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  • May 08, 2019Three Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

    Graham Simmons, III, Saleem M. Mawji, and Julie M. Macomb, Attorneys of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of Pennsylvania 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 10 years. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

    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.

    A resident of the Lehigh Valley and the firm’s Pennsylvania Administrative Partner, Simmons practices primarily in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, and health care law.  He was recognized as a Rising Star in 2008, and every year since 2013. He was honored in 2013 as one of the Lehigh Valley Business’s Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business.  Simmons is the Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority. He is an active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the Board of the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, the Greater Valley YMCA, and of the Greater Easton Development Partnership, where he is the immediate past Chairman. Simmons earned his J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law in 2004, and his B.A. from Roanoke College in 2001.

    A Lehigh Valley native and Salisbury High School alumni, Co-Chair of Litigation Group, Mawji 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. He 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. Mawji’s 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, Saleem is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg College, and of 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 of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee. He has been recognized as a Rising Star since 2015. 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.

    A resident of Allentown, Macomb 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 President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW), on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Allentown Business Alliance and the Board of Directors of Community Music School, and the Board of Managers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. She has been recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star, a distinction for lawyers age 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years and reserved for no more than 2.5% of all attorneys in Pennsylvania. In 2017, Macomb 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 she 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 University of Maryland and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law.

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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.

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  • 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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  • May 18, 2018Three Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

    Attorneys of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Saleem M. Mawji, S. Graham Simmons, III, and Julie M. Macomb, have been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars® 2018 Edition. 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 10 years. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

    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 the 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 list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and to 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.

    A resident of Orefield, Mawji 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. He 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. Mawji’s 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, Saleem is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg College, and of 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 of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee. He has been recognized as a Rising Star since 2015. Mawji earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in 2002.

    A resident of the Lehigh Valley, Simmons practices primarily in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, and health care law.  He was recognized as a Rising Star in 2008, and every year since 2013. He was honored in 2013 as one of the Lehigh Valley Business’s Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business.  Simmons is the Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority. An active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, Simmons has previously served as a committee member and youth leader.  He currently a Board member for the Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP), the State Theatre in Easton and the Greater Valley YMCA, is a former Chair of the GEDP Board and also having served on the boards of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce and Renew Lehigh Valley.  Simmons earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law in 2004, and his B.A. from Roanoke College in 2001.

    A resident of Allentown, Macomb devotes her practice to business law, healthcare 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 as well as commercial leasing, and acquisition, zoning, and disposition of commercial, residential, industrial, and retail properties. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Main Street Program, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Commercial Real Estate for Women, and is on the Board of Directors of Community Music School and the Board of Managers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Macomb earned her J.D., magna cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 2013, and her B.A., from University of Maryland, magna cum laude in 2010.

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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.

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  • May 13, 2016Three Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

    Graham Simmons, Lauren L. Sorrentino, and Saleem Mawji, Members of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., have been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars® 2016 Edition. 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 10 years.

    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 the 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 list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and to 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.

    A resident of Easton, Simmons practices primarily in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, and health care law.  He was recognized as a Rising Star in 2008, 2013 and 2015. He was honored in 2013 as one of the Lehigh Valley Business’s Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business.  Simmons is Assistant Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority and the Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority. An active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, Simmons has served as a committee member and youth leader.  He is a member of the Board of Directors and current President for the Greater Easton Development Partnership and the Board of the Greater Valley YMCA, and was formerly on the boards of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce and Renew Lehigh Valley. Simmons earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law in 2004, and his B.A. from Roanoke College in 2001.

    A resident of Allentown, Sorrentino is Chair of the Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Pennsylvania Family Law Practice, which was voted Best of the Valley 2013. She focuses her practice primarily on matrimonial and family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, spousal support, prenuptial and property settlement agreements, child support, and child custody. Since 2008, Sorrentino has been consistently recognized as a Rising Star by Philadelphia magazine. In 2014, Sorrentino was named a Top 10 Family Law Attorney under 40 in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and received similar recognition from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Sorrentino is actively involved in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and is a former Council Member of the Section and a former member of the Section’s Rules and Programming Committees. Locally, Sorrentino is a member of the Family Law Committees of the Bar Association of Lehigh County and the Northampton County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Hospital. Sorrentino earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 2002, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 1998.

    A resident of Orefield, Mawji devotes his practice primarily to complex commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes, construction disputes, contract enforcement, government investigations, debt collection, and representing banks alleged to have violated Pennsylvania’s Commercial Code.  He has represented businesses of all sizes, including some of the Lehigh Valley’s largest companies, in state and federal court. He 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. Mawji’s 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, Saleem is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg College, and of the Board of Community Bike Works.  He is a past board member of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee. He was recognized as a Rising Star in 2015. Mawji earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in 2002.

