Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will host a virtual town hall featuring a panel of attorneys from across the firm’s multi-disciplinary practice answering questions from entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and community leaders about coronavirus preparedness, transitioning business operations, and adapting to comply with Executive Orders to shut down non-essential businesses.
Moderated by Oren Chaplin, a Member of the firm, our experienced attorney panel will address issues related to:
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and how it affects obligations to comply with state-issued Executive Orders regarding the closure of non-essential business and orders for residents to stay at home
Implications for your commercial contracts as business is impacted by the outbreak
Extensions for tax filing deadlines for personal and commercial tax returns
How immigrant workers may be impacted by the shutdown and what your obligations are related to reporting
How health care facilities and doctors’ offices are coping with the need to stay open and be accessible to patients, and how they are planning for the pending medical supply shortages that are only days away in some areas
If you are an entrepreneur or business owner with questions about any of the policy directives, executive orders, and legislation coming out related to coronavirus, you will want to join this virtual town hall to ensure you are getting the most current and up-to-date guidance and advice from a reliable and authoritative resource. Whatever legal questions you may have, our panel of attorneys – who cover nearly every legal discipline that impact today’s businesses – will have an answer.
We welcome you to submit your questions in advance of the town hall. Please submit those questions by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, by emailing them to email@example.com and put TOWN HALL QUESTION in the subject line.
“Sustainability has become an emerging concern in the food industry. Many food industry players are implementing sustainability initiatives within their companies. With this comes advertising considerations and challenges. I am excited to team up with such prominent individuals on this panel to help navigate potential pitfalls when advertising about the sustainability of the food products,” said DeFilippis.
About the Presentation
Andrea Chu, Sustainable Agriculture Analyst at Campbell Soup, and William Lachowsky, Training and Food Safety Specialist at the Food Processing Human Resources Council, will join DeFilippis for the presentation during the supply chain breakout sessions. Other topics to be addressed include creating efficiencies within the supply chain network and technological transportation innovation.
The conference, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, also offers a corporate social responsibility keynote speaker, vendor exhibits, networking opportunities, and a sustainability breakout session that includes discussions on building sustainable programs, the growing importance of sustainability from a consumer perspective, and carbon footprint reduction efforts around waste. For more information and to register, visit njfoodprocessors.org.
About Danielle DeFilippis
DeFilippis focuses her practice on intellectual property, contracts, and litigation. Her passion for food and beverage brands began at a young age, as she watched her father service various food brands through his work for a sales and marketing company. As the products came through her household, DeFilippis learned about marketing and branding from a retail and manufacturing perspective. Her appetite grew, and she now enjoys working with emerging and established food and beverage companies on brand development, clearance, counseling through the various stages of growth, and when the need arises, prosecuting and defending litigation.
DeFilippis is an author for Norris McLaughlin’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition blog, More Than Your MaⓇk™. She has been recognized by NJBIZ in its “Manufacturing Power 50” list and named to New Jersey Law Journal’s 2019 list of “New Jersey Trailblazers” for her efforts in the food and beverage industry in New Jersey and for expanding those efforts on a global scale.
DeFilippis received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2004 and her B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University in 2001.
Join us for business networking for professionals who serve the special needs community in New Jersey!
Norris McLaughlin, P.A., invites you to join us for a breakfast networking event. Come meet other professionals who serve the special needs community in New Jersey. Make new friends, meet new colleagues, and get referrals.
Our experienced elder care and special needs law attorneys go beyond traditional planning to address the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities by assisting them in long-term care planning and advocacy, guardianships and conservatorships, and end-of-life planning. We have deep expertise and personal experience with special needs issues, including the transition to adult services, and can provide guidance far beyond simply setting up a special needs trust.
Shana Siegel, Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Elder Care and Special Needs Law Practice Group, concentrates her practice in the area of elder law, focusing on representing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families in connection with life care planning, public benefits, trust and estate planning, and long-term care advocacy. She has extensive experience in probate and estate administration, asset preservation, supplemental and special needs trusts, planning for disability, guardianship and estate litigation, resident rights, health care decision-making, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance appeals.
