitted technically complete permit applications before the rule is issued.</li> <li>Existing flood hazard area verifications in riverine areas may no longer be valid.</li> <li>Projects that are subject to the Residential Site Improvement Standards, will immediately be subject to the new storm water requirements even if they do no require an NJDEP permit.</li> </ol> <p>NJDEP has not yet provided the full text of the emergency rule, but these are the highlights mentioned on the conference call.<br /> <br /> This emergency rule will have a significant impact. Large areas of the state that are not presently subject to NJDEP regulations now will be. Parties that relied upon the existing flood hazard maps in assuming that a property is not subject to permitting requirements may now find that an NJDEP permit is needed prior to construction. Stormwater basins and similar features will now need to be larger.&nbsp; All of these changes have been predicted to be part of the PACT rule once it is adopted; the big difference is that these requirements will go into effect immediately.<br /> <br /> NJDEP is issuing this rule under the emergency provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-4.&nbsp; &nbsp;An emergency rule can be operative for no more than 120 days.&nbsp; The agency is required to formally propose the rule concurrent with the emergency adoption and take comments for a minimum of 30 days.&nbsp; &nbsp;After considering and responding to the comments, the agency can formally adopt the proposal with or without changes, allowing the rule to continue in effect.<br /> <br /> NJDEP recognizes that the emergency rule is a significant change that will have broad impacts. NJDEP has offered to work with impacted parties to broadly interpret grandfathering where appropriate and recognize that investments have been made based upon the existing rules. However, the reality is that climate change, prior development and increased rainfall has created a need for building greater protectiveness into future projects.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Anyone considering development near an existing mapped flood hazard area should be mindful of the emergency rule and consider whether new regulatory hurdles will apply to the property.</p>Client Alert26 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125791&format=xmlPatent Associate/Patent Agent Opportunityhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125780&format=xml<p>We are Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG Law&quot;); a nationally recognized regional law firm rooted in excellence, teamwork, and inclusion. For 50 years, CSG Law has established a reputation built upon delivering the experience and insights clients need to navigate challenging business climates. Due to continued expansion we are seeking to bring on board an additional Associate/Agent to the Patent Department, creating opportunity for a new team member to work alongside colleagues engaged in a full spectrum of patent matters including the acquisition of patent rights, management of intellectual property assets and the licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights.</p> <p>The ideal candidate for this role is a self-starter who is ready to jump into our team and brings to the table 2+ years&rsquo; patent prosecution experience supporting senior attorneys in all aspects of patent practice before the USPTO including writing and prosecuting patent applications in the medical device/life sciences area, similar experience in the tech/software area a plus. Excellent client skills, an ability to manage a large caseload and admission to the Patent bar are required.</p> <p>We invite you to learn about our Patent team and firm at <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/">www.CSGlaw.com</a>. Beyond competitive benefits and a collaborative environment, CSG Law is committed to providing a talent experience based upon engagement, collaboration and inclusion &ndash; we offer professional opportunities for lawyers at every level.</p> <p>Lawyers at CSG can select a hybrid work model with resident office availability in the West Orange, NJ office. <em><u>This position could also be in NYC.</u></em></p> <p><em>At CSG Law we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.<br type="_moz" /> </em></p> <p><strong>CSG Law<br type="_moz" /> </strong></p> <p>Named the Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by the New Jersey Law Journal, CSG Law has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services and resources in numerous practice areas. Our more than 180 attorneys play a key role on clients&rsquo; advisory teams &ndash; providing strategic guidance to private enterprises, public entities and individuals. The firm has been named one of New Jersey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; for the past two years by NJBIZ, and also was recently one of only 28 law firms in the country to be named to Bloomberg Law&rsquo;s inaugural Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Framework, which recognizes law firms for the disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance. </p>Available Position - Attorneys25 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125780&format=xmlCorporate Counsel/Member Opportunityhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125763&format=xml<p>We are Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG Law&quot;); a nationally recognized regional law firm rooted in excellence, teamwork, and inclusion. For 50 years, CSG Law has established a reputation built upon delivering the experience and insights clients need to navigate challenging business climates. Due to continued expansion we are seeking to bring on board an additional Counsel/Member to the Corporate Department, creating opportunity for a new team member to work alongside colleagues engaged in a full spectrum of corporate matters.