Goldenberg joins Red Bank-based law firm as a shareholder

Steven S. Goldenberg has joined Red Bank-based Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla P.C. as a shareholder.

“Steve’s move to our firm creates immense opportunities for synergies between his practice areas and our longstanding work in real estate, redevelopment and related industries,” Michael J. Gross, co-managing shareholder at Giordano, said.

Goldenberg has extensive experience in energy and public utility law and policy in New Jersey, including authoring several bills that were signed into law and serving as chair of the Christie administration’s Energy Master Plan Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He also spent seven years as special counsel to the BPU and its president, Christine Todd Whitman.

At Giordano, he will focus on energy infrastructure in public-private partnerships, microgrid and co-generation projects, redevelopment law, and more.

“His energy and public utilities practice will be a key component in much of our work,” Paul T. Colella, co-managing shareholder, said.

Goldenberg founded and represents the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition and the New Jersey Distributed Generation Coalition. He also was a founding member of the Energy Master Plan Task Force of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks New Jersey chapter.

He is also a registered Governmental Affairs Agent. Prior to Giordano, Goldenberg practiced law at several law firms.