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Thaddeus (Ted) Maciag     

        Thaddeus R. Maciag (pronounced "Macy-ag", or "May-see-ag") holds degrees from the University of Virginia School of Law (Juris Doctor), the Wharton School of Finance & Commerce (B.S.Ec. cum laude, Accounting & Finance), and the University of Pennsylvania (A.B. cum laude, Public Policy). Ted Maciag did Graduate study in the M.A. Program in American Government & Public Administration at the University of Virginia.  Prior to founding this law firm, Mr. Maciag practiced at large law firms, serving as an associate attorney at Riker, Danzig, Scherer & Hyland Newark, N.J., and as a Partner and Associate at Bathgate, Wegener, Wouters & Neumann at Gateway Center in Newark, N.J. and in Lakewood, N.J. 
    Mr. Maciag is a native of New Jersey, and is an honors graduate (as Salutatorian) of DePaul High School in Wayne, N.J.  Ted Maciag presently resides just outside of Princeton, N.J., in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, with his wife Mary. Mary holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, was a Fulbright Scholar, and has had a long career as Curator of a University Museum of Art & Archeology and as an adjunct art history professor. Son Timothy spent four years serving as a Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, graduated May 28, 2014, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. Tim is now serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Both Ted Maciag and Tim Maciag, father and son, are Eagle Scouts.
     Ted Maciag has served in elective and appointive office. He has served as a Mayor, as a Municipal Attorney, as a senior legal counsel in the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, as Director of the Governor's Budget Unit for the State of New Jersey; as Chief of Staff to a United States Congressman, and as Election Law counsel to several Presidential, Gubernatorial, and U.S. Senate campaigns. 
  Mr. Maciag has argued precedent-setting landmark cases before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and has several reported decisions in the Supreme Court of N.J. and in the Appellate Division of N.J. Superior Court (see below for list, and links to published court decisions).
   Mr. Maciag's experience includes public service in Federal, State, County and Municipal government:
STATE:  Ted Maciag served as election law counsel to the campaign of Kim Guadagno for Governor 2017; he served as a member of the Transition Team of Governor-Elect Chris Christie (Nov. 2009--Jan. 2010) with responsibility for State Authorities. Mr. Maciag personally authored the Gubernatorial Transition Reports on several State and Interstate  financing authorities; transportation authorities; redevelopment authorities; and regulatory agencies, boards and commissions.   Ted Maciag successfully argued before The Supreme Court of New Jersey, in 2004, the landmark case Lance v. McGreevey, 180 N.J. 590, 853 A.2d 856 (2004).  That historic case permanently narrowed the powers of Governor McGreevey and future governors from bonding long-term financial obligations without first obtaining approval of the voters of New Jersey through a ballot question. In Lance v. McGreevey, Mr. Maciag presented Oral Argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court as co-counsel on behalf of Plaintiffs, who included N.J. State Senator (now U.S. Congressman) Leonard Lance, and former N.J. Gubernatorial Nominee Bret Schundler. Ted Maciag served in the Office of the Governor,Hon. Thomas H. Kean of New Jersey for three years, serving as Associate Chief Counsel to the Governor, and as Special Counsel to the Governor for Treasury, Budget & Finance.  Mr. Maciag was Director of the Governor's Budget Unit, and served as the Governor's liaison to the Cabinet, the Office of Management & Budget, and the Senate/Assembly Joint Appropriations Committee. He served for two years as Deputy Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency, the State's 230-employee housing finance authority, working with mayors and municipal officials throughout the State; served three-years as Governor's counsel to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; and was appointed by Governor Tom Kean to a term as a voting Member of the New Jersey State Commission on Capital Budgeting & Planning.
FEDERAL:  Ted Maciag served for two years as Washington Staff Chief to United States Congressman James M. Collins, a Republican congressman from Dallas, Texas, who was Ranking Member, Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee, House Energy & Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives. (Mr. Maciag was, at the time, just a few months past his 21st birthday, the youngest staff chief in the U.S. Congress.) 
COUNTY: Mr. Maciag served for one year as Special Counsel to the Somerset County Board of Freeholders. He was first elected as a Republican Somerset County Committee member in 1990, and has served as a County Committeeman from 1990 to 1993, and from 1998 to 2014.
