September 19-24, 2022

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See you in Italy


MONDAY 09/19

9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM CLE: Alessandro Bovino: Bridging the gap: Dual citizenship Across the Pond.

Giancarlo Madonna: Italian tax law in comparison to the Eastern Europe: outsourcing of companies

4:00 PM Visit to San Martino Museum

8:00 PM Benvenuto Dinner at Ciro in Borgo Marinari


9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM CLE: Armando Perna:New Vertical block exemption regulations.

Joe Andolino:Anti Inflation Act.

Antonello Pierro: How to purchase property in Italy and why you need a lawyer

8:00 PM Dinner La Riserva Roof Top


9:30 AM TO 10:00 AM Meeting with Bar Association President Antonio Tafuri, Esq and Bar members at the Bar Association.

10:15 AM TO 12:45 PM CLE ( MATAFORA ROOM/AT THE BAR ASSOCIATION) Antonietta Brancaccio: the latest changes in US immigration law and overview of the most common visas

Armando Senatore: Recognition of foreign judgments, comparative analysis Italy- USA

8:00 PM Gala dinner with tenor Carlo De Antonis at Rari Nantes


9:00 AM Boat to Capri

11:00 AM Meeting with Marino Lembo, Mayor of Capri & visit to Giardini di Augustus

8:00 PM Dinner at Villa Verde

11:00 PM Anem’ & Core

FRIDAY 09/23

10:00 AM Boat ride

Lunch at Lo Smerald

8:00 pm Gala Dinner at Panorama Capri


Dear Colleagues and Friends:

The year 2022 has been a roaring return to activity for our association.

Board meetings took place in both Phoenix, Arizona and St. Louis, Missouri. Each provided great contact with local Italian heritage lawyers. Italian Heritage associations are now in formation in each of the states!

In April, Past President and Director, Anthony Gianfrancesco, and I were invited to join thirty-eight visiting lawyers, largely from northern Italy, who were in Philadelphia. Anthony presented on our behalf and created great ties and relationships.

During May, as NIABA’s representative to the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, I joined a delegation of Italian heritage leaders in Rome. We met with the Secretary of State of the Vatican, President of the Supreme Court of Italy, and Pope Francis. Meetings with government, business and charitable organizations took place. The conference made great strides in building unity with corresponding Italian organizations. Our NIABA presence and influence was most definitely extended.

With all already accomplished, the best is just upon us!

The NIABA Naples 2022 Seminar will take place during the week of September 19, 2022. Forty Italian heritage lawyers from across the United States will attend seminars presented by our Italian peers. NIABA Directors Antoinetta Brancaccio-Balzano, Anthony Gianfrancesco, and Ralph Liguori have led the effort. Our group will approach one hundred attendees at dinners, luncheons, and special events, such as a meeting with the Mayor of Naples during the course of the visit. The President of the Bar of Naples and many lawyers from the ancient city will participate with us.

A delegation of NIABA leaders will attend meetings in Milan in September. We will meet with the Unione CRINT Italiane, the network of Italian bar associations partnering with NIABA. Exchange of webinars, case referrals, visiting delegations, visiting lawyer programs and much more are in development. Our delegation will be received at a meeting of the directors of the Bar of Milan. A seminar will be presented, as well, by an NIABA lawyer on the subject of “Real Property Law” presented in concert with an Italian lawyer joining in the analysis of similarities and differences. NIABA board members resident in Italy, Marco DeFazi, Giampaolo Girardi, and Antonello Pierro, will join us. Avv Francesca Zanasi, a leader of the network, has created an engaging schedule which will move our partnership forward.

The Board will meet in Washington, D.C. on October 27-30, 2022. The School of Law of the Catholic University of America will host our meetings and events. Many NIABA members will attend the 2022 Gala of the National Italian American Foundation that weekend.

Please join NIABA at if you are not yet a member. Please renew and update your information if you are a member. You can email and reach our administrator Cindy Martin.