</p> <p>The ideal candidate for this role must possess advanced (7+ years) transactional experience that includes managing/leading M&amp;A transactions; and drafting/negotiating corporate transactional documents, including merger, stock/asset purchase, operating, and shareholder agreements. Excellent client skills, an ability to manage a legal team and admission to the NJ bar and NY are required; portable business is not a prerequisite.</p> <p>We invite you to learn about our Corporate team and firm at <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/">www.CSGlaw.com</a>. Beyond competitive benefits and a collaborative environment, CSG Law is committed to providing a talent experience based upon engagement, collaboration and inclusion &ndash; we offer professional opportunities for lawyers at every level.<br /> <br /> Lawyers at CSG can select a hybrid work model with resident office availability in the West Orange, NJ office.</p> <p><em>At CSG Law we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p> <p><strong>CSG Law<br type="_moz" /> </strong></p> <p>Named the Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by the New Jersey Law Journal, CSG Law has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services and resources in numerous practice areas. Our more than 180 attorneys play a key role on clients&rsquo; advisory teams &ndash; providing strategic guidance to private enterprises, public entities and individuals. The firm has been named one of New Jersey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; for the past two years by NJBIZ, and also was recently one of only 28 law firms in the country to be named to Bloomberg Law&rsquo;s inaugural Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Framework, which recognizes law firms for the disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance.</p>Available Position - Attorneys24 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=125763&format=xmlNicole DiMaria Elected Secretary of New Jersey State Bar Association's Health Law Sectionhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124725&format=xml<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (CSG Law) congratulates CSG Law Member <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/nicole-dimaria">Nicole F. DiMaria</a> on her election to the position of Secretary for the New Jersey State Bar Association&rsquo;s Health Law Section.<br /> <br /> Nicole, the Practice Group Leader for CSG Law&rsquo;s Healthcare &amp; Hospital Group, represents a wide range of health care entities such as health care professionals, physician groups, ambulatory care facilities, health care and hospital systems, long-term care facilities, medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers and companies/vendors that provide services to the healthcare industry. She assists clients in navigating complex health care corporate and regulatory issues, advising on matters such as: Federal Stark and Anti-Kickback Law compliance; HIPAA/HITECH Covered Entity and Business Associate compliance; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and enrollment; CHAPA, certificate of need and state licensing; and state health care/professional regulatory compliance.<br /> <br /> Nicole is a frequent author and speaker for organizations such as the American Health Law Association (AHLA), the Health Care Compliance Association and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She previously served as a board member for the NJSBA&rsquo;s Health Law Section and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the NJSBA&rsquo;s Health Law Section&rsquo;s Legislative Coordination Committee, which is responsible for assessing proposed healthcare legislation in New Jersey.<br /> <br /> About Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (CSG Law)<br /> <br /> Named the Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by the New Jersey Law Journal, CSG Law has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services and resources in numerous practice areas. Our more than 175 attorneys play a key role on clients&rsquo; advisory teams, providing strategic guidance to private enterprises, public entities and individuals. The firm has been named one of New Jersey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; for the past two years by NJBIZ and was recently one of only 28 law firms in the country to be named to Bloomberg Law&rsquo;s inaugural Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Framework, which recognizes law firms for the disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance. For more information visit csglaw.com.