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  • Apr 26, 2019Saleem Mawji Named Co-Chair of Litigation Department

    Saleem Mawji, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A.,  has been elected Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and Chair of Litigation – Pennsylvania office, three years after being named a Member of the firm.  He also serves as a member of the firm’s diversity committee.

    A Lehigh Valley native and Salisbury High School alumni, Saleem has been with Norris McLaughlin, P.A. for 9 years. “I am honored to be Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and look forward to contributing to the continued success of the department and firm as a whole,” he said.

    “Saleem is a great fit to Co-Chair our Litigation Group. He is an accomplished litigator and has established himself as a talented leader within the firm,” said John N. Vanarthos, Chairman of the firm.

    Mawji devotes his practice to complex commercial litigation matters, focusing primarily on three areas: shareholder disputes, fraudulent investigations, and construction law.  He represents businesses of all sizes, including some of the Lehigh Valley’s largest companies, in state and federal court.  He acts as outside “general counsel” for Global Export Marketing, Ltd. and Access Innovations Global, and regularly advises clients on a variety of general business issues, including contract negotiation, review, and enforcement.  He regularly contributes to the firm’s Pennsylvania Shareholder Dispute blog.

    He has represented corporations, majority shareholders, and minority shareholders in legal disputes including oppression rights cases and disputes within closely-held companies.  He helps clients to understand their rights and obligations under Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law, and the issues involved in allegations of shareholder “freeze-out.”

    He was honored in 2016 as one of the Forty Under 40 in Lehigh Valley Business, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business. He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Rising Star Lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

    A 2014 graduate of Lehigh Valley Leadership, Saleem is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network and Muhlenberg College. He is on the Board of Community Bike Works, is a Member of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Fellowship of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.  He is a past board member of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and a past member of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee.

    Mawji earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Woolsack National Honor Society, Penn State Law Review Comments Editor, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, Pi Sigma Alpha, from Muhlenberg College in 2002.

    Posted in: Construction Law, Electronic Discovery ("E-Discovery"), John N. Vanarthos, Litigation, News, Saleem Mawji | Tags: , , , , , ,

  • Oct 03, 2018Saleem Mawji Joins the Fellowship of the Construction Lawyers Society of America

    Saleem Mawji, a Member at law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been invited into the Fellowship of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. CLSA is an invitation-only, selective, and limited-membership international association of the world’s best construction lawyers. Membership is limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows from the United States and internationally. The composition of the CLSA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of deserving, experienced, and highly-qualified lawyers across all practices relating to the construction industry. For more information about CLSA, please click here.

    Mawji devotes his practice to complex commercial litigation matters, focusing primarily on three areas: shareholder disputes, fraudulent investigations, and construction law. He represents business of all sizes, including some of the Lehigh Valley’s largest companies, in state and federal court. His construction practice focuses on litigation, mechanic’s lien claims, construction defects, and contractor/subcontractor payment disputes. He is experienced with Pennsylvania’s Construction Payment and the Prompt Payment Act. He was honored in 2016 as one of the Forty Under 40 in Lehigh Valley Business, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business. A 2014 graduate of Lehigh Valley Leadership, Mawji is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network and Muhlenberg College. He is on the Board of Community Bike Works, and is a member of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College.

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  • Jul 02, 2018Annmarie Simeone and Margaret Raymond-Flood to Present Webinar

    Annmarie Simeone and Margaret Raymond-Flood, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the webinar “Policies & Procedures for Preventing Harassment and Strategies for Controlling Discovery” in conjunction with Corporate Counsel Business Journal on Tuesday, July 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM EST.

    In this webinar, Simeone and Raymond-Flood will discuss effective policies, procedures, and training to help prevent and address workplace harassment, as well as strategies and best practices for preservation, management and cost controls for document collection, review and production.  CLE credit is available for NJ, NY, and PA, and copies will be available for on-demand viewing for registrants who cannot attend. For more information and to register, click here.

    Simeone concentrates her practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation.  She primarily defends management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including whistleblower claims and claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, and disability.  Simeone’s work includes the defense of corporations, as well as individual officers, directors, and employees, addressing issues unique to small businesses, and challenges faced by larger companies.  She also provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel on employment issues including employee leaves of absence, workplace investigations, employee discipline, and layoff and termination issues, including the negotiation and design of severance agreements.  Simeone drafts employee handbooks and employment-related policies and procedures, and has significant experience protecting businesses from liability by conducting training for supervisors and employees.

