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  • May 26, 2021Norris McLaughlin Environmental Law Practice Group Highlighted Again in Chambers USA 2021

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world, has named the firm and four of its lawyers to its list of leading law firms and lawyers in New Jersey for 2021.

    About Chambers USA

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Martha N. Donovan, and Edward A. Hogan, Members of the firm, have been highlighted in the “Environment” section once again. In addition, Norris McLaughlin was ranked for the first time in the Chambers USA “Energy & Natural Resources” practice area, along with Member and Chair of the firm’s Solar Energy Industry Group, James H. Laskey.

    These recognitions highlight the firm’s investment in and development of practice areas, as well as its commitment to preeminence in the legal industry. Chambers USA ranks firms and attorneys considered leaders in their respective fields. Chambers and Partners have published their world-famous guides to the legal profession since 1990. In addition, they host major award ceremonies in London and New York to honor the achievements of the world’s leading lawyers. The key to the success of their legal directories and the validity of their awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by Chambers’ team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. The guiding principle behind Chambers USA is to meet the needs and expectations of the client. For more information and methodology, please click here.

    About the Norris McLaughlin Environmental Law Practice Group

    Casaletto, who was ranked as “Up and Coming” in the Environment section for helping drive the firm’s growth the past two years, has now been recognized in Band 3 for “navigating remedial investigations and environmental regulations for companies in the solid waste industry.” The sources Chambers spoke with called him “persistent, creative, detail-oriented and thoughtful.”

    Donovan, who was also named The Best Lawyers in America© Litigation-Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge, New Jersey, Metro Area for 2020, was ranked Band 1, the highest ranking an attorney can receive, in the Environment section. She has been highlighted for her “wealth of experience handling issues relating to Superfund sites and environmental litigation.” According to Chambers, market commentators have said Donovan “‘is a skilled litigator who understands the fabric of the law” and “[a] zealous advocate for her clients.” A description of the selection methodology for Best Lawyers® can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Hogan, a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, was also ranked in Band 1 for being “highly regarded for his work in site cleanup and cost recovery proceedings.” Chambers says clients describe him as “the preeminent environmental attorney in New Jersey. He knows everybody in state government, and he works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of his clients.” In addition, “[h]e can cut through issues succinctly to help us determine the risk/reward on an environmentally challenged site.” Listed in four categories in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America©: Environmental Law, Energy Law, Litigation–Environmental, and Natural Resources Law, Hogan has been included in the Best Lawyers® Environmental Law section since 1993. A description of the selection methodology for Best Lawyers® can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Laskey was recognized in Band 2 as a “highly experienced corporate attorney … [who] chairs the firm’s solar energy practice” and “is called upon for his advice on transactional matters as well as regulatory issues affecting clients in the utilities and energy space.” Chambers quoted a client who stated, “He is nimble and able to navigate a broad spectrum of legal issues and bring in appropriate experts at the firm. He provides great client service.” Laskey has been selected for inclusion on the list of Best Lawyers® each year since 1991, as well as selected as The Best Lawyers in America© Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” for the Newark, New Jersey, region in 2013. A description of the selection methodology for Best Lawyers® can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

    Norris McLaughlin was also recognized in the Environment category in Band 2 for “provid[ing] environmental advice to Madison Industries on the completion of the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for an operable unit at a Superfund site in New Jersey.” The firm’s Environmental Law Practice Group is designated as a “[w]ell-respected group with extensive experience handling disputes concerning contaminated land and property damage claims. Regularly sought out for representation before the state and federal courts, as well as various agencies. Offers additional skill advising on due diligence and compliance matters. Caters to clients from a range of sectors including chemicals, pharmaceuticals and real estate.” The Norris McLaughlin environmental law attorneys provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services in this challenging area. Chambers quotes its sources as saying, “They are easy to work with, smart and have good instincts,” and “They work seamlessly with each other and with us.”

    The firm’s Solar Energy Industry Group, which falls within its Environmental Practice Group, was highlighted in Band 2 this year for its “[s]trong team with impressive experience representing public utilities before regulatory bodies, including the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Offers notable expertise in rate cases as well as transactional matters. …[F]ocuses on all legal matters relating to solar technology.”

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  • Nov 05, 2020Norris McLaughlin Has Been Named a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in 11 Practice Areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2021

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that it has been selected for inclusion in eleven practice areas for the 2021 “Best Law Firms” metropolitan rankings by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm’s full listing of First Tier Metropolitan rankings is as follows:

    • Arbitration
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Energy Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Litigation – Environmental
    • Mediation
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Trusts & Estates Law
    • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

    Norris McLaughlin has also received a Tier 2 Metropolitan ranking in the following practice areas:

    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Communications Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • Natural Resources Law

    “This listing of Norris McLaughlin is an outstanding achievement for the practice groups and dedicated attorneys who serve our clients. The rankings represent independent substantiation of the value we provide our clients, producing real results through efficient and diligent counsel,” said John N. Vanarthos, Chairman of the firm.

    About U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

    From the start, the mission of “Best Law Firms” has been to help guide referring lawyers and clients – from the country’s largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals needing a divorce or a will – issues with bet-the-company implications or potentially life-changing results respectively. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. For more information, including methodology, and the full listing, see bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Norris McLaughlin is a multi-practice, commercial law firm with offices in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Though regionally based, the firm has grown its capabilities to include counseling on matters of national and international scope. Boasting a team of more than 120 attorneys practicing in over 25 legal disciplines and industry-focused groups, Norris McLaughlin is well-positioned to represent a wide range of client segments, including small business, middle-market companies, and Fortune 500 corporations, as well as the private individuals and families who own and run them.

