NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN
The National Italian American Bar Association concluded its bi-annual seminar in Italy. In the ancient city of Naples, forty United States based attorneys attended a seminar featuring Italian lawyers, experts in their fields. Avvocati Alessandro Bovino, Giancarlo Madonna, Armando Perna, Antonello Pierro, and Vincenzo Senatore provided insightful and moving instruction on critical subjects of interest. American-based attorney Joe Andolino, presented, as well.
The seminar was led by a NIABA team of Anthony Gianfrancesco, Antoinetta Brancaccio-Balzano, and Ralph Liguori.
Attorney Brancaccio-Balzano has offices both in the state of Florida and in Naples, Italy. She organized the expert faculty for the seminar, arranged for dinners and a variety of activities spanning the city of Naples, as well as the island of Capri. As part of the events, Attorney Brancaccio-Balzano and President Francis Donnarumma met with the mayor of Naples, Gaetano Manfredi, and with the Console Generale of the United States of America, serving in the United States Embassy in Naples. They were accompanied by past president, Paul Finizio. On the island of Capri, Mayor Marino Lemboi welcomed all of the attending American lawyers in a private ceremony in the office high atop that glowing island.
The relationship of the National Italian American Bar Association and the Unione CRINT Italiane became tangible with the first in-person meeting of representatives and leadership of each in Milan, Italy, last week.
NIABA President Francis Donnarumma and past presidents Paul Finizio and Anthony Gianfrancesco led a delegation of American lawyers to the meetings. National Secretary Alice Salvo, Chairwoman of the Board Cristina Carabetta and Directors Marco DeFazi, Giampaolo Girardi, Lydia Liberio and Mariana Noli took part in the proceedings.
At the historic offices of Attorney Roberto Cociancich in Milan, leadership of CRINT and representatives of numerous bar associations of Italy met NIABA. A personal and real working relationship was established and plans are now underway for engagement of both Italian and American lawyers.
Particular credit is due to Avv. Francesca Zanasi who worked tirelessly with the Bar of Milan in developing the Unione CRINT Italiane. She and her colleagues provided an outstanding event and meeting with the Bar of Milan in a historic court room and concluded the inaugural event in person with dinner at a private residencei.
Look forward to seminars, in-person events, exchange of lawyers, development of American/Italian law student council and much more!
Special thanks to the venues that hosted our meetings and the sponsors who helped make the event possible! Click on the logos to visit their websites, and let them know you appreciate their support.