Day Pitney LLP is proud to announce that partner Michael J. Napoleone of the firm's West Palm Beach office has been appointed Vice-Mayor of the Village of Wellington, effective April 9, 2019. Napoleone has served on the Village Council since 2016 and he is the first non-sitting council member elected without opposition in the history of the Village. He was previously a partner of Richman Greer, which joined Day Pitney LLP as of January 1, 2019.

"I am honored to have been elected to serve the people of Wellington and look forward to continuing that service as Vice-Mayor," said Napoleone. "Wellington is a great hometown and I appreciate the opportunity to continue working with my fellow councilmembers and village leadership to make our already great community even better."

At Day Pitney, Napoleone focuses his practice on representing businesses and individuals in significant contract disputes involving shareholder and partnership agreements, noncompetition agreements, trade secrets, and real property purchase and lease agreements. He also represents high net worth individuals and families in complex estate and trust litigation.

Since 2011, Napoleone has served as a board member of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County and in May 2013, then Governor Rick Scott appointed him to serve as vice-chair. In 2015, he served as a member of the Village of Wellington's Charter Review Task Force. Napoleone has previously served on numerous civic and professional committees, including as President of the Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA), chairman of the PBCBA's Professionalism and Diversity committees, six years on The Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Professionalism, and six years on The Florida Bar's Constitutional Judiciary Committee, including two years as chair and two years as vice-chair. He is passionate about public service and civics education, and was part of The Florida Bar's "Benchmarks" program, which was tasked with developing programs to promote civics education to adults.