Firm Chairman Angelo J. Genova Secures Defense Verdict on Behalf of the Township of Irvington in Sexual Harassment Case

Chairman Angelo J. Genova successfully obtained a defense verdict on behalf of the Township of Irvington after a two-week trial in which an employee alleged sexual assault against the Mayor of Irvington and vicarious liability against the Township. Firm Counsel Nicholas J. Repici sat second chair to Mr. Genova and Associate Kevin R. Miller provided trial support.

New Jersey Law Journal reported on the verdict in a recent article in which Mr. Genova is quoted.

For additional media coverage, please click here for an article published by Essex News Daily.

Partner Dina M. Mastellone & Paralegal Amanda Frankel Pen Recent Article for ABA GPSolo Magazine

An article written by Partner Dina M. Mastellone and Paralegal Amanda Frankel entitled, “The Agony and The Ecstasy of Law Office Staffing,” was recently featured in GPSolo, the magazine of the American Bar Association’s General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, in the July/August 2017 Edition. The article explores the critical topic of hiring law firm staff and provides practical insights on how to legally and effectively land the right candidates.

Click here to read the entire article.

Ms. Mastellone is Chair of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and a Partner in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group.

Judson Stein to Present for NJICLE’s 23rd Elder Law Conference

Partner Judson M. Stein will present a seminar on estate planning considerations at the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)’s 23rd Annual Sophisticated Elder Law Conference on Thursday, August 10th at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ. This all day conference is being presented in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Elder & Disability Law Section and will take place from 9 am to 4:15 pm at the Law Center.

The Elder Law Conference will help elder law practitioners gain a full understanding of recent developments in such areas as Medicare and Medicaid planning, special needs planning, visitation claims, retirement and IRA planning, and taxation and ethical issues, all which affect their clients and their practices.

For full information about the Elder Law Conference (including Mr. Stein’s topic) and to register, please click here.

Mr. Stein is the Chair of the Firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group and a Partner in the Non-Profit & Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice Group.

Harris S. Freier Elected To Board of Directors of Workforce Professional Training Institute

Partner Harris S. Freier has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Workforce Professionals Training Institute (WPTI), a New York City-based organization. The mission of WPTI is to provide resources to people, professionals and organizations to train disadvantaged citizens to work meaningful jobs and prepare them to succeed in high-growth careers. WPTI has trained nearly 10,000 professionals from over 350 programs to equip citizens with the skills they need to succeed in the working world and to expand and strengthen New York City’s workforce, workplaces, and economy.

For full details about Mr. Freier’s appointment and about WPTI, please click here.

Mr. Freier is a member of the Firm’s Employment Law & Litigation, Appellate, Hotel, Restaurant, & Hospitality Industries, and Transportation, Trucking & Logistics Law Practice Groups.

Eugene T. Paolino to Moderate Bisnow Gold Coast Panel & Jennifer Mazawey to Participate in Newark CapRate Panel for CRE Summits

Firm Partners Eugene T. Paolino and Jennifer Mazawey will each participate in commercial real estate summits for Jersey City Bisnow and Newark CapRate, as a moderator and a panelist respectively, on Thursday, July 27th.

Mr. Paolino will moderate a panel of distinguished professionals at the Bisnow New Jersey Future of the Gold Coast convention at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City. Mr. Paolino’s panel will discuss strategies for capitalizing in the Gold Coast market and how to balance institutional and family-run/high-net worth firms. For further event information and to register, please click here. Mr. Paolino, a Jersey City native, has played a critical role in some of Jersey City’s most iconic and significant real estate projects along New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast.”

Ms. Mazawey will participate on a panel at CAPRE (CapRate Events)’ Newark Real Estate Summit at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. Ms. Mazawey’s panel, called “Newark CRE 360: The Next Chapter in Newark’s Renaissance and Identifying the Real Estate Industry Market Peak” will cover Newark’s Gold Coast, how public sector executives are impacting development in Newark, and the impact New Jersey’s Gubernatorial Race could have on Newark among other topics. For further event information and to register, please click here.

