Bruno Genova is Of Counsel in the Firm's Newark, NJ office and is a member of the Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Practice Group. He has decades of experience in several practice areas, including real property and business law and risk management.
Mr. Genova advises commercial real estate owners and developers on acquisitions, sales, financing, leasing, and development. He represents commercial banks and other lending institutions in commercial mortgage loans and asset-based loans. Mr. Genova has worked with the Union County Improvement Authority and Hudson County Community College on matters involving real estate development, real property, municipal law and eminent domain.
Mr. Genova began his legal career as an associate at Le Boeuf, Lamb, Green & MacRae LLP, where he practiced public finance, municipal law and general corporate law, serving as bond counsel to numerous municipalities and other public entities. Also, he was the general counsel and principal of a Westfield, N.J.-based land title insurance company.
Mr. Genova is actively involved in philanthropic and community activities. He serves on a number of private company and non-profit boards.
- Part of a team of attorneys that represented clients involved in the financing and redevelopment of the largest outlet mall in New Jersey, Jersey Gardens Mall, one of the first redevelopment projects in the State of New Jersey involving the redevelopment and remediation of a contaminated landfill under New Jersey’s “Brownfields Law” (N.J.S.A. 58:10B-23d). Located 30 minutes from Midtown Manhattan, the mall is located in an Urban Enterprise Zone, making purchases eligible for a reduced 3 1/2% sales tax rate.
- Represented Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ regarding its $140 million plus capital expansion program involving the redevelopment of more than 600,000 square feet of space for its Journal Square and north Hudson campuses.
- Represented the Union County Improvement Authority regarding the proposed financing and redevelopment of a $28 million dollar four-story office building housing county and state offices, a parking deck, a public plaza and two freestanding retail buildings as part of an urban renewal initiative in downtown Plainfield, New Jersey.