WEST ORANGE, NJ - Wolff & Samson P.C. has signed a new lease for its West Orange Offices on Boland Drive for ten more years, and has plans to expand as well.
In operation at the location since 2003, the firm will take over an additional 11,000 square feet on the first floor as the new lease begins. Wolff & Samson also has expansion rights to lease the entire building.
“We are pleased to make this major financial commitment to stay and expand our presence in our current West Orange headquarters,” David Schlossberg, managing member of Wolff & Samson, said in a prepared statement.
“After more than 40 years in business, the 10-year extension to our current lease with expanded office space signifies that, while some law firms are contracting, we are growing. We believe we are well-positioned to continue helping our clients achieve their objectives in our firm’s fifth decade and beyond.”
In addition to the new lease, Wolff & Samson announced that Francis J. Giantomasi, a top real estate and redevelopment attorney, has joined the firm.
"Mr. Giantomasi brings to Wolff & Samson a wealth of experience in commercial real estate and related transactional work and is recognized as a leading redevelopment attorney in the state," according to Wolff & Samson member Jeffrey Chiesa.
"Frank is a significant addition to our already strong real estate practice group."
Giantomasi's son, Francis M., and daughter Gemma will also practice with Giantomasi at Wolff & Samson.
"Wolff & Samson is a well established, highly regarded regional firm that provides the perfect platform to enable us to expand our practice area," Mr. Giantomasi said, adding "our move to Wolff & Samson will be seamless and will afford our clients access to a full complement of legal services including transactional, environmental, litigation, tax and employment."
A graduate of St. Peter's University and Seton Hall University School of Law, Mr. Giantomasi has been a member of the bar since 1979. In addition to his work with commercial clients he has previously served as Essex County Counsel, Counsel to the Essex County Board of Freeholders and Special Counsel to the Essex County Utilities Authority. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Newark Beth Israel Hospital, the Essex County Bar Association and the Board of Directors of the Newark Regional Business Partnership.