Law Bulletin hails Marasso

Chicago attorney Bruno Marasso has been named to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s Forty Under 40 list for 2023. Marasso is a partner at Romanucci & Blandin. A member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers since law school, Massaro has volunteered his time on the executive board since 2017, most recently serving as president for the 2022-23 year. He is also an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, National Italian American Bar Association and American Association of Justice.  

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Attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin stand out

Chicago attorney Michael Grieco was among the many lawyers honored at the American Association for Justice’s 2023 annual convention in Philadelphia this July. An AAJ Board of Governors member since 2022, Grieco was presented with the F. Scott Baldwin Award, which recognizes a young trial lawyer with one or more outstanding trial verdicts who has made a significant contribution to the New Lawyers Division of the AAJ. Grieco also serves on the executive committee for the Professional Negligence section of the AAJ. The award was presented by AAJ officer Jared Smith of Jared Smith Law in Kentucky. Grieco was recently …

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Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets reaches major milestone

Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets turned 65 this year, celebrating the milestone by opening a new store in Mt. Prospect. Founded by Bari native Angelo Caputo, the local grocery empire got its start in 1958 as a small produce market on Harlem Avenue in Elmwood Park. The chain is now nine stores strong, with additional locations in Addison, Bloomingdale, Hanover Park, Naperville, Norridge, Orland Park and South Elgin, as well as an expansive grocery store, warehouse and corporate headquarters in Carol Stream. The family business is now run by a second generation, with son-in-law Robertino Presta Sr. at the helm. For …

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V. Formusa Co. celebrates landmark anniversary

Back in 1889, the automobile had barely been invented, and the airplane was still a gleam in the Wright brothers’ eyes. Yet, Italian immigrant Vincent Formusa had the foresight to found a company to meet his paesani’s growing demand for food products from their homeland. And so, V. Formusa Co. was launched at 710 W. Grand Ave. in Chicago. A century and a quarter later, the company turns out a wide array of Italian specialty food products at their modern plant at 2150 Oxford Road in Des Plaines, packaging them in distinctive red and yellow Marconi Foods bottles and shipping …

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Romanucci & Blandin earns high national marks

Chicago-based Romanucci & Blandin was recently ranked among the area’s top law firms in U.S. News’ 2023 Best Lawyers list. The firm received a Tier 1 ranking in the Chicago region for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation and Claimants Workers’ Compensation Law. It also received a Tier 2 ranking for Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation and a Tier 3 ranking for Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law. Several of the firm’s partners and attorneys have been listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2023. Antonio M. Romanucci and Frank A. Sommario are listed for Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants; Antonio M. Romanucci, Stephan D. Blandin, Gina …

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Antonio Romanucci earns prestigious legal award

Chicago attorney Antonio Romanucci received the Howard Twiggs Award from the American Association of Justice at the organization’s annual conference in Seattle on July 18. The award is given to an AAJ member whose “passion, civility, cordiality and professionalism reflect the high standards set by Attorney Howard Twiggs; and whose courtroom advocacy and distinguished service to AAJ have brought honor to the trial bar and the legal profession.” A founding partner at Romanucci & Blandin, Romanucci has served in a wide variety of posts at the AAJ over the years.

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Giudice named Special Libraries Association fellow

Chicago law librarian Eugene Giudice has been named a fellow of the Special Libraries Association. The designation reflects the work Giudice has done and will continue to do on behalf of the profession and the SLA. SLA fellows are expected to act as mentors to those entering the profession and offer their knowledge and wisdom in the governance of the SLA. The senior research services training specialist at the Chicago office of Dentons US LLP, Giudice is chair of the SLA Legal Community, has chaired the Workplace Emergency Preparedness Council, and has been a member of several task forces and …

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Fioretti ranked a top attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Robert Fioretti has been ranked as a top attorney by the AV Peer Review system created by Martindale-Hubbell. As a partner in the law firm Roth Fioretti LLC, Fioretti handles cases in complex litigation and governmental law. A longtime civil rights lawyer, he was a senior supervising attorney for the General Litigation Division of the Corporation Counsel for the city of Chicago under Mayor Harold Washington. His personal trial experiences have led to more than 100 state and federal verdicts and appellate court decisions. A former special assistant attorney general and special assistant state’s attorney, Fioretti served for two terms …

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Law librarian Eugene Giudice dubbed Advocate of the Year

Eugene Giudice has received the Advocate of the Year Award from the Private Law Librarians and Information Professionals Special Interest Section (PLLIP-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The award is given annually to a librarian who demonstrates leadership and excellence in advocating for law libraries and librarians. Giudice has hosted weekly Zoom coffee breaks with librarians around the world to keep the community connected during the pandemic. He was also praised for his “strong, contributing presence” on several AALL and PLLIP-SIS committees and for serving as a “catalyst and moderator” for continuing education webinars. Giudice is a …

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Salvino team goes into business for itself

The Salvino Wealth Management Team has hung out its own shingle, launching Performance Wealth in January. The independent registered investment advisor manages $2.2 billion in client assets and will operate out of offices in Hinsdale, Illinois; Naples, Florida; and San Diego. The team’s mission is to “create detailed financial plans and investment portfolios using the best research tools available,” according to firm CEO Tom Salvino. “The wealth management industry has evolved considerably in the last 20 years,” Salvino says. “Our decision to create Performance Wealth was driven by the realization that we could do a lot more for our clients …

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