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Angelo J. Genova

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Newark, NJ

Genova Burns LLC
494 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-535-7100
Fax: 973-533-1112
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Employment & Labor: Employer, Legislative & Governmental Affairs


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Attorney Profile

Angelo J. Genova has been at the intersection of law, government and politics for a generation. He represents clients in financial services, telecom, utilities, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, casino and hospitality.  Mr. Genova has represented management for several decades in traditional Labor and Employment Law matters in the private and public sectors, serving four New Jersey Governors as the State’s labor negotiator. His representation in election law matters has included appearances on behalf of candidates for public office for the offices of State Assembly, City Council, Mayor, County Executive, State Senate, Congress, Senate, Governor, and President of the United States.

About Angelo J. Genova

First Admitted: 1979, New Jersey

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Mr. Genova has served as a co-editor of New Jersey Labor and Employment Law, a publication of the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and previously served as a member of the Editorial Board of the New Jersey Lawyer.  He has contributed to How Arbitration Works (1988 Suppl., BNA, Elkouri & Elkouri), the Newsletters of the Subcontractors Trade Association of New York and the New Jersey Association of Counties, and Supervisory Management, a publication of the American Management Association.  Mr. Genova authored “The Hazards of Discharging an Employee,” published in The Brief(ABA Tort & Insurance Practice Section, July 1987). He is co-author of “Recounts, Rechecks and Election Contests: Title 19 and the Post-Election Environment” (New Jersey Lawyer the Magazine, Aug. 2008), “The Right to Vote and Be Counted: A Liberty at Risk” (New Jersey Lawyer the Magazine, April 2005, Vol. No. 233), “In the Election of 2002, the Voters Were the Winners” 27 Seton Hall Legislative Journal 77 (2002), and “The Attorney’s Guide to Recount Procedures” (New Jersey Lawyer the Magazine, April 2001).

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Mr. Genova is actively involved in philanthropic and community activities, participating as a member of numerous boards in public and non-profit venues.  In 2004, he was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he served for three years until July, 2007.  He is a Trustee of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newark, the Newark Museum, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, and a member of the Montclair State University Foundation. He also is a Trustee of the American Conference on Diversity, the Association of the Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey, The Legal Services Foundation of Essex County, the New Jersey Network Foundation, Volunteers of America: Delaware Valley and the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission Foundation.  He served on the board of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark and is currently a board member and past President of The Center for Italian & Italian American Culture, Inc. Mr. Genova served as Chair of the 2007, 2008 and 2012 Greater Newark Fresh Air Fund. 


  • Since 1987, Mr. Genova has been listed in Best Lawyers in the areas of Commercial Litigation including Business Litigation, and Labor & Employment Law., Best Lawyers

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Office Location for Angelo J. Genova

494 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Last Updated: 12/10/2021

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