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  • Nov 14, 2019Cannabis + Vaping
    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to have Eric Alvarez, an Associate of the firm, be a featured speaker at Revel’s upcoming event “Cannabis + Vaping.”

    Course Description

    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

    When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    Registration & Networking 6:30 —7:15 p.m.

    Program 7:15—8:30 p.m.

    Questions & Answers 8:30—9:00 p.m.

    Post Networking Event 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

    Where: Subculture

    45 Bleeker Street
    New York, NY 10012

    Please click here to register.

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  • Nov 14, 2019Eric Alvarez to Speak on Legal Implications Regarding Cannabis and Vaping

    Eric Alvarez, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a featured speaker at Revel’s upcoming event “Cannabis + Vaping.”

    About the Event

    The “Cannabis + Vaping” event will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m., at SubCulture in New York. 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.

    “I am honored Revel has chosen me as one of the speakers for their cannabis and vaping event. It’s a hot topic right now. I am looking forward to educating the audience on the legal implications of alleged vaping-related injuries, as well as learning from such great co-presenters,” Alvarez said.

    Working to promote, inspire, and celebrate entrepreneurs within the legal cannabis industry, Revel hosts many events to showcase technologies, as well as inform and educate.

    To learn more and to register, click here.

    About Eric Alvarez

    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. Alvarez handles and coordinates multi-jurisdictional cases through all stages of litigation, up to and including trial.

    Alvarez is also a member of Norris McLaughlin’s Cannabis Law Group. He advises clients on compliance with state and federal laws and regulations relating to production, research, and testing of cannabis and cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (“CBD”).

    Alvarez understands that every client’s situation is unique, as are the parties involved in it. He approaches each case focused on achieving the best possible result for his client based on that client’s individual objectives and goals.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Alvarez worked at an Am Law 100 firm, where he was a team member of the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2015 Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year.

    Alvarez came to Norris McLaughlin to better serve the companies and individuals in his local community. A resident of Somerset County, Alvarez is active in the local bar association. He maximizes his “Big Law” experience and better serves his client’s needs with Norris McLaughlin’s depth and breadth of experience, nimble market position, and focus on assisting businesses and individuals in the local community prosper.

    Alvarez received his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2013 and his B.A., cum laude, from Villanova University in 2009.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    The cannabis law attorneys at Norris McLaughlin provide a full range of legal and consultation services in all areas of cannabis law for employers, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors. This diverse group of attorneys navigates the complex and ever-changing laws and regulations governing the medical and recreational use of marijuana.

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  • Mar 10, 2017Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes New Litigation Associates to New Jersey Office

    The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to welcome Eric Alvarez and Raymond Kim as Associates in the Litigation Group.

    A resident of Somerville, Alvarez joins the firm from an international Am Law 100 firm that was named Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year by the New Jersey Law Journal in 2015.  Alvarez has experience in handling and coordinating multi-jurisdictional cases through all stages of litigation.  He has represented national and international companies in commercial litigation in state and federal courts on a variety of matters including, products liability, consumer fraud, bankruptcy, consumer finance, and general commercial litigation.  Prior to joining the Firm, Alvarez assisted a team of trial lawyers in defending an international telecommunications company in a products liability case, and obtaining a defense verdict for the client.  He assisted in all aspects of trial preparation, including drafting a motion in limine that ultimately dismissed the plaintiff’s strict liability claim.

    Prior to entering private practice, Alvarez clerked for the Hon. Sebastian P. Lombardi, J.S.C. (Ret.) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County.  In addition to a normal civil docket, Judge Lombardi handled the county’s environmental docket, including some of the largest and most complex environmental cases in New Jersey.

    Alvarez earned his B.A. in 2009, cum laude, from Villanova University, and his J.D. in 2013, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was involved in Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, the Immigrants’ Rights/International Human Rights Clinic, and Eugene Gressman Moot Court Competition.

    A resident of Marlboro, Kim focuses his practice on consumer financial services and real estate related litigation, representing financial institutions in connection with commercial business litigation, compliance, and regulatory matters.  He has defended national title insurance underwriters involving complex quiet title disputes, title irregularities, and title defects.  Additionally, he counsels clients in pre-suit activities, such as workouts, internal investigations, development of internal company procedures and advice about avoidance of litigation risk.

    Kim also defends lenders and servicers in cases involving claims and defenses under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA), and interprets and analyzes mortgage agreements and promissory notes to determine lender rights.

    Prior to entering private practice, he served as a dual law clerk for both the Honorable Walter Koprowski, Jr. Presiding Judge General Equity Division of the Superior Court in Essex County and the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts – Office of Foreclosure.

    Kim earned his B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, where he was a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Law Fellow and Horace Wu and Kate King Wu Fellow in Immigration Law. Additionally, he served as a U.S. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee extern. Prior to attending law school, Raymond worked in molecular biology and genetic research at a preeminent international research institution.

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