Genova Burns LLC elevated four associates to counsel April 1, including Matthew Baker, Avi Kelin, Young-Ji Park, and Gerard Pizzillo.
Chairman & Managing Partner Angelo Genova said that these attorneys’ track records “reflect what we hope for in all our colleagues and bodes well for the trajectory of our firm and its success.”
Baker joined the firm in 2013 and has focused his practice on litigating complex civil actions, including federal and state RICO actions, constitutional and civil rights matters, insurance and health care fraud cases, professional malpractice matters, employment and wrongful termination cases, federal and state election law cases, construction disputes, public contract bids and awards, and various business torts. He has litigated in both state and federal courts.
Kelin joined the firm in 2014 and chairs the firm’s autonomous vehicle law practice, concentrating on the legal issues surrounding the emerging technology of autonomous vehicles. He works with automakers, technology companies, insurance companies, real-estate developers, government entities, and other businesses that depend on transportation and mobility.
Additionally, he advises businesses, trade associations and individuals on lobbying requirements, campaign-finance law, pay-to-play restrictions, government-ethics rules, and the government procurement process.
Young-Ji Park joined the firm two years ago and focuses her practice on business transaction and non-profit work. She previously served as associate general counsel at a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in New York City, where she closed lender-side acquisition, predevelopment, mini-permanent, and permanent loan transactions. She was also responsible for reviewing, negotiating, and closing, and supporting and facilitating the deployment of awards provided under, federal, state, and local government contracts.
Pizzillo focuses on real estate development and redevelopment law as well as tax abatement, zoning and land use. He’s drafted and reviewed documents in all areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions, including leasing and financing.
Pizzillo, who has been with Genova Burns since 2016, represents public housing authorities in Section 8 and housing and urban development requirements as well as associated issues in education, business organization and civil and corporate law.