STAMFORD, Conn., December 15, 2014 -- Day Pitney announced today that seven attorneys, Marco Anzalone, Judith Blank, Jillian Hirsch, J. Andres Mayor, Jennifer Pagnillo, Susan Ylitalo and Thomas Zalewski, have been named partners of the firm. The promotions will take effect on January 1, 2015.
"We're extremely proud to be able to promote seven of our attorneys to firm partnership, a group that includes some of the sharpest legal minds in the industry," said Stan Twardy, Day Pitney managing partner based in Stamford, Conn.
Based in four of the firm's offices, including Boston, Greenwich, Hartford and Parsippany, the new partners reflect Day Pitney's growing presence as an industry leader in the Northeast legal market. The group also represents all of Day Pitney's departments, Litigation, Transactions and Individual Clients, and several leading practices, demonstrating the diversity of the range of services the firm can offer its clients. Some of the practice areas and industries that the new partners represent include real estate, product liability, franchise, shareholder and securities, insurance, municipal finance, probate litigation, tax, pharmaceutical and medical device, biotechnology, trust and estate planning and intellectual property.
"Our newly promoted partners join Leila Dal Pos, Bill Goddard, David Silvian and Barbara Freedman Wand, who recently joined us from Bingham McCutchen. They will help us sustain our high level of client service as we continue to bolster our rapidly growing individual client and insurance practices," Twardy noted.
Day Pitney's New Partners
Marco Anzalone (Parsippany) focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including franchise, shareholder/securities, trade secret, environmental, professional liability, contract, consumer, and personal injury disputes. He received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York and Florida.
Judith Blank (Hartford) focuses her practice on state and local government finance, representing governmental agencies issuing general obligation and revenue bonds and representing borrowers, lenders, underwriters, trustees, and issuers of private activity bonds. She received her B.A. from Union College and her J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.
Jillian Hirsch (Boston) focuses her practice on probate litigation and controversies. She is also a member of the Commercial Litigation department, where her practice includes representation of corporate clients in tort and contract disputes in both state and federal courts. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
J. Andres Mayor (Parsippany) focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in state and federal court across various types of matters including general commercial disputes, real estate litigation, product liability, mass torts, and insurance. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law -- Newark where he served as an Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Review. After graduation, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roberto A. Rivera-Soto, Associate Justice (Retired) of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.
Jennifer Pagnillo (Greenwich), co-chair of the firm's Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving group, focuses her practice in the areas of tax and estate planning and estate and trust administration, with an emphasis on charitable giving and the creation and operation of nonprofit organizations, including family foundations. She advises clients on income, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning; estate planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts; closely held business planning and related issues with respect to preserving and transmitting wealth within families; and the administration of trusts and estates, including probate proceedings, accountings, and tax-related disputes. She received her B.A. from St. Thomas Aquinas University and her J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.
Susan Ylitalo (Greenwich and Stamford) focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration and charitable giving. She advises clients across generations on estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning; the preparation of wills and trusts that implement tax efficiencies and non-tax aspects of family legacies; and the administration of trusts and estates, including representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate proceedings. She received her B.A. from the College of Saint Benedict, her M.A. from the University of Leeds and her J.D. from Columbia Law School. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.
Thomas Zalewski (Parsippany) focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters, primarily for companies in the life sciences, healthcare, technology and energy industries. He advises clients on financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, joint ventures, partnering and other strategic and commercial transactions, and regularly serves as outside general counsel. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey.