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Bond Counsel Firms

The NJRA's list of Designated Bond Counsel Firms includes private law firms approved by the State's Attorney General's Office as having particular experience and expertise in this specialized area of federal tax law. Bond Counsel represents the Authority, drafting necessary resolutions and financing documents concerning the project. At the bond closing, bond counsel delivers an opinion that the project qualifies and the interest income earned on the NJRA's bonds is exempt from federal income taxes, subject to certain limitations.

At the time an application is submitted for the issuance of bonds, applicants must select a firm from the list to act as Bond Counsel for their project. The NJRA encourages applicants to utilize a competitive process to make their selection. Applicants still need to have their own legal counsel to represent their interests in the transaction.

Bond Counsel fees are paid by the applicant at the closing of the bond transaction and may be financed with bond proceeds subject to certain limits. Applicants may be charged a fee by Bond Counsel even though the projects does not close with Authority bonds.

Mr. Charles Carella, Esq. 
Carella, Byrne, Bain Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart & Olstein
6 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, NJ 07068-1739
Mr. Daniel McCarthy, Esq.
Rogut McCarthy PC
37 Alden Street
Cranford, NJ 07016
Mr. Steve Cozen, Esq. 
Cozen & O'Connor
One Newark Center, Suite 1900
Newark, NJ 07102
Mr. Glen Scotland, Esq. 
McManimon & Scotland
One Riverfront Plaza, Fourth Floor
Newark, NJ 07102-5408
Mr. William Mayer, Esq.
DeCotiis, Fitspatrick & Gluck & Cole, LLP 
50 West State Street, Suite 1104 
Trenton, NJ 08608
Mr. Philip Norcross, Esq. 
Parker, McCay & Criscuolo
Three Greentree Centre, Suite 401 
Marlton, NJ 08053
Mr. Michael Messer, Esq.
Gallo, Geffner, Fenster, P.C.
Country Club Plaza, West 115 Century Road
Paramus, NJ 07652
Mr. Sam Moulthrop, Esq. 
Riker Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti
Headquarters Plaza, One Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07963-1981
Mr. Paul St. Onge, Esq.
Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione
One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, NJ 07102-5497
Mr. Efthemios Velahos, Esq. 
Velahos & Associates
49 Newton Avenue
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Mr. Michael Gluck, Esq.
Gluck, Walrath & Lanciano
428 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611
Mr. Howard Katz, Esq.
Herold and Haines, P.A.
25 Independence Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059
Mr. Andrew Samson, Esq.
5 Becker Farm Road
Roseland, NJ 07068
Mr. Alan Kessler, Esq.
Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP
1940 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Mr. Herbert Klein, Esq.
Nowell Amoroso Klein Bierman
155 Polily Road
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Mr. David McPherson, Esq.
Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C.
300 Lighting Way
Secaucus, NJ 07096