WEST ORANGE, NJ—Francis J. Giantomasi, one ofNew Jersey's top real estate and redevelopment attorneys, isjoining Wolff & Samson as a member – and he'sbringing his son and daughter to the firm.

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"Mr. Giantomasi brings to Wolff &Samson a wealth of experience in commercial real estateand related transactional work and is recognized as a leadingredevelopment attorney in the state," says Wolff &Samson member Jeffrey Chiesa."Frank is a significant addition to our alreadystrong real estate practice group."

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Giantomasi's son Francis M.and daughter Gemma will continue to practice withtheir father at Wolff & Samson.

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Giantomasi says his new relationship withWolff & Samson will enable him to maintain hisEssex County and Newark presence while providing additionalresources to serve current and new clients.

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"Wolff & Samson is a well-established,highly regarded regional firm that provides the perfect platform toenable us to expand our practice area," saysGiantomasi. "Our move to Wolff &Samson will be seamless and will afford our clients accessto a full complement of legal services including transactional,environmental, litigation, tax and employment."

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A graduate of St. Peter's University andSeton Hall University School of Law,Giantomasi has been a member of the bar since1979. In addition to his work with commercial clients, he haspreviously served as Essex County Counsel, Counsel to theEssex County Board of Freeholders and SpecialCounsel to the Essex County Utilities Authority.He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Newark BethIsrael Hospital, the Essex County BarAssociation and the Board of Directors of theNewark Regional Business Partnership.

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Gemma Giantomasi is a graduate of theUniversity of Pennsylvania and Fordham LawSchool. Her principal practice areas are commercial realestate and redevelopment. She will be counsel at Wolff& Samson.

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Francis M. Giantomasi is a graduate ofWesleyan University and Seton Hall LawSchool. His practice has focused on complex commerciallitigation and appellate work. He will be an associate atWolff & Samson.

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