Hoboken hires ex-Bloomfied Township Attorney Aloia as new city counsel

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Brian J. Aloia, a former township attorney in Bloomfield and ex-partner at high-powered law firm Weiner Lesniak LLP,  has been hired to serve as corporation counsel for the City of Hoboken.

Brian Aloia. Screenshot from YouTube.
Brian Aloia. Screenshot from YouTube.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Currently, Aloia is the principal of Aloia Law Firm in Bloomfield, where he was also the director of the Law Department between 2007 through 2016.

He previously also served as attorney at the Essex County Department of Public Safety.

“With the addition of Brian as our new corporation counsel along with Alysia Proko as First Assistant, I think we have a terrific legal team to represent the interests of Hoboken,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer said in a statement.

Aloia received his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Scranton in 1992.

Furthermore, he is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the New York Bar.

Aloia replaces Mellissa Longo, who resigned from the post effective January 15. She served in the position since August 2012 after serving as assistant corporation counsel for almost two years.

Proko served as interim corporation counsel during the time between Longo’s departure and Aloia’s hire.