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  • Jun 04, 2020A Message From the Firm About the Racism Rampant in Our Nation

    George Floyd is the latest in a string of tragic deaths symbolizing the racial division that continues to exist in our society. The importance of equality and respect for the rule of law are pillars of our legal system and are among the key principles that guide our attorneys every day. Racism has no place in our hearts and should have no place of acceptance in our society. Norris McLaughlin condemns racism of any kind and vows to keep listening and learning from the tragedies of the past to ensure we deliver on a lifetime promise of justice and equality for all.

    We recognize that often times, change has to begin in our own house, so we are challenging our Diversity Committee to help our firm find new ways to introduce diversity of thought and expression to our practice of law.

    Further, as the first-ever Public Defender in Somerset County and a tireless advocate for justice and equality throughout his 60-year career, we are looking at ways to turn our thirst for activism on this issue into a meaningful platform that will honor the memory of our recently-departed longtime partner, friend, and founding member of our firm, Richard A. Norris, who passed away on May 31, 2020.  Stay tuned for more information about the specific details of this program.

    Questions or comments about the statement above should be directed to our Chairman, John N. Vanarthos.

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  • Jun 04, 2020Dan Guadalupe to Receive New Jersey Law Journal 2020 Professional Excellence Award

    Daniel R. Guadalupe, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Litigation Law Practice Group and Diversity Committee, has been named in the “Mentors” listing of the New Jersey Law Journal 2020 Professional Excellence Awards for his leadership both within and outside of the firm.

    “I was fortunate to have been mentored by Larry Orloff and Judge William Dreier, two giants of our legal community. It has been so rewarding to share everything they’ve taught me with the next generation. I am very humbled by this award,” said Guadalupe.

    About the Professional Excellence Award

    This recognition identifies attorneys who have helped to educate, guide, and shape New Jersey’s legal future. The winners, named by a distinguished panel of outside professionals, will be honored at the annual New Jersey Legal Awards event on September 23, 2020, at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. For more information and to register, please click here.

    About Dan Guadalupe

    Guadalupe represents clients in commercial litigation and “outside” general counsel assistance with a specialty in manufacturing and distribution, business disputes, medical device companies, construction, professional liability, franchise law, arbitrations and mediations, and international matters.

    Guadalupe has been counsel to Lloyd’s of London in professional liability defense matters, Swiss conglomerate ABB, French power company Alstom, National Starch and Chemical Company, the Housing Authority of the City of Newark, the City of Perth Amboy, MFS Engineers and is the main U.S. outside counsel for Swiss medical equipment manufacturer, Schiller A.G. He was a member of the legal team representing Finnish medical equipment manufacturer Datex-Ohmeda in North America and Latin America. Guadalupe is outside counsel for one of the largest Hispanic-owned food manufacturing businesses in the U.S., Tropical Cheese Industries, as well as ice cream manufacturer Delicioso Coco Helado. He defended car maker John Z. DeLorean in a federal action in New Jersey. Guadalupe also represents hotel and restaurant franchisees in litigation and disputes. He has handled and supervised litigation and transactional matters in Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. Guadalupe is regarded as a trusted, reliable advisor to many business owners and companies.

    Early on in his career, Guadalupe wrote the winning trial and appellate briefs for former Governor Tom Kean in an election dispute and received a letter commendation from the Governor after his position was upheld by the New Jersey Supreme Court. Having been appointed in July 2011 by Governor Christie, he served on the Advisory Committee of the Governor’s only and premier policy advice group on Hispanic affairs in New Jersey.

    Guadalupe is on the exclusive roster of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. He served as an International Chamber of Commerce Arbitrator and Adjunct Seton Hall Law School Professor.

    Guadalupe is a former President of the New Jersey Hispanic Bar Association and a former General Counsel of the Hispanic National Bar Association. He has also served as board member of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund; Glassroots (at-risk youth art organization); the American Red Cross; the New Jersey Lawyer Editorial Board; and several other non-profits. Guadalupe also recently served as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees of CentraState Healthcare System. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from Columbia College.

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  • Jun 04, 2020Andrew Linden Named to New Jersey Law Journal 2020 New Leaders of the Bar

    Andrew D. Linden, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named in “New Leaders of the Bar” by the New Jersey Law Journal as part of its 2020 Professional Excellence Awards for his impressive accomplishments and great promise in the legal profession.

