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Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Opens Tampa Office

Firm Expands Litigation and Bankruptcy Practice Areas, Announces Two New Hires


TAMPA, FL (January 24, 2019) – Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A., a leading litigation and bankruptcy law firm based in Miami, is pleased to announce its expansion to the Tampa Bay area, with a new office opening in downtown Tampa.

“We are excited to establish the firm’s third location, in the heart of Tampa. This new office presents significant opportunities for growth, due to current market conditions in bankruptcy and related litigation,” said founding shareholder John Genovese.

The Tampa team includes three of the firm’s current partners Robert Elgidely, Michael Friedman and Mark Feluren; and the addition of two exceptional lawyers, Lisa M. Castellano and Eric D. Jacobs.

“These attorneys have long-standing ties to the Tampa area and significant experience in our core practice areas,” said Elgidely. “They enhance our ability to deliver first-rate legal services to our clients in the region.”

Castellano specializes in the areas of bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation in the bankruptcy federal district and state courts. Castellano earned her juris doctor degree from South Texas College of Law and is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Jacobs concentrates his practice in the area of corporate restructuring, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, complex civil litigation and business litigation. Jacobs counsels small businesses in restructuring, including reworking corporate governance, finances, and equity structure and represents Chapter 7 trustees and other fiduciaries in fraudulent transfer litigation and other avoidance actions. He received his juris doctor, with honors, from Stetson University School of Law and earned his bachelor of science in political science, with honors, from Florida State University.

The firm’s new offices are in the Regions Building located at 100 N Tampa Street, Suite 2 600.


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. Since 1999, GJB has grown steadily to become a major regional firm serving clients throughout the United States, with offices in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, and an affiliate office in Caracas, Venezuela. 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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