Our Firm

  • Firm Overview

    Giblin & Gannaio is a solution-oriented general practice law firm that provides clients with large firm resources with small firm attention.

    Giblin & Gannaio serves individual and institutional clients in New Jersey and New York. Our commitment to quality, cost-effective legal services has helped us build long lasting relationships with clients in all types of matters. We offer a wide range of comprehensive legal services, including corporate, energy, real estate, litigation, labor, municipal and trust and estates. Our offices are strategically located in Oradell, New Jersey. Our mission is to provide all of our clients — from individuals and small businesses to large utilities and financial service companies — with innovative and practical legal advice. We invite you to contact us to learn how Giblin & Gannaio can assist you with your legal needs.

Brian T. Giblin Sr.


A resident of Paramus, New Jersey, Brian T. Giblin graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck with a B.A. Degree and received his J.D. Degree from Seton Hall School of Law in 1987. He also completed a series of special courses at Rutgers University in 1990 leading to the designation of Diplomate in Municipal Law.

Mr. Giblin was active with the firm of Giblin & Giblin from 1987 to 2015 and is currently a member of Giblin & Gannaio, LLC. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, and the Bergen County Bar Association.

With nearly thirty years of experience as a municipal attorney, Mr. Giblin has served as Counsel to over a dozen municipalities throughout the State and handled such diverse issues as the Open Public Meetings Act, land use matters, municipal construction, labor negotiations, tax appeals and general government affairs. There is no field of municipal/government law that Mr. Giblin has not handled on behalf of numerous New Jersey municipalities over several counties. He has appeared in both State and Federal courts on all types of municipal litigation and related issues.

Michael A. Gannaio


A resident of Park Ridge, Michael A. Gannaio has a B.A Degree from Fordham University in 1987 and received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1990. Mr. Gannaio clerked for the Honorable Martin J. Kole of the Superior Court of New Jersey from 1990-1991 and the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission from 1988-1990. He is a member of the New Jersey and Wisconsin Bars.

Mr. Gannaio's practice focuses around mediation and negotiations, both in the context of contracts and family law. Mr. Gannaio is a Court Approved Family Law Economic Mediatior and Special Counsel to the North Bergen Board of Education. Mr. Gannaio's practice areas also include municipal law, criminal law, education law, workers compensation and personal injury. In addition, Mr. Gannaio has been a municipal prosecutor for over twenty five years in numerous municipalities.

Mr. Gannaio has extensive trial experience in both State and Federal Courts, and in the Office of Administrative Law.

Mr. Gannaio is the lead New Jersey criminal counsel for Darling International, the largest independent rendering company in the United States.

Brian Giblin Jr.


Brian T. Giblin, Jr. A resident of Hoboken, Brian received his Bachelor of Science in Finance, magna cum laude, as well as his Bachelor of Science in Economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Delaware. Mr. Giblin received his Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. While at Seton Hall University School of Law, Mr. Giblin participated in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Mr. Giblin has been admitted to the bars of the State of New Jersey and the State of New York. Mr. Giblin joined the Firm in 2012 as a summer associate. Since joining, Mr. Giblin’s practice concentrates in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation, real estate, construction, and personal injury law.

Louis M. Flora

Of Counsel

Louis M. Flora, Esq. is of counsel to the firm. Mr. Flora earned his Bachelor of Science from Montclair State University, his Masters in Public Administration from New York University and his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University. He is admitted to both the New Jersey Bar and the Federal District Court for the District of New Jersey and has been certified as a mediator by the New Jersey Superior Court.

Mr. Flora brings with him decades of experience representing local and county government, boards of education and local agencies in general and special matters including negotiation of labor contracts, employee discipline, condemnation of property for redevelopment and general litigation matters. Mr. Flora is also a skilled litigator and regularly handles general and complex litigation for both public and private sector clients. Complimenting his skill in the courtroom as an advocate, Mr. Flora is a skilled mediator and arbitrator who successfully helped many parties settle a variety of matters. From complex commercial real estate landlord-tenant disputes to civil rights cases, Mr. Flora has seen it, studied it and helped resolve it. His experience as a mediator and arbitrator plays very well into his role as an advocate as he understands that resolving a case oftentimes depends on how it is presented. Rounding out his practice, he also handles real estate and land use matters, including commercial/residential sales and purchases, leases, development/land use boards, condemnation and redevelopment.