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Romanucci & Blandin attorneys shine

Fourteen attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have been named 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Rising Stars by Super Lawyers magazine. Founding partner Antonio Romanucci and partner Frank Sommario are among the firm’s Super Lawyers, with Romanucci ranking in the top 100 in the state. Senior associate Bruno Marasso is among the firm’s Rising Stars. An Illinois Super Lawyer for the past 16 years, Romanucci was named a Top 10 Leading Plaintiff Lawyer in Illinois in 2019 by Leading Lawyers and a Best Lawyer from 2013-20 by U.S. News and World Report. He was selected by his peers for inclusion ...

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Agencies team up to underwrite international econ course

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and the MIB Trieste School of Management are offering an intensive export management and entrepreneurial course to descendants of Italian immigrants. The goal of the Origini Italia Program 2020 is to encourage economic collaboration between its participants and Italy. Applicants must have an academic degree and work experience. A basic knowledge of Italian is preferred. The program will run from Oct. 26, 2020, to March 27, 2021, in Trieste. Travel, accommodations and program costs will be covered. The application deadline is April 30. (www.mib.edu/origini)

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Dr. DiFranco to preside over Arcolians

Dr. Charles C. DiFranco, will ascend to the presidency of the Arcolian Dental Arts Society on April 28 at Toscana Restaurant in Arlington Heights. For reservations, call Dr. Jessica Mattern at 480-794-0302. Dr. DiFranco works in partnership with his father, Dr. Charles F. DiFranco, and aunts Dr. Geri Ann DiFranco and Dr. Josephine DiFranco-Bordignon, at DiFranco Periodontics and Dental Implants in Park Ridge. A certified periodontist and diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, he earned his master’s degree in oral science and his DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Joining him as Arcolian officers are President-Elect Dr. ...

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Pan American earns top marks from BBB

Pan American Bank & Trust has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics for enterprises with 50 to 99 employees. The Torch Award is bestowed on a select few businesses that have distinguished themselves for their excellence and integrity. “The Torch Award is the most prestigious award the BBB can present to a business,” says Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois. “Torch Award winners demonstrate the highest ethical standards and trust with customers, employees, community members, and other stakeholders in which ...

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Forbes salutes William Blair’s Salvino

William Blair financial advisor Thomas Salvino has been named to the Top Wealth Advisors in America list by Forbes magazine for the second year in a row. He was named to Barron’s Top Advisors in America list from 2015 to 2017, and he was also included among the 20 Rising Stars of Wealth Management by Institutional Investor News in 2007, the same year he received the Outstanding Advisor Award from Registered Rep Magazine. A member of the Salvino Wealth Management Team, Thomas, along with his brother John and father Al, manage customized investment portfolios for individuals, families, trusts and foundations.

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Romanucci, Sommario elected

Antonio Romanucci has been installed as the 66th president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and Frank Sommario has been sworn in as the secretary of the National Italian American Bar Association. Romanucci and Sommario are partners in the Chicago-based law firm of Romanucci & Blandin. Romanucci has been an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association since 1995. He was elected to the Board of Managers in 2003 and has served on ITLA’s Executive Committee as well as ITLA’s Nominating Committee. He is a past president of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and the founder of the Justinian’s ...

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Ricchio named a top mortgage broker

Ron Ricchio was among the top 50 mortgage brokers in the country last year in terms of total loan volume, according to Scottsman’s Guide, a national residential and commercial publication. The ranking places him at the pinnacle of a profession that includes thousands of brokers nationwide. Ricchio was ranked among the best mortgage lenders in 2018 by #BorrowWisely, the top 350 originators in the country in 2016 by National Mortgage News, and the top 200 originators in the country in 2010, 2011 and 2014 by Origination News. A broker since 1991, Ricchio is president of Chicagoland Home Mortgage Services in ...

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Glorioso appointed to key state position

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration has appointed Westchester attorney Mauro Glorioso as executive director and general counsel of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board. Glorioso has served the PTAB in a number of capacities, most recently as chairman. Prior to that he was a member of the statewide five-member board, and before that he served as an administrative law judge at the agency. “I am honored by the administration’s confidence in me,” Glorioso says. The executive director is responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the agency, which assures that real property assessments are fair and uniform.

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Romanucci & Blandin attorneys earn accolades

Romanucci & Blandin, partners Stephan Blandin, Antonio Romanucci and Frank Sommario have all been named to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100 List. This year marks several milestones for the firm, with founding partners Romanucci and Blandin being named to the Illinois Super Lawyers list for the 15th consecutive year and Sommario being named to the Top 100 list for the first time. In addition to being on the Illinois Super Lawyers list for the past 15 years, both Romanucci and Blandin have had a presence on the Top 100 list for a majority of that time.

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DeBoni appointed managing partner of Romanucci & Blandin

Gina Arquilla DeBoni has been appointed managing partner of Romanucci & Blandin. She joined the Chicago-based law firm in 2010. As one of the few female managing attorneys in the state of Illinois, Arquilla DeBoni is responsible for the overall management and quality assurance of the firm’s legal and compliance services for its clients. “Gina is an asset to our firm and a passionate advocate of justice for her clients,” says Antonio Romanucci, founding partner at Romanucci & Blandin. “We are extremely proud to promote her to the position of managing partner and know she will continue to see success ...

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