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.

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 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.

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.

Jennifer Roselle and Brigette Eagan Present Seminar for New Jersey State League of Municipalities

Firm Counsel Jennifer Roselle and Brigette N. Eagan presented a program entitled “Leaves of Absence in New Jersey – A Look at the FMLA, FLA, and ADA” for a sold out crowd yesterday at a New Jersey State League of Municipalities Professional Development Seminar. The presentation addressed how to manage employee “leaves” in New Jersey in order to help attendees understand and administer the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the New Jersey Family Leave Act, New Jersey Family Leave Insurance, New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance and New Jersey Workers Compensation Act.

Ms. Roselle is Counsel in the Firm’s Labor Law and Education Law Practice Groups and Ms. Eagan is Counsel in the Firm’s  Human Resource Training & Audit Programs and Employment Law & Litigation Practice Groups.

Client Alert: Deadline for New Jersey’s Annual Pay-to-Play Disclosure is Approaching: Is Your Company Ready to File?

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (“ELEC”) requires each business entity that received payments of $50,000 or more (in the aggregate) as a result of government contracts during the 2016 calendar year to electronically file a Business Entity Annual Statement (“Form BE”) with ELEC no later than Thursday, March 30, 2017.
The obligation to file arises whenever payments from New Jersey government entities reach the $50,000 threshold. This includes contracts with the State of New Jersey Executive and Legislative branches, counties, municipalities, boards of education, fire districts, and independent authorities, regardless of method of award.
Additionally, detailed contract and contribution information must be disclosed whenever the business entity or a covered individual made a “reportable” contribution during 2016. A contribution is “reportable” when it exceeds $300 per reporting period. In light of these requirements, it is necessary to review personal political contributions made by a business entity’s partners, officers, and directors (and certain members of their families). Additionally, because of varying election cycles, it may be necessary to review contributions made over the course of several years to determine whether any 2016 contributions are reportable.
Companies that fail to file on time may be subject to monetary penalties. To ensure a timely and accurate filing, companies that have yet to begin preparing Form BE should not delay.
Genova Burns LLC can help your company comply with the Form BE filing requirements. Contact Rebecca Moll Freed, Esq., Chair of the Corporate Political Activity Law Group, at rfreed@nullgenovaburns.com or 973-230-2075 or Avi D. Kelin, Esq. at akelin@nullgenovaburns.com or 973-646-3267.

Jennifer Mazawey to Moderate Panel at Bisnow’s New Jersey State of the Market

Partner Jennifer Mazawey will moderate the opening Panel on New Jersey’s Live/Work/Play Dynamic for  Bisnow’s New Jersey State of the Market which will take place on February 14 in Jersey City. This is Bisnow’s biggest New Jersey event of the year with discussion focused on the future of New Jersey’s retail centers, office complexes, and residential hotspots and panelists forecasting:

  • Which NJ submarket will explode next?
  • How are retail centers adapting to E-Commerce and a movement from traditional malls?
  • Who will be the next major tenant to move to the Garden State?

For more information and to register, please click here.

Jennifer Mazawey 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.

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