Law Firm Expansion Means a New Name
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Posted by: Liz Walz
Leonard A. Bellavia, Esq. is pleased to announce that on
January 1, 2013, Bellavia, Gentile & Associates will become known as: Bellavia,
Blatt, Andron & Crossett, LLP. Our shorthand version shall be Bellavia
This change has been brought about for several reasons.
First, John Gentile shall become in-house General Counsel to the Staluppi Auto
Group, an existing client of our law firm. John shall be devoting all of his
professional time to this exciting new position.
Second, the law firm is adding Steven Blatt, Esq. to its
name. Steve has been with the firm for 6 years and has become a senior
litigator in matters involving dealer factory relations. Steve, a Georgetown
Law graduate, has handled some of the most noteworthy and widely reported
litigations in the industry over the past five years.
The firm welcomes Anna Andron, Esq., who is an accomplished
transactional attorney, with extensive dealership experience. Anna will work
closely with Leonard Bellavia on dealership buy-sell transactions and other
factory related matters such as facility image programs, site control, and
Carol Crossett, Esq. has also been promoted and shall be
added to the firm name. Carol has extensive experience in succession planning
and estate matters, and is also an accomplished litigator on dealership
Charles Gallaer continues to oversee the firm's monthly flat
fee Dealer Representation Program (DRP). Charles is a law student at Brooklyn
Law School. Dealers enjoy working with Charles as his automotive experience on
daily consumer and regulatory matters is unparalleled given his background as a
former Zone Manager for Ford Motor Company for 6 years and a General Manager
for a Ford Lincoln-Mercury dealership in Virginia for 8 years. Members of our
DRP program enjoy working with Charles on a daily basis.
Erin A. Sidaras, Esq. joins Bellavia Blatt as a well
respected litigator in both the public and private sector. Erin will oversee
the firm's Warranty Reimbursement Department as well as interact with
dealership clients on general litigation and business matters.