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  • Jan 21, 2016Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Names New Members

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has announced that Nichole Cipriani,  Salil P. Jani, and Saleem Mawji have been promoted from Associates to Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2016.

    “On behalf of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., we are proud to announce that Nichole, Salil, and Saleem have become members of the firm,” said Alison L. Galer, Managing Partner. “Each of them has demonstrated a commitment to our clients, the firm, and their colleagues, and are truly exceptional attorneys.”

    Cipriani devotes her practice to estate and tax planning, estate administration, guardianship, and fiduciary litigation. She assists individuals and families with business succession planning, special needs and disability planning, and international estate planning.  Cipriani is experienced in preparing wills, insurance trusts, revocable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, special needs trusts, supplemental benefits trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care. She has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service; preparing filings for individuals and legal entities, including Forms 706, 709, 990 and 1041; drafting and filing Tax Court petitions and Private Letter Ruling requests; and negotiating Innocent Spouse relief.  Cipriani is Co-Chair of the Elder, Estates and Trusts Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association and was named to the New Jersey Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in the state for 2010, 2011, and 2013-2015.

    Jani works closely with entrepreneurs and start-ups to help them achieve their goals. He devotes a substantial portion of his practice to counseling start-ups and emerging companies on a wide variety of issues ranging from fundamental organizational matters to venture financing. Jani has significant experience counseling high growth companies through debt and equity financings.  He also brings a unique perspective to this practice, as he is a member of the investment committee and an investor in a venture fund focused on late stage venture investments. In his role as general counsel to multiple technology companies, Jani works with senior management to resolve day-to-day legal issues, and handles corporate transactions and governance matters.  He also provides general corporate counseling to clients, and negotiates and drafts commercial contracts for Internet infrastructure companies, software companies, hardware manufacturers, medical device and life sciences companies, and consumer products manufacturers, and is an experienced advisor on strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and opportunistic investments.

    Mawji devotes his practice primarily to complex commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes, construction disputes, contract enforcement, government investigations, debt collection, and representing banks alleged to have violated Pennsylvania’s Commercial Code.  He has represented businesses of all sizes, including some of the Lehigh Valley’s largest companies, in state and federal court. He also 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. Mawji’s 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, and the Board of Community Bike Works.

     

    2016 New Partners Resize

    From left to right: Salil P. Jani, Saleem Mawji, Nichole Cipriani

     

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  • May 18, 2015Four Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

    S. Graham Simmons and Lauren L. Sorrentino, Members of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Saleem M. Mawji, and Julie M. Macomb, Associates of the firm, have been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars® 2015 Edition. 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 10 years.

    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 the 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 list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and to 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.

    A resident of Easton, Simmons practices primarily in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, and health care law.  He was recognized in Philadelphia magazine as a Rising Star in 2008 and 2013. He was honored in 2013 as one of the Lehigh Valley Business’s Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and who have a well-documented track record of achievements in business.  Simmons serves as Assistant Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority and the Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority. An active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, Simmons has served as a committee member and youth leader.  He is a member of the Board of Directors and current President for the Greater Easton Development Partnership, the Board of the Greater Valley YMCA, and was formerly on the boards of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce and Renew Lehigh Valley. Simmons earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law in 2004, and his B.A. from Roanoke College in 2001.

    A resident of Allentown, Sorrentino is Chair of the Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Pennsylvania Family Law Practice, which was voted Best of the Valley 2013. She focuses her practice primarily on matrimonial and family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, alimony, spousal support, prenuptial and property settlement agreements, child support, and child custody. Since 2008, Sorrentino has been consistently recognized as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Philadelphia magazine. In 2014, Sorrentino was named a Top 10 Family Law Attorney under 40 in Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and received similar recognition from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Sorrentino is actively involved in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Family Law Section, and is a former Council Member of the Section and a former member of the Section’s Rules and Programming Committees. Locally, Sorrentino is a member of the Family Law Committees of the Bar Association of Lehigh County and the Northampton County Bar Association. She is also a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Hospital. Sorrentino earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley in 2002, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 1998.

    A resident of Orefield, Mawji devotes his practice primarily to complex commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes, construction disputes, contract enforcement, government investigations, debt collection, and representing banks alleged to have violated Pennsylvania’s Commercial Code.  He has represented businesses of all sizes, including some of the Lehigh Valley’s largest companies, in state and federal court. He 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. Mawji’s 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, Saleem is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg College, and of the Board of Community Bike Works.  He is a past board member of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and 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, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in 2002.