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> # # # #</p> <div>&nbsp;</div>News23 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124725&format=xmlWhat Lawyers Need to Know About Vendor Risk Management, and Ethical Obligations to Clientshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124674&format=xml<p>Join CSG Law&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/michelle-schaap">Michelle A. Schaap</a> and <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/frank-xavier-wukovits">Frank Xavier Wukovits</a> on Thursday, May 19th at 10:00 AM (EST) for Session I as they present, &ldquo;What Lawyers Need to Know About Vendor Risk Management, and Ethical Obligations to Clients.&rdquo; Key topics to be discussed:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Ethical Obligations to Clients</p> </li> <li> <p>Cost-Benefit Analysis Considerations for Your Firm</p> </li> <li> <p>Threats to (All) Law Firms</p> </li> <li> <p>Vendor Relationships and Risk Management</p> </li> </ul>Event19 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124674&format=xmlNew Jersey State Bar Association: Annual Meeting & Conventionhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124701&format=xml<p>CSG Law&rsquo;s Managing Member, <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/patricia-costello">Patricia K. Costello</a>, and Member of the Intellectual Property Group, <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/abigail-remore">Abigail J. Remore</a>, will both speak at the New Jersey State Bar Association&rsquo;s Annual Meeting &amp; Convention on Thursday, May 19th.<br /> <br /> Pat&rsquo;s first panel of the day entitled, &quot;Managing the Practice of Law in a (Hopefully) Post-Pandemic World,&quot; will run from 8:00 &ndash; 9:30 AM.<br /> <br /> From 10:30 &ndash; 11:45 AM, Pat (moderator) and Abby (panelist) will discuss, &quot;Name, Image and Likeness: The New NCAA Regulations and Your Ethical Obligations to Your Clients.&quot; This course will explore the legal tactics and cases that led to the NCAA&rsquo;s ruling, the ethical underpinnings for the decision and a look ahead.</p>Event19 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124701&format=xmlNJSBA: Hot Topics in Commercial Real Estatehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124620&format=xml<p>CSG Law&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/francis-m-giantomasi">Francis M. Giantomasi</a> will speak at the upcoming New Jersey State Bar Association&rsquo;s Annual Meeting and Convention on Wednesday, May 18, from 1:45-3:25 PM. His panel, &ldquo;Hot Topics in Commercial Real Estate,&rdquo; will discuss the latest trends in the law involving retail, office and industrial financing and insurance.</p>Event18 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124620&format=xmlReal Estate Paralegalhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124687&format=xml<p>We are Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG Law&quot;); a nationally recognized regional law firm rooted in excellence, teamwork, and inclusion. For 50 years, CSG Law has established a reputation built upon delivering the experience and insights clients need to navigate challenging business climates.</p> <p>Due to continued expansion in CSG&rsquo;s dynamic Real Estate Group, we have an opportunity for a new Paralegal to join our practice and work alongside our team of transaction attorneys. This position brings the opportunity to become an integral part of a vibrant and growing team in an environment that fosters professional development and career enhancement.</p> <p>The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is ready to jump in, take accountability and brings to the table a demonstrated high degree of customer service with the following responsibilities:</p> <p>&bull; Reviewing and high level organizing of due diligence materials including title documents, surveys, and zoning reports; coordinating with due diligence service providers.</p> <p>&bull; Preparing and maintaining transaction checklists, closing documents and related materials; assisting attorneys in a fast paced environment with all facets of the closing and post-closing process</p> <p>&bull; Proficiency in using various software applications such as Microsoft Office/Word/Teams, Excel, Outlook, PDF Docs/Adobe Acrobat, NetDocuments (or similar document management platform), Aderant (or similar billing software)</p> <p>A 4-year college degree and minimum of 3 years' experience in the Real Estate practice area is required; a Paralegal Certificate from an accredited program is a plus.</p> <p>Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by email to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p>We invite you to learn about our real estate team and firm at <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/">www.CSGlaw.com</a>. Beyond competitive benefits and a collegial environment, CSG Law is committed to providing a talent experience based upon engagement, collaboration and inclusion &ndash; we offer professional opportunities including business development training for lawyers at every level.