The Newark skyline
By Joshua Burd
Genova Burns LLC has named a new associate in its real estate practice group, in one of two newly announced hires for the Newark-based law firm.
In a news release, the practice said Emily K. Montagna joins the real estate team after serving as a judicial law clerk for Judge Linda Lordi Cavanaugh, sitting in Newark, in the Superior Court’s Family Division. She received her juris doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she served as associate editor of the Seton Hall Circuit Review as well as a member of the Civil Litigation and Practice Clinic.
Montagna was also vice president of both the Environmental Law Society and the Seton Hall Sports Club, as well as a member of Seton Hall Law’s Mentorship Program. She received her bachelor’s from The College of New Jersey and served as class president during her junior and senior years.
She joins Genova Burns alongside Avi Jerushalmy, an associate in the firm’s employment law and litigation practice group, the news release said. He comes to the team after most recently working at a personal injury firm, doing legal research and handling pleadings, discovery and case management as well as assisting partners with trial preparation.
Jerushalmy, who received his juris doctor degree from Rutgers Law School, also worked as a 2019 summer associate at a New Jersey firm, where he was exposed to various practice areas, including employment, labor and commercial litigation as well as trusts and estates and corporate law.
“We are thrilled to have Emily and Avi as part of our team and are confident they will be a great addition for the long-term growth and development of our firm,” said Angelo J. Genova, chairman and managing partner of Genova Burns LLC. “We have made a commitment to adding lawyers to meet the demands of our growing practice and the needs of our clients in order to maintain the exceptional and timely legal services that our clients demand and expect.”