    “I am truly honored to be included among the ranks of all the distinguished attorneys who have received this award. This means so much to me, as it is a token of my hard work, passion, and dedication to the legal profession,” said Linden.

    About the New Leaders of the Bar Award

    This recognition, considered one of New Jersey Law Journal’s most important, identifies attorneys who represent the future of New Jersey’s legal industry. The winners, named by a distinguished panel of outside professionals, will be honored at the annual New Jersey Legal Awards event on September 23, 2020, at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. For more information and to register, please click here.

    About Andrew Linden

    A resident of Caldwell, Linden focuses his practice on representing clients in the highly-regulated alcoholic beverage and cannabis industries, litigating and resolving business disputes, and providing general business law advice.

    Linden counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers with all facets of their business. These include licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Linden provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, advises clients with respect to federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes, and helps them navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws. He also contributes to the firm’s liquor law blog, “Legal Liquor,” for which his work was included in JD Supra’s “2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.”

    As Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice Group, Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing, distribution, and general business operations. He assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain regarding compliance and business law issues. Linden contributes to the firm’s cannabis law blog, “Legally Grown.”

    In addition, Linden has years of experience handling complex business litigations, such as shareholder disputes in closely-held companies, landlord/tenant actions, product liability and warranty claims, breach of contract actions, construction claims, and property tax appeals. His diverse experience allows him to identify and address legal issues for his clients in a variety of practice areas. Having litigated numerous commercial matters, Linden appreciates the need for proactive planning in an effort to minimize the chance of costly litigation but is ready to actively pursue his client’s claims when necessary.

    Linden has been included in New Jersey Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” for Business Litigation from 2013 to 2017. He is a trustee of the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy, which supports Essex County’s Grover Cleveland Park; is an active member of the Lehigh Lawyers Association; serves on the Borough of Caldwell’s Rent Review Board; and previously served on the Executive Committee for Young Lawyers Division of the NJSBA. Linden has also been named a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Inaugural Cannabis Law Committee. He attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007, and earned a B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

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  • Jun 02, 2020Norris McLaughlin Mourns Loss of Founding Member Richard A. Norris

    Norris McLaughlin Mourns Richard Norris

     

    Richard A. Norris, age 93, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., passed away the morning of Sunday, May 31, 2020. Due to the current public health crisis, all arrangements are private, however, contributions in his memory can be made to the VNA Health Group Foundation. To send condolences to the Norris family, please visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com.

    John N. Vanarthos, Chairman of the firm, addressed the founding member’s passing in a message delivered to firm employees Monday morning: “It is with a heavy heart that I report that our own beloved Dick Norris passed away over the weekend. Dick was truly the best of who we are and what we strive to be. He was a phenomenal lawyer, an outstanding partner, a true pillar of the legal community, and a great and trusted friend to us all. Anyone who knew him had nothing but the greatest respect and affection for him, holding him in the highest esteem. Dick will always be a source of pride for the firm and, for that, we will always owe him a deep debt of gratitude. We will love and miss him forever.”

    About Richard A. Norris

    A long-time resident of Bridgewater, Norris had over fifty years of experience as a trial lawyer and was certified as an arbitrator and mediator, focusing his practice on matrimonial and family law. Once a humble two-man practice on Main Street in Somerville, New Jersey – from two attorneys to 120+ attorneys – since 1953, Norris had led Norris McLaughlin to continued growth, becoming the largest firm in Somerset County and one of the top 20 firms in New Jersey while honoring the firm’s culture and values.

    Norris served as the first Public Defender for Somerset County in 1967 and was instrumental in establishing the Somerset County Legal Services Program during his tenure as President of the Somerset County Bar Association in 1970-71. He had also served as counsel to the Somerset County Board of Elections and the Somerset County Board of Taxation and was the attorney for the organization and establishment of twelve commercial banks in New Jersey.

    Norris was a member and former President of the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA), the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Family Law and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance. He was also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which recognizes achievements in family law and a commitment to the highest standards of practice in the field.

    Norris had been named the recipient of the 2009 Daniel J. O’Hern Award by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law, which is presented annually to an attorney who exemplifies commitment to the highest standards of professional conduct, career achievement, and service to the legal profession and community. He received the 2003 Professional Lawyer of the Year Award given annually by the SCBA and the Commission on Professionalism in the Law and the SCBA’s 2005 Lifetime Achievement Award. Norris was also regularly selected for inclusion in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in America” and in The Best Lawyers in America.

