Firm Hired as Bloomfield Town Attorney Quits Amid Lawsuit

Brian Aloia is the former town attorney for Bloomfield.

Brian Aloia is the former town attorney for Bloomfield.

Bevan, Mosca and Giuditta, the law firm hired to replace Bloomfield Town Attorney Brian Aloia, has withdrawn from the position due to the lawsuit filed against them and the township by Aloia.

Last week Aloia sued the town and law firm on claims that Bloomfield violated the town code and pay-to-play regulations when they contracted Bevan, Mosca and Giuditta. He also claims proper procedure was ignored when he was let go.

PolitickerNJ obtained a letter sent from Bevan, Mosca and Giuditta attorney Michael Parlavecchio to Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia.

The letter read: “As you are aware procedural objections to the resolution and approval process used by the Township to name the firm Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C. have been raised.”

“In an effort to make it easier for the Council to address and resolve these objections, the firm of Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C. is withdrawing as Township Attorney at this time. We are grateful for your confidence in our firm and look forward to any future opportunities that may arise to provide legal services to the Township.”

PolitickerNJ contacted Parlavecchio but he said he was unable to comment due to the fact that the firm and the town were currently facing a lawsuit on the matter.

Bloomfield’s website currently has a request for proposals from those interested in the position of township attorney. According to Aloia, he has not been approached about reinstatement.

Firm Hired as Bloomfield Town Attorney Quits Amid Lawsuit