    Macomb, a resident of Bethlehem, devotes her practice to business law, economic development law and real estate law. Her practice is focused in Pennsylvania, and she is also licensed to practice in New Jersey. 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 economic development practice, Macomb handles public financing, legal entity formation and planning; and works with the Lehigh County Industrial Development Authority, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Lehigh’s Economic Advancement Project, and Northampton County New Jobs Corp. Her real estate practice is focused on commercial lending issues, realty transfer tax issues, leasing projects for the firm’s healthcare clients, and acquisition, zoning and disposition of commercial, residential, industrial and retail properties. Macomb serves on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton District Main Street Program and co-chairs the Design Committee for the Program. She is a member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW) and Chairperson of the 2015 CREW Programs Committee. Macomb earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 2013, and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland in 2010.

     

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  • Dec 05, 2012Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorney Successfully Defends Client in Carbon County Trial

    December 5, 2012

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
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    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorney Successfully Defends Client in Carbon County Trial

    Allentown, PA (December 5, 2012) – Saleem Mawji, an Associate at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and a member of its Litigation Department represented Douglas Hawk in a lawsuit alleging assault and battery. Hawk was named as the defendant in Savacool v. Hawk. The Plaintiff alleged that he suffered a broken back and a head laceration at the hands of Hawk. Mawji successfully asserted that Hawk acted in self-defense. After hearing testimony from the parties, their spouses, and a state trooper, the jury unanimously decided in favor of the Defendant.

    “I am glad that the jury understood that my client acted appropriately given all the circumstances,” said Mawji.

    Mawji, a resident of Orefield, devotes his practice to complex commercial litigation matters, health care law, and government investigations.

    Mawji has represented companies and individuals in federal government investigations, class action lawsuits, securities suits, arbitrations, real estate disputes, and internal compliance investigations. Mawji has extensive experience with the laws governing pharmaceutical marketing and sales practices. He has assisted clients by applying the Department of Justice’s Corporate Charging Guidelines, and he defended municipalities by applying the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act. He has represented clients in personal injury defense, plaintiff’s personal injury cases, and defamation; and has represented corporations facing predecessor and successor liability claims.

    Mawji also has experience in the area of electronic discovery. His understanding of best practices in e-discovery allows him to help firm clients manage electronic documents and prevent costly claims. He has also evaluated numerous electronic discovery tools for overall efficiency.

    Mawji serves as the Associate Director of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley. He is a 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, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in 2002. While in law school, Mawji served as Comments Editor for the Penn State Law Review. He was also a member of the National Trial Team, which won the Regional Trial Competition in 2005.

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  • Sep 22, 2010Saleem Mawji Elected Associate Director of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Board of Directors

    Allentown, PA (September 22, 2010) – Saleem Mawji, an Associate of Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino, the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was recently elected Associate Director of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Board of Directors. During his three year term, Mawji will be responsible for recruiting new members of the board, raising funds, marketing and coordinating events, increasing name recognition, overseeing finances, expanding community services to new ethnic groups, and more.

    “I look forward to expanding the services provided by the Cancer Support Community and reaching out to diverse groups in the Lehigh Valley to promote the supportive services offered by this organization,” said Mawji.

    Mawji, a resident of Orefield, devotes his practice to complex commercial litigation matters, health care law, and government investigations.

    Mawji has represented companies and individuals in federal government investigations, class action law suits, securities suits, arbitrations, real estate disputes, and internal compliance investigations. Mawji has extensive experience with the laws governing pharmaceutical marketing and sales practices. He has assisted clients through his study and application of the Department of Justice’s Corporate Charging Guidelines. He has experience defending municipalities through his study and application of the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act. In addition, Mawji has represented corporations facing predecessor and successor liability claims.

    Mawji also has experience in the area of electronic discovery. His understanding of best practices in e-discovery allows him to assist firm clients with managing electronic documents and prevent costly claims. He has also evaluated numerous electronic discovery tools for overall efficiency.

    He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee. While in law school, Mawji served as Comments Editor for the Penn State Law Review. He was also a member of the National Trial Team, which won the Regional Trial Competition in 2005.

    A Lehigh Valley native and graduate of Salisbury High School, Mawji enjoys spending his time outside of the courtroom playing tennis and meeting members of the Lehigh Valley business community.

    Mawji earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in 2002.

    The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley (CSC) is a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes utilizing the “Patient Active” concept, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation, and restore hope regardless of the stage of disease. Most importantly, CSC provides a home-like setting for people fighting cancer to connect with and learn from each other.

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