    Norris obtained his B.S. from Lehigh University in 1949 and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1952. Before entering private practice, he was a Staff Judge Advocate at Wright- Patterson Air Force Base (USAF) and a law clerk to Chief Judge Philip Forman of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

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  • Jun 01, 2020Annmarie Simeone to Serve Second Term as New Jersey Women Lawyers Association Co-Director of Nominations

    Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Diversity Committee, will serve her second term as Co-Director of Nominations for the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA) for the 2020-2021 term, beginning July 1, 2020. She will continue to oversee the NJWLA’s nominations and elections, and act as the Executive Board’s liaison with the Nominations Committee.

    “The New Jersey Women Lawyers Association has had a significant influence on my career. It is an honor to be a long-time leader of an organization that has had an important impact on the New Jersey legal community, and I look forward to continuing my service in support of the mission of NJWLA,” said Simeone.

    About the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

    The NJWLA’s mission is to advance and retain women in the legal profession through education and activism, to promote qualified women to the highest levels of law firm, government, academic, community, and corporate positions and to endorse qualified female attorneys for appointments to the judiciary.

    Simeone has been actively involved in the NJWLA for over ten years. She served as Nominations Co-Director, 2019-2020; Immediate Past President, 2018-2019; President, 2016-2017; Vice President, 2015-2016; Chief Financial Officer, 2014-2015; Secretary, 2013-2014; Co-Chief Operating Officer, 2010-2011; Chair of the Women’s Initiative and Leaders in Law Gala, 2011-2013; and Co-Director of the Women’s Leadership Committee, 2008-2010.

    About Annmarie Simeone

    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.

    In 2019, she was elected as a Trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association; in 2018 she received the Presidential Leadership Award from the NJWLA; in 2016, she received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law; and 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. Simeone 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.

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  • May 29, 2020Dean Roberts Speaks Nationally to Co-ops, Condos, and HOAs About Meeting Remotely in the New Normal

    Dean M. Roberts, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its New York Real Estate & Finance Law Practice Group, presented the webinar, “Voting, Meeting Remotely & Bridging the Tech Divide in Co-ops, Condos & HOAs,” sponsored by Honest Ballot on May 27 to over 500 participants for The Cooperator.

    “COVID-19 has raised many questions about how condo and co-op boards are able to conduct business as well as how residents can continue to participate in their communities’ governance while still social distancing. It’s been a confusing and difficult road, but we are finally getting to a point where there may be some answers,” said Roberts.

    Co-ops, Condos, and HOAs Voting and Meeting Remotely

    Roberts addressed the primary concerns boards and residents have about holding board elections and other vote-dependent functions while social distancing, what boards and managers should know ahead of time about the laws around electronic voting and meeting, the steps a board should take in transitioning from in-person meetings and voting to an electronic/online format, the biggest challenges in getting residents to accept and participate in virtual meetings and electronic elections from a management perspective, what liability concerns a board might have around virtual meetings and elections, recommendations for boards and managers to better inform residents about the procedures and improve buy-in and participation, and the opportunity for associations to adopt remote elections and owner/shareholder meetings even after the crisis has subsided.

    About Dean Roberts

    Roberts focuses on real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums. He has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership from sponsor/purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors. Roberts also represents cooperative corporations and moderate-income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord/tenant litigation.

    Through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Roberts is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement. In his community, he works to promote affordable housing as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors and other housing programs. Roberts earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1987 and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College, in 1982.

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  • May 28, 2020Lana Ros and Rebecca Warren to Present to New Jersey Medical Societies on Reopening Practices

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros and the Hon. Rebecca L. Warren (Ret.), Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “The Road Back to Recovery: Resuming Elective Surgery and Reopening Medical Practices,” 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 4, for multiple medical societies, in which the firm is general counsel for, as part of its COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Series.

    “Making sure your medical practice is compliant in every way is essential and we realize that a physician’s focus is on the delivery of medical care, but ensuring that your practice is compliant from a legal point of view is like preventative medicine; it is more effective and usually much less costly,” said Ros.

    Warren added, “We realize that physicians need a trusted legal resource to provide practical guidance and the necessary tools to correctly resume their medical practices. Our educational webinars and informative blogs are specifically tailored to assist physicians so that their attention can be focused on turning the key, reopening their doors, and treating patients in the ‘new normal.’”

    For more topics related to COVID-19, visit the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resource Center or its Coronavirus Thought Leadership Connection.

