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Angelo Jr. Cifelli

  • Managing Principal


Nutley, NJ





Angelo Cifelli, Jr., a partner at Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo, has advised many New Jersey governmental entities during the past three decades, specializes in land use, environmental matters, complex real estate transactions, governmental and corporate matters. He has served as a Special Counsel to the Nutley Board of Education regarding land use issues and presently represents the Essex Regional Health Commission. Cifelli has served as counsel to the Franklin Township Planning Board, and as a review attorney for Pascack Community Bank and currently serves as a Review Attorney for Lakeland Bank. He has served as counsel to the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment since 1982. He currently serves as special counsel to the Township of Nutley for Land Use matters. Cifelli served two terms as an Essex County Freeholder. He has also been a member of the Essex County District Ethics Committee. The Fordham University and New York Law School graduate clerked in Essex County for one year before entering private practice with the firm Giannone & Capone and then establishing a general practice of law in 1978. He joined Piro Zinna in 1982.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1982

Areas of Practice

  • Land Use Government 30%
  • Environmental Matters 15%
  • Complex Real Estate Transactions 30%
  • Corporate Matters 15%
  • Business Matters 10%

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1995


  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
  • Fordham University, Bronx, New York
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Major: History/Anthropology

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • New Jersey Monthly Magazine Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Member, 1975 to Present
  • Essex County District Ethics Committee, Past Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Giannone & Capone

Verdicts & Settlements

$2 million present value policy limit structured settlement of serious motorcycle/truck accident with brain injury (pay-out anticipated of over $10 million)

Approx. $2 million settlement to clients who were victims of the Labor Day Passaic industrial fire

$1.9 million settlement for construction site accident causing neurological injuries

$750,000 settlement for construction site accident causing ankle injury and emotional distress

Over $25 million dollar anticipated lifetime structured settlement for infant vaccine injury claim

Multimillion-dollar lifetime structured settlement of cerebral palsy claim

$3 million jury verdict for delayed diagnosis of breast cancer

$2.6 million settlement for birth injury caused by medical malpractice

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Rated By Super Lawyers | Angelo Cifelli, Jr. | SELECTED IN 2006 | THOMSON REUTERS