Professor Henry Amoroso
He is known for solving complex issues and helping institutions restructure and develop budgets that are sustainable. Additionally, he works closely with clients on matters related to finance and capital markets.
He’s an engaging individual with an excellent sense of humor who always adds unique stories to class discussions and lectures, while offering fair grading practices.
Early Life and Education
Amoroso was a graduate of Burnsville Senior High School who received a basketball scholarship to Marquette University, becoming both team leader for scoring and rebounding during both his junior and senior seasons. Additionally, he played with Comunicaciones Mercedes in Argentina’s Torneo Nacional de Ascenso competitions.
He remains active in both regional and national non-profit communities, serving on various boards – chairing Catholic Charities of Newark as one of them – while also having extensive experience guiding distressed public entities such as cities and hospitals through financial distress and transition processes.
He had an intense devotion for his law students and often spoke at corporations, business groups and academic forums regarding various business, legal and political matters. One former student even sent his wife an email that said, “You changed my life!” His life-changing influence touched many.
Henry Amoroso is a partner at Chiesa Shahinian and Giantomasi PC law firm and brings vast experience representing school boards, government entities, health care systems and businesses. He specializes in strategic analysis and turnaround development.
Amoroso serves as an associate professor of legal studies at Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business and sits on various non-profit boards – chairing Cancer Research and Treatment Inc’s Board of Trustees as well.
He is an in-demand lecturer on business ethics and financial issues within the Catholic tradition, conducting workshops for other professors on how to incorporate ethics into business pedagogy. Furthermore, he has written a textbook about this subject as director of Seton Hall University’s Micah Institute for Business Ethics and Economic Justice.
Achievement and Honors
Henry is one of the founding partners of Nowell Amoroso Klein Bierman, P.A. with over 30 attorneys under its wing. His practice encompasses representing hospitals, government entities and other businesses; additionally he lectures regularly at academic institutions and conferences.
He is not only an accomplished teacher but is also a published author with co-authored several books. His research interests center on incorporating Catholic social tradition into business pedagogy.
He is actively engaged with his community, serving on multiple boards. He currently chairs Catholic Charities of Newark which helps disadvantaged individuals throughout Essex, Bergen and Hudson Counties; additionally he acts as Principal Legal Advisor to the Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between Holy See and Israel.
Professor Henry Amoroso makes an indelible mark on his students at Seton Hall University. His dynamic lessons combine laughter with captivating tales that keep his audience attentive – making Professor Henry Amoroso one of the top professors here.
As well as his administrative responsibilities at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers, Mr. Micah serves as trustee and is working closely with them as they emerge from bankruptcy. Furthermore, he was chosen as inaugural Director for their Micah Institute for Business Ethics and Economic Justice within their university campus.
Financial expert Amoroso is also widely-recognized for helping Newark city government balance its budget for the first time in years – prompting Mayor Cory Booker to enlist his services to resolve Newark’s budget crisis. Amoroso has worked extensively with churches and healthcare institutions, and also negotiated land deals on behalf of the Vatican in Israel.
Amoroso was an accomplished sports player. Throughout his high school and university careers at Burnsville Senior High School in Minnesota he earned top rankings in both state championship games; leading his team in points and rebounds in each year of play; later becoming a national letter-of-intent player at Marquette University Men’s basketball; while simultaneously playing professionally for Comunicaciones Mercedes in Argentina’s Torneo Nacional de Ascenso tournament.
Henry serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Legal Studies at Seton Hall University’s Stillman School of Business. Additionally, he founded and directs Micah Institute for Business Ethics; providing lectures to corporate and professional groups on a range of legal, government and ethical topics.
He lives in Bergenfield, New Jersey with his wife Mary McQueeny and has two children together.