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James H. Laskey is past Chair of the firm’s Business Law Group. His business practice is primarily transactional in nature, including mergers, acquisitions, licensing agreements for life science and technology companies, and product supply and distribution arrangements, especially for consumer products and manufacturing companies.

In addition to his business practice, Jim maintains a practice in administrative and government regulatory law, including public utility, telecommunications, energy, and antitrust issues. Since 2004, he has served as counsel to the Independent Energy Producers of New Jersey, a trade association for the power generation industry in New Jersey. Jim is also a registered legislative agent for New Jersey legislative activities.

More recently, Jim has gained extensive experience negotiating agreements for solar energy installations, purchase power agreements, and agreements for the creation and sale of Solar Renewable Energy Credits, also known as SRECs.

He was Chair of the Public Utility Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association in 1997 and 1998 and also served as Chairman of the Board for the Somerset County Business Partnership. Jim has been selected for inclusion on the list of The Best Lawyers in America. He was also selected as the Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” for the Newark, New Jersey region in 2013.

Prior to joining the firm, Jim spent three years working for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Before that, he clerked for New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Sidney M. Schreiber.

Jim is married to the Hon. Mary C. Jacobson, the Assignment Judge in Mercer County.

Articles

Publications

  • Moderator, “You’re No Longer a Start-Up! Now What?” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, October 10, 2018
  • “What You and Your Business Need to Know About Solar Power in New Jersey,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, April 18, 2012
  • “Powering Green: An Overview of Issues in Generating Solar Power on Buildings and Sites,” NM Client Seminar, Bridgewater, New Jersey, May 12, 2010
  • “Lobbying for Lawyers: Update 2006,” New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Mercer County College, September 12, 2006
  • Jim has assisted Viridity Energy Solutions, a leading developer of battery storage facilities, in obtaining zoning approval for a large battery storage project in Atlantic City for the Atlantic County Utilities Authority.
  • Jim represented Central Bergen Properties, a leading real estate developer, in the negotiation of a hosting arrangement for a 5.4-megawatt rooftop solar energy system.  The solar vendor agreed to provide the developer with a new roof for multiple buildings in Garfield in return for the developer’s agreement to purchase the power to be generated by the system for a minimum of 20 years.

James H. Laskey has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® status. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


Best Lawyers

James H. Laskey was selected to the 2019 Best Lawyers® list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Best Lawyers Award Badge

James H. Laskey was selected to the 2016 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of The Year list. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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