N.J. Energy Coalition appoints Genova Burns as general counsel

Genova Burns LLC, a law firm serving New Jersey and the greater Northeast, announced on Monday it has been retained as general counsel for the New Jersey Energy Coalition.

Effective immediately, Angelo J. Genova, co-founder and managing partner, and Rebecca Moll Freed, partner, will serve as general counsel to the Millville-based organization on policy and legal issues facing the energy industry, including the state’s Energy Master Plan.

“Genova Burns is the best fit as General Counsel for the New Jersey Energy Coalition. For 30 years Genova Burns has partnered with many of the companies that are members of the Coalition, and we look forward to partnering with them to create a better energy future for New Jersey,” Ed Salmon, chair of the New Jersey Energy Coalition, said.

The coalition educates the public on the need for energy policies and its focus includes advocacy for the license renewal of New Jersey’s nuclear power plants, the construction of more clean and affordable sources of electricity, the upgrade and expansion of transmission and distribution infrastructure, and the creation of a New Jersey energy industry that creates jobs and economic development.

“Genova Burns has always done its part to support energy efficiency and sustainability, while supporting the needs of New Jersey. As General Counsel to the New Jersey Energy Coalition, we can have a direct impact on our environment and on protecting the interest of New Jersey consumers,” Genova said. “In order for New Jersey to retain its place as a national leader in energy development, the state needs to promote a sustainable in-state energy industry that meets transmission needs, spurs economic development, and creates jobs. We look forward to getting to work and providing our trusted level of legal counsel to this important organization.”

“As a member of the New Jersey Energy Coalition, Genova Burns understands the important work that we do. We are extremely excited to expand our relationship with Angelo, Rebecca, and the firm,” Kimberly Schalek Downes, vice chair of NJEC, said.