Genova Burns announces 10 new partners

Genova Burns announced on Monday that it is promoting ten attorneys to partner in the firm, effective Feb. 1. Two other attorneys have been promoted from associates to ‘Counsel’ status.

Those promoted to partner:
· Peter Berk;
· Donald Clarke;
· Brigette Eagan;
· Maria Fruci;
· Lauren Gershuny;
· Joseph Hannon;
· Avi Kelin;
· Gerard Pizzillo;
· John Suwatson; and
· Leonard Spinelli.

Those promoted to Counsel:
· Latiqua Liles;
· Thomas Bellifemine.

The new partners specialize in a variety of areas, from bankruptcy and distressed assets to human resources and commercial real estate and political activity. A few of the partners bring pinpoint specialization to emerging specialties, such as autonomous vehicles and Italian-based businesses.

Both associates are invaluable members of the team and are being recognized as such with the promotion. Liles and Bellifemine both work in employment law, with Liles focusing on human resources and Bellifemine on litigation.

Managing Partner Jim Burns said the firm is thrilled to have such a deep bench of young talent.

“These promotions of our colleagues to partner and counsel are so very well deserved as each has contributed to the success and growth of our firm in substantial ways,” he said. “Their elevation reflects our firm’s commitment to sustainability towards our transition to the next generation of lawyers and firm leaders.”

“We are looking forward to seeing what this group can achieve in their new positions.”

Genova Burns Chairman Angelo Genova agreed.

“Genova Burns prides itself in fostering the growth of its professionals and in creating a path for their professional advancement,” he said. “This class of new partners is an important illustration of our achieving that objective.”

Genova said the firm is proud of its reputation for the ability to offer a range of unsurpassed legal services in many practices areas and industries.

“It is truly a full-service firm on the cutting edge of market trends and opportunities with burgeoning practices such as cybersecurity, real estate incentives and cannabis as well as extensive experience in labor law, transportation and logistics law, and all aspects of corporate law, among others,” he said.

“The key differentiator is the firm’s ability to operate as a large firm; however, remain nimble enough to serve clients with an unrivaled personal approach and a ‘we-can-get-it-done’ culture for which it is recognized.”