By Joshua Burd
Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC has announced five new promotions across its team of real estate, land use and property tax attorneys.
The West Orange-based firm on Thursday said it has elevated Michael Cross, Anthony J. Marchese and Adelina M. Sklyar to members of the practice. Rising to the role of counsel are Danielle M. Federico and Michael J. Mouridy.
They are among 11 attorneys firm-wide who were promoted to start the year.
“The CSG Law team is excited about what the future holds for the firm and buoyed by the contributions of our newly elevated attorneys,” Managing Member Patricia K. Costello said. “From the addition of new attorneys to our rosters, to our employees’ return to the office three days a week earlier this year, to our eagerly anticipated move to our new state-of-the-art headquarters in Roseland, none of this could have happened without the extraordinary determination, skill and efforts of the CSG Law team, which, throughout it all, has continued to place our valued clients at the forefront.”
Cross, a member of the firm’s litigation and real estate, development and land use groups, focuses on both federal and state court litigation, according to his bio. He has extensive experience in managing and litigating complex commercial matters for both business entities and individual clients, along with contract disputes, environmental issues, employment and labor-related issues, insurance coverage disputes and other areas.
He earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he worked as a research assistant in the Center for Social Justice Clinic, and his bachelor’s in finance from James Madison University.
Marchese, for his part, practices with the firm’s property taxation group and represents corporations, municipalities and individuals in all aspects of tax appeal litigation. He holds his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law and his bachelor’s in political science from Rutgers University.
Sklyar is in the firm’s real estate, development and land use group, where she manages and directs commercial transactions, real estate, corporate and business law practice, according to a news release. She has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions, including sale and purchase deals, development acquisitions, commercial real estate structured financing, mortgage financing, mezzanine financing and real estate management, having earned her J.D. from New York Law School and her B.A. in English and philosophy from New York University.
Also part of the real estate, development and land use group is Federico, who represents residential, commercial and industrial developers and redevelopers. Her experience includes drafting redevelopment agreements, developer’s agreements, financial agreements, subdivision deeds, easements and resolutions for governing bodies and municipal planning and zoning boards, while she earned her J.D. and Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law and her bachelor’s in political science from State University at Albany.
Mouridy, now counsel in the real estate, development and land use group, has significant experience representing major institutional and commercial lenders in real estate loan transactions involving a variety of financial structures, including acquisition, bridge, construction and permanent financing, the news release said. He also has experience representing construction lenders for affordable multifamily housing and economic development projects, as well as financial institutions in warehouse lending transactions, structured as master repurchase facilities.
Mouridy earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and his B.B.A. in business administration from Loyola University Maryland.