Angelo Genova


Genova Burns LLC, the Newark-based Firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of 12 attorneys in the firm. Effective on February 1st, current firm “Counsel” Peter F. Berk, Donald W. Clarke, Brigette N. Eagan, Maria R. Fruci, Lauren W. Gershuny, Joseph M. Hannon, Avi D. Kelin, Gerard J. Pizzillo, John Suwatson and Leonard S. Spinelli will assume the role and responsibilities as Partner.

The new Partners specialize in a variety of areas, from bankruptcy and distressed assets to human resources and commercial real estate and political activity. A few of the Partners even bring pinpoint specialization to emerging specialties such as autonomous vehicles and Italian based businesses.

Associates Latiqua M. Liles and Thomas L. Bellifemine will be promoted to Counsel as of February 1st as well. Both Associates are invaluable members of the team and are being recognized as such with the promotion. Latiqua and Thomas work within the confines of Employment Law, Latiqua focusing on Human Resources and Thomas on Litigation.

“ We are so pleased to have such a talented roster of young talent to work with,” said Jim Burns, Esq., Managing Partner of the Firm. “We are looking forward to seeing what this group can achieve in their new positions” he continued that, “ These promotions of our colleagues to Partner and Counsel are so very well deserved as each has contributed to the success and growth of our firm in substantial ways. Their elevation reflects our firm’s commitment to sustainability towards our transition to the next generation of lawyers and firm leaders.”

“Genova Burns prides itself in fostering the growth of its professionals and in creating a path for their professional advancement. This class of new Partners s is an important illustration of our achieving that objective “ said Genova Burns Chairman Angelo J. Genova.

Genova Burns is proud of its reputation for the ability to offer a range of unsurpassed legal services in many practices areas and industries. It is truly a full-service firm on the cutting edge of market trends and opportunities with burgeoning practices such as cybersecurity, real estate incentives and cannabis as well as extensive experience in labor law, transportation and logistics law, and all aspects of corporate law, among others. The key differentiator is the Firm’s ability to operate as a large firm; however, remain nimble enough to serve clients with an unrivaled personal approach and a “we can get it done” culture for which it is recognized.

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