• 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
    • Family Law Mediation
    • 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

    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

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  • 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

    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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