Genova Burns Partner Rajiv D. Parikh was featured on last night’s episode of American Law Journal TV entitled, “Gerryrigged! Is Re-districting Killing Our Democracy?” The program addressed causes of and solutions to gerrymandering’s systemic grasp. To watch the episode in its entirety, please click here.
American Law Journal TV, recent winner of two Emmy® awards from the National Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic, is the weekly talk-feature program airing on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV 69. All programs are available at www.LawJournalTV.com.
Genova Burns is proud to announce that Firm Partner Rajiv D. Parikh has been named a 2016 Best Lawyer Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). “NAPABA’s Best Under 40 represent what is exciting and fresh about the future of NAPABA and the pipeline of Asian Pacific Americans in the legal profession,” said NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang. Mr. Parikh is the only recipient of this national award from New Jersey, and one of 18 nationally.
NAPABA’s press release regarding this award can be found here.
Genova Burns has successfully obtained dismissal of an appeal involving construction of the American Dream @ Meadowlands project for client Triple Five Group of Companies. The Genova Burns litigation team of Angelo J. Genova, Kathleen Barnett Einhorn, Rajiv D. Parikh, Michael K. Fortunato and Michael McQueeny, were able to obtain an unanimous ruling from the Appellate Division, and a stipulation of withdrawal before the New Jersey Supreme Court in only eight (8) days.
In its decision the Court affirmed the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority’s authorization to issue $1.15 billion in non-recourse limited obligation municipal bonds that are part of a broader financing package for construction of the project. American Dream @ Meadowlands will be a retail, dining, amusement and tourism destination including shopping, high end and casual dining, a Nickelodeon theme park, aquarium, water park, 4D movie theater and an all-season indoor ski slope.
After trial spanning over one week, Partner Rajiv D. Parikh and Associate Brett M. Pugach, were successful in contesting the Democratic primary election in Monroe Township, Gloucester County. As a result of the Genova Burns Election Litigation team’s efforts, incumbent Councilman Marvin Dilks went from losing the primary election via a committee vote, to winning the election by three votes and proceeding to the general election in November.
To read a Courior-Post article entitled, “Tied Monroe Election Goes to Trial”, which goes into detail regarding Partner and Dilks’ attorney Rajiv D. Parikh’s arguments during trial, please click here.
To read NJ.com article entitled, “Every Single Vote Counted in Now-Settled Monroe Twp. Primary Race”, in which Associate Brett Pugach is quoted, please click here.
Partner Rajiv D. Parikh will serve as a panelist on an upcoming presentation entitled “Presidential Election 2016: Dispatches from the Field” in New York City on May 23rd. As a panelist, Mr. Parikh will provide attendees with an insider’s view and perspective on what really goes on in the field on the campaign trail by sharing his personal experiences serving as General Counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. Panelists will also discuss how the campaigns and the election will affect the South Asian community and how people can get involved in the months before the election.
Firm Partner Rajiv D. Parikh was recently featured by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. CAPAC is composed of 48 Members of Congress and is dedicated to advancing the needs of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community throughout the United States. While he is a commercial litigator by trade, Mr. Parikh is an expert on constitutional law, voting rights and election law.
Partner Rajiv D. Parikh has been elected Vice President-Affiliate Relations for SABA North America, 2016-2017. In this role, Mr. Parikh will serve as liaison between SABA North America and all other legal organizations, nationally.
Partner Rajiv D. Parikh was featured in a recent Politico New Jersey article entitled “State senator wants to crack down on some political fundraisers” regarding potential legislation that would “ban political fundraisers from New Jersey if they don’t follow state election law.” Mr. Parikh offers insight as to why the courts may not find this type of regulation constitutional stating that “…enabling ELEC to ban someone from their chosen profession may be viewed as draconian and violative of individual rights and therefore subject to challenge.”