George T. Hanley

George T. Hanley

Partner
Location:
Parsippany, New Jersey
Phone:
866-899-1138
Fax:
973-403-0010
Email:

George counsels both public and private corporations on a wide range of issues, including general business matters and transactions, finance and financial restructuring, land use and real estate law, affordable housing, redevelopment law, environmental law, regulatory and administrative matters, election law, and corporate equity and debt issues, including SEC filings and private offerings.

He has served as General Counsel or Special Counsel to a number of New Jersey municipalities and utility authorities, including Passaic Valley Water Commission, the Townships of East Hanover and Randolph, the Borough of Roseland, Hudson County Utilities Authority and the Town of Secaucus, as well as to private developers and corporations.

George is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he won the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He is active in several veterans' organizations, and has formed a non-profit corporation called Welcome Home Veterans of NJ, Inc. to assist veterans in need, which has 70 members and is growing.

Areas of Practice

  • Utility Law
  • Business Law
  • Land Use & Real Estate
  • Government
  • Capital Finance

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1975

Education

  • University of Utah College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - 1975
    • Honors: Justice Sutherland Memorial Scholarship
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
    • B.A. - 1971

Published Works

  • "An Overview of New Jersey Water Supply Policy,", Powerpoint presentation, February, 2003
  • "White Paper: Drought Emergency,", Commissioner Bradley Campbell, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, 2002
  • Chief Draftsman, West Virginia Health Code, Reorganization, 1977
  • Publications in municipal law periodicals (land use, capital finance, general municipal and tax appeals)
  • Commentator and/or draftsman of numerous legislative efforts in New Jersey, West Virginia, New York, Utah and the United States Congress, 1972-Present

Honors and Awards

  • New York State Regents Scholarship, 1963
  • Justice Sutherland Memorial Scholarship, University of Utah, College of Law, 1972
  • Morris County Head Start Program, Man of the Year, 2011
  • Bronze Star, Meritorious Service, U.S. Army – Vietnam
  • Man of the Year, N.J.S.B.A. Military and Veterans Affairs, 2014
  • Man of the Year, Catholic Charities, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Founder and Chairman, Welcome Home Vets Fund of New Jersey, Inc. (Non-profit)
  • Commissioner, Morris County Board of Elections 2003-2017
  • Lifetime Member, VFW and American Legion
  • New Jersey State Bar Association 1975-present
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Essex and Morris County Bar Associations
  • New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys
  • New Jersey Conference of Mayors (Mayor Emeritus)
  • Commissioner, Morris County Board of Elections, 2003-2017
  • Morris County Head Start Board of Trustees, Feb. 2003-2008
  • Finance Committee, American Cancer Society, Morris County Chapter, 1995-2000
  • U.S. Selective Service System Board Member, Region I, 1993-Present
  • Chairman, Morris County Democratic Party, 1991-1998
  • Board Member, Growth Connection, City of Newark non-profit, successfully promoted Air to Rail Link, 1986-1992
  • Board of Trustees of Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, 1981-1984
  • Mayor and Member of Governing Body, Member of Planning Board, East Hanover Township, 1980-1985
  • U.S. Army, 1965-1968, 2-year tour, Vietnam

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army, 2-year tour, Vietnam, 1965-1968

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founder and Chairman, Welcome Home Vets Fund of New Jersey, Inc.
  • Finance Committee, American Cancer Society, Morris County Chapter, 1995-2000
  • Board Member, Growth Connection, City of Newark non-profit, successfully promoted Air to Rail Link, 1986-1992
  • Board of Trustees of Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, 1981-1984
  • Morris County Head Start Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2008