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John Arrastia Add Depth to Firm’s Expertise in Domestic and International Commercial Litigation and Business Transactions

MIAMI, FL (July 22, 2016) – Miami-based Genovese Joblove & Battista (GJB) is pleased to announce that attorneys John Arrastia have joined the firm in its Miami office. Arrastia joins as a litigation partner joins as Of Counsel.

“We are delighted to have John join our team,” said shareholder John H. Genovese. “They are talented attorneys and we have no doubt that their skills and expertise will bring additional depth to our firm’s ability to assist clients in navigating domestic and international complex business challenges and transactions.”


Arrastia joins GJB from Arrastia Capote Partners, a minority-owned law firm, where he was a managing partner for six years. His practice focuses on both domestic and international complex commercial and business litigation and arbitration. He counsels and represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals at the trial and appellate levels. In addition to representing clients as an advocate, Arrastia also serves as an arbitrator, having arbitrated more than 75 commercial matters and several hundred consumer disputes.

A promoter and leader on diversity and inclusion efforts within the legal community, Arrastia has been actively involved in state and national bar organizations, including serving as vice president of external affairs for the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA), a voluntary bar association that represents and promotes the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, and legal professionals. He also served as president of the association’s Florida region and its national Board of Governors and Executive Committee. Arrastia is also a fellow of the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity, an organization working to build a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

Consistently recognized as a ‘Top Lawyer’ by several leading legal publications, Arrastia was named a Fellow of the invitation-only Litigation Counsel of America. DRI magazine, a leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel, recognized him as a “Champion of Diversity.” He is a frequent speaker and has authored numerous articles on the subject of arbitration, litigation, and diversity. He earned a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge with a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.

“Genovese Joblove & Battista affords me a sophisticated platform for my growing international practice,” said Arrastia. “Through past collaborations with the firm, I was impressed with the excellence of its attorneys and their high sense of value.”

He also represents both sellers and purchasers of diverse businesses in U.S. and international commercial business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and in the sale and purchase of businesses. He also serves as general or special counsel, advising clients in a wide variety of planning issues including the formation, organization and structuring of business entities; business reorganizations, buy-outs, loan restructurings and workouts representing both secured and unsecured creditors, investors and purchasers of assets or ownership interest of distressed companies.


About Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A.

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. (GJB) was established in 1999 by founding partners John H. Genovese, Michael D. Joblove, and Paul J. Battista. Today, GJB has grown steadily to become a major regional firm with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale and an affiliate office in Caracas, serving clients throughout the U.S. GJB attorneys are recognized for their experience representing clients in large and complex litigation in a number of areas, including bankruptcy, insolvency, receiverships, franchises, and general commercial matters, as well as white collar, real estate, employment law, class actions, and securities litigation. The firm and its affiliate, GJB Consulting, also counsel clients in local, state and federal government matters. For more information, visit

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