Mr. Genato concentrates his practice in the areas of local property taxation, eminent domain, redevelopment, and state tax matters. He has handled matters involving all phases of property tax appeal litigation throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, Florida and various other states.
Mr. Genato is regularly quoted as an authority on local property taxation in publications such as Bloomberg News, The Star-Ledger, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Hudson Reporter, NJBIZ, GlobeSt.com, examiner.com, and the Press of Atlantic City. He has also been featured or quoted in PCWorld, iPhone Life, NJ.com, The Modesto Bee, and The Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Mr. Genato has extensive experience with cases involving office complexes, corporate headquarters, industrial facilities, oil refineries, manufacturing facilities, research and development facilities, warehouses, data centers, hotels, extended-stay corporate suites, golf courses, ski resorts, shopping malls, banks, telecommunication facilities, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, parking garages, truck terminals, apartment buildings, and condominiums. He advises clients on issues regarding property tax issues, liabilities, exemptions, and farmland assessment qualification.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Genato was a law clerk to the Honorable Vito L. Bianco, J.T.C. of the Tax Court of New Jersey. In this capacity, he assisted Judge Bianco in drafting the first published case in the nation to comprehensively address casino valuation. Prior to joining Archer & Greiner, P.C., Mr. Genato was associated with the law firm of McCarter & English, LLP, in Newark, New Jersey, where he focused on local property taxation, eminent domain, and business litigation.
Mr. Genato is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court for the 2012-2014 term. The Committee is comprised of members of the bench and tax bar as well as representatives of taxpayers’ groups, local, county and state tax administrators and others concerned with the administration and review of the New Jersey tax laws. The Court relies on this Committee to provide well-reasoned, expert advice on matters within its general area of knowledge and responsibility.
Mr. Genato is active in the legal community and serves as Second Vice Chair of the Taxation Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Taxation Law Section studies and disseminates information on developments in tax law, and provides a forum for discussion of tax policy issues by professionals and elected/appointed officials.
Mr. Genato is also a member of the firm's Diversity Committee, Associate Practice Development Committee, Associate Planning Committee, and LEAD Steering Committee.
In 2011 and 2012, New Jersey Monthly Magazine named Mr. Genato to its list of Rising Stars, which recognizes New Jersey’s outstanding young lawyers. Rising Stars are selected through the Super Lawyers publication and is an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of New Jersey's attorneys.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||New Jersey Monthly Magazine||2011|
|Partner||Archer & Greiner, P.C.||2009 - Present|
|Associate||McCarter & English, LLP||2006 - 2009|
|Law Clerk to the Honorable Vito L. Bianco, J.T.C.||Tax Court of New Jersey||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey||Executive Member of the Young Lawyers Committee||2014 - Present|
|MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce||Member||2014 - Present|
|Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce||Member||2014 - Present|
|New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court||Member||2012 - Present|
|Mercer County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey||Member||2007 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member of the Taxation Law Section||2006 - Present|
|Archer & Greiner, P.C. Diversity Committee||Member||N/A|
|Archer & Greiner, P.C. Associate Practice Development Committee||Member||N/A|
|Archer & Greiner, P.C. Associate Planning Committee||Member||N/A|
|Archer & Greiner, P.C. LEAD Steering Committee||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Second Vice Chair of the Taxation Law Section||2014 - 2015|
|John J. Gibbons Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition||Judge||2008 - 2009|
|Essex County Bar Association||Executive Committee Member of the Young Lawyer’s Division||2007 - 2009|
|NJ.com||Alex Paul Genato of Scotch Plains promoted to partner at Archer & Greiner||2014|
|NJ.com||A. Paul Genato of Scotch Plains was elected Second Vice Chair of NJ Bar Association's Taxation Law Section||2014|
|NJBIZ||A new twist on tax fights: Businesses learn towns can seek reassessments||2014|
|NJBIZ||Court: Red Bulls Arena in Harrison must pay more than $2M in property taxes||2014|
|NJBIZ||Tax court getting more judges to help with buildup of cases||2014|
|PCWorld||Why the fax still lives (and how to kill it)||2014|
|Bloomberg||Borgata Casino Value Is Cut by $1.4 Billion in Tax Court Ruling||2013|
|Press of Atlantic City||Atlantic City challenges $48 million tax judgment for Borgata||2013|
|Press of Atlantic City||Atlantic City could owe Borgata $48 million after overassessing casino||2013|
|NJBIZ||Borgata wins major victory on tax assessment in ruling that could be trouble for Atlantic City||2013|
|Las Vegas Review-Journal||Getting colleagues up to speed helps your company and yourself||2013|
|The Philadelphia Inquirer||To A.C.'s dismay, Borgata wins ruling slashing taxes||2013|
|The Star-Ledger||Borgata wins tax appeal worth nearly $50 million in Atlantic City refunds||2013|
|The Star-Ledger||N.J. law could help Borgata double its tax rebate: attorneys||2013|
|Hudson Reporter||What does the reval mean for tax-abated properties?||2012|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Doctor of Law (J.D.)||2005|
|Binghamton University||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)||2002|
|New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention||How To File a Property Tax Appeal||2014|
|New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention||Advanced Topics in Property Taxation||2014|
|New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention||Advanced Topics in Property Taxation||2013|
|New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Meeting and Convention||Advanced Topics in Property Taxation||2012|
|New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards||Recent Tax Court Decisions||2008|
|Professional Holdings, L.L.C. v. Borough of South Plainfield, 2014 WL 201878 (Tax January 13, 2014).|
|Sun Pipe Line Co. v. Township of West Deptford, 25 N.J. Tax 466 (Tax 2010).|
|201 Industrial Way, LLC v. Eatontown Borough, 2012 WL 4514695 (Tax October 1, 2012).|
|Township of Montville v. Lotta Lettuce J.T.S. Farms, LLC, 2013 WL 2494242 (App. Div. June 12, 2013).|
|34 Russo Place, LLC v. Township of Berkeley Heights, 2013 WL 5782583 (Tax October 24, 2013).|
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