Resolution J4587-2013

Commending Marianne E. Bertuna upon the occasion of her designation as the recipient of the IBG Professional Woman of the Year Award by the Italian Board of Guardians on May 29, 2014

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  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 21, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending Marianne E. Bertuna upon the occasion
of her designation as the recipient of the IBG Professional Woman of the
Year Award by the Italian Board of Guardians on May 29, 2014

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are  reflective  of the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations
and individuals who distinguish themselves in their  profession  and  in
service to their community; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Marianne E. Bertuna, partner at Aidala & Bertuna, P.C., upon  the  occa-
sion  of  her designation as the recipient of the IBG Professional Woman
of the Year Award by the Italian Board of Guardians to be celebrated  at
its  78th  Annual Bishop's Gala on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Russo's on
the Bay in Howard Beach, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Italian  Board  of  Guardians,  located  in  Bensonhurst,
Brooklyn,  New  York, is a non-profit social services agency, affiliated
with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Brooklyn  and  Queens,  and  a
member  agency  of  both  United  Way  of  New  York City, and the Human
Services Council; and
  WHEREAS, Since 1936, its mission is dedicated to addressing the social
needs of communities and individuals throughout  the  Greater  New  York
Metropolitan  area,  regardless  of  race, gender, age, creed, or ethnic
origin; and
  WHEREAS, Each year the Italian Board of Guardians gratefully  acknowl-
edges  those  who  support and work on behalf of its worthy endeavors; a
woman of singular  distinction,  Marianne  E.  Bertuna  has  continually
demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent
leadership  in  her  unwavering  service to her community as well as her
profession; and
  WHEREAS, Marianne E. Bertuna is a partner at the law firm of Aidala  &
Bertuna, P.C; she began her legal career as an associate in the law firm
of  Arthur  L.  Aidala  &  Associates after graduating from New York Law
School in 2001; after seven years of practicing law  at  the  firm,  she
became a partner in the law firm with Arthur L. Aidala; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1998,  Marianne  E.  Bertuna  graduated  from Georgetown
University with a Bachelor  of  Arts  degree  in  business  and  French;
although  she  knew  as  a  high school student at Poly Prep Country Day
School she wanted to be a lawyer, she also knew strong  business  skills
are the foundation for any successful career; and
  WHEREAS,  While  her  parents Nanette and Gerald Bertuna always empha-
sized the importance of a good education, Marianne  E.  Bertuna  credits
her parents and the time which she spent at their business, Aldo's Photo
Studio,  for  her  strong business sense and skills; she and her sister,
Christine, spent much time helping their parents, watching  them  run  a
successful business in Brooklyn for over 40 years; and
  WHEREAS,  Today,  Marianne E. Bertuna practices primarily in the areas
of criminal defense and real estate law; and
  WHEREAS, In 2012 and 2013, Marianne E. Bertuna was selected  by  SUPER
LAWYERS MAGAZINE as a Rising Star; in addition, she was nominated by the
National  Advocacy  for  DUI  Defense  as one of the top one hundred DWI
attorneys in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Despite her busy professional life, Marianne E.  Bertuna  has
been  called  upon to contribute her time and talents to countless civic
and charitable endeavors and has always given of  herself  unstintingly;
and

  WHEREAS, Marianne E. Bertuna is Second Vice President of the Columbian
Lawyers  Association, 1st Judicial Department, and a member of the Board
of Governors for Poly Prep Country Day School, and Board of Trustees for
the Brooklyn Bar Association; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to her parents, with her throughout have been her
sister,  Dr.  Christine  Bertuna-Haines  (Dr.  Lawrence Haines), and the
newest addition to the family, her niece,  Madison,  all  of  whom  feel
privileged to be a part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals who have distinguished themselves  in  their  profession  and  have
faithfully  served  the  needs  of  their  community  with diligence and
compassionate commitment to improving the quality and dignity of life in
the community are brought to our attention, they  should  be  celebrated
and  recognized by all the citizens of the great State of New York; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Marianne E. Bertuna upon the occasion of her designation as the
recipient of the IBG Professional Woman of the Year Award by the Italian
Board of Guardians on May 29, 2014; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Marianne E. Bertuna.

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