Pratice Areas

Areas of Practice


A criminal prosecution is a very stressful experience. Our criminal defense experience encompasses a large range of matters. It is a vital necessity to have experienced counsel at hand when your future is in jeopardy.

Giblin & Gannaio will be fully commitment to your case and will ensure that your rights are protected.

Our criminal defense practice includes defending:

  • Drug Offenses
  • D.W.I.
  • Assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery
  • Criminal mischief
  • Burglary/theft

Personal injury law is a very broad term that covers any case in which a person has suffered physical, economic and/or psychological injuries. In short, if a defendant acts unreasonably and someone gets hurt, the injured party may be eligible to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her injuries.

Personal injury cases include but are not limited to:


  • Automobile accidents, including car, truck, boat, and motorcycle crashes
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Environmental accidents, injuries, and toxic torts
  • Workers compensation claims
  • Abuse, harassment, and/or other intentional torts

Personal injury cases can arise in nearly any place and at any time. If you are injured, it is important to seek experienced legal counsel.


Giblin & Gannaio can successfully handle any matter involving marital property, custody litigation, and child support, regardless of the size of the marital estate or the issues involved. The Firm's attorneys have handled hundreds of highly contested matrimonial matters. Each partner is also highly skilled in negotiations in order to bring peace and closure to difficult and stressful family conflicts. It is the Firm’s policy to utilize both negotiations and litigation in order to provide solutions which best fit our clients’ needs.

We respond quickly and decisively to any circumstance presented, while achieving favorable results at a reasonable cost by keeping legal expenses low. We have successfully handled every aspect of family law, including distribution of assets, divorce grounds, child custody/ visitation, domestic violence and other matters involved in family law.


An important part of the firm's practice is representing public and private labor organizations, employees, and employers in various aspects. This includes the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, advice on handling grievances and representation at arbitrations, and enforcing labor contracts. We also advise Employers in all aspects of labor laws, and represent Employers in litigation in State and Federal courts.

We bring decades of experience handling discrimination matters, fair labor standards disputes, severance and termination agreements, restrictive covenants, pension benefits, whistleblower cases, breach of written and implied contracts, as well as family leave, disability, and wrongful terminations.


Giblin & Gannaio has assisted its individual and business clients in all aspects of real estate acquisition, sale, development, and construction. We regularly represent business and individual purchasers and sellers of real property in New Jersey. The range of real estate transactions that we handle covers everything from purchases, sales, and refinances of residential property to complex commercial transactions. Additionally, our attorneys are experienced in representing landlords and tenants in connection with both residential and commercial leasing.

We also represent individuals before Zoning and Planning Boards to assist in acquiring land use variances.

Real estate transactions often involve other issues arising from other areas of law such as land use and zoning, real estate tax appeals, environmental, insurance, and taxation issues. Giblin & Gannaio is able to provide full service to our real estate clients with expert representation in these and other related areas.

Our Trusts and Estates services include both estate planning and estate and trust administration. We protect the interests of our clients by devising and implementing creative strategies for transferring wealth. We design estate plans to fit particular needs and objectives: planning for children and dependents, reducing exposure to taxes, business succession and charitable planning. We draft wills, trust agreements, powers of attorney, family limited partnerships and all other documents required to prepare an effective estate plan.

We counsel fiduciaries during the administration of an estate or trust, prepare and file Federal Estate Tax Returns and State Inheritance Tax Returns, as well as Income Tax Returns for the estate.

We are uniquely qualified to pursue estate and probate litigation when conflicts arise between beneficiaries. Our attorneys have expertise in both defending and advancing will contests, guardianships and application for advice and direction to resolve differences.



Giblin & Gannaio's Commercial/Business Law practice covers the entire scope of commercial transactional law. We have vast experience in forming and counseling small, closely-held businesses, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited and general partnerships and sole proprietorships. We are able to assist our business clients with shareholders’ agreements, operating agreements, and partnership agreements.

Our experience includes representing parties involved in the purchase, sale, or merger of all types of businesses and professional practices. Besides the expertise that our commercial attorneys have, our commercial attorneys are able to provide our business clients with access to expert representation in areas related to their businesses including insurance, environmental, and zoning and planning issues.


Giblin & Gannaio has represented numerous municipalities throughout New Jersey. We serve as counsel to governing bodies, planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment, labor and tax counsel. We also serve as special counsel to local municipalities who have sought our assistance, either though their own attorneys or directly, when they have unique problems.