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I am a young attorney that has reached several career milestones, including settling a seven-figure personal injury settlement, successfully arguing before the Appellate Department and successfully trying a high-profile Election Law case resulting in my client winning a higly contested Special Election. Earlier in my career, I was recognized for my active role in changing local zoning laws and preserving the character of local neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY. I am experienced in working with individual & corporate clients, and governmental entities and officials and I also have a strong legal writing & research background, which has earned recognition from his peers and the bench. I plan to continuing to be a community advocate committed to improving my little corner of the world -- and possibly beyond


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Practice areas


  1. Slip and Fall: 50%
    9 years
  2. Car Accident: 30%
    9 years
  3. Election Campaign: 10%
    10 years
  4. General Practice: 5%
    11 years
  5. Media: 5%
    11 years



Hourly ($50-100/hour), contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Sean Christopher Hayes

    Gene is one of Brooklyn's best. Gene's personality is an excellent match for any client that needs an attorney that is passionate, dedicated and symphathetic to a clients needs. His passion and sympathetic nature is a welcomed addition to the legal community and any client is lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a great man. We also should praise Gene for his great work he is doing for his community. We need more lawyers like Gene.


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Republican of the YearBrooklyn Republican Party2012
SB/PBCA Recognition AwardSheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association2007
Superior Classroom PerformanceQuinnipiac Univ. School of Law2002
Outstanding Appellate Brief - 2nd PlaceMugel National Tax Moot Court Competition2001
Phi Beta KappaManhattan College1999
Ryan Medal For GovernmentManhattan College1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNovo Law Firm, PC2008 - Present
General CounselGotham Sports Media, LLC2006 - Present
General CounselSheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Assoc.2006 - Present
OwnerGene R. Berardelli, PLLC2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kings County Republican CommitteeLaw Chairman2011 - Present
Kings County Republican CommitteeVice Chairman - Law Committee2008 - 2011
New York County Lawyers' Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2008 - Present
New York County Lawyers' Association, Non-Profit Organizations CommitteeMember2008 - Present
New York County Lawyers' Association, Solo and Small Firm Practice CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic AssociationGeneral Counsel2006 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Advocated Change In Local Zoning Laws Successfully8 Blocks Re-zoned in Brooklyn, NY
Small Business Dispute - Successful NegotiationSuccess Negotiation of Company Ownership
$1,000,000.00 - Labor Law - Fall From Ladder$1,000,000.00
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Publication nameTitleDate
New York County Lawyers' Association - CLERepresenting Candidates for Public Office & Party Positions2013
Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Election Law CommitteeStatement in Support of NY Assembly Bill A.81982013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Manhattan CollegeGovernment / International Studies / EconomicsBA1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
So You're Interested in a Career in Politics: Opportunities and Ethical Considerations for LawyersRepresenting Candidates for Public Office & Party Positions2013
City Politics Class - Prof. J. BrynesZoning & The ULURP Process in NYC2012
Brownstone Republican ClubMatter of Fidler v. Storobin2012
New York County Lawyers' Association, Young Lawyers Section"Careers for Lawyers in Politics"2011
Brownstone Republican Club2012 Elections2011
Brownstone Republican ClubElections in Brooklyn2009
SB/PBCA General MeetingMarina Application in Sheepshead Bay - Deficiencies in Application2007