Two attorneys from Genova Burns have been named to the New Jersey Law Journal's annual list of New Leaders of the Bar: Matthew R. Kaplan, Counsel in the firm's Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Law and Business Law & Commercial Transactions Groups; and Rajiv D. Parikh, Counsel in the Complex Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Construction Law & Litigation, and White Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Internal Investigations & Corporate Ethics Practice Groups.
The Law Journal conducts a rigorous evaluation process; it states that its “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.”
Mr. Kaplan has significant experience with sophisticated commercial real estate and corporate transactions. His transactional real estate practice includes acquisitions and dispositions, construction and permanent mortgage financing, complex joint venture arrangements and equity investments, loan purchases and retail, office and industrial leasing on behalf of landlords and tenants.
Mr. Kaplan also actively represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of commercial transactions, including acquisitions and sales of companies and operating divisions, secured and unsecured credit facilities, recapitalizations and restructurings, leveraged buyouts, private placements of debt and equity securities, joint ventures, strategic alliances and shareholder agreements, private equity and venture capital investments, executive employment arrangements and miscellaneous contract drafting and outside general counsel services.
Mr. Parikh is a litigator and trial attorney with substantial experience in complex commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, electronic discovery, large scale construction disputes, and constitutional challenges. In addition, Mr. Parikh has an expertise with strategic counseling and litigation related to online reputation management, harassment and defending against internet/social media defamation campaigns.
Mr. Parikh has also been involved with a variety of election related litigations throughout New Jersey, including matters concerning the Democratic National Committee, and candidates for local, state and federal offices. He serves as general counsel to the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, and the campaigns of Senator Cory Booker, congressional candidate Roy Cho and others.