Genova Burns is pleased to announce that firm Partner Avi D. Kelin, Esq., has been appointed to the Meadowlands Chamber Board of Advisors. The Chamber, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, is the “professional and dynamic business catalyst in the Meadowlands region” whose “sole purpose is dedicated to the success and business growth of its members.”
The Chamber helps to “identify and build the critical connections that are at the very heart of ensuring the region continues to be a growth engine for businesses, organizations, visitors, and residents” and “advocate for a positive economic atmosphere that improves the quality of life in the greater Meadowlands region for all who live and work there.” They operate with a small management team and a volunteer committee structure that effectively engages initiatives in:
- Small business and entrepreneurial development
- Regional public affairs
- Transportation and infrastructure planning
- Education and Workforce Development
- Tourism Development and Destination Marketing
To learn more about the Chamber and its membership process, please click here.
About Avi D. Kelin
Mr. Kelin focuses his practice on the interaction between government and business by advising businesses, trade associations, and individuals on lobbying requirements, campaign-finance law, pay-to-play restrictions, government-ethics rules, and the government-procurement process.
He assists clients in establishing and operating New Jersey and federal PACs and Super PACs. Mr. Kelin also advises political candidates on campaign-finance compliance and government officials on ethics requirements as well as on related government investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Kelin has advised numerous candidates, PACs, and political parties on navigating Federal Election Commission (FEC) and New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) investigations and complaints.
As chair of the Firm’s Autonomous Vehicle Law service area, Mr. Kelin concentrates on the legal issues surrounding the emerging technology of autonomous vehicles as he provides innovative solutions in this fast-growing area to automakers, technology companies, insurance companies, real-estate developers, government entities, and other businesses that depend on transportation and mobility. Mr. Kelin was a Governor-confirmed member of the New Jersey Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force, which made recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding the regulation and legal issues of autonomous vehicles.
Mr. Kelin is a recognized leader in non-profit law. He advises 501(c)(3) charities, 501(c)(4) trade associations, 501(c)(6) trade associations, and 527 political organizations from initial formation, corporate documents, board governance, operational compliance, and IRS reporting requirements. Mr. Kelin counsels business entities on their corporate-law and contracting needs by regularly drafting and negotiating service contracts, data-privacy agreements, corporate formation documents, and bylaws and shareholder agreements.
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