NJLM Legal Team

The League advocates for municipalities through the efforts of its legal team.

Our Legal Department participates in a variety of amicus interventions because they have significant legal precedent effecting municipalities statewide.

The League's General Counsel, William J. Kearns, Jr., assists the League in monitoring cases which will have an impact on municipalities and conducts a number of training sessions during the year.

In addition, each month our staff attorney, Frank Marshall, writes a "Q&A" article published in the League's NJ Municipalities magazine. The Q&A provides a look into some of the more common questions received by our legal department.

 Attorneys and local elected officials alike must continually adapt to this ever-changing legal landscape and our legal department is a strong resource to help them in this task.

GENERAL COUNSELWilliam John Kearns Jr

WILLIAM JOHN KEARNS, JR.
Helmer, Conley & Kasselman
Willingboro

DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL

Trishka Waterbury CecilTRISHKA WATERBURY CECIL
Mason, Griffin & Pierson
Princeton

ASSISTANT COUNSEL

Edward J. BuzakEDWARD BUZAK
Buzak Law Group
Montville

ASSISTANT COUNSEL

Edwin W. SchmiererEDWIN W. SCHMIERER
Mason, Griffin & Pierson
Princeton

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL-
STAFF ATTORNEY

Frank MarshallFRANK MARSHALL
League of Municipalities
Trenton

LABOR COUNSEL

Angelo GenovaANGELO GENOVA
Genova Burns
Newark

LABOR COUNSEL

Joseph HannonJOSEPH HANNON
Genova Burns
Newark

ASSOCIATE LEGAL COUNSELS

Martin AllenMARTIN ALLEN
DiFrancesco,
Bateman, Coley,
Yospin, Kunzman
Davis & Leher
Warren

Mark AndersonMARK ANDERSON
Woolson, Sutphen,
Anderson
Somerville

John BelardoJOHN BELARDO
McElroy, Deutsch,
Mulvaney & Carpenter
Morristown

Keith BonchiKEITH BONCHI
Goldenberg, Mackler,
Sayegh, Mintz,
Pfeffer, Bonchi & Gill
Northfield

F. Clifford GibbonsF. CLIFFORD GIBBONS
MUNICIPAL LAND USE CHAIRMAN
Law Office of F. Clifford Gibbons
Princeton

John GillespieJOHN C. GILLESPIE
Parker McCay
Mount Laurel

William HarlaWILLIAM HARLA
DeCotis, FitzPatrick
& Cole
Teaneck

William HolzapfelWILLIAM HOLZAPFEL
CITY ATTORNEY
Director of Law Department
Elizabeth

John LloydJOHN LLOYD
TAX COUNSEL
Chiesa, Shahinian & Giantomasi
West Orange

Edward J. McManimonEDWARD MCMANIMON
BOND COUNSEL
McManimon Scotland
& Baumann
Roseland

Robert MunozROBERT MUNOZ
Davison, Eastman
& Munoz, P.A.
Freehold

realeSAMUEL "SKIP" REALE
Helmer, Conley,
& Kasselman
Willinboro

Matthew S. RogersMATTHEW S. ROGERS
Law Office of
Matthew S. Rogers
Ridgewood

John ScagnelliJOHN M. SCAGNELLI
ENVIRONMENTAL COUNSEL
Scarinci Hollenbeck
Lyndhurst

Fred SemrauFRED SEMRAU
Dorsey & Semrau, LLC
Boonton

Joel ShainJOEL SHAIN
PUBLIC UTILITY COUNSEL
Shain, Schaffer & Rafanello
Bernardsville

Douglas SteinhardtDOUGLAS STEINHARDT
Steinhardt & Cappelli
Phillipsburg

Jeffrey SurenianJEFFREY SURENIAN
Jeffrey R. Surenian
& Associates
Brielle

Sharon WeinerSHARON WEINER
Murphy, McKeon
Riverdale

Saul WolfeSAUL WOLFE
TAX COUNSEL
Skoloff & Wolfe
Livingston

Carl R. Woodward, IIICARL R. WOODWARD, III
Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C.
Roseland