    Simeone, Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA), received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990.  In 2013, she was named Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women; in 2016, she received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the NJWLA; and in 2018, she received the Presidential Leadership Award from the NJWLA.

    Raymond-Flood devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters. She has considerable experience in the defense of environmental, professional liability, and insurance claims.  Her extensive litigation experience includes pretrial procedure, motion practice, and taking and defending depositions of corporate representatives, employees and expert witnesses throughout the country.  Raymond-Flood has tried several complex matters, on both the state and federal levels, and she has used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation.  She is also Chair of the firm’s Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (“REDI”) Group, an interdisciplinary team that helps clients with the identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of massive amounts of electronically stored information required by federal and state court rules.

    Raymond-Flood received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1991 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University in 1988.

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  • May 10, 2018Saleem Mawji Launches Shareholder Disputes Blog in Pennsylvania

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Saleem Mawji has launched a blog entitled “Shareholder Disputes in Pennsylvania.”  The blog addresses shareholder, partner, and member disputes in Pennsylvania.

    “Conflicts are bound to arise between those who work closely together.  Fortunately, most of the conflicts can be resolved.  When they can’t, however, they can lead to the ‘business divorce.’  At that point, understanding the law becomes crucial.  Through this blog I aim to educate individuals and businesses about ‘business divorces’ between members, partners, and shareholders,” Mawji noted.

    Mawji has represented legal entities and individuals in oppression rights cases and disputes within closely-held companies.  He helps clients to understand their rights and obligations under Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law, and the issues involved in allegations of shareholder “freeze-out.”

    He was honored in 2016 as one of the Forty Under 40 in Lehigh Valley Business, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business.  A 2014 graduate of Lehigh Valley Leadership, Mawji is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network and Muhlenberg College.  He is on the Board of Community Bike Works and is a member of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce.  He is a past board member of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and a past member of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee.

    Mawji received his B.A. from Muhlenberg College and his J.D. from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.

    Posted in: Construction Law, Electronic Discovery ("E-Discovery"), Litigation, News, Saleem Mawji | Tags: , , , ,

  • Sep 19, 2012Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Participates in 2012 InfraGard Security Summit

    September 19, 2012

    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
    ecmillerjr@nmmlaw.com

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Participates in 2012 InfraGard Security Summit

     

    Bridgewater, NJ (September 19, 2012) – Attorneys of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Jeanne Hamburg and Margaret Raymond-Flood participated in the 2012 InfraGard Security Summit on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

    Hamburg presented “Trademark and Copyright Issues in Social Media & the Web.” She covered trademark and copyright issues unique to social networking, including controlling employee and user interactions with social media platforms to maximize benefits and minimize liabilities; addressing copyright and trademark complaints; permissions for and licensing copyrightable content, web site development, protecting copyrights and handling copyright infringement complaints under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; rights of publicity and attribution online; and trademark issues arising from key word searching, phishing, and cybersquatting.

    Raymond-Flood’s topic was “E-Discovery: Navigating Through the Minefield,” reviewing the legal challenges corporations face in maintaining electronically stored information (“ESI”) and the three phases of ESI that companies should consider.

    InfraGard® is a collaboration between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA) to protect our National Infrastructure.

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    Posted in: Electronic Discovery ("E-Discovery"), Intellectual Property, Jeanne Hamburg, Margaret Raymond-Flood, News |

  • Nov 03, 2010Margaret Raymond-Flood Speaks on Electronic Discovery


    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
    ecmillerjr@nmmlaw.com

    Margaret Raymond-Flood Speaks on Electronic Discovery

    Bridgewater, NJ (November 3, 2010) – Margaret Raymond-Flood, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. and a Co-Chair of the firm’s Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (“REDI”) Group, was one of the speakers at a program entitled “Nuts and Bolts of E-Discovery” hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE). The program was held on Friday, September 24, 2010, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, and, again, on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at The Westin Mount Laurel, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

    This program, designed for litigators, new lawyers, general practitioners, paralegals and support staff, covered the requirements any member of a litigating team, including both lawyers and paralegals, must be aware of when dealing with e-discovery issues. The panel discussed amendments to the federal and state court rules addressing e-discovery now in effect and their impact on the management and retrieval of electronically stored information. Some of the e-discovery issues the panel addressed included understanding terms of e-discovery, recent cases and trends, privilege issues, proportionality, and cost-shifting.

    Raymond-Flood, a resident of Ringoes, devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters. As Co-Chair to the REDI Group, she contributes her extensive knowledge of litigation to the interdisciplinary team, helping clients with the identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of massive amounts of electronically stored information required by new federal and state court rules. She has appeared in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, as well as the federal courts of other jurisdictions. She also has considerable experience in the defense of products liability, professional liability claims and insurance claims.

