Legal Department

The Township’s Legal Department serves as the legal authority to both the Mayor and the Board of Commissioners, advising the Mayor, Commissioners and respective boards on the form and sufficiency of all resolutions and ordinances; reviewing and approving all contracts, deeds & documents on behalf of the Township of Nutley; conducting appeals from orders, decisions or judgments; entering into agreements, compromises, or settlements subject to the Board of Commissioners approval; rendering legal opinions to the Mayor, Commissioners and Department Heads; maintaining records of all legal actions; conducting prosecutions as required.

In addition to those matters which are handled in-house, the Township retains certain outside counsel. These outside counsel include attorneys handling the defense of tort claims, special labor counsel and bond counsel. These outside counsel report to and interface with the Municipal Attorney.

For administrative purposes the Municipal Prosecutor and Municipal Public Defender are assigned to the Legal Department. However, Municipal Court matters must be addressed through the Municipal Court, which can be reached at (973) 284-4945.

Name Job Title Phone and Email
Alan Genitempo, Esq. Township Attorney agenitempo@nutleynj.org
Angelo Servidio, Esq. Municipal Prosecutor aservidio@nutleynj.org
Jonathan J. Bruno, Esq. Public Defender jbruno@nutleynj.org
Barry A. Kozyra, Esq. Planning Board Attorney bkozyra@nutleynj.org
Joseph M. Hannon, Esq. Rent Leveling Board Attorney jhannon@nutleynj.org
Diana P. McGovern, Esq. Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney dmcgovern@nutleynj.org