Genova Burns is proud to announce that Firm Counsel Jennifer Carrillo-Perez has been named one of the New Jersey Law Journal’s New Leaders of the Bar 2013. The publication noted that the chosen lawyers “make up potent combinations of youthful exuberance and formidable accomplishment… (and) are emblematic of a new wave of leadership in the New Jersey legal profession. Our basic criteria for selection of these standout lawyers are that they have developed practice niches, amassed strong books of business, demonstrated leadership qualities, shown expertise in litigation or transactional work and committed themselves to pro bono, charitable and professional volunteer work. All these factors tend to distinguish an individual among his or her peers and signal greater accomplishments ahead.”Ms. Carrillo-Perez is a member of the Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment and Land Use & Approvals Practice Groups. She concentrates in land use, redevelopment, regulatory and government affairs, and affordable housing development. She provides guidance and assistance in the preparation of preliminary investigations to designate areas in need of rehabilitation and redevelopment. She assists in the development of redevelopment plans and ordinances and formulates redevelopment agreements, including the requisite adopting legislation. Ms. Carrillo-Perez has significant experience in working with governmental entities to identify and secure public financing incentives, payment in lieu of taxes, and tax abatements and specializes in complex redevelopment matters, including Green Acres. She recently was land use counsel for Biotrial S.A., a French pharmaceutical company building its North American headquarters in University Heights Science Park in Newark, part of a plan for developing a world-class science and technology center in the city. She acts as local counsel to HELP USA on obtaining local financing incentives for permanent housing. She is a graduate of Montclair State University and Rutgers Univ. School of Law-Newark.