    Raymond-Flood has extensive litigation experience including pretrial procedure, motion practice, and taking and defending depositions of corporate representatives, employees and expert witnesses throughout the country. She has tried several complex matters on both the state and federal levels, and she has used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation.

    Raymond-Flood also has unique experience handling cy pres matters where she asks the Court with help interpreting the terms of a will or gift, when carrying out the terms literally would be impracticable or illegal. At the same time, she works to ensure that the general intent of the donor is observed as closely as possible.

    Raymond-Flood is a member of the Somerset County Bar Association, New Jersey Defense Association and Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the Hunterdon County YMCA. She is a member of the Meritas Litigation Section Steering Committee, which serves hundreds of members from all over the United States and the world. She served as a coach of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Mock Trial Team for five years. In addition, she has participated as a speaker in seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.

    Raymond-Flood earned her J.D. in 1991 and her B.A., magna cum laude, in 1988 from Seton Hall University. After graduating law school, Raymond-Flood served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Civil Division in the Superior Court of New Jersey.

    The New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education was created in 1962 to help lawyers and judges increase their general professional competence, keep abreast of developments in the law, and become more proficient in selected areas of practice. A non-profit, completely self-supporting organization, NJICLE is a joint venture of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, and Seton Hall University. NJICLE presents more than 300 seminars each year throughout the State, publishes a wide variety of materials, and administers the Skills and Methods Course on behalf of the New Jersey Supreme Court. The Institute’s lecturers, authors, and advisors are the very best New Jersey attorneys, from both the bench and bar, representing every field of specialization and every type of practice. Their generous contribution of time, talent, and energy makes NJICLE’s high quality programs and publications possible.

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    Posted in: Electronic Discovery ("E-Discovery"), Margaret Raymond-Flood, News |

  • Nov 27, 2007Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorney Teaches Course at the 2007 Judicial College

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    November 28, 2007

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    P.O. Box 1018
    Somerville, NJ 08876-1018
    Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
    Chief Marketing Officer
    (908) 722-0700, X-4224
    ecmillerjr@nmmlaw.com

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
    Attorneys Teach Course at the
    2007 Judicial College

    SOMERVILLE, NJ – Margaret Raymond-Flood of the Response to Electronic Discovery and Information (“REDI”) Group of the Somerville law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented Electronically Stored Information: Where Technology Meets the LawIf it Hasn’t Been in Your Court Room Yet, It WILL! at the afternoon session of the New Jersey Judicial College on Tuesday, November 20, 2007. They presented along with the Honorable Vincent J. Grasso, A.J.S.C., the Honorable Carol E. Higbee, P.J.Cv., Robert Kleeger, Director of The Intelligence Group, and Stephen L. Stewart, Principal of ESI Strategies, LLC.

    The presentation gave the judges a basic understanding of the technology involved, the expectations and obligations imposed by the amended e-discovery court rules, how to manage and balance e-discovery issues that will inevitably arise in their courtroom no matter what types of cases they typically handle, and the legal and practical ramifications their rulings will have on litigants. The three-hour, interactive, multi-disciplinary seminar was designed specifically for state court judges.

    The Judicial College is part of the Judicial Education Program, which primary goals are to refine the formal training activities for new judges and experienced judges with new assignments, to strengthen and expand continuing education programs for all judges, to develop programs which address the distinct educational needs of judges who work in highly specialized areas of law, and to provide training opportunities which improve public access to and knowledge of the judicial system. The Judicial College provides judges with a wide range of academic programs to keep abreast of developments in the law and judicial administration.

    Margaret Raymond-Flood devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, environmental and contract cases. Raymond-Flood has extensive litigation experience including pretrial procedure, motion practice, and taking and defending depositions of corporate representatives, employees and expert witnesses throughout the country. She has tried complex matters involving electronic discovery on both the state and federal levels, and she has used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation. In addition, she lectures nationally about the use of innovative courtroom technology and electronic discovery. Raymond-Flood is a 1991 graduate of Seton Hall University Law School and a 1988 magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University. She served as Law Clerk to Honorable Neil H. Shuster, Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Civil Division in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Raymond-Flood is admitted to the Bar in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and the U.S. District Court, District of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Somerset County Bar Association.

    For more information on the REDI Group, including articles and upcoming seminars, please visit the website at nmmlaw.com or contact the REDI Group at e-discovery@nmmlaw.com.

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