Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla PC in Red Bank elevated three to shareholder in its real estate, land use and redevelopment practice.
The promotions of Adam Garcia, Brian Shemesh and Evan Zimmerman became effective on Jan. 1.
Garcia, a shareholder in the real estate practice area, focuses on land-use litigation on behalf of developers involving property use, the development process and post-approval property use issues. Garcia handles commercial and residential landlord-tenant matters and represents owners and contractors in construction litigation in a range of disputes over defects and delays.
Shemesh is a shareholder in the redevelopment, real estate and planned real estate development practice group, handling acquisitions, dispositions, redevelopment, financings, project incentives and leasing in urban and suburban markets. As part of his redevelopment practice, he helps negotiate and secure long-term tax exemptions, short-term abatements, Garden State Growth Zone Exemptions and other incentives.
Zimmerman, a member of the land use and development law and real estate practices, represents clients in complex land development projects. He counsels commercial and residential developers, property owners and real estate investors in acquisition and development, including due diligence, investigations, purchase and sale contracts, business formations, financing, and preparation of easements and agreements. Additionally, he appears before municipal land-use agencies and governing bodies, and he prepares general business contracts, including operating, joint venture and business ownership agreements.
“Adam, Brian and Evan have contributed greatly to the firm and are part of the reason for its growth. They each have broad knowledge in real estate matters and understand how to resolve complex legal issues to position our clients to achieve the best possible solutions for their legal challenges,” said Michael Bruno, chair of the firm’s redevelopment practice area and co-chair of its real estate practice area.