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Thaddeus (Ted) Maciag   

          Ted Maciag (Maciag is pronounced "Macy-ag", or "May-see-ag") holds a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law (Juris Doctor), a business degree from The Wharton School of Finance & Commerce (B.S.Ec. cum laude, Accounting & Finance), and a public policy degree from  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 Graduate School of Arts & SciencesPrior to founding this law firm, Mr. Maciag was a Partner in a large law firm at Gateway Center, Newark, 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, lived in Europe for several years as a Fulbright Scholar, and served for several years as Curator of a University Museum of Art & Archeology, as an adjunct art history professor, and as a Member of the School Board at St. Paul's School, Princeton, NJ.  Son Timothy spent four years serving as a Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, graduated May 2014, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant.  Tim is now serving on active-duty as a Captain in the United States Air Force.  Both Ted Maciag and Tim Maciag, father and son, are Eagle Scouts.
     Ted Maciag brings to each legal matter his more than thirty years of experience as a practicing attorney and litigator, and his past experience in elected and appointed office, as a counsel to the Governor of New Jersey; in Washington, D.C. as chief of staff to a United States Congressman, as Mayor of a New Jersey municipality, as Deputy Executive Director of a N.J. state financing authority, as member of a Gubernatorial Transition Team, as Special County Counsel, and as a Municipal Attorney.
       Ted Maciag has, as a Trial and Appellate Litigation Attorney, appeared in cases in Federal Courts, before the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Courts, United States Bankruptcy Courts; and in State appellate and trial courts, including reported decisions in the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and in the N.J. Superior Court Appellate Division. He has served as counsel to several statewide Gubernatorial and U.S. Senate campaigns in the State of New Jersey.

     Ted Maciag has served in elective and appointive office at the Federal, State and local level. He has served as Mayor  of Montgomery, N.J.; served three years as a senior legal counsel in the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, and served as Special Counsel to the Governor for Treasury, Budget & Finance; as Director of the Governor's Budget Unit for the State of New Jersey; as Deputy Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA); as Governor's counsel to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), as a Member of the New Jersey State Capital Budgeting & Planning Commission, and as a member of a Gubernatorial Transition Team. He served on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as Chief of Staff (AA) to a United States Congressman, and has served as Election Law counsel to several Presidential, Gubernatorial, and U.S. Senate campaigns. In early 2021, Ted Maciag announced his candidacy to seek the nomination for election to the N.J. State Senate, but did not attain the Senate nomination.  He is presently serving in his eighth year as Municipal Attorney of the Borough of Manville, in Somerset County, New Jersey.
   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 a member of the Transition Team of Governor-Elect Chris Christie (Nov. 2009--Jan. 2010) focusing on state and interstate financing authorities, transportation authorities, redevelopment authorities, and regulatory agencies, boards and commissions.  
Office of the Governor:  Ted Maciag served in the Office of the Governor,  Hon. Thomas H. Kean of New Jersey for three years, serving as Associate Counsel to the Governor, as Special Counsel to the Governor for Treasury, Budget & Finance, and as Director of the Governor's Budget Unit.  In those roles he served as the Governor's liaison on budget and finance matters to the Cabinet, the Office of Management & Budget, the N.J. State Senate, the N.J. General Assembly, and the Senate/Assembly Joint Appropriations Committee.
Ted Maciag also served for two years as Deputy Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), the State's 200-employee housing finance authority, working with Mayors and municipal officials throughout the State of New Jersey. He served three-years as Governor's Counsel to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA); and was appointed by Governor Tom Kean to a full term as a voting Member of the New Jersey State Commission on Capital Budgeting & Planning.
Supreme Court of New Jersey decision on state capital budgeting: Ted Maciag successfully presented oral argument before The Supreme Court of New Jersey in 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 as required by the State Constitution. 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 (later U.S. Congressman) Leonard Lance, and former N.J. Gubernatorial Nominee Bret Schundler.  He has served as regulatory law and election law legal counsel to Republican, Democratic, and Independent political campaigns throughout the State of New Jersey.
FEDERAL:  Ted Maciag served for two years as Washington Staff Chief (AA) to United States Congressman Jim Collins, the ranking member of the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee, House Energy & Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives. (Mr. Maciag was, when first appointed just a few months past his 21st birthday, the youngest staff chief in the entire United States Congress.) 
COUNTY:  Ted Maciag served as Special Counsel to the Somerset County Board of Freeholders.  He was elected to the Republican Somerset County Committee, and served in that office for nineteen years.
MUNICIPAL:Ted Maciag served as Mayor of Montgomery, New Jersey. He also served as a Member of the Montgomery Township Planning Board, Member of the Montgomery Township Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Member of the Montgomery Township Open Space Committee. He served four years as Montgomery Township Municipal Republican Chairman. Ted Maciag has served eight years as Municipal Attorney for the Borough of Manville, Somerset County, New Jersey, including from 1994 to 1996, from 2015 to 2019, and from 2020 to present; as special litigation attorney for the Borough of Manville (2019-2020), and asspecial litigation attorney for the Township of Belleville, Essex County, New Jersey (2008-2009, and 2013-2014).
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 presently serves as Counsel to the Somerset County Republican Organization, served as election law counsel to Kim Guadagno for Governor  in the November 2017 General Election; served on the Transition Team of Governor-Elect Chris Christie (Nov. 2009 -- Jan. 2010); has served as statewide election law counsel to Chris Christie for Governor (2009); to Tom Kean Jr. for U.S. Senate (2006).
        Ted Maciag served as statewide general counsel and N.J. Supreme Court election law counsel to Bret Schundler for Governor 2005 and as statewide counsel to to Bret Schundler for Governor 2001, and as State Co-Chair of Lawyers for Schundler in both 2005 and 2001; as counsel to Doug Forrester for U.S. Senate (2002), and as a young man served as lead Hudson County recount attorney to Tom Kean for Governor during New Jersey's historic 30-day Kean-Florio gubernatorial recount. 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,  and on ballott access issues for Rick Santorum for President and Fred Thompson for President.  He represented Mike 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, Monmouth, Gloucester and Camden counties. For more information, click on Election Law & Recounts.
Click on "COURT DECISIONS" here, or at the left column of this Website for web-links to Ted Maciag's State and Federal published court cases.
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