    Once a humble two-man practice in Somerville, New Jersey, the firm has leveraged a multi-disciplinary legal practice with a deep dedication to superior client service to become the largest law firm in Somerset County and one of the Top 20 law firms based in New Jersey. To respond to the changing needs of the firm’s clients and the business community, Norris McLaughlin expanded its geographic reach by merging with like-minded firms in New York City (1999) and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania (2009). As a result of this expansion, and with the resources of international law firm networks providing additional bench strength and service capability, Norris McLaughlin now delivers a total package of legal solutions to represent clients wherever they are and whatever their legal issues may be.

    Posted in: Banking & Financial Services, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Business Law, Construction Law, Environmental, Estate Planning & Administration, Litigation, News, Products Liability Defense, Solar Energy, Telecommunications, Workers’ Compensation—Pennsylvania Office | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

  • Nov 01, 2019Norris McLaughlin Recognized in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms For 10th Consecutive Year

    Law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that it has been selected for inclusion in 12 practice areas in the “2020 Best Law Firms” rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. This marks the 10th consecutive year the firm has earned Metropolitan First-Tier rankings in New Jersey. The firm’s full listing of First Tier rankings is as follows:

    • Arbitration
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Energy Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • Litigation – Construction
    • Litigation –- Environmental
    • Mediation
    • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
    • Trusts & Estates Law

    “It’s an honor for the firm to be highly ranked in multiple, diverse practice areas. We are proud of our client relationships and it’s especially rewarding to earn this recognition based largely on their feedback,” said John N. Vanarthos, Chairman of the firm.

    About Best Law Firms

    From the start, the mission of Best Law Firms has been to help guide referring lawyers and clients – from the country’s largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals needing a divorce or a will – issues with bet-the-company implications or potentially life-changing results respectively. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. A full listing is posted online at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms.

    About Norris McLaughlin

    Norris McLaughlin has been serving the New Jersey community and New York metropolitan area since 1953. Once a humble two-man practice on Main Street in Somerville, Norris McLaughlin has become the largest firm in Somerset County and one of the top 20 firms in New Jersey. Throughout its growth, the firm remembers its culture and values. Norris McLaughlin has remained a firm committed to client service, its community, and its employees. The firm and its attorneys have historically been committed to the communities where clients live and do business.

    Clients value a personal level of care, therefore the firm strives for deep, meaningful, people-first relationships with each one. With many of its attorneys selected as The Best Lawyers In America each year, in addition to its active repertoire of speaking engagements and legal publications, Norris McLaughlin possesses large-firm talent in a small-firm setting that allows its attorneys to provide service and value to their clients on a personal level. It is the firm’s goal to accommodate the needs of every client through the use of experience, strategic planning, and common courtesy.

    Norris McLaughlin is a full-service, mid-sized regional law firm of 130+ attorneys with main offices located in Bridgewater, NJ; New York, NY; and Allentown, PA.  For more information, including a full practice area listing and attorney biographies, please visit www.norrismclaughlin.com.

    Posted in: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights, Construction Law, Environmental, Estate Planning & Administration, Litigation, News, Products Liability Defense, Solar Energy | Tags: , ,

  • Sep 08, 2011Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Represents P&R Fasteners in 254.8 KW Solar Installation Deal

    September 8, 2011

    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

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Represents P&R Fasteners in 254.8 KW Solar Installation Deal

     

    Bridgewater, NJ (September 8, 2011) – The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., represented long-time firm client P&R Fasteners, a contract manufacturer of specialty metal products for a variety of industries, in a deal with Solis Partners, a leading developer and integrator of commercial solar power systems, for the installation of a 254.8 KW rooftop solar installation at its corporate headquarters in the Somerset section of Franklin Township, New Jersey. James H. Laskey, a Member of the firm, was lead counsel on the deal.

    The rooftop solar PV system consists of 1,400 Solyndra panels that will generate approximately 295,000-kilowatt hours of electricity and eliminate more than 400,000 pounds of CO2 emissions annually. The panels are made up of lightweight glass cylinders that have 360-degree photovoltaic surfaces, capturing direct sunlight from above, diffused sunlight from the sides, and reflected sunlight from the roof. The system was integrated with a reflective white “cool” roof, which enhances the efficiency of the building envelope from an energy conservation perspective, saving on air conditioning expenses during the summer months, and increases the amount of solar production harvest.

    The Solar Energy Group is a cross-disciplinary group actively involved in all aspects of solar energy, which includes attorneys from the environmental, utility, real estate and land use, construction, business, taxation, insurance, litigation, and intellectual property practice areas. The Group focuses on issues pertaining to solar technology, manufacturing, financing, installation, and operations.

    A resident of Montgomery Township, Laskey concentrates his practice in transactional matters and in administrative and government regulatory law, including public utility, antitrust, health care, and telecommunications issues. He regularly represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies, particularly the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. Laskey is also a registered legislative agent for New Jersey legislative activities. He has substantial experience in corporate transactions, in terms both of negotiation and drafting of agreements and antitrust analysis and premerger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act. Laskey also regularly handles municipal franchising and zoning matters where the application involves specialized technologies and equipment.

    Laskey was Chair of the Public Utility Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association from 1997-1998. Currently, he is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (Public Utility Law Section), American Bar Association (Antitrust and Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Sections), and Federal Communications Bar Association. Laskey appears in the Communications Law and Energy Law sections of The Best Lawyers In America; and the Utilities and Business/Corporate sections of New Jersey Super Lawyers. He earned his B.S. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his J.D. from Yale University.

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