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Mr. Bruno, shareholder in Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development practice area, focuses his practice area on real estate transactions and approvals with an emphasis on redevelopment, planned residential development, affordable housing, and mixed use development. Mr. Bruno represents and counsels companies and developers in every phase of real estate acquisitions, financing and development including redevelopment agreements and long and short term financial agreements and other state, regional and local agency financing programs available in connection with various types of development. His experience includes both inner city and suburban redevelopment projects and commercial and residential projects including mixed use projects, transit villages, affordable housing and planned communities. He appears on land use matters before municipal and county planning boards and state agencies. Mr. Bruno also represents lenders and banks on both mortgage and asset backed loans. Mr. Bruno is a member of the New Jersey Builders Association Redevelopment Committee, American Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association and New Jersey Planning Officials. Mr. Bruno is an approved R. 1:40-12 Mediator and has frequently served as a mediator in commercial disputes.

Mr. Policastro is a transactional, business attorney, who focuses his practice in development, redevelopment, environmental compliance cases, corporate transactional matters, land use, zoning and business counseling. He has represented numerous national developers, manufacturers, cogeneration facilities and utilities, automobile dealerships, lenders, borrowers and municipal boards in myriad land use contexts, including commercial and residential development and due diligence matters.  He also focuses on complex remediation cases and general environmental compliance counseling. He has significant experience in ISRA, Spill Act, LSRP, UST and related hazardous substance regulatory matters and redevelopment of contaminated sites.   He is a board member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section and a member of the New Jersey Builders Association, Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association, – Land Use Law Section, Monmouth County Bar Association and Mortgage Bankers Association.  Mr. Policastro is originally from New York City and was raised in Holmdel, NJ. Mr. Policastro attended Christian Brothers Academy, University of Richmond and Seton Hall Law School.