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Gennaro Bizzarro

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860.357.4188 (tel)
860.357.4219 (fax)

Bar Admissions:    

•    Connecticut
•    New York
•    United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
•    United States District Court, District of Connecticut

Mr. Bizzarro is the founding member of GB Law Group, LLC.  His practice is a cross-disciplinary blend of transactional law, private client services, and focused litigation.  Mr. Bizzarro routinely counsels businesses in matters spanning the full range of traditional corporate law, from general business representation to cutting edge transactional work.  As part of his private client practice, Mr. Bizzarro advises individuals and closely held businesses on contract matters ranging from formation to enforcement issues; on real estate matters ranging from acquisition to project financing to disposition; on business matters ranging from formation to succession issues; and, through strategic partnerships with various tax planning and family law experts, on wealth management and preservation matters ranging from simple wills to sophisticated estate planning.  

Mr. Bizzarro is an avid sports fan, and, as part of his private client practice, he has served as legal advisor to numerous professional athletes, coaches, entertainers, and executives over the course of his career.  Certified as a player agent by the National Basketball Players Association, Mr. Bizzarro has reviewed and negotiated tens of millions of dollars in performance contracts, including numerous NBA and NCAA contracts, endorsement deals, and various engagement agreements.  He has served as President and chief legal counsel to Premier Basketball, LLC, the basketball division of sports management powerhouse Premier Sports & Entertainment, and has been retained by other player representatives to consult on legal matters pertaining to their clients.  Mr. Bizzarro has also served as legal counsel to numerous charitable organizations established by professional athletes and has advised on general matters related to daily operations of non-profit groups.  Prior to obtaining a law degree, Mr. Bizzarro was an assistant at Midas Touch Enterprises in New York, where he worked closely with certified player agents representing dozens of Major League Baseball players.  The skills he acquired during that time have served all of his clients well throughout his years of practice.  

In addition to his membership in the firm, Mr. Bizzarro also serves as Corporation Counsel for the City of New Britain, overseeing a team of municipal attorneys and advising the City, its agencies, and its Chief Executive on a variety of legal matters.  He has had the honor of serving as Corporation Counsel twice -- under two different Mayoral administrations – an accomplishment that underscores his favorable political standing in the community.

Directly prior to founding GB Law Group, Mr. Bizzarro was a member of Rembish, LaSaracina & Bizzarro, LLC, where he advised clients primarily in the areas of contract law, real estate law, business law, and related litigation.  During his eight years with RLB Law, Mr. Bizzarro earned a reputation as a straight-shooting, zealous advocate for his clients, and he has brought that same passion to his civic endeavors.  In addition to serving as Corporation Counsel for his hometown of New Britain, Connecticut, Mr. Bizzarro is very active in his community, and he has been recognized by numerous local organizations for his many contributions and achievements.

Mr. Bizzarro received his B.A. Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University in the Bronx, New York, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was President of his class, and his J.D. Magna Cum Laude from the Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Quinnipiac Law Review and received numerous awards recognizing his scholastic achievements.  After law school, Mr. Bizzarro served a two-year term as law clerk to The Honorable Dominic J. Squatrito, United States District Court Judge for the District of Connecticut.

Following his United States District Court clerkship, Mr. Bizzarro practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP, in New York’s famed Wall Street district.  There, as a litigation associate at one of the world’s preeminent law firms, Mr. Bizzarro represented clients such as financial services firms Goldman, Sachs & Co. and American International Group in the United States, and Belgian brewing giant Interbrew S.A. in Europe.

A member of the New York State, New York City, and Connecticut Bar Associations, Mr. Bizzarro is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He has represented clients in state and federal courts, at administrative hearings and before various boards and commissions and has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Connecticut Appellate Court, and various administrative tribunals.  He also has significant experience in international legal matters and has represented clients in connection with the enforcement of contracts in arbitration matters in the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Bizzarro resides in New Britain, Connecticut, where, along with his lovely wife, Kara Lee, and his three beautiful daughters, Cecelia Bristow, Victoria Bennett, and Gigi Josefina, he dreams of a world of balanced budgets and New York Mets World Series victories.  His clients do not hold this against him…

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

•    NBPA Certified Player Agent
•    Former Chairman, City of New Britain Board of Finance and Taxation
•    Former Member, Board of Directors, New Britain Chamber of Commerce
•    Former Member, Board of Directors, Salvation Army
•    Former Member, Board of Directors, New Britain EMS
•    Member, New Britain Republican Town Committee
•    Member, New Britain Bar Association
•    Member, Connecticut Bar Association
•    Member, New Britain Lions Club
•    Member, Elks Club
•    Member, Generale Ameglio Civic Association
•    Member, Order Sons of Italy, Angelo Tomasso Sr. Lodge
•    Member, St. Jean Baptiste Club
•    Former Corporator, New Britain/Berlin YMCA
•    Former Corporator, New Britain General Hospital
•    Former Volunteer, Warm the Children
•    Former Co-Chair, New Britain Community Foundation Celebrate New  Britain Award Committee

AWARDS:

•    Named to Hartford Business Journal’s 40 under 40 List for 2006
•    Recognized as a Corporate Achiever by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

LANGUAGES:    
•    Fluent in Italian
•    Proficient in Spanish