April 18, 2007
SOMERVILLE, NJ – The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is pleased to announce that Member John N. Vanarthos has joined the Advisory Board of the Easter Seals New Jersey’s Raritan Valley Workshop.
The Raritan Valley Workshop, located in New Brunswick, is one of three Easter Seals programs in New Jersey which provides private corporations sub-contract production work. These facilities employ people with various disabilities, offering productive, meaningful work in a safe environment.
Easter Seals New Jersey creates solutions to promote independence and help improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities and special needs in all 21 counties of New Jersey by providing employment, housing, adult day care, financial support services, personal assistance, