Elizabeth A. Genung

Elizabeth A. Genung

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Phone: (315) 422-1311
Fax: (315) 479-7612
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Genung joined Melvin & Melvin, PLLC in 1999 and works primarily in the areas of construction law, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, collections, business law, and appeals. She advises clients that range in size from small subcontractors to suppliers to multi-national prime corporations and sureties, and everything in between. Ms. Genung assists clients with contract formation, bid protests, preventing and preserving claims, breach of contract, and litigation. She is also knowledgeable about employment issues that arise in the construction context, whether it is a public or private project.

Ms. Genung also works extensively in the area of general commercial litigation. She has assisted business clients with contract disputes, noncompete agreements, LLC dissolutions, Lanham Act violations, and real estate disputes.  She also represents banks and others in bankruptcy proceedings and collections matters.

Ms. Genung also has extension experience prosecuting and defending civil appeals. She also advises clients on business formation, Export Control Act issues, and commercial trucking traffic violations.


  • Syracuse University (J.D., 1998, cum laude)
  • Syracuse University (B.A, 1989)

Honors and Affiliations

  • Law, Technology & Management Certificate
  • Syracuse Journal of Legislation and Policy, Managing Editor
  • Cali Award, Evidence
  • Cali Award, Advanced Legal Research


  • 2019, Pennsylvania
  • 2015, United States District Court, Bankruptcy Court, Western District, New York
  • 2001, United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • 2000, United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • 1999, New York

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
    • Construction Law Forum
    • Litigation Section
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Commercial and Federal Litigation Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association