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 About the Firm
Scope of Services
       Labor
       Hearing Officer Services
       School Law
       Municipal & County Government
       Alternate Dispute Resolution
       Teaching & Seminars
       Education
       Prior Public Positions
       License & Professional Affiliations
Representation
       Past & Current
       Administrative Expertise
       Venue
Outside Interests

About the Firm

      The firm provides a comprehensive and versatile level of service for the Corporate, Government (including Municipal, County and Board of Education) and Individual client.
      We often work with our client's existing attorney. In fact we receive over one-half of our referrals from local counsel. They take care of matters of which they are experienced; and we focus on our specialties --- keeping you and your attorney informed every step of the way.

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Scope of Services


Labor
      Negotiated over (300) Collective Bargaining Agreements with police, firefighters, public works employees, white collar staff and supervisors, college administrators, professors, elementary and secondary school administrators, teachers, secretarial and custodial personnel and nurses. Address ULP charges, scope petitions, unit clarification, FLSA, sexual harassment, ADA, civil service, layoffs, employee discipline, settlement and release agreements, mediation, fact finding, grievance and interest arbitration.

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Hearing Officer Services
      City of Union City, Fire District No. 1-Piscataway, Northwest Bergen Central Dispatch, Village of Ridgewood, Borough of Carlstadt, Fire District No. 1. - City of Lambertville.

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School Law
      Special education matters; pupil and employee discipline; tenure issues; RIF and bumping rights; inter-district cooperative agreements; school referenda; budget issues and appeals; condemnation proceedings; superintendent and business administrator searches; contracts and bid documents; and lease purchase agreements.

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Municipal & County Government
      Local public contracts law; self-insurance and JIF's; OPRA; commercial and residential tax appeals; resolutions, ordinances; inter-local service agreements; audit and local finance board issues; tort claims; planning and zoning matters.

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Alternate Dispute Resolution
      The firm provides Mediation Services for Labor, Employment, Civil Rights, Defamation, Disability, Sexual Harassment, Retirement and Pensions, Whistle Blower, Business Relationships, Commercial Transactions, Trade Secrets, Condominium Associations and Tort matters. The firm also provides Hearing Officer services for Labor, Employment and Civil Service Disputes.

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Teaching & Seminars
      Adjunct Professor for Administrative Law, Collective Bargaining, Human Resource Management, Managing Organizational Change, Organization Performance Assessment, Organization Theory, Public and Non-Profit Management: Political Environmental/Public Administration, Public Policy Administration; and Sports Law and Administration with Fairleigh Dickinson University (1995 - present). Seminars & Lectures: the Americans With Disabilities Act; Drug Testing; Hiring and Firing Practices; the Application and Interview Process; Local Public Contracts Law; Ethics; Sports Torts and Sexual Harassment.

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Education
      Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.(1987);
      Fairleigh Dickinson University, M.P.A. (1976), B.A.(1973)

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Prior Public Positions
     Assistant Essex County Counsel and Counsel to Essex County Construction Board of Appeals; Assistant to Business Administrator, City of Paterson; Borough Administrator for: Leonia; Atlantic Highlands; Ramsey and Hopatcong.

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License & Professional Affiliations
      Admitted to New Jersey Bar (1987) & U. S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1987). New Jersey Bar Association Member: Labor and Employment Section; Entertainment and Arts Law Section; Alternate Dispute Resolution Section. Sports Lawyers Association; Justice Marie L. Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternate Dispute Resolution, State of New Jersey.

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Representation

Past & Current
      Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional Board of Education, State Operated School District of Jersey City, Livingston Board of Education, Eatontown Board of Education, Saddle Brook Board of Education, Palisades Park Board of Education, Paterson Board of Education, Bogota Board of Education, West New York Board of Education, Hudson County Community College, Borough of Rutherford, Township of Lyndhurst, Borough of Leonia, Borough of Kenilworth, Borough of Fort Lee, City of Passaic, City of Union City, Town of West New York, County of Hudson, Fire District No. 2 - Old Bridge Township, Fire District No. 4 - Old Bridge Township, Fire District No. 5 - Howell Township, Fire District No. 2 - Bordentown Township, Fire District No. 2 - Jackson Township, Fire District No. 2 - Plainsboro Township, East Dover Fire Company No. 4 - Toms River, Mt. Lauren Fire District, Plumsted Fire District, Secaucus Municipal Utilities Authority, New Jersey Recreation and Park Association, Rutherford Planning Board, Rutherford Public Library, Rutherford Senior Housing Corporation, Nutley Episcopal Senior Housing, Inc., the Passaic Public Library, City of Union City Public Library, Trenton EMS, Millville Rescue Squad.

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Administrative Expertise
      Aside from his attorney experience, Mr. Biviano has developed a state-wide reputation as an effective hands on Administrator. Mr. Biviano served as a public official in five (5) New Jersey communities located in four (4) counties --- Bergen, Passaic, Sussex and Monmouth. His experience has spanned the spectrum from urban to suburban to rural to seasonal resort communities. Mr. Biviano has served as Assistant to the Business Administrator for the City of Paterson, and as Borough Administrator (Chief Administrative Officer) for the communities of: Leonia, Atlantic Highlands, Ramsey and Hopatcong.
      In this manner Mr. Biviano possesses unique insight to: the formulation of public policy; day-to-day government operations; budget preparation and implementation; financial planning and investment. Moreover Mr. Biviano understands the symbiotic relationship of local government to the county, local and regional boards of education, districts, neighboring communities, state and federal governments. Mr. Biviano also served as administrator for a water district; a sewer district and a municipal harbor district.
      Mr. Biviano has obtained millions of dollars in federal and state grants for downtown revitalization; establishing and enhancing a water district; rehabilitation of current housing stock; construction and restoration of public buildings, facilities and roadways. Mr. Biviano has overseen millions of dollars in building construction. He has been at the "cutting edge" of the development of self-insurance programs and joint insurance funding groups for more than two decades.

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Venue
      Represented clients before PERC, EEOC, New Jersey DCR, United States and New Jersey Departments of Labor, NLRB, Mediators, Arbitrators, the United States and New Jersey Departments of Education, as well as matters venued before Municipal Court, Municipal Planning and Zoning Boards, County Construction Board of Appeals, the Office of Administrative Law, Tax Court of New Jersey, Superior Court, the Appellate Division and the United States Federal District Court.

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Outside Interests

      Tennis, European Travel, Medieval History, Writing, Teaching & Seminars, Mentoring and Volunteer Organizations, Theatre, Classical Music, Renaissance and Modern painting and sculpture.


      We look forward to working for and with you in any manner which is helpful to you. We hope you will enjoy the web site, updates and links to learn more about us.

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