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.

Chairman Angelo J. Genova to Moderate Panel for NRBP Newark Insiders Forum

Firm Chairman Angelo J. Genova will moderate a panel discussion for the Newark Regional Business Partnership’s “Newark Insider’s Forum: Live, Work, and Play – A New Neighborhood for the Washington Park District” on June 7th at Public Service Electric & Gas Co. Mr. Genova will lead a distinguished panel of professionals featuring several key players in the revitalization of the Washington Park area as a neighborhood and as a vital commercial district as well as leaders of more recent projects in various stages of development. Featured panelists are:

  • Arcelio Aponte, Rutgers-Newark
  • Marc Berson, Fidelco Group
  • Carmelo Garcia, Newark CEDC
  • Ben Korman, Lotus Equity Group
  • Colin Newman, Audible

For further information, please click here.

Partners Kathleen Barnett Einhorn & Dina M. Mastellone Elected for Leadership Roles on the Executive Board of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Partners Kathleen Barnett Einhorn and Dina M. Mastellone were elected to leadership positions within the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) for the 2017-2018 term. Ms. Einhorn was re-elected as Co-Chief Operating Officer and previously served as co-Secretary, co-Chair of the Gala and Programming Committees.  Ms. Mastellone was elected to serve as Co-Secretary and previously served as Co-Chair of the Gala Committee and Co-Director of the Judicial Outreach Committee. Partner Jennifer Borek also serves as the Co-Director of the Women’s Leadership Committee and previously served as Co-Director of the Marketing Committee. Ms. Einhorn and Ms. Mastellone will officially take office effective July 1, 2017.

The NJWLA is committed to supporting and promoting women in the legal profession to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community, corporate positions and the judiciary; fostering leadership among its membership through professional activities, mentoring, educational programs and networking functions; engaging in statewide efforts designed to retain women in the legal profession; and creating task forces to study developments affecting the legal status of women. To learn more about the NJWLA, please click here.

Ms. Einhorn is Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Practice Groups and a Partner in the White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics and Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation and Education Law Practice Groups.

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

Partners Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, Dina M. Mastellone and Jennifer Mazawey to Lead Panels at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting & Convention

Partners Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, Dina M. Mastellone and Jennifer Mazawey will lead panels at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention at the Borgata Hotel and Spa in Atlantic City from May 17 – May 19, 2017. The panel entitled, “Practical Tips for the Next Generation of Female Lawyers,” will be moderated by Partner Kathleen Barnett Einhorn and is sponsored by the Women in the Profession Section, where Ms. Einhorn will be installed as Chair of the Section. Partner Dina Mastellone, Immediate Past Chair, will also join Ms. Einhorn as a Panelist. The panel will provide insight into the advancement of women lawyers into the highest levels of private practice and will also explore career development, self-promotion, work-life balance, office etiquette, and generational issues as they pertain to advancing the next generation of women in the law.  Partner Jennifer Mazawey will moderate the “Hot Topics in Land Use” Panel in which seasoned land use practitioners discuss some of today’s hottest issues affecting land use in the state including the intersection between religion and zoning regulations, an update on affordable housing and recent cases stemming from the “Time of Application” rule. For information on the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting, please click here.

Ms. Einhorn is Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Practice Groups and a Partner in the White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics and Procurement Law, Government Contract Compliance & Bid Protest Litigation and Education Law Practice Groups.

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

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

Jennifer Mazawey to Moderate Panel at CREW NJ’s Redevelopment “Cities by the Sea” Program

Partner Jennifer Mazawey will moderate a panel discussion at CREW NJ’s Redevelopment “Cities by the Sea” Networking event tomorrow, May 16th at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch, NJ from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Ms. Mazawey’s panel will feature the following industry leaders:

  • Mimi Feliciano – CEO of FEM Real Estate and owner/developer of South Beach at Long Branch
  • Colleen Connolly – Administrator, City of Belmar
  • Tim McMahon – Chief Operating Officer, McLoone Management and owner/operator of McLoone’s restaurants
  • Richard Spengler – Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer, Investors Bank
  • Michael A. Bruno, Esq. – Co-chairman, Real Estate, Redevelopment and Planned Real Estate Department, GHC
  • Angelica Arent, Shore Point Architecture, PA
  • John Palus, Dynamic Engineering

Ms. Mazawey is President-Elect and Board member of Commercial Real Estate Women of New Jersey (CREW-NJ) and a member of the national CREW Network. She is Partner in the Firm’s Newark, New Jersey office, is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Law, Environmental Law, Construction Law & Litigation, Land Use & Approvals, and Education Law Practice Groups.