MUNICIPAL: Mr. Maciag served as Mayor of Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey (1995-1996), as Deputy Mayor (1997-1999) and Township Committeeman (elected 1992, re-elected 1995). He also served Montgomery Twp. as a member of the Planning Board (1995-1996), the Zoning Board of Adjustment (1999), and the Open Space Committee (1995-1997 and 1999-2004). He served as Montgomery Township Municipal Republican Chairman (1998-2002). Ted Maciag presently serves as Municipal Attorney and as Redevelopment Attorney in the Borough of Manville, Somerset County, New Jersey.J. (1994-1996, and 2015 to present).
ELECTION LAW: Experienced in Election Law and Election Recounts, Mr. Maciag has served as counsel to both Republican and Democratic federal, state, county and municipal election campaigns, including appearing before the N.J. Supreme Court, Appellate Division, and Law Division in Election Law litigation.Ted Maciag served as election law counsel to Kim Guadagno for Governor 2017, and served on the Transition Team of Governor-Elect Chris Christie (Nov. 2009 -- Jan. 2010); and has served as statewide election law counsel to Chris Christie for Governor (2009); to Tom Kean Jr. for U.S. Senate (2006); as statewide general counsel to Bret Schundler for Governor 2005 and to Bret Schundler for Governor 2001 and served as State Co-Chair of Lawyers for Schundler in both 2005 and 2001; as counsel to Doug Forrester for U.S. Senate (2002), as assistant counsel and Hudson County recount attorney to Tom Kean for Governor (1981) during New Jersey's historic 30-day Kean-Florio gubernatorial recount in 1981.  Mr. Maciag has also served as counsel in Election Law matters to the N.J. operations of Mitt Romney for President 2012 and John McCain for President 2008, Rick Santorum for President,  Fred Thompson for PresidentMike Ferguson for U.S. Congress, Mike Pappas for U.S. Congress, Dick Zimmer for U.S. Congress, Troy Webster for Governor, Alieta Eck for U.S. Senate, several New Jersey State Legislature races, and in many local election law matters to state, county and municipal candidates, Charter Change groups, and political committees throughout New Jersey, including candidate representation and election law litigation in Republican, Democratic and Independent campaigns throughout New Jersey, including in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, Warren, Morris, Mercer, Hunterdon, Gloucester and Camden counties. For more information, click on Election Law & Recounts.
PUBLISHED COURT DECISIONS: Thaddeus Maciag's published Court decisions include: (CLICK on each case name for a web link to the complete text of the Reported Decision):  (CLICK ON THE CASE NAMES for the text of the decisions)
NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT:
Lance v. McGreevey, 180 N.J. 590, 853 A.2d 856 (2004)
Schundler v. Donovan, 183 N.J. 83, 874 A.2d 506 (2005) (CLICK ON THE CASE NAMES for the text of the decisions)
NEW JERSEY APPELLATE DIVISION:
Schundler v. Donovan, Schundler v. Hogan, Forrester v. Donovan, 377 N.J. Super. 339, 872 A.2d 1092 (App. Div. 2005)
Oswall v. Tekni-Plex, Inc., 299 N.J. Super. 658, 691 A.2d 889 (App. Div. 1997)
Chen v. Chen, 297 N.J. Super. 480 (App. Div. 1997)
Trust Co. of N.J. v. Planning Board of the Borough of Freehold, 244 N.J. Super. 553 (App. Div. 1990).
 
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Thaddeus Maciag concentrates his practice of law in these areas: (click on the Links in the yellow box at the leftside of this webpage for detailed information on any of these Practice Areas) Civil Trial & Appellate Litigation in the State and Federal Courts; Corporate & Business Law; Computer Law & Internet Defamation; Corporate Turnarounds & Corporate Financial Restructuring (including Chapter 11 Reorganization, Creditors' Rights, Voidable Preference Law, and Creditor Committee representation) Complex Litigation and Adversary Proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court Personal Bankruptcy and Small Business Bankruptcy (both Debtor and Creditor, Chapters 7, 11 and 13) Stop Foreclosure, including Chapter 13; Government & Regulatory Law (Federal, State, County, Municipal) Planning, Zoning & Municipal Land Use Law (including Open Space Preservation) Election Law & Election Recounts