From left, top row: Gemma M. Giantomasi, Darren Grzyb, Brian Kantar; bottom row: Anthony J. Marchese, Michael K. Plumb, James Van Splinter — Courtesy: Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC
By Joshua Burd
Attorneys who were formally named to the firm’s real estate and tax appeals practices are among six promotions announced Monday by Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC.
Gemma M. Giantomasi, formerly counsel, has become a member in the West Orange-based firm’s Real Estate, Development and Land Use Group, CSG said in a news release. She is an experienced attorney specializing in real estate acquisitions, sales, financing and condominium development and creation, as well as alcoholic beverage control law.
Anthony J. Marchese, formerly an associate, has become counsel in the firm’s Tax Appeals and Real Estate, Development and Land Use Groups, according to an announcement. With 16 years of experience, he handles a variety of litigation, tax appeals and bankruptcy cases and advises both private taxpayers and municipalities through all aspects of tax appeal proceedings in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
The other promotions include:
Darren Grzyb, who was promoted from associate to a member in the firm’s Fidelity & Surety Group. Although he has extensive general commercial litigation experience, Grzyb primarily represents and counsels surety companies with respect to construction default and performance bond claims, payment bond claims, license/court bond claims and all aspects of surety law throughout New York and New Jersey.
Brian Kantar, formerly an associate, has been promoted to counsel in the firm’s Fidelity & Surety and Litigation Groups. Kantar is an experienced commercial litigator, regularly representing surety companies, contractors and developers in a wide variety of contract disputes, performance and payment bond claims, affirmative claims, bankruptcy issues, contractor workouts and related matters.
Michael K. Plumb was promoted from associate to counsel in the firm’s Environmental Group. His practice includes all aspects of environmental law, including litigation, regulatory and compliance counseling and enforcement. His clients also draw on his expertise in building and permitting new and existing energy infrastructure.
James Van Splinter, formerly an associate, has become counsel in the firm’s Litigation Group. He both leads and assists on cases before state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations before FINRA, the American Arbitration Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. Van Splinter also has experience in appellate practice on the state and federal levels.