</p> <p><em>At CSG Law we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p> <p><strong>CSG Law</strong></p> <p>Named the Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by the New Jersey Law Journal, CSG Law has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services and resources in numerous practice areas. Our more than 180 attorneys play a key role on clients&rsquo; advisory teams &ndash; providing strategic guidance to private enterprises, public entities and individuals. The firm has been named one of New Jersey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; for the past two years by NJBIZ, and also was recently one of only 28 law firms in the country to be named to Bloomberg Law&rsquo;s inaugural Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Framework, which recognizes law firms for the disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance.</p> <br />Available Position - Staff18 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124687&format=xmlBloomberg: Crypto-Crash Tax Losses (Might Be) Subject to a $3,000 Caphttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/RA534S261/assets/files/News/Foreman Quote, Bloomberg Crypto-Crash Tax Losses (Might Be) Subject to a $3000 Cap (002) 4855-6282-7040 v.1.pdf&format=xml<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/matthew-e-foreman">Matthew Foreman</a> was quoted in a Bloomberg Law News article titled &quot;Crypto-Crash Tax Losses (Might Be) Subject to a $3,000 Cap.&quot; The article explains the recent so-called crypto-crash in currencies such as Bitcoin, Ether and Dogecoin and warns investors against federal realized-loss rules. &ldquo;The essential legal question is whether the property is truly 'worthless,'&rdquo; Matthew states. &quot;So if you get audited, the IRS is likely to disagree and say &lsquo;we don&rsquo;t think you really abandoned it.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> <p>To read the full article, please visit the <a href="https://news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report/crypto-crash-tax-losses-might-be-subject-to-a-3-000-cap"><em>Bloomberg Tax website</em> </a>or view the pdf below.</p>Publication17 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/RA534S261/assets/files/News/Foreman Quote, Bloomberg Crypto-Crash Tax Losses (Might Be) Subject to a $3000 Cap (002) 4855-6282-7040 v.1.pdf&format=xmlJeffrey Chiesa and Marie Mathews Named NJBIZ 2022 Leaders in Lawhttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124563&format=xml<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG Law&quot;) is pleased to announce <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/jeffrey-chiesa">Jeffrey S. Chiesa</a> and <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/marie-mathews">Marie L. Mathews</a> were both named <a href="https://njbiz.com/njbiz-announces-2022-leaders-in-law-honorees/"><em>NJBIZ</em> Leaders in Law for 2022</a>.&nbsp;As <em>NJBIZ</em> Leaders in Law honorees, Chiesa and Mathews join a group of lawyers and general counsel selected for their outstanding dedication to the legal profession and their communities.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We are extremely proud of Jeff and Marie,&rdquo; said Managing Member Patricia Costello. &ldquo;They exemplify the firm&rsquo;s core values by bringing excellence, leadership, tenacity and professionalism to everything they do.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Chiesa, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2013, is a renowned litigator with an impressive background in both the public and private sectors. He practices in the firm's Litigation, Corporate Internal Investigations and Monitoring, and White Collar Criminal Defense Groups.<br /> <br /> Mathews, who serves as Practice Group Leader for the Litigation Group and Deputy General Counsel, focuses her practice on complex commercial matters in New York and New Jersey federal and state courts, as well as forums for alternative dispute resolution.<br /> <br /> An awards ceremony will be held on May 24 at The Palace at Somerset Park.&nbsp;</p>News11 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124563&format=xmlBisnow: New Jersey State of the Markethttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124535&format=xml<p>Chair of CSG Law&rsquo;s Real Estate, Development &amp; Land Use Group, <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/mitchell-berkey">Mitchell S. Berkey</a>, will participate in Bisnow&rsquo;s New Jersey State of the Market program on Thursday, May 5th. He will moderate the first panel entitled, &ldquo;Investor &amp; Deal Demand &ndash; Attracting New Market Players &amp; Assessing Demand,&rdquo; from 9:00 &ndash; 9:45 AM. The panel will discuss:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Deal flow in New Jersey. Understand which asset classes are dictating market liquidity.</p> </li> <li> <p>Evaluating the role of the tax incentive program on New Jersey's deal making strategies.</p> </li> <li> <p>And much more!