The law offices of O'Halloran & Vitale


For over 25 years, the Bayonne-based law firm has counseled and represented individuals, families, and varied business entities in a wide range of legal and business matters.

We provide counsel to clients who require legal advice and representation in matters relating to the drafting of Last Wills and Testaments, including the drafting of Trusts (Living and Testamentary), Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Medical Directives. In connection with our role as advisors, we provide assistance in the areas of Estate Planning, including advice regarding Federal and State Tax Regulations relative to individuals’ assets and long-term goals; Estate Administration; and, when necessary, Chancery Proceedings involving such matters as Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Will Contests.

We represent both inexperienced first-time home buyers, as well as sophisticated real estate investors with diverse portfolios of residential and mixed-use properties. In fact, over the past 25 years, our firm has closed thousands of residential and commercial real estate transactions involving sales, acquisitions, and refinances throughout the State of New Jersey. During these transactions, we simultaneously walk our clients through the contract formation and review period, and then through all aspects of the lending and closing procedures. We also represent individuals and legal entities in the drafting and analysis of commercial and residential lease agreements.

As part of our real estate practice, we have drafted Master Deeds and Bylaws for the conversion of multi-unit residential properties and mixed-use buildings to condominium regimes, and for new construction projects requiring State approval for more than 10 units. Furthermore, we have appeared on behalf of individuals and corporate applicants seeking approvals for variances before Municipal Planning and Zoning Boards.

In addition, we represent individuals and groups in all areas of business law, including, but not limited to, the formation of business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, and limited partnerships. For these various individuals and groups, we draft shareholder agreements and bylaws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, limited partnership agreements, asset sale agreements, and assignment and assumption agreements.

Amongst our many clients, we are privileged to include a major independent New Jersey retail gasoline corporation for which we have acted as outside counsel in every area of its business, from site acquisition and/or lease to complex financial and corporate restructuring, for over 20 years. In addition, for the last seven years, our firm has served as bank review attorneys for the closing of New Jersey commercial loans for a prominent regional bank.

Professional Staff


SUPPORT STAFF

Georgiann Kiniery has been with the firm for 13 years and specializes in wills, trusts, litigation, real estate, and business law.

Orlando Valez is a college student who provides assistance with facilitating operations at the firm.

In addition, our firm, at any given time, employs second and third year law students as law clerks and interns to provide assistance to our firm’s lawyers in areas including legal research, drafting of documents, file control and contact with clients.

Legal Services


Our firm offers a wide range of legal and professional services in the area of civil law, including:

Real Estate

  • Residential/Commercial Properties
    • Sales
    • Purchases/Transfers
    • Refinances
    • Leases
    • Drafting of Letters of Intent
  • Condominium Conversions
    • Mixed-use
    • Residential up to nine units
    • State filings for buildings from 10 units to 99 units
    • New Condominium
  • Municipal Land Use
    • Applications to and appearances before Planning Boards and Boards of Adjustment
  • Litigation
    • Partition Actions for separation of multiple ownership interests
    • Foreclosure Defense
    • Specific Performance to enforce contractual rights

Business Law

  • Formation
    • General Partnerships
    • Corporations
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Limited Partnerships
  • Governance
    • Shareholder Agreements & Bylaws
    • Operating Agreements
    • Partnership Agreements
    • Assignment & Assumption Agreements
  • Asset Purchases and Sales
  • Contracts
    • Employment Contracts
    • Restrictive Covenants
    • Confidentiality Agreements
    • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Municipal Liquor Licenses

Wills, Trusts & Estates

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Medical Directives (Living Wills)
  • Trusts
    • Inter Vivos
    • Special Needs
    • Testamentary
  • Estate Administration
    • Probate Last Will and Testament
    • Intestate Death (No Will): Appointment of Administrator & Securing Fiduciary Bonding
  • Will Contests
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship Proceedings
Municipal Liquor Licenses

Litigation

  • Contract Disputes
  • Real Estate Litigation
    • Landlord/Tenant
    • Commercial and Residential
  • Chancery Matters
  • Municipal Court (Non-Criminal Matters)

Contact Us


27 W 8th Street Bayonne, NJ

Phone: (201) 437 5436

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