Mike McQueeny to Participate in Panel on Real Estate Trends at Fordham University

Firm Associate Michael C. McQueeny will take part in a breakfast forum called “Real Estate’s Next Revolution – From the Amazon Effect to Cannabis Legalization” at Fordham University’s West Harrison, New York campus on Wednesday, May 30th. The forum will be co-hosted by the Fordham Real Estate Institute and the Business Council of Westchester. The forum will focus on the continued explosion of e-commerce and its multibillion-dollar impact on the commercial real estate industry plus real estate opportunities that could result from the legalization of marijuana in New York state.

The discussion will be led by Michael Stoler, president of NY Real Estate TV, LLC and host and producer of the television shows “The Stoler Report” and “Building New York: New York Life Stories.” Joining Mike McQueeny on the panel will be Adam Altman, founder and managing member of the KABR Group, and Seth Pinsky, executive vice president and investment manager of RXR. The panelists will answer audience questions following the discussion.

For more information about this event, please click here.

Mr. McQueeny is an Associate in the Firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Alcohol and Regulated Products Law, and Cannabis Law Practice Groups.

Jennifer Mazawey to Speak on Land Use at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting

On Wednesday, May 16th, firm Partner Jennifer Mazawey will participate as a panelist at the New Jersey State Bar Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting being held in Atlantic City at the Borgata Hotel and Spa from May 16 – May 18. The panel discussion, entitled, “Hot Topics in Land Use” is a special interest track for the NJSBA’s Land Use Law Section. Ms. Mazawey has extensive experience acting as development counsel for both public and private developers in all aspects of their projects. She regularly appears before planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment and handles land use and development permit acquisition from state agencies and in Construction Board of Appeals matters.

For more information on the 2018 NJSBA Annual Meeting and Convention, please click here.

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

Keith Krauss to Participate on Panel for New Jersey City University School of Business – Institute for Dispute Resolution

Counsel Keith A. Krauss will participate as a panelist for the New Jersey City University School of Business’ Institute for Dispute Resolution on May 9th  in a program entitled “Connecting Bridges and Borders in Real Estate Property Management to Foster Global Trade and Commerce”. Mr. Krauss will join esteemed panelists, Dr. David S. Weiss, Founding Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution (IDR), Maurice Q. Robinson, Esq., PHR, EEO & Fair Housing Officer and Executive Agency Counsel, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and Luis M. Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, (ICDR) in a discussion moderated by Robert E. Margulies, Esq., Lawyer/Mediator, Margulies Wind regarding risk and conflict management for real estate managers & operations to explore how property management can utilize mediation clauses, review how mediation works, and benefits of the process. Mr. Krauss will be discussing how mediation/arbitration clauses can be used effectively in construction agreements.

Opening remarks will be made by Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham followed by Maria Nieves, President of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce introducing the Honorable Steven Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City as Speaker. The conference will conclude with remarks from Dr. Bernard McSherry, Founding Dean of New Jersey City University School of Business.

Mr. Krauss is Chair of the Firm’s Business Law & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and Partner in the Construction Law & LitigationAlcohol & Regulated Products Law and Intellectual Property Law Practice Groups.

Judson Stein to Moderate and Speak, Lauren Ahern to Speak on Panel at NJICLE Program

Genova Burns Partner Judson M. Stein and Associate Lauren M. Ahern will participate respectively as Moderator and both speaking at an upcoming New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education program entitled, “Let’s Write A Will: 2018 Update” which will take place Monday, May 7th. Mr. Stein will also present a Summary on Federal and New Jersey Death Taxes and Ms. Ahern will participate as a panelist and speak on Professional Responsibility on Estate Planning.

For more information and to register, please click here.

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

Ms. Ahern is an Associate in the Trusts & Estates Practice Group.

Jennifer Roselle and Joseph Hannon Present Webinar for New Jersey League of Municipalities

Firm Counsel Jennifer Roselle and Joseph M. Hannon presented a webinar entitled “Equal Pay in New Jersey: What You Need to Know” for on May 31st for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. The webinar addressed New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s historic and sweeping equal pay law signed on April 24, 2018, and provided an overview of the law’s requirements, application and potential damages for violations as it applies to public employers in the State of New Jersey.

Ms. Roselle is Counsel in the Firm’s Labor Law and Education Law Practice Groups and Mr. Hannon is Counsel in the Firm’s  Education Law and Labor Law Practice Groups.

Firm Named Litigation Department of the Year in Employment Law by New Jersey Law Journal

Genova Burns is pleased to announce that our Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group has been named to New Jersey Law Journal’s 2018 Litigation Department of the Year competition; for its excellence in the field of Employment Litigation.

Our firm’s employment practice is a structured array of concentration groups that function separately and in concert to maximize effective provision of litigation and counseling services with separate practice groups devoted to Employment Law & Litigation, headed by John C. Petrella; Labor Law, headed by James J. McGovern III; Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, headed by Patrick J. McGovernHuman Resource Training and Audit Programs, headed by Dina M. Mastellone; and Wage & Hour Compliance Audit Services, headed by John Vreeland.

Kelly Brennan Named to Real Estate Weekly’s 2018 Rising Stars in Real Estate List

Genova Burns is proud to congratulate Associate Kelly Brennan for being named to Real Estate Weekly’s list of 2018’s Rising Stars of Real Estate which “celebrates tomorrow’s leaders with its annual list of Rising Stars in the industry” https://lnkd.in/dDdzCUt.

Ms. Brennan is a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Law and Employee Benefits Practice Groups.

Genova Burns is Proud to Sponsor NJWLA’s “Tales from the Bench Luncheon” Featuring Hon. Patty Shwartz, United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Third Circuit

Genova Burns is proud to host and sponsor the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association’s Tales from the Bench Luncheon on April 16, 2018 featuring the Honorable Patty Shwartz, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The Tales from the Bench Luncheon provides NJWLA members with a front row seat for an informal and engaging lunch with female federal and state judges.

Partner Dina Mastellone, co-Secretary of the NJWLA, will give the welcoming and introductory remarks as well as co-moderate the discussion. Partners Kathleen Barnett Einhorn and Jennifer Borek also serve as the NJWLA’s Co-Chief Operating and Co-Director of the Women’s Leadership Committee respectively.

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 go to www.njwla.org.

Judson Stein and Matthew Kertz Present for New Jersey Hospital Association

Partner Judson M. Stein and Counsel Matthew Kertz presented a seminar on guardianships for the New Jersey Hospital Association on April 3rd.

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. Mr. Kertz is Counsel in the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Law, Complex Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups.

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