Families with children with special needs know the struggle to find special needs programs and services in New Jersey. NeedQuest connects families with children and adults with special needs in New Jersey to providers including special education schools for special needs students, special needs schools, special needs camps, special needs lawyers, advocates for children with special needs, special needs sleepaway camps, special needs YMCA camps with inclusion and summer programs, after school programs for children with autism spectrum disorder and other special needs, speech therapists, pediatric occupational therapists, DDD approved agencies and programs, and special needs events.
In this double feature session, Member at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Jeanne Hamburg will cover how to protect and enforce your rights in your restaurant’s name, design and website content, how to protect your restaurant from copycats, and create new revenue streams through merchandising your brand and Marcus Guiliano will cover the top psychology triggers to use in emails, websites, business cards, and every other guest interaction.
Interested in attending a day-long Food Business Bootcamp to gain the expertise to develop a solid business plan and prepare to sell your culinary creations in a retail environment? Attendees will learn directly from industry experts who will share the tools and strategies needed to move your food idea from concept to reality.
Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, will present “Food Law Basics” addressing general legal considerations, such as the responsibility of food business owner to know federal, state, and local laws; health department requirements specific to New Jersey and New York; labeling and marketing basics, including the responsibility of describing true ingredients and nutritional content; intellectual property; and food safety. Other discussion topics include goal setting, pricing and menu planning, marketing trends, and food business requirements and operations.
For companies in the United States doing business in Europe and European companies doing business in the United States, the differences between copyright and data privacy law can be striking and confusing.
Jeanne Hamburg concentrates her practice on all aspects of copyright and trademark law. Resident in Norris McLaughlin’s New York City office, she assists clients in a broad range of industries with their intellectual property needs, but most notably in the media, entertainment, and publishing fields. In each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer.® Jeanne is ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, which lists the top 1000 trademark attorneys in 70 jurisdictions globally.
In the transactional area, Jeanne is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, website development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions. She has litigated high-profile copyright cases, including one that attracted the attention of the U.S. Copyright Office, and one involving the claims of an artist seeking to prevent the sale of her incomplete works by a major New York auction house, whose work is featured in some of the most famous museums in New York and around the world. Jeanne represents or has represented the largest online publisher of Jewish content in North America, several magazine and newspaper publishers, a well-known academic publisher, a large STM publisher, the owner of a world-famous video game, and a New York-based creative agency collaborating on an immersive project with a renowned photographer, handling copyright and/or a wide array of electronic and print publishing matters. Jeanne also negotiates publishing and merchandising deals around the world for a famous children’s book author and handles all US trademark matters for one of the world’s best-known artists. She chairs the firm’s Internet Law Practice Group.
Jeanne has spoken to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Rights and Permissions Committee members and before the New York chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. She frequently writes on topics of interest to those in the publishing industry.
Oliver Süme is a German-certified information technology (IT) lawyer and partner at Fieldfisher. He is an IT, technology law, and data protection specialist with more than two decades of experience in the field.
Oliver advises national and international clients of various sectors on their path to digitization. Data protection, IT Security, and IT contracts are among his key areas, as well as the legal impact of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.
Oliver serves as Chairman of the Association of the Internet Industry (eco) and is a Member of the IT Committee of the Hanseatic Bar Association.
Stephan Zimprich is a German lawyer and partner specialized in IP enforcement and litigation at the European law firm Fieldfisher. He has a strong technology background and advises clients mainly from digital industries in privacy regulation, media regulation, unfair trade practices regulation and IT law matters.
Stephan’s clients include global cloud service providers, social networks, and review platforms, some of Europe´s leading ad-tech businesses and specialist software providers for regulated industries such as insurance. He also has a strong litigation track record and regularly represents his clients before the court, including the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.
Stephan chairs the Blockchain working group of the Eco Association of the Internet Industry.
