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Municipal and Local Government Law

Bell, Shivas & Fasolo, P.C. has extensive experience in the area of governmental law. Our firm has represented governmental entities for almost thirty (30) years. We presently serve as Warren County Counsel and municipal counsel for the Borough of Chatham, and the Borough of Florham Park. We also serve as Assistant Morris County Counsel, Rockaway Township Special Labor Counsel and more.

Our governmental law litigation representation covers the entire spectrum of claims from prosecution and defense of claims against or on behalf of a public entity. Our attorneys have extensive experience in this area and have appeared before State and Federal Courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Civil Service Commission, the NLRB and more.

In the broad field of governmental law, our experience and reputation are unrivaled. Joseph J. Bell has been selected to the list of NJ Super Lawyers on four (4) occasions in this area of the law and carries the distinction of having litigated these particular matters in almost every forum in the greater New Jersey Area.

Public Contracts and Construction Contracts

Bell, Shivas & Fasalo, P.C. focuses on all aspects of construction and public contracts law. Both of these areas of practice are inherently complicated by a plethora of broad and interrelated bodies of law. Construction law itself contemplates familiarity with labor unions, employment disputes, contracts, local and state governments and more. The New Jersey Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1, et al. is one of the most litigated issues in New Jersey.

The inherent uncertainties and sheer monetary value of these matters require any person searching for any attorney in this area to ensure that they retain a firm with experience in these areas of practice.

Whether you are a contractor, bid solictee, small business, corporate entity, or state or local government, Bell, Shivas & Fasalo, P.C. offers clients experienced professionals familiar with all aspects of this type of litigation. Contrary to other firms, who serve solely as defense or plaintiff counsel in these type of matters, Bell, Shivas & Fasolo, P.C. is able to offer the invaluable experience that comes with having represented each side, as well as state and local governments.