Genova Burns LLC Expands Team with Addition of Two New Attorneys

May 21, 2024

Newark, NJ – May 21, 2024 – Genova Burns LLC is pleased to announce the addition of two accomplished attorneys to our firm. We extend a warm welcome back to Paul H. Mazer, Esq., as a Partner, and a first-time welcome to Marasia D. Laster, Esq., as an Associate.

Paul H. Mazer, Esq., Partner

Paul H. Mazer, Esq., returns to Genova Burns LLC, bringing with him a wealth of experience in employment and labor law. Having previously served as Assistant General Counsel for a major health system, Mr. Mazer provided legal guidance for a workforce of over 50,000 employees. His role involved representing hospitals in arbitration, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and advising on union activities.

Earlier in his career at Genova Burns, Mr. Mazer developed strategies for labor arbitrations, defended employers in NLRB hearings, and offered comprehensive HR counseling. His expertise spans both the private sector and in-house roles, including a tenure as Division Counsel for an international facility management company and operating his own legal practice focused on employment law.

Mr. Mazer’s early career included defending employers in litigation and compliance advising. He began as a Judicial Intern for the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and as a Board Agent Intern for the NLRB. He holds a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

“We are thrilled to welcome Paul back to Genova Burns LLC,” said James M. Burns, Esq., Managing Partner. “Paul was and is an asset to the firm, and it is great to have a Partner that can hit the ground running,” continued Burns.

Marasia D. Laster, Associate

Marasia D. Laster, Esq., joins Genova Burns LLC from Roselle, NJ, bringing a strong background in corporate law. Ms. Laster is a graduate of Rutgers Law School and earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communications and Political Science from Monmouth University.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Laster represented clients in complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, and joint ventures. Her experience includes drafting commercial agreements and managing transaction processes, showcasing her ability to handle intricate legal matters.

Ms. Laster’s legal journey includes serving as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Daniel Roberts of the Superior Court of Union County and contributing to the Rutgers Community and Transactional Lawyering Clinic. An active community member, she had served on the Hackensack Planning Board.

“Genova Burns has always been known for fostering young talent,” said Angelo J. Genova, Esq., Chairman and Co-Founder of the firm. “We look forward to watching Ms. Laster grow as an attorney” continued Genova.

About Genova Burns LLC

Genova Burns LLC offers a wide range of legal services to client throughout NJ, NY and Pennsylvania, and across the United States. Our team of dedicated attorneys provides experienced reliable legal counsel in various practice areas, including employment law, commercial litigation, corporate law, bankruptcy and more. With offices across the region, we are committed to serving our clients with integrity, innovation, and excellence.

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