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  • Apr 05, 2020Business Interruptions in the Time of COVID-19 [WEBINAR]

    Margaret Raymond-Flood and Nicholas A. Duston, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the free webinar, “Business Interruptions in the Time of COVID-19,” hosted by the Somerset County Business Partnership, in which Eric Alvarez, an Associate of the firm, will moderate.

    COVID-19 Business Interruptions

    This webinar will discuss two important topics that many business owners are currently dealing with as a result of the current pandemic:

    1. Does insurance cover “business interruptions” due to COVID-19?
    2. What happens if a business can’t perform on its contractual obligations due to the current business climate?

    When: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

    Registration: scbp.org

    About Your Presenters

    Margaret Raymond-Flood

    Margaret devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters. She has appeared in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, as well as the federal courts of other jurisdictions. Margaret has considerable experience in the defense of environmental litigation. She also serves as panel counsel in a variety of professional liability claims, including legal, medical and environmental matters.

    Margaret 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 also used state-of-the-art technology as part of her trial preparation and presentation. In addition, Margaret has participated as a speaker in seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.

    Margaret is 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. She authors and presents extensively on this topic as well.

    Nick Duston

    Nick focuses on complex commercial litigation in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as arbitrations with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other arbitration organizations. His practice is primarily focused on disputes involving business owners, their managers, and their employees. Nick has extensive experience litigating fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty and regularly handles cases with related issues such as employee theft of trade secrets, diversion of corporate opportunities, or breaches of restrictive covenants or non-compete obligations. He is adept at unwinding complex fact patterns such as those arising from complicated financial instruments, complex multi-entity business structures, or large amounts of electronically-stored information (ESI).

    In representing companies, company owners, and officers/managers, Nick’s practice also includes white-collar criminal matters, such as conducting internal investigations or defending companies and individuals during internal or government investigations into alleged securities fraud, money laundering, and other financial crimes. He has also handled many matters at the intersection of white-collar and civil litigation. Nick also regularly handles issues relating to government seizure of property, particularly on behalf of secured lenders, including defense against civil and criminal asset forfeiture, as well as civil rights litigation under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 when the government seizes property without due process or in violation of other constitutionally-protected rights. He is adept at preserving lienholders’ rights and securing possession of collateral in a variety of civil contexts

    Eric Alvarez

    Eric Alvarez concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court. He represents businesses of all shapes and sizes—from closely-held partnerships to international corporations—in a wide range of litigation matters, including general commercial litigation, consumer fraud, product liability, and franchise disputes.

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

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  • Nov 21, 2012Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Margaret Raymond-Flood Stresses Understanding Your Insurance Coverage


    November 21, 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

    Hurricane Sandy Recovery: Margaret Raymond-Flood Stresses Understanding Your Insurance Coverage

    Bridgewater (November 21, 2012) – In “Weathering the Storm – Navigating Insurance: Terms and Conditions, Exclusions and Exceptions … Are You Covered?,” Margaret Raymond-Flood, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., stresses importance of understanding your coverage when facing recovery after a natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy.

    “It is clear events, like Hurricane Sandy, are becoming more common than the ‘100-year storm.’ FEMA and other governmental agencies predict a rise in these types of occurrences and are in the midst of reviewing their current strategies and processes on how to manage their agencies in this new environment. While an increase in severe storms may be difficult to predict, homeowners would be wise to review their preparedness to ensure thorough protection by leveraging addenda and understanding exclusions and exceptions within their policies,” advised Raymond-Flood.

    Raymond-Flood, a resident of Ringoes, devotes her practice to general litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial matters. She has appeared in the federal and state courts of New Jersey, as well as the federal courts of other jurisdictions. She has considerable experience in the defense of environmental, 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. In addition, she has participated as a speaker in seminars dealing with a variety of insurance-related topics and trial presentation.

    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.

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  • Sep 02, 2008Norris McLaughlin, P.A.Welcomes New Member, Retired Judge Jack Lintner

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce that Jack L. Lintner has joined the firm as a Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution, Insurance Coverage and Appellate Advocacy Groups.

    Judge Jack L. Lintner, a resident of Hillsborough, served 20 years in the New Jersey State Judiciary, appointed to the Appellate Division in 1999. He was a Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division from 2006 through his retirement in 2008. Judge Lintner began his judicial career as a trial judge in the Superior Court in Middlesex County in 1988, where he spent nine years in the civil court attaining the positions of Presiding Judge of the Civil and Chancery Divisions. During his tenure as a trial judge, he presided over the State tobacco litigation and dissolution of the Health Insurance Plan of New Jersey. While serving in the Law and Chancery Divisions, he was responsible for setting up and participating in numerous successful court run mediation and settlement programs.

    During his judicial career, Judge Lintner published over 100 opinions. He served on the Appellate Attorney Standards, the Appellate Division/Assignment Judge Liaison Standing and the New Jersey Supreme Court Civil Practice Committees. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Civil Procedure Section of the New Jersey Bar Association and the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law.

    Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1988, Judge Lintner’s practice concentrated on civil litigation in both the state and federal courts. He was a Certified Civil Trial Attorney and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey. He specialized in tort, products liability, construction, and insurance coverage litigation.

    Judge Lintner has lectured extensively on a variety of topics for the New Jersey Judicial College and Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He is a recipient of the 2008 James J. McLaughlin Award from the Civil Trial Bar Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the 2001 Distinguished Service Award from the Institute for Continuing Education. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Association.

    Judge Lintner earned his J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1969, and his B.S. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1966. He is a member of the American, New Jersey State, Somerset County and Middlesex County Bar Associations.

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