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Forbes hails Barbanente as star on the rise

Roberto Barbanente, an associate vice president and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley’s Chicago Wealth Management office, has been named to Forbes magazine’s inaugural list of America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors. The new Forbes listing spotlights individuals born in 1980 or later, who have at least four years of industry experience, and either lead or are viewed as potential leaders of their teams. The ranking is based on qualitative and quantitative data about factors including revenue trends, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices. Roberto is the son of Pescatore Palace owner Vito Barbanente.

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Lawdragon gives Salvi the nod

Chicago attorney Patrick A. Salvi has been selected for the 2017 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Earlier this year, he was chosen by his peers for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 10 List for the fourth year in a row. He was also selected by Best Lawyers as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in the Chicago area. And in 2016, he was designated on three of Leading Lawyers Magazine’s top 10 lists, including Top 10 Leading Lawyers in Illinois in All Areas of Law. Salvi is a founder, chairman and ...

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9 Romanucci & Blandin attorneys rank as Leading Lawyers

Antonio M. Romanucci and Frank A. Sommario are among several attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin to be hailed recently by their peers. Nine attorneys total from the firm have been named by Leading Lawyers magazine and www.leadinglawyers.com as among the top in their fields of plaintiff’s personal injury and workers’ compensation. Leading Lawyers Magazine, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, recognizes lawyers who “are most recommended by their peers in a statewide survey.” Stephan D. Blandin, principal and partner, Antonio M. Romanucci, principal and partner, Frank A. Sommario, partner, and Gina Arquilla DeBoni, managing attorney, have been named as 2017 Illinois Leading Lawyers. Senior ...

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State trial lawyers nominate Romanucci

Chicago attorney Antonio M. Romanucci has been nominated as second vice president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. A founding partner and principal at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, Romanucci has been an ITLA board member since 2003, serving on several committees and participating in regular events. Founded in 1952, the 2,000-member ITLA believes that when large entities act irresponsibly by creating unsafe products and workplaces, polluting the environment or swindling employees, they must be held accountable in the courts. “I am honored to receive this nomination from an organization that I have the upmost respect and admiration for,” Romanucci says. ...

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Zerillo Realty earns Best of Park Ridge honors

Zerillo Realty Inc. has been selected for the 2017 Best of Park Ridge Award in the real estate brokerage category by the Park Ridge Award Program. Each year, the Park Ridge Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their respective categories, and for enhancing the positive image of small businesses through service to their customers and community. Winners are determined based on information gathered internally by the program and data provided by third parties. Managing broker/owner Giuseppe Zerillo opened Zerillo Realty in 2014, only six years after earning his realtor’s license. Zerillo was honored by Top ...

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“Satch” Pecori to chair Engineering Council

Sergio “Satch” Pecori, chairman and CEO of Hanson Professional Services Inc., has been named chairman of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Pecori, who served as chair-elect of ACEC this past year, accepted the post in April during ACEC’s annual convention in Washington, D.C. He will serve until April 2018. “ACEC represents the engineering industry on the legislative and business practice fronts,” Pecori says. “It is an honor to serve as chair.” ACEC has more than 600,000 members from 5,000 firms across the U.S. Hanson is an employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services.

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Romanucci, Sommario named Super Lawyers

Antonio M. Romanucci and Frank A. Sommario are among several attorneys at the Chicago law firm of Romanucci & Blandin to be hailed recently by their peers. A principal and partner at the firm, Romanucci has been named to the prestigious “Top 100” list in Illinois for 2017 by Super Lawyers Magazine. This is the 11th consecutive year that Romanucci has been recognized as a “Top 100” attorney and the 13th consecutive year he has been selected to the list of Illinois Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers Magazine identifies the nation’s top attorneys through a process of peer selection and review, ...

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UIC dentist honored by science association

Dr. Luisa DiPietro, a professor of periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS fellows are selected by their peers in recognition of significant advances made in the sciences. The director of the UIC Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration and the associate chancellor for research, DiPietro studies the process of wound healing and tissue regeneration following injury. She and her coworkers have discovered several key factors that dictate whether wounds heal perfectly or with scars.

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UIC dental school honors Dr. Manzotti

Dr. Anna Manzotti, a clinical assistant professor of restorative dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, earned a Teaching Recognition Program (TRC) Award from the UIC Center for the Advancement of Teaching-Learning Communities. “Dr. Manzotti’s teaching is an excellent example of the high quality of instruction that characterizes the best of UIC,” says Dr. Maria Varelas, director of the center. The TRC considered student feedback, peer reviews, mentoring of students, curriculum development, impactful and innovative teaching, and other factors. Faculty “have to demonstrate clinical and professional excellence to inspire students to achieve high standards,” according to ...

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Arcolians honor Dr. Baldassano

Dr. Joe Baldassano was named Arcolian of the Year at the Arcolian Dental Arts Society’s annual Christmas party at the Park Ridge Country Club. The award was presented by Arcolian President Dr. Russ Spinazze and past President Dr. Michael Biasiello. An active Arcolian member for over 28 years, Baldassano has served on the board and in every executive post, including president, and has been active with the Chicago Dental Society as well. He currently serves as president of the Northwest Suburban Branch. “This award was very personal and meaningful to me because my father, son and other family members have ...

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