Oren M. Chaplin

Member | New Jersey/New York

Oren M. Chaplin focuses his practice on business and securities matters.

As a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice Group, Oren acts as outside counsel for companies and individuals in their daily business activities and in their commercial transactions.

For many years, he has drafted and negotiated agreements, including relationship arrangements among equity stakeholders, between business partners, and intercompany arrangements.  These agreements supplement his general contracting and corporate experience, which includes merger, acquisition, and business planning documents; entity formation, corporate governance, and due diligence matters; operating and shareholder agreements; supply and distribution agreements; referral, services, consulting, employment, and termination agreements; and other documents and instruments.

His clients’ markets include medical, financial services, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, fashion, photography and the arts, manufacturing, higher education, and professional service firms.

From the firm’s WeWork office at 222 Broadway in New York City, Oren works with startups and entrepreneurs, handling entity formation agreements, contracts, and business planning.

Prior to his career in private practice, Oren served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Amy Piro Chambers, P.J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, from 2001 to 2002.

While in law school, Oren was Managing Editor for the New England Law Review.  At the University of Delaware, he was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology and Criminal Justice Honor Society.



  • “Responding to Coronavirus Orders and Adapting My Business – Is This the NEW NORMAL?,” Virtual Town Hall, March 31, 2020
  • Management Liability Panel, CannaRiskCon, The Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ, January 29, 2020
  • “Getting Blunt About Cannabis Law: Cannabis Law 101,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, February 20, 2019
  • “You’re No Longer a Start-Up! Now What?” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, NJ, October 10, 2018
  • “The DOL Fiduciary Rule – What It May Mean For Planners,” Financial Planning Association NY, New York, NY, May 25, 2016
  • “ERISA, Prohibited Transactions and the Role of the Fiduciary: What You Need to Know NOW,” Financial Planning Association NY, New York, NY, February 11, 2015
  • “ERISA, Prohibited Transactions and the Role of a Fiduciary – A Discussion on What Professionals, Service Providers and Fiduciaries Need to Know,” Financial Planning Association Chicago, Chicago, IL, October, 2014
  • “Regulation and the Investment Advisor,” Financial Planning Association of New York, November 9, 2011
  • “Practical and Legal Issues When Dealing With Technology Service Providers,” Grand Hyatt, Weston, Florida, February 19, 2011

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