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I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I attended and graduated from Manhattan College summa cum laude in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and International Studies, earning the College’s Ryan Medal for Government and induction into multiple honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.  I received his Juris Doctorate at Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2002 – at age 23.  I am licensed to practice law in the State of New York and has been admitted to practice in federal court in the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York.

I am a seasoned litigator with significant experience working for business and non-business clients.  As a litigator, I have achieved several career milestones, including a seven-figure personal injury settlement, successfully arguing before the New York State Appellate Division, and successfully representing clients in litigation, mediations and arbitrations in a diverse general practice.  I have worked on cases for his clients against the City of New York, JPMorgan Chase, New York City Transit Authority, TD Wealth Management Services, Inc., The Long Island Railroad, and Macy's.

I have also become a noted NY Election Law expert whose opinions have been cited in scholarly works and featured in articles in the New York Daily News, Crain's New York Business, Independent Voter Network, and I have also taught Election Law and Ethics for several Continuing Legal Education courses for attorneys at the New York City Lawyers Association and has served as a member of the City Bar’s Election Law Committee where he has authored positions on pending Election Law legislation on behalf of the Committee.  In 2012, I found myself successfully trying the high-profile 27th Senate re-count, which turned an 87-vote deficit into a 13-vote victory for his client – winning the closest election in NY State Senate history.  


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Practice areas


  1. International Law: 50%
  2. Litigation: 20%
    8 years
  3. Business: 20%
    10 years
  4. Election Campaign: 10%
    10 years


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IPG Hayes, Simon & Berardelli, P.C.

30 Wall St.
8th Floor
New York, NY, 10005


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Counselor of the YearKings County Republican Committee2014
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
PartnerIPG Hayes, Simon & Berardelli, P.C.2016 - Present
AttorneyNovo Law Firm, PC2008 - 2016
General CounselGotham Sports Media, LLC2006 - 2014
General CounselSheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Assoc.2006 - 2009
OwnerGene R. Berardelli, PLLC2006 - 2016
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York County Lawyers' Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2008 - Present
New York City Bar Association, Election Law CommitteeMember2013 - 2015
Kings County Republican CommitteeLaw Chairman2011 - 2015
Kings County Republican CommitteeVice Chairman - Law Committee2008 - 2011
Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic AssociationGeneral Counsel2006 - 2009
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Debt Collection - Breach of ContractSettled
Premises Liability - Love v. 939 Putnam Avenue, LLC, et. al. - Index No. 018466/2011 (Sup. Ct., Kings County)Settled - $450,000
Matter of Fidler v. Storobin, Index No. 700003/12, (Bk. Sup.,Disputed Ballots Ordered Open - Client won Election
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Publication nameTitleDate
The New York Law BlogVarious2016
Independent Voter NetworkHard Evidence Supports the Need for Voter ID Laws2014
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
NYPF Program Launch2016 Elections & The Future of the American Republic: Will the Republic Still Stand?2016
BRIC TV's "BK Live"RNC Convention Review & Analysis2016
BRIC TV's "On The Grid with Zephyr Teachout"Brooklyn Republcan History2015
New York County Lawyers' AssociationSo You’re Interested in a Career in Politics: Opportunities and Ethical Considerations for Lawyers2014
BRIC TV's "BK Live"Brooklyn Conservative Media2014
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