Leonard P. Kiczek, Esq.Partner at Kiczek & Kapish
Leonard P. Kiczek, Esq. is a partner with Kiczek & Kapish, a law firm that handles significant estate litigation in Hudson, Monmouth, and Ocean counties. He provides a broad range of legal services to families and businesses, including estate planning, elder law, commercial litigation, real estate closings, and landlord-tenant proceedings. Mr. Kiczek has over 30 years of experience in the legal field and is recognized as a Super Lawyer for 2018-2023.
Mr. Kiczek received his JD in Commercial and Estates Law from New York Law School and his MA in Public Administration and a BS in Civil Engineering from Cornell University. He is a resident and former Mayor (1994-98) of Bayonne, New Jersey. In addition to being admitted to practice law in New Jersey, he is also admitted to the NJ Federal District Court, NY Bar, Northern District of NY, and U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Kiczek is also a NJ Supreme Court Approved Mediator (2000) and Diplomate NJ Municipal Law (1993).
Mr. Kiczek has experience in several areas of law, including Chancery Litigation, civil, Prerogative Writ litigation, real estate, Planning & Zoning Board applications, property tax appeals, Probate, estate planning, elder law, administrative law, and NJ Housing & Finance Agency matters.
Notably, Mr. Kiczek has successfully litigated several cases, including Exit A Plus Realty vs. Zuniga in September 2007, which held that a Real Estate Broker’s commission is earned after expiration of the listing if the contract was between the same parties within the envelope expiration period of the listing. He also won a lawsuit in 1999 against the City of Bayonne to block the lease of city-owned waterfront property for use as a solid waste transfer station for New York City household garbage. Issues argued in this case included the interstate commerce clause, lack of jurisdiction of NJ D.E.P. and Hudson County Improvement Authority over out-of-state solid waste, and procedural and substantive defects in awarding lease by City and approval by Municipal Planning Board.
- New York Law School – J.D. 1977
- Cornell University – MPA 1973, BS (CE) 1971
- American Bar Association
- New Jersey Bar Association
- Real Property Estates and Trust Committee, New Jersey Bar
- Special Committee on Election Law
- Elder Law Committee
- Monmouth County Bar Association
- Hudson County Bar Association
- Hudson Bergen Inn of Transactional Counsel
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, NJ Chapter, where he serves as Treasurer
- Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as President