Francis Donnarumma




NIABA Chairwoman of the Board, Cristina Carabetta, led the National Italian American Bar Association in New York City at the Columbus Citizens Foundation for the bi-annual meeting of the Conference of the Presidents of Major Italian American organizations. NIABA friend and supporter, Basil Russo, President of the Conference, welcomed our Chairwoman and President Francis Donnarumma among leaders of Italian heritage groups in the United States.

The attendees were welcomed for a luncheon with the Consul General of Italy in New York, Honorable Fabrizio DiMichele. Engagement and interchange among Italian and American associations, businesses, and cultural activists took place. Our chairwoman is a member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation who, along with several peers, made the event and evening dinner at the Foundation most memorable.




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NIABA Board Heads to Washington, D.C.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Italian American Bar Association will take place October 27-30, 2022, in Washington, D.C.  All NIABA members are welcome to attend!

Please make your travel and flight reservations as soon as possible.  The air transportation system is under some stress in this country and early reservation of flight is recommended.

During our meetings, we will be joined by Attorney Doug Lanzo, an attorney of obvious Italian heritage.  He enjoys fantastic and emerging success in literature.  A sterling example of Italian heritage lawyers doing very special things, Attorney Lanzo will share with us his professional work as counsel in the corporate world and his passions in literature.

Our DC weekend meeting will coincide with the annual gala and gathering of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF).  These two national organizations, our NIABA and NIAF, will have some exciting news at the board meeting!

Hotel reservations are recommended at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. 

Look forward to details and agenda which will be distributed soon!

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St. Louis was the destination of the spring Board meeting of the National Italian American Bar Association in May, 2022. The board was hosted by Attorney Vincent J. Garozzo, a partner of Greensfelder, a firm which was founded in St. Louis in 1895 and has celebrated more than 125 years of history. In St. Louis, our members were warmly greeted by NIABA friends, Bruno and Vivian Mazzatti. There was a great turnout of local attorneys and judges and there is great expectation that a new Italian heritage association will arise, there, in the near future.



The Board of Directors of the National Italian American Bar Association held its second ever meeting in Arizona. We were generously hosted by the firm of Snell & Wilmer, a powerhouse law firm in the western United States. Partner, Benjamin Nucci, assisted in the process. While in Phoenix, we celebrated the formal memorandum of agreement with our colleagues at the Australian Italian Bar Association, virtually. Honorary Consul of Italy, Roberta Gentili Purcel, an attorney, greeted the NIABA members warmly. Francesco Guzzo, executive director of the Italian Association of Arizona coordinated dinner with a large number of Italian heritage activists.

Attorney Marco Costa, admitted to practice in Arizona, participated in the meetings. He will attend the meeting among NIABA leaders in Milan in September, 2022 and the Unione CRINT Italiane.



In October 2021, the Board of Directors and guests of the National Italian American Bar Association met in Chicago, Illinois. The meetings were held at the offices of Holland & Knight, thanks to the generosity of board member Kenneth Jenero. The weekend in Chicago was highlighted by joining the Justinian Society in Chicago in celebration of its 100th Anniversary. The Justinian Society arose from the needs of young and emerging Italian heritage lawyers, 100 years ago, in one of America’s great cities. The association has proudly represented lawyers of Italian heritage right through to the present moment at the Centennial of a great organization.

During the weekend, those assembled in Chicago were joined, virtually, with bar leaders from Rome, Naples, Milan and across Italy in formalizing the relationship of NIABA and the Unione CRINT Italiane, a network of Italian bar associations.


NIABA presents an exciting 3 series Webinar: 

Conversations with Leaders in the Law 

We are planning our next series...please check back for updated information shortly...

The National Italian American Bar Association presents conversations with leaders in the law in a three (3) part series of webinars. Each features a lawyer who performs at the highest levels of the profession in that field. 

The seminar will be a rare opportunity for a conversational event full of substantive law, firsthand accounts of preparation and advocacy, and focused communication to our broad collection of lawyer attendees.

These webinars are free to NIABA members, but we ask that you register in advance of the event.


Vincent Marchetti Scholarship Fund


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