Day Pitney LLP is proud to announce that partner Michael Napoleone of the firm’s West Palm Beach office was appointed vice mayor of the Village of Wellington, effective April 9. Napoleone has served on the Wellington 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 Jan. 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,” Napoleone said. “Wellington is a great hometown, and I appreciate the opportunity to continue working with my fellow council members 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-Gov. Rick Scott appointed him to serve as vice chair. In 2015, he served as a member 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, 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.