Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Announces New Chief Operating Officer

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For information contact: Laise Lowachee
305-913-6678

Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Miami, FL – January 6, 2010 - Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A. is pleased to announce that Robert F. Elgidely and Heather L. Harmon have been named partners in the firm.

Robert F. Elgidely specializes in the litigation of bankruptcy, construction, ERISA/employee benefits, federal taxation, and real estate disputes. Mr. Elgidely has significant experience representing single employer and multi-employer (Taft Hartley) employee benefit plans as well as their trustees, participants, and beneficiaries. He has litigated several ERISA/employee benefits and federal taxation issues in Bankruptcy Court, including the exclusion of employee benefits from property of the estate, employee benefit liabilities, preservation of net operating losses, dischargeability of taxes, and payment of trust fund liabilities.
Mr. Elgidely received his Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law, his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Siena College in 1993. Mr. Elgidely also served as a Medic in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1988 to 1996.

Heather L. Harmon practices in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency. Her practice includes representation of Chapter 11 debtors-in-possession, bankruptcy and liquidating trustees as well as creditors' committees in the areas of corporate restructuring, orderly liquidation, litigation, and debtor-creditor relations. She has been principally involved in the claims reconciliation process in cases with claims exceeding $50 million and the prosecution and defense of multiple bankruptcy avoidance actions.
Ms. Harmon received her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2002. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with honors, from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business in 1999, specializing in finance and real estate.

Founded on recognized expertise and extensive experience in complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters, Genovese Joblove & Battista, P.A., is one of the largest specialty practices in Florida. For more information on the firm, please visit us at www.gjb-law.com

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