Brody Wilkinson PC grows its practice with the addition of three attorneys

SOUTHPORT, CT, September 1, 2006 – The law firm of Brody Wilkinson PC is pleased to announce that prominent local real estate attorney Brian T. Silvestro has joined the firm as a principal. In addition, Mark W. Klein and Justin L. Galletti have recently joined the firm as associates. These additions reflect the growing needs of the firm and its clients particularly in the areas of real estate and general business transactions.

“We are delighted to welcome Brian, Mark and Justin to the firm. Brian’s extensive real estate, land use and zoning experience will add significant depth to our real estate practice and enable the firm to expand the services we provide to our increasing base of clients in the state,” said Seth O. L. Brody, a senior principal of the firm. “Further, the addition of Mark and Justin to our team strengthens the firm’s ability to deliver value to our clients efficiently and promptly.”

BRIAN T. SILVESTRO practices in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, land use and zoning. He represents business owners, builders and private clients in real estate purchases, sales, refinancing and third-party relocation transactions. In addition, Mr. Silvestro handles subdivision applications, special permits and variances for clients before the Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning and Zoning Commission and the Conservation Commission. He lectures at real estate relocation conferences and represents select New York banks in real estate finance transactions for private clients residing in Connecticut.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Silvestro practiced for nearly 30 years at the Southport-based law firm of Kleban & Samor, P.C., where he headed the Residential Real Estate Group. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Silvestro is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations and their Real Property and Environmental Sections. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Real Property Section. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1970 and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1974.

Mr. Silvestro is a member of the Town of Fairfield Economic Development Commission and a former member and chairman of the Town of Fairfield Board of Parks and Recreation. He has been involved at the Board level with the Wakeman Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Southport for over 30 years and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Club’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Silvestro volunteers in numerous youth sports programs throughout Fairfield and was honored by the Fairfield High School Scholarship Committee in 2005 for his many outstanding community contributions and achievements. Mr. Silvestro also received the Connecticut Secretary of State Youth Sport Leadership Public Service Award in 2005. He serves as the head Junior Varsity coach and first Varsity assistant on the coaching staff of the boys’ basketball team at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

Mr. Silvestro is a lifelong resident of Fairfield, Connecticut, where he currently resides with his wife, Jane.

MARK W. KLEIN practices in the areas of business transactions, commercial and residential real estate and commercial litigation. Mr. Klein was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2002. He received his B.A. in Public Policy Studies in 1997 from Duke University and his J.D. in 2002 from Fordham University School of Law. He also attended the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, UK.

Mr. Klein is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Business Law and Franchise Sections, the American Bar Association’s Franchising Forum and Negotiated Acquisitions Subcommittee and the Bridgeport Bar Association’s Real Estate Section. He participates in the Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s leadership program. He also performs pro bono legal work for Connecticut Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Mr. Klein resides in Milford, Connecticut.

JUSTIN L. GALLETTI currently practices in all of the firm’s major areas of service including business transactions, commercial and residential real estate, and trusts and estates. Mr. Galletti was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2006. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association. Mr. Galletti received his B.A. in History, cum laude, in 2002 from Boston College. He received his J.D. in 2005 from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was an executive editor of the Connecticut Journal of International Law. Mr. Galletti resides in Fairfield, Connecticut, and is a member of the Fairfield Prep Alumni Board.

Attorneys

Brian T. Silvestro
Mark W. Klein
Justin L. Galletti

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