Leonard Bellavia Has Been Selected to be the Recipient of the Long Island Business News 2020 Leadership in Law Award
Bellavia Blatt Founder and Managing Partner, Leonard Bellavia Esq., has been selected to be the recipient of the Long Island Business News ‘Leadership in Law’ award. Jenna Natale of Long Island Business News stated: “The Leadership in Law Awards is dedicated to those whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island. Honorees demonstrate outstanding achievements, excellence in professionalism, and support of the Long Island community.”
With over 33 years of experience, Leonard Bellavia is a nationally recognized authority in the field of automotive franchise law. Leonard represents thousands of automobile dealerships across the country in all aspects of commercial litigation and buy-sell transactions and has been instrumental in negotiating the sales of hundreds of dealerships. He has achieved national recognition for advocating the mass action litigation model on behalf of franchised automobile dealers.
Leonard has also been actively involved in giving back to the community through various charitable endeavors. He has been recognized for his leadership and humanitarian work not only by his colleagues but also the community. He has had the honor of being the recipient of the Annual Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for providing free legal work to indigent Long Islanders and has also spearheaded two charitable foundations; both of which are very personal to him. “Lawyers v. Cancer” and “Dealers v. Cancer” which are nationwide charitable organization that raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). This national fundraising initiative is centered around an annual classic car show produced by Leonard entitled “Cruisin’ For The Cure”.
The first show, held in 2017 at Windham Mountain in upstate New York, featured about 300 classic and 50 new exotic cars. They were so successful, the PCF invited him to an event where he met a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who pioneered immunotherapy, funded in part by his show’s earnings. Leonard has led philanthropic movements within the Long Island community, as well as nationwide, and his efforts and leadership initiatives are commendable.
The Long Island Business News ‘Leadership in Law’ 2020 Virtual Awards Program will take place November 19, 2020 at 10:30am EST.