    About the COVID-19 Medical Practices Webinar

    Ros and Warren will review New Jersey Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 145, allowing physicians to resume elective surgeries and invasive procedures. Other discussion topics include office set-up for patients and staff, employees refusing to return to work, screening patients before allowing them into the office, potentially being sued by employees or patients if they claim they contracted COVID-19 in the office, and the legal obligations to supply workers with PPE. They will also answer participant questions within the webinar. However, it is strongly encouraged to submit questions in advance via email to marketing@norris-law.com with “TOWN HALL QUESTION” in the subject line by 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 3. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite.

    About Lana Ros

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

    About Rebecca Warren

    Warren devotes her practice to labor and employment, business and corporate matters, and general liability litigation. As a former in-house corporate attorney and having counseled businesses for over 25 years, she is acutely aware of the unique and varied legal needs of business clients. Warren has created thousands of customized legal documents for corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and sole proprietors. She is also well-versed in providing legal strategy and guidance regarding daily business issues and concerns ranging from employment matters to third-party disputes.

    As a former prosecutor, Warren is well-positioned to counsel clients in crisis management, internal and governmental investigations, and regulatory and business compliance. She has represented prominent clients in high-stakes and multi-million-dollar cases at the county, state, and federal levels in multiple states. In addition, Warren has extensive experience in insurance defense, white-collar crime, election law, health care, commercial law, estate practice and administration, family law, and real estate. She received her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law in 1991 and her B.A. with honors from Bloomsburg University in 1988.

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  • May 28, 2020Three Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

    Matthew B. Andersen, Julie M. Macomb, and Saleem Mawji, Attorneys of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars®. Only two-and-a-half percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are given this honor, which recognizes lawyers aged 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than ten years.

    “Our young attorneys, keeping our values in mind, really bring Norris McLaughlin to the next level. We are proud of their growth, whether it be being recognized by Super Lawyers, gaining a new leadership role, or winning a case,” said John N. Vanarthos, Chairman of the firm.

    About Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars®

    Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, is published in Super Lawyers Magazine and Philadelphia magazine. The rigorous selection process combines peer nominations and evaluations with third-party validation of professional accomplishments. Super Lawyers Magazine, which features the entire list of Super Lawyers and profiles of selected attorneys, is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

    About Matt Andersen

    Andersen, an Associate of the firm, concentrates his practice on business law and liquor law. As a business lawyer, he is involved in the day-to-day legal counseling of businesses, formation of business entities, contract drafting, corporate restructurings, lending, and shareholder disputes. In his liquor law practice, Andersen works with breweries, wineries, distilleries, wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, and hotels to obtain and transfer liquor licenses and comply with liquor regulations and laws, as well as to provide transactional counseling.

    Andersen is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar Associations and the Northampton County Bar Association. As a young professional, he feels it is important to give back to the community. Andersen is an assistant lacrosse coach at Northwestern Lehigh High School and enjoys teaching the knowledge, experience, and lessons taught to him throughout his life to the young people in our community. He earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2015 and his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 2012.

    About Julie Macomb

    Macomb, an Associate of the firm, devotes her practice to business law, health care law, and real estate law. She is actively involved in the day-to-day legal counseling of businesses, formation of business entities, general contract matters, corporate restructurings, and shareholder disputes. In her health care practice, Macomb works with hospitals and their affiliated corporations, physician groups, clinical laboratories, medical staffs, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities. Her real estate practice is focused on commercial lending issues; leasing; leasing projects for the firm’s healthcare clients; and acquisition, zoning, and disposition of commercial, residential, industrial, and retail properties.

    Macomb is Past President and currently on the Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW), on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Allentown Business Alliance, the Board of Directors of Community Music School, and the Board of Managers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. In 2017, she was honored by Lehigh Valley Business as a Woman to Watch, an award for someone age 30 or under who is stepping up to help shape tomorrow’s Lehigh Valley. Recently, Macomb was honored as one of the 40 young professionals from the Greater Lehigh Valley names to Lehigh Valley Business 2019 “Forty Under 40.” She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law.