Partners Patrick McGovern and Dina M. Mastellone Quoted in New Jersey Business Magazine

Genova Burns Partners Patrick W. McGovern and Dina M. Mastellone were quoted in an article in the May 2017 edition of New Jersey Business Magazine entitled “Legal Advice On: Diversity, Discrimination and Immigration,” which discusses the importance of diversity, anti-discrimination training and immigration policies in the workplace.

Ms. Mastellone stresses in the article that adherence to a company’s anti-discrimination/anti-harassment policy boils down to “training, training, and more training!”  She explains that training, which should also include diversity and sensitivity in the workplace, should occur every two years, from top to bottom within a company, which will significantly reduce harassment and discrimination claims. Ms. Mastellone also cautions that every company must be an equal opportunity employer and discusses the importance of affirmative action and diversity in the workplace. Mr. McGovern points out companies must proactively review their I-9 compliance processes and “it is a continuing challenge for legal counsel to ensure that newly hired HR professionals and managers are aware of these requirements, which are strictly enforced by federal agencies.” Mr. McGovern says that employers must keep tabs on when their immigrant employees’ work authorizations expire, to help such employees think about leaving this country to visit family back home and avoid not being allowed to get back into the U.S.

Mr. McGovern is the Co-Chair of the Firm’s Hotel, Restaurant & Hospitality Law Practice Group and Partner in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Labor Law, Immigration Law, and Wage and Hour Compliance Practice Groups. Ms. Mastellone is Chair of the Firm’s Human Resource Training and Audit Programs Group and a Partner in the Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group.

To read the full article, click here.

Maria Fruci to Chair Law Day 2017

Friday, May 5th, 2017 is Law Day throughout the State of New Jersey. Genova Burns Associate Maria Fruci is the chair of this year’s Law Day in Essex County. On this special day, mock trial student teams in schools across the county will discuss cases regarding current issues related to headline cases in New Jersey along with the theme of the day, which this year is how the Fourteenth Amendment has reshaped American law and society.

As the event chair, Ms. Fruci has helped recruit and coordinate volunteers, and assisted with assignments of schools and volunteers for the event. She and the event committee, which includes court staff, are serving as the go-to group for questions and assistance throughout the day.

Essex County Law Day 2017 also will feature a very special speaker – Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States – at the Awards reception at the Historic Courthouse in Newark following the morning’s mock trials. (Steven Edenbo, a Thomas Jefferson impersonator, historian, and motivational speaker, is being sponsored by Genova Burns LLC.) Jefferson (Edenbo) will speak about his reaction to the Fourteenth Amendment and participate with the students in the Awards Ceremony.

Ms. Fruci is a member of the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group.

Six Genova Burns Attorneys Elected for Leadership Roles in the NJSBA’s Women in the Profession Section

The Firm is proud to announce that six of their female attorneys were elected by acclamation to leadership positions within the Women in the Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).  Partner Kathleen Barnett Einhorn was appointed as Chair of the Women in the Profession Section. Ms. Einhorn previously served as Chair-Elect, Vice Chair, Secretary and Section Trustee. Partner Dina M. Mastellone was named Immediate Past Chair of the Section and previously served as the Section’s Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Trustee.  Firm Counsel Jennifer Roselle and Associates Justine Abrams, Jenna Beatrice and Maria Fruci were elected as Section Trustees for the 2017-2019 Term.  The Women in the Profession Section is dedicated to promote the objectives of diversity and gender equity and to address the interests and concerns of women attorneys of the NJSBA. Ms. Einhorn, Ms. Mastellone, Ms. Abrams, Ms. Beatrice, Ms. Fruci and Ms. Roselle will officially take office on May 18, 2017 at the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting and Convention at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.

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