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Leonard P. Kiczek, Esq.

Title: Equity Partner
Company: Kiczek & Kapish, LLC
Location: Bayonne and Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Leonard P. Kiczek, Esq., Equity Partner at Kiczek & Kapish, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in estate and development law.

With many years of experience to his credit, Mr. Kiczek continues to excel as an equity partner with Kiczek & Kapish, LLC,. Prior to this he found much success as the owner of his eponymous private practice, Leonard P. Kiczek, Esq., since 1979. During this time, he was additionally active in the Bayonne City Law Department, as special investigative counsel for the Hudson County Board of Freeholders. Notably, Mr. Kiczek served as the mayor of the City of Bayonne, New Jersey from 1994 to 1998, a tenure in which he created an affordable housing plan, updated the city’s zoning master plan, officiated 150 wedding ceremonies, and negotiated tax forgiveness for a land swap to clean up a former city landfill which is now the Bayonne Golf Course.

Outside of his primary endeavors, Mr. Kiczek has contributed his time to a number of nonprofit organizations, including The Center in Asbury Park, an apartment building for those living with HIV and the unhoused who are in need of proper living facilities and rehabilitation. Mr. Kiczek is a Past President of the Bayonne and Long Branch chapters of Rotary International, and the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce. He is presently affiliated with the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar Association. Branch chapter of Rotary International.

Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Kiczek pursued an education at Cornell University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1972. He continued his academic efforts with a Master of Public Administration in finance and economics from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in 1973. Following these accomplishments, Mr. Kiczek concluded his studies at New York Law School in 1977, graduating with a Doctor of Jurisprudence.

In light of his impressive undertakings, Mr. Kiczek has been recognized by Super Lawyers since 2018. Chosen as a presenter by The Department of Defense, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Conference in New Orleans. He has been honored as Bayonne New Jersey’s Grand Marshal for the NYC Pulaski Day Parade, as well as being recognized for the many non-profit organizations he has led. Having initially been drawn to civil engineering in his formative years, his career ambitions changed upon completing his Master’s degree in Public Administration and Finance at Cornell University. Incredibly proud of his time as the mayor of Bayonne, a post where he utilized his vast knowledge of law, engineering, finance and urban planning, Mr. Kiczek hopes to retire in the near future while dedicating his attention to lecturing, writing, traveling and spending time with his family.

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