    About Saleem Mawji

    Mawji, a Member of the firm and Co-Chair of its Litigation Law Practice Group as well as its Diversity Committee, devotes his practice primarily to complex commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes, construction disputes, contract enforcement, government investigations. He has represented businesses of all sizes, including some of the Lehigh Valley’s largest companies, in state and federal court. Mawji represents clients at all stages of the legal process, from depositions and judicial conferences to trial, using his extensive litigation experience to advise companies on how to avoid unnecessary litigation, and frequently negotiates settlements. His understanding of best practices in electronic discovery allows him to assist clients with managing electronic documents and producing them during discovery.

    A 2014 graduate of Lehigh Valley Leadership, Mawji is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg College, the Board of Community Bike Works, and the Allentown Chamber of Commerce, and the Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee for Lehigh Valley Networking & Connecting Consortium (LINC). He is currently a fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and a past board member of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley as well as the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee. Mawji was the “40 under 40” Lehigh Valley Business winner in June 2016 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2015. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, and Woolsack National Honor Society, 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.

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  • May 28, 2020Barbara Hollenbach Named Among Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Again in 2020

    Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin P.A., has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. She has been selected for inclusion for over twelve years. Only five percent of Pennsylvania lawyers are given this honor.

    “Each year, I am humbled to see my name among the list of Super Lawyers and grateful that my peers think so highly of me,” said Hollenbach.

    Graham Simmons, III, Administrative Partner of the firm’s Pennsylvania office added, “Barbara is a key player in our firm’s success, and we appreciate all she does not only through her work but also for the community. We are thrilled that she has been recognized for all she has achieved.”

    About Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

    Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, is published in the Super Lawyers Magazine and Philadelphia magazine. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine, which features the list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

    About Barbara Hollenbach

    A resident of Bethlehem, Hollenbach focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, professional liability, product liability, and general litigation.  Her civil litigation experience includes representing manufacturers of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and other products, as well as professionals including psychiatrists and veterinarians. She also represents clients in a variety of Orphans’ Court matters, including will contest and actions involving claims of undue influence and lack of mental capacity.

    Hollenbach is certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She was the first woman elected president of the Northampton County Bar Association and is a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section. From 2011 – 2016, Hollenbach served on the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee. A Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, she has co-authored and co-presented the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures manual and course since 2000.

    An active community volunteer, Hollenbach is a past Chair and current member of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ Board of Trustees. She is also active in Cops ‘n” Kids of the Lehigh Valley. In addition, she has served on the boards and has been president of numerous charitable organizations, including Quota International of Bethlehem and the YWCA of Bethlehem. Hollenbach earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1978 from Dickinson School of Law and her B.A., with highest distinction, in 1975 from Pennsylvania State University.

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  • May 27, 2020Lana Ros and Bruce Wisotsky Present to Medical Practice Management on COVID-19 Financial Impact and Bankruptcy

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros and Bruce J. Wisotsky, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present the free webinar, “The Financial Impact of COVID-19: Bankruptcy 101,” at noon on Friday, May 29, for the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association and eight other state Medical Group Management Associations.

    “COVID-19 has brought on significant financial hardships to small businesses, including medical practices. In the face of a practice’s substantially reduced income and mounting debt, it’s helpful to be educated on avenues of business preservation,” said Wisotsky.

    Ros added, “We continue to provide critical information, updates, and best practice directives as the health care industry is severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and it is imperative that they be aware of their options, now and in the future.”

    For more topics related to the coronavirus, visit the firm’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Resource Center or its Coronavirus Thought Leadership Connection.

    About the COVID-19 Financial Impact

    Ros and Wisotsky will discuss the different bankruptcy chapters available to businesses, the recently enacted Small Business Reorganization Act, and the impact of the CARES Act on the ability to obtain bankruptcy relief, with an emphasis on the availability of those laws on medical and other professional practices. They will also answer participants’ questions. For more information about the NJMGMA, visit njmgma.com.

    About Lana Ros

    Ros, a member of the Health Care & Life Sciences Law Practice Group, focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies providing oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, health care-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2007 and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University in 2003.

    About Bruce Wisotsky

    Wisotsky, a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Law Practice Group, represents debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings. He has litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy and commercial issues during his career inclusive of contract and lien validity disputes, actions to recover preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyance claims, and non-dischargeability of debt actions.

    Wisotsky has also lectured on various bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Turnaround Management Association, and the Essex County Bar Association. He has addressed topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions; treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings; and retention bonus issues. Wisotsky is a member of the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. He is also on the United States Bankruptcy Court’s approved list of mediators.

    Wisotsky received his J.D. in 1978 from Temple University School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, in 1975 from Temple University.

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