</p> </li> </ul>Event05 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124535&format=xmlCOMMERCE Magazine: Assisting Hospitality Clients with Margins, Financing and NJ Lawshttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124564&format=xml<p><a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/gemma-m-giantomasi">Gemma M. Giantomasi</a> was featured in a <em>COMMERCE Magazine</em> editorial roundtable addressing rules and regulations within liquor licensing laws in New Jersey.</p> <p>Gemma notes: &ldquo;The statutory restriction of one plenary retail consumption license (the type used in a bar or restaurant) for every 3,000 people in a municipality has long been a thorn in the side of bars, restaurnts and catering venue operators. Our CSG liquor licensing team has been able to work with licenses that already own one liquor license to address this issue.&rdquo;</p> <p><br /> To read the full roundtable, please visit <a href="https://viewer.joomag.com/commerce-22-05-digital/0220985001651597806?short&amp;"><em>COMMERCE Magazine's</em> website.&nbsp;</a></p>Publication01 May 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124564&format=xmlReal Estate Financing Associatehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124460&format=xml<p>We are Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG Law&quot;); a nationally recognized regional law firm rooted in excellence, teamwork, and inclusion. For 50 years, CSG Law has established a reputation built upon delivering the experience and insights clients need to navigate challenging business climates.</p> <p>Due to continued expansion in CSG&rsquo;s dynamic Real Estate Group, we have an opportunity for a new member to join our financing practice and work alongside our team of transaction attorneys. Our financing professionals represent lenders in highly sophisticated debt transactions regionally and nationally involving all asset classes including office, retail, industrial and mixed-use properties. This position brings the opportunity to become an integral part of a vibrant and growing team in an environment that fosters professional development and career enhancement.</p> <p>The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is ready to jump into our team and brings to the table 5+ years&rsquo; broad commercial real estate experience supporting senior attorneys in all aspects of commercial real estate financing; the ability to first chair loan transactions; and second chair on complex financing matters. Admission to the NJ bar is required; admission to the NY bar is a plus.</p> <p>We invite you to learn about our real estate team and firm at <a href="http://www.csglaw.com/">www.CSGlaw.com</a>. Beyond competitive benefits and a collegial environment, CSG Law is committed to providing a talent experience based upon engagement, collaboration and inclusion &ndash; we offer professional opportunities including business development training for lawyers at every level.</p> <p>Lawyers at CSG can select a hybrid work model with resident office availability in either of the West Orange, NJ; or New York City offices. Remote candidates will be considered.</p> <p><em>At CSG Law we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p> <p><strong>CSG Law<br type="_moz" /> </strong></p> <p>Named the Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by the New Jersey Law Journal, CSG Law has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services and resources in numerous practice areas. Our more than 180 attorneys play a key role on clients&rsquo; advisory teams &ndash; providing strategic guidance to private enterprises, public entities and individuals. The firm has been named one of New Jersey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; for the past two years by NJBIZ, and also was recently one of only 28 law firms in the country to be named to Bloomberg Law&rsquo;s inaugural Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Framework, which recognizes law firms for the disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance.</p>Available Position - Attorneys27 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124460&format=xmlTrademark Associatehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124439&format=xml<p>We are Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG&quot;); a nationally recognized regional law firm rooted in excellence, teamwork, and inclusion. For 50 years, CSG Law has established a reputation built upon delivering the experience and insights clients need to navigate challenging business climates.</p> <p>Due to continued expansion in CSG&rsquo;s Intellectual Property Group, we have an opening for a Trademark Associate with experience in U.S. trademark prosecution to work alongside our collaborative team of trademark attorneys. Our Trademark professionals represent a wide range of clients in an array of industries, including world famous musical artists, internationally-renowned nonprofit organizations, and high-growth food and beverage brands. This position brings the opportunity to become an integral part of a vibrant and growing team in an environment that fosters professional development and career enhancement as well as the potential to expand and work on other matters, including foreign prosecution, clearance searches, enforcement, and transactional work.