• Apr 15, 2019Must-Know Legal Basics to Protect Your Business

    Danielle M. DeFilippis and Daniel R. Guadalupe, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin P.A., will present “Must-Know Legal Basics to Protect Your Business” sponsored by Makerhoods + The Honors Program. The presentation cover how having a strong legal foundation gives you the peace of mind to go after your business goals with confidence, and topics will include:

    • Branding
    • Essential initial contracts
    • Intellectual property, such as trademarks and copyrights

    When: Thursday, April 18

    6:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet
    6:30 – 7:15 p.m.: “followed by Q&A”
    7:15 – 7:30 p.m.: Show & Tell, Ask & Gives – Time to make meaningful connections with fellow attendees. Each attendee can get 30 seconds to promote their project or business, seek advice from fellow attendees, or offer your skills to the group. After sharing, attendees can find each other and network directly.
    7:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Networking

    Where: Launch Pad (Newark)
    625 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

    For more information and to register, click here.

    A Q&A, led by Peter Hader, will include questions submitted by tweeting @makerhoods. Attendees are invited to come prepared with their own questions. They will also have the opportunity to give a 30 second presentation to promote their project or business and seek advice and networking from peers. After sharing, attendees can find each other and network directly. Food and drinks will be provided. Registration is free for all who wish to attend.

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  • Apr 12, 2019Food Business Basics

    Danielle M. DeFilippis, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Food Business Basics” hosted by the Rutgers Food Innovation Center.  If you are thinking of starting a food business, then this seminar is a must!  As a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn critical aspects of entering the prepared food business industry, discussion topics include:

    • How the Food Innovation Center can help you grow your business
    • Food Entrepreneurship – is it right for you?
    • Trends in the Marketplace
    • Business Planning
    • Food IP and Trademark
    • Merchandising for Success
    • Packaging
    • Food Technology Toolbox and Product Development
    • Food Safety and Regulations

    When: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Where: Rutgers Food Innovation Center, 450 E. Broad St., Bridgeton, NJ 08302

    Attendees will have the opportunity for Q&A and networking with fellow attendees and presenters. For more information and to register, please click here or contact Diane Holtaway, Associate Director of Client Services at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, by email at , or by phone at 856-459-1900 ext. 4514.

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  • Mar 21, 2019TAB® Business Advisory Boards

    The Alternative Board® (TAB) of Central New Jersey is pleased to invite you to attend an exclusive, up-close look at our Business Advisory Boards.

    TAB members are business owners who have the passion to take their business to the next level, the vision to see what the next level could be, and the wisdom to seek out support and guidance along the way.

    During this exclusive meeting, you will engage in a sample peer board meeting and meet current and prospective TAB members, who are all owners of privately-held and family-owned businesses in Central New Jersey.  Typical Board discussions include:

    • Growth strategies
    • Building high-performance teams
    • Developing long-term business and personal visions
    • Accountability
    • Funding company growth

    TAB business owners work with their TAB peer boards to get insight, ideas, and support as they build and scale their companies.  TAB helps local business owners build their businesses to:

    • Identify and solve business challenges
    • Develop actionable strategic plans
    • Acquire important business contacts
    • Draw on the collective wisdom of the group

    You must be an owner, president, or CEO to attend this meeting.  There is no cost or obligation to attend, but reservations are required.  Complimentary breakfast will be served.

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    Thursday, May 2, 2019
    8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Norris McLaughlin
    400 Crossing Boulevard
    8th Floor
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    (908) 722-0700
    Martin Insurance Group
    259 Prospect Plains Road
    Building F, Suite 110
    Cranbury, NJ 08512
    (609) 356-1500


    We urge you to attend this important seminar to see for yourself how TAB can help your business.  You can learn more about TAB in your area by visiting

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  • Mar 13, 2019Due Diligence in New Jersey

    The New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association (LSRPA) and Norris McLaughlin, P.A., are pleased to present Due Diligence in New Jersey (Course 2018-044).

    Throughout this full-day class, you will learn about the environmental risks and liabilities that can potentially be associated with real estate transactions; how environmental due diligence can limit and offer protection against those risks and liabilities; and some of the many laws, regulations, standards, and guidance documents from where these due diligence activities are derived.

    You will understand who may need to conduct environmental due diligence, and when it should be performed. You will also learn about the two primary types of environmental assessments in New Jersey — the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I) and the Preliminary Assessment (PA) — the protections they offer, what they include, and what they don’t.

    Due diligence assessment insights will be shared throughout the course, and the role and legal liability of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals will be discussed. The class will also present certain due diligence-related legal nuances that are commonly encountered during real estate transactions. Numerous case studies will be used throughout the course for illustration purposes.

    Course instructors include Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Esq., of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.; Chemmie Sokolic of Whitman Co.; and Ben Alter, P.G., LSRP, of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

    This course is eligible for 3.5 Regulatory and 3.5 Technical Credits for LSRPs, as well as 8.3 NJ CLE Credits for attorneys.

    Registration Fees:
    Early Bird (until midnight March 15): $225 for LSRPA Members, $290 Non-Members
    Late Registration (from March 16): $290 LSRPA Members; $350 Non-Members

    When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    8:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Registration
    9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Course (with a 45-minute lunch break and two fifteen-minute breaks)
    5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Networking Reception (included)

    Where: Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

    400 Crossing Boulevard, 8th Floor
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

    To Register: Please click here.

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