Ms. Mazawey is Partner in the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment LawEnvironmental Law, Construction Law & LitigationLand Use & Approvals, and Education Law Practice Groups.

Mr. Paolino is resident Partner in the Firm’s Jersey City office and member of the Commercial Real Estate & RedevelopmentEducation Law,Business Law & Commercial Transactions, and Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.

Keith A. Krauss To Present For the National Business Institute

Keith A. Krauss, Counsel at Genova Burns, will give a presentation at a National Business Institute seminar, “Advanced Business Contracts: Secrets Only the Top Attorneys Know…” at the Holiday Inn in Princeton on Tuesday, July 18th and also at the Crowne Plaza in Saddle Brook on Friday, July 21st. Mr. Krauss’s presentation is entitled “Advanced Contract Examination and Drafting Techniques (w/Sample Clause/Language/Provision Examination).”

The seminar is designed for attorneys and other business professionals who are seeking to take their contract drafting, reviewing and negotiating skills to a more advanced level. It will teach professionals how to take vital contract language, terms, conditions, and clauses, refine that information and customize it to meet their clients’ unique needs and situations.

The seminar has been approved by the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 7.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit for ethics and professionalism. For further information and to register, please click here.

Mr. Krauss is Chair of the firm’s Business Law and Commercial Transactions Practice Group. He also focuses his practice in the areas of Construction Law and Litigation, Alcohol and Regulated Products Law, and Intellectual Property Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section), New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association; New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C. Circuit.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present Webinar for the New Jersey Bankers Association

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will lead a New Jersey Bankers Association members-only webinar entitled “The 2017 Gubernatorial Election: What your Bank Needs to Know about the Regulated-Industry Ban and Pay-to-Play Compliance” on Wednesday, June 28th. The webinar is designed to assist compliance with New Jersey’s regulated-industry ban and statewide Executive Branch pay-to-play restrictions while recognizing that bank officers and employees may wish to participate in the political process in their individual capacities.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity LawNon-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs Practice Groups and Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present to the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed will present a “PAC COMPLIANCE OVERVIEW” for members of the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey on Wednesday, June 21st in Edison, New Jersey. Ms. Freed’s discussion will focus on the requirements for disclosure and strategies for compliance.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity LawNon-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs Practice Groups and Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Rebecca Moll Freed to Present at NJICLE Election Law Seminar

Partner Rebecca Moll Freed is scheduled to present at the upcoming New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Election Law Seminar “Pay-to-Play 2017: The Latest in Campaign Finance” on June 20th. Ms. Freed’s presentation, entitled “New Jersey Executive Branch Pay to Play Restrictions: Lessons Learned from the Della Pello Decision and the Do’s and Don’ts of Participating in the 2017 Gubernatorial Elections” will focus on the latest developments in the increasingly complex world of campaign finance restrictions and how to avoid potential violations through compliance.

The seminar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.3 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism. For further information and to register, please click here.

Ms. Freed is Chair of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity LawNon-Profit and Tax Exempt Organizations and Vendor Political Activity & Ethics Compliance Training & Audit Programs Practice Groups and Partner in the Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation Practice Group.

Partner Dina M. Mastellone to Present at NJCAR’s 2nd Annual Controller & Office Manager Workshop

Dina M. Mastellone, Chair of Genova Burns’ Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and Partner in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group, will present at the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers’ (NJCAR) 2nd Annual Controller & Office Manager Workshop on the topic of Essential Human Resources Policies & Employee Handbooks on June 13, 2017 to be held at the Holiday Inn in Clark.  Ms. Mastellone’s presentation is designed to help New Jersey automotive dealerships ensure compliance with State and federal labor and employment laws by focusing on human resource management practices, policies, procedures and processes. The presentation will also include a discussion about the importance of  compliant and up-to-date Employee Handbooks to prevent costly litigation. For further information about the seminar, please click here.

Ms. Mastellone is Chair of the Human Resource Training & Audit Programs Group and a Partner in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group.

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