</p> <p>The ideal candidate to join our team is highly motivated, able to work independently and has strong written and verbal communication skills. To be considered for this role a candidate must bring to the table a minimum of 3 years&rsquo; experience in one or both of the following: (i) private practice handling U.S. trademark prosecution, including filing applications, responding to office actions and general trademark portfolio maintenance; or (ii) serving as a trademark examining attorney at the USPTO. General experience with foreign trademark prosecution, including filing and prosecuting International Registrations before WIPO and liaising with foreign counsel for national filings, refusals, oppositions and cancellation matters is a plus, as is familiarity with the entertainment, hospitality, gaming, media, food and beverage, and/or spirits industries. Candidates having experience with Trademark clearance searches, drafting and negotiating intellectual property contracts, managing foreign trademark portfolios and foreign contentious matters, and/or due diligence in the context of corporate transactions are especially encouraged to apply.</p> <p>We invite you to learn about our Trademark team and firm at <a href="http://www.csglaw.com/">www.CSGlaw.com</a>. Beyond competitive benefits and a collegial environment, CSG Law is committed to providing a talent experience based upon engagement, collaboration and inclusion &ndash; we offer professional opportunities including business development training for lawyers at every level.</p> <p>To be considered for this position, kindly submit your resume and two writing samples to <a href="mailto:mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p>This position is intended to be a hybrid work model with resident office in the West Orange, NJ office. Fully remote work model may be considered.</p> <p><em>At CSG Law we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p> <p><strong>CSG Law<br type="_moz" /> </strong></p> <p>Named the Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by the New Jersey Law Journal, CSG Law has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services and resources in numerous practice areas. Our more than 180 attorneys play a key role on clients&rsquo; advisory teams &ndash; providing strategic guidance to private enterprises, public entities and individuals. The firm has been named one of New Jersey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; for the past two years by NJBIZ, and also was recently one of only 28 law firms in the country to be named to Bloomberg Law&rsquo;s inaugural Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Framework, which recognizes law firms for the disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance.</p>Available Position - Attorneys25 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124439&format=xmlLitigation Associatehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124440&format=xml<p>We are Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&quot;CSG&quot;); a nationally recognized regional law firm rooted in excellence, teamwork, and inclusion. For 50 years, CSG Law has established a reputation built upon delivering the experience and insights clients need to navigate challenging business climates.</p> <p>Due to continued expansion in CSG&rsquo;s Litigation Group, we have an opening for an Associate with experience to work alongside our collaborative team of litigation attorneys. Our litigation professionals handle complex commercial and white collar litigation cases on behalf of sophisticated clients who come to CSG to solve their most difficult legal and governmental problems. This position brings the opportunity to become an integral part of a vibrant and growing team in an environment that fosters professional development and career enhancement as well as the potential to expand and work on highly sophisticated matters.</p> <p>The ideal candidate to join our team is highly motivated, able to work independently and has strong written and verbal communication skills. To be considered for this role a candidate must bring to the table a minimum of 3 years litigation experience in New Jersey and New York with the ability to handle multiple assignments including the ability to independently draft substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery, and other legal documents. Admission to both the New Jersey and New York Bars is required.</p> <p>We invite you to learn about our Litigation team and firm at <a href="http://www.csglaw.com/">www.CSGlaw.com</a>. Beyond competitive benefits and a collegial environment, CSG Law is committed to providing a talent experience based upon engagement, collaboration and inclusion &ndash; we offer professional opportunities including business development training for lawyers at every level.</p> <p>This position can be a hybrid work model with 3 days/week resident in the West Orange, NJ office.</p> <p>To be considered for this position, kindly submit your resume and writing sample to <a href="mailto:recruitment@csglaw.com">recruitment@csglaw.com</a>.