CASTANO QUIGKEY
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Our Attorney

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Gregory J. Castano 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Eminent Domain
  • Municipal Law

Gregory J. Castano is a founding principal of Castano Quigley, after being a Senior Partner at two other law firms.

With a distinguished record of public service to New Jersey spanning more than four decades, he brings to his practice a unique understanding of the intricacies of governmental law. As an attorney and former Superior Court Judge, he presided over more than 250 jury and non-jury trials.

He understands the challenges faced by his governmental and business clients. He has adjudicated and managed litigation involving corporate mergers, fraudulent conveyances, public bond issues, mortgage foreclosures, pharmaceutical products liability, machine products liability, medical malpractice, negligence, and insurance coverage.



Bar Admissions

• New Jersey
• New York

 

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals Third Circuit
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

Career Highlights

  • Town of Kearny, Town Attorney, 1999-present
  • Harrison Redevelopment Agency, Attorney, 1997-present
  • Essex County Superior Court, Court-appointed Master
  • Superior Court of New Jersey, Judge, Chancery Division, General Equity; Law Division, Civil and Criminal, 1978-1985
  • Town of West New York, Assistant Town Attorney, 1971-1977; Town Attorney, 1977-1978
  • Hudson County, Assistant Prosecutor, 1963-1971
  • Town of Harrison, Board of Adjustment, Asst. Town Attorney, 1959-1964; Tax Assessor, 1964-1978; Attorney, 1978
  • Seton Hall University, Adjunct Professor 1988-present

Community Involvement

  • Caldwell College, Board of Trustees, 1985-1991; Chairman, Academic Affairs Committee
  • Hudson County, Chairman of County Government Transition Committee, 1987-1988
  • New Jersey Constitutional Convention, Delegate, 1964

Professional Recognition 

  • AV Peer Review Rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Milton Fisher Second Harvest Award awarded by Fordham University School of Law for his distinguished legal career.

Education

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1972

MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE OF the SACRED HEART
A.B., 1964

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • West Hudson Bar Association (President, 1977)
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Hudson County Bar Association
  • JAMS, National Mediation Organization, Member