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  • Oct 31, 2011Hutcheon and Chaplin Present on State of Investment Adviser Regulation and Trends in Industry

    October 31, 2011

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700 x4224

    Hutcheon and Chaplin Present on State of Investment Adviser Regulation and Trends in Industry

     

    New York, NY (October 31, 2011) – Peter D. Hutcheon and Oren M. Chaplin, attorneys with the law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will present “Regulation and the Investment Advisor,” a discussion about investment adviser regulation, with The Honorable Marc B. Minor, Chief of the New York Office of Attorney General’s Investor Protection Bureau. The event, which is being sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of New York, will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the offices of MetLife, 1095 6th Ave (at 42nd St.), 23rd floor, New York, NY.

    The panel will provide commentary on the state of investment adviser regulation and current trends relevant to the investment management industry. Pre-registration for the event is required. For more information about the Financial Planning Association of New York and to pre-register for the event, visit the FPANY’s website at www.fpany.org.

    Hutcheon practices in the areas of corporate governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking, and finance. Hutcheon is experienced with securities matters ranging from investment adviser compliance to stock options to dividend reinvestment plans. He regularly counsels the management of public and private companies on a variety of corporate governance matters including the complexities of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He also represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals, as well as firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities.

    Hutcheon is now in his 31st year as Liaison from the American Bar Association’s State Regulation of Securities Committee to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities, and chaired the New Jersey Securities Advisory Committee appointed by the Attorney General from 1995 to 2001. Hutcheon is a long-time member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Business Law, LLC’s Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations Committee and, for 22 years was a director (including 2 years as chair) of the New Jersey State Bar, Corporate and Business Law Section. He also chaired the State Bar’s Banking Law Section, and was chairman of the New Jersey Corporate and Business Law Study Commission from its inception in 1989 to 2002, where he provided reports and suggestions on business law developments to the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor.

    Chaplin focuses his practice on business law and securities matters. He regularly analyzes regulatory and compliance issues related to limited offerings, investment advisers, public and private investment companies, broker-dealers, insurance product agents and other financial industry entities under ERISA, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and state Blue Sky laws. He has experience drafting merger, acquisition, and business planning documents and handling entity formation, corporate governance and due diligence matters. He is well versed in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements including client referral, client services, consulting, employment and termination agreements, as well as Form ADV and internal compliance and supervisory policies and procedures.

    Chaplin is a regular speaker on corporate law and securities issues and has appeared at events hosted by various financial industry businesses, groups and associations throughout the country including the National Association of Active Investment Managers, the Society of Financial Service Professionals, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has been interviewed and has written numerous articles on business law topics in various publications, including Journal of Financial Planning, Morningstar Advisor Edition, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Financial Advisor Magazine, Investment Advisor, Charles Schwab Institutional – Schwab Compliance Review, TD Ameritrade Institutional Advisor News, and The Active Manager.

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    Posted in: Banking & Financial Services, News, Oren M. Chaplin, Peter D. Hutcheon |

  • Nov 03, 2010Joel N. Jacobson Named 2011 Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year in New Jersey

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    November 3, 2010

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    721 Route 202-206
    P.O. Box 5933
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700 x4224

    Joel N. Jacobson Named 2011 Best Lawyers
    Banking Lawyer of the Year in New Jersey

    Bridgewater, NJ (November 3, 2010) – Joel N. Jacobson, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named the 2011 “Newark Area Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. He is the only banking law attorney accorded this honor in the State of New Jersey.

    After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 17th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2011) is based on more than 3.1 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

    Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Joel N. Jacobson on being selected as the ‘Newark Area Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year’ for 2011.”

    A resident of Chatham, Jacobson has been with the firm for 34 years, including more than 30 years as a shareholder. Jacobson has been a member of the firm’s Management Committee since 1986 and chairs the firm’s Marketing Committee. He earned both his J.D. in 1971 and his B.A., cum laude, in 1968 from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Jacobson’s practice focuses on banking, real estate and corporate matters. He represents a large number of financial institutions in lending and litigation matters, including work-outs, foreclosures, bankruptcies and lender liability matters related to non-performing loans. He also represents a wide range of real estate and corporate clients in transactional matters.

    Jacobson is a member of the New Jersey, New York and District of Columbia Bars, and the Real Estate, Banking Law and Debtor/Creditor Sections of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He has been the firm’s representative to Meritas, a worldwide affiliation of approximately 200 leading mid-sized commercial law firms, since 1991, formerly serving on the Meritas Board of Directors and currently serving as Chairman of its Financial Services Section. He was also the Chairman of the Chatham Township Planning Board for the past five years.

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    Posted in: Banking & Financial Services, Joel N. Jacobson, News |

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