</p> <p><em>At CSG Law we are committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of diverse attorneys and staff. The firm&rsquo;s two programs &ndash; the Diversity &amp; Inclusion and Women&rsquo;s Initiatives &ndash; provide opportunities for attorneys and employees to enhance their legal careers through career development, mentoring and networking opportunities both within the firm and throughout the business and legal communities. CSG is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. Women, Minorities &amp; Veterans are encouraged to apply.</em></p> <p><strong>CSG Law<br type="_moz" /> </strong></p> <p>Named the Law Firm of the Year for 2021 by the New Jersey Law Journal, CSG Law has assisted a broad spectrum of clients in achieving their objectives by offering a comprehensive array of legal services and resources in numerous practice areas. Our more than 180 attorneys play a key role on clients&rsquo; advisory teams &ndash; providing strategic guidance to private enterprises, public entities and individuals. The firm has been named one of New Jersey&rsquo;s &ldquo;Best Places to Work&rdquo; for the past two years by NJBIZ, and also was recently one of only 28 law firms in the country to be named to Bloomberg Law&rsquo;s inaugural Diversity, Equity &amp; Inclusion Framework, which recognizes law firms for the disclosure of diversity-related metrics and distinguished performance</p>Available Position - Attorneys25 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124440&format=xmlSellers Beware (Of The Section 510(b) Trap) In A Corporate Divorcehttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124389&format=xml<p><span style="font-family: Arial;">Whether the product of a business entity&rsquo;s consensual separation agreement or knock down litigation over years of mistrust and differences, a structured buyout over time of one partner&rsquo;s equity interest in the erstwhile business partnership, with the payout secured by the business assets, has hidden dangers. The United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit on March 22, 2022, in a case captioned <u>In re Bruce Elieff</u>, BAP # CC-21-1081-SFL, rendered an Opinion on one such hidden danger: A seller&rsquo;s claim for damages arising from his former partner&rsquo;s purchase of his equity interest in their business partnership would be, upon the buyer&rsquo;s default on the payment terms of the buyout, subordinated to the unsecured claims in the buyer&rsquo;s subsequent affiliated bankruptcies under Section 510(b) of the Bankruptcy Code. Moreover, the Court ruled the judgment lien obtained by the seller against the debtor&rsquo;s business assets also was subordinated to unsecured creditors of the business.<br /> <br /> <u><strong>The Facts</strong></u><br /> <br /> The short, edited version of the facts is that two equal partners in a business venture that invested in multiple, separate real estate deals and development projects, each utilizing jointly owned separate, limited LLCs and partnerships, had a falling out that resulted in messy litigation after ten years of business together. The litigation was resolved by a Settlement Agreement whereby one partner (the &ldquo;Seller&rdquo;) transferred his equity interests in the businesses to his former partner (the &ldquo;Buyer&rdquo;) in exchange for certain indemnification obligations and $48.8 Million payable in four installments and secured principally by the business assets. Three years of contentious and protracted litigation followed Buyer&rsquo;s default on the third payment installment, and eventually Seller reduced his claim in state court to a judgment lien against the Buyer and two of the business entities for $ 35 Million. The Buyer and two business entities each subsequently filed separate Chapter 11 bankruptcies.<br /> <br /> <u><strong>The Bankruptcy And Appellate Decisions<br /> </strong></u><br /> The Buyer, now as a Chapter 11 Debtor, commenced in Bankruptcy Court an adversary proceeding under section 510 (b) of the Code to subordinate Seller&rsquo;s $ 35 Million claim AND its judgment lien in the same amount. As the Bankruptcy Judge noted, &ldquo;&hellip; the undisputed fact remains that the crux of the Settlement Agreement required [Seller] to transfer his interests in the [Joint Entities] in exchange for Settlement Payments.&rdquo; Soon after, Buyer&rsquo;s bankruptcy was converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation and a Trustee defended the Seller&rsquo;s appeal of the Bankruptcy Court&rsquo;s decision. The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit affirmed the Bankruptcy Court, stating matter-of-factly that Section 510(b) &ldquo;&hellip;mandates the subordination of damages claims arising from the purchase or sale of a security.&quot; The rational for Section 510(b) was articulated on appeal as &ldquo;Its principal purpose is to ensure that creditors of the debtor are paid before disappointed equity interest holders who bargain for the potential for a greater return in exchange for a greater risk of loss.