Title: Equity Partner
Company: Kiczek & Kapish
Location: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Leonard P. Kiczek, Esq., Equity Partner at Kiczek & Kapish, 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 has excelled as an equity partner with Kiczek & Kapish Law since 2012. Prior to this position, he found much success as the owner of his eponymous private practice, Leonard P. Kiczek, Esq., between 1979 and 2011. During this time, he was additionally active in the Bayonne City Law Department, as special investigative counsel for the Hudson County Board of Freeholders, and the treasurer for the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce. 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, officiated 150 wedding ceremonies, and negotiated tax forgiveness for a land swap focusing on a former landfill.
Outside of his primary endeavors, Mr. Kiczek has contributed 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. He has also worked as the chairman for The Episcopal Diocese of Newark. A former member of the Bayonne chapter of Rotary International, Mr. Kiczek is presently affiliated with the American Bar Association, the Hudson County Bar Association, the Monmouth County Bar Association, the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Long 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. Appointed as a presenter by The New Orleans Conference, he was likewise honored as the Grand Marshal of the Pulaski Day Parade in Bayonne, New Jersey. Having initially been drawn to civil engineering in his formative years, his career ambitions changed upon completing a course in labor law. Incredibly proud of his time as the mayor of Bayonne, a post where he utilized his vast knowledge of law, engineering, and public finance, Mr. Kiczek hopes to retire in the near future while dedicating his attention to traveling and writing.
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