CannaRiskCon 1.0, a panel discussion forum sponsored by Norris McLaughlin, The John Morgan McLachlan Agency, and New Ventures Consulting, will include in-depth Q&A-style conversations about the inherent legal liabilities and potential business risks facing the cannabis industry. This inaugural event will take place on January 29, 2020, at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Featuring leading experts risk management, insurance coverage, and the ever-expanding discipline of cannabis law, growers and dispensary operators from all levels of management and ownership will receive actionable information takeaways to help protect themselves from risk and liability and ensure their companies are successful.
Registration for this event is FREE, but is limited to the first 100 people who register! The information and takeaways from this event will be most valuable to growers and dispensary owners already invested in the industry, as well as those interested in starting a cannabis business or introducing cannabis products to their existing business. Ancillary service providers, vendors, distributors, and supply chain manufacturers are also encouraged to attend. Whatever role your business plays in delivering cannabis products to this fast-growing market, this is one program you will not want to miss.
Eric Alvarez concentrates his practice on high-stakes, complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court. He represents businesses of all shapes and sizes—from closely-held partnerships to international corporations—as well as individuals, in a wide range of litigation matters, including general commercial litigation, consumer fraud, products liability, and mass tort litigation. Eric handles and coordinates multi-jurisdictional cases through all stages of litigation, up to and including trial. He is also a member of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice Group. He advises clients on compliance with state and federal laws and regulations relating to the production, research, and testing of cannabis and cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (“CBD”).
Are you ready to take the next step in developing your food business, but need guidance from experts on how to move forward? As a unique opportunity for early-stage food entrepreneurs to learn about developing and growing your business, discussion topics include:
Join Jeanne Hamburg, a trademark attorney here at Norris McLaughlin, and Victoria Ho, a consultant in the food industry with extensive food CPG compliance experience, as they guide you through key aspects of labeling compliance and branding for your food products.
The average product recall costs food entrepreneurs an average of $10 million. Moreover, to get your product on shelves and instill confidence in buyers, compliance is essential. Victoria will cover how to develop:
FDA/State compliant packaging materials
FDA/State compliant label (on-pack messaging)
UPC scannable and properly coded for food safety
With the average consumer spending only five seconds looking at your product, a unique brand and design can set you apart and build consumer loyalty and goodwill. Jeanne will cover how to:
Protect your food brands, packaging, designs, promotional materials, and website
Clear and register your food trademarks and product designs
Draft contracts to protect your brand, designs, and recipes
Jeanne focuses her practice in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area, assisting clients in the food, beverage, and restaurant industries with their IP needs. Each year since 2009, she has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. Only 5% of New York attorneys receive this honor. Jeanne is also ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). Among a group of fewer than 90 trademark professionals in New York, she was named a top trademark attorney in the areas of enforcement and litigation.
Jeanne has litigated in federal courts across the country, acting as national counsel to bring and defend infringement claims for clients both foreign and domestic. Most recently, she litigated through appeal to the Federal Circuit a food trademark case that has been described as generating one of the most important trademark decisions in 2018. In the transactional area, Jeanne counsels clients on intellectual property aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She is experienced in copyright and trademark clearance, prosecution, and enforcement, and has particular expertise with contentious and transactional issues arising from the Internet.
Jeanne frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property topics for food, beverage, restaurant, and hospitality trade groups, and is a member of the Specialty Food Association and the New York State Restaurant Association. She is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on its Government Officials Training Committee.
Fueled by the power of good food to nourish genuine human connections, Victoria founded SherpaCPG in 2019 to shift a decade of maker experience towards helping fellow food and beverage brands bring their culinary stories to life and their wellness-driven products to market. With a focus on strategic innovation and brand development for the CPG food and beverage industry, Victoria prepares new products for sustainable success in a retail environment by addressing all stages of the path to market including product formulation, comprehensive packaging compliance and design, brand messaging and product positioning. SherpaCPG is proud to work with a global clientele on projects that champion supply chain transparency, sustainable manufacturing, and accessible nutrition.
Vaping has been making headlines in recent months due to its link to health-related problems. Speakers will use their knowledge of the cannabis industry to discuss how these headlines affect the cannabis industry. Alvarez will specifically speak on the potential product liability implications, including manufacture and design defects