&rdquo; The Appellate Court addressed multiple issues on appeal, but as to Section 510(b)&rsquo;s subordination of both the claim and the judgment lien to unsecured creditors, it was bluntly succinct: &ldquo;Section 510(b) mandates the subordination of the &ldquo;claim&rdquo; for damages arising from the sale of securities. This necessarily encompasses the entirety of [the Seller&rsquo;s] &ldquo;right to payment&rdquo; whether personal or in rem&hellip;The Court noted the [Seller] retains his secured claim. Subordination simply rendered it junior to the interests of the unsecured creditors.&rdquo; That clarification in bankruptcy is likely meaningless.<br /> <br /> <u><strong>The Takeaway<br /> </strong></u><br /> To some extent <u>In re Bruce Elieff</u> may be limited in other jurisdictions by its complicated set of facts, the application of California law concerning underlying property rights and arguably the reputation of the United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit. But the reasoning behind subordination under Section 510(b), of both the claim for damages from a failed sale of securities and a subsequent judgement lien arising from the sale itself, appears sound. The Opinion also addressed but ultimately rejected the notion that the parties arguably could have allocated value in the Settlement Agreement to other consideration in support of the settlement. If that consideration was not related to or directly arising from the value of the securities sold, arguably the value of the &ldquo;other&rdquo; consideration would not implicate Section 510(b) and, therefore, that amount should be bifurcated and not subject to subordination. That &ldquo;open door&rdquo; warrants further consideration in the drafting stage of a settlement following a breach, but, more importantly, in drafting the original buyout agreement of a partner&rsquo;s securities.<br /> <br /> </span><strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">For further insight and analysis, please contact your CSG Law attorney or one of the authors listed below.</span></strong></p>Client Alert20 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124389&format=xmlNew Jersey Chamber of Commerce: ReNEW JERSEY Business Summit & Expohttp://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124279&format=xml<p>Chair of the firm&rsquo;s Environmental Law Group, <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/dennis-toft">Dennis M. Toft</a>, will serve as a panelist during the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's ReNEW JERSEY Business Summit &amp; Expo on Wednesday, April 13th from 3:30 &ndash; 4:30 PM. The panel, &quot;Infrastructure and Environment,&quot; will address the following question:<br /> <br /> Which infrastructure projects should be prioritized in our efforts to ReNew Jersey and, as we dig new tunnels, create new energy sources, expand mass transit, and build new roads, will businesses be impacted by new taxes or regulations aimed at protecting the environment?<br /> <br /> <a href="https://njsummit.info/summit/panel3">Click here</a> for more information.</p>Event13 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124279&format=xmlCSG Law's Susan Reach Winters Named Among The National Law Journal's 2022 "Family/Elder Law Trailblazers"http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124274&format=xml<p>Chiesa Shahinian &amp; Giantomasi PC (&ldquo;CSG Law&rdquo;) announced today that <a href="https://www.csglaw.com/biographies/susan-reach-winters"><strong>Susan Reach Winters</strong></a> has been selected as a 2022 Family/Elder Law Trailblazer by <em>The National Law Journal.</em></p> <p>As she told <em>The National Law Journal</em>, &ldquo;For the past three decades, I have blazed a trail in family law by being one of the first attorneys &ndash; if not the first &ndash; to embrace and practice the team approach to divorce, which brings together professionals from different backgrounds and disciplines to deal to provide solutions and support throughout the divorce process. Using the team approach, we not only call upon other attorneys at the law firm with extensive experience in trusts and estates, tax, real estate, and corporate law to help protect our clients&rsquo; legal rights, but we also utilize professionals in other disciplines such as: forensic accountants to identify and value the marital assets; financial advisors to assist the client in planning his or her future; and therapists to help the client deal with emotional and child-related issues.&rdquo;</p> <p>In addition to her business and legal savvy, Susan is also widely considered a go-to thought leader on the practice of family law among circles of matrimonial and legal advisors alike.</p> <p>The trails Susan has blazed &ndash; whether in leading her team and clientele to CSG Law or establishing herself among the region&rsquo;s foremost family law thought leaders &ndash; are still burning hot. And, seizing this extraordinary momentum, it&rsquo;s only upwards from here.</p> <p>To read Susan&rsquo;s Trailblazers profile in <em>The National Law Journal,</em>&nbsp;click <a href="https://images.law.com/media/nationallawjournal/supplements/NLJTB_FAMILY_2022/index.html#p=12">here.</a></p>Publication07 Apr 2022 00:00:00 -0800http://csglaw.wiseadmin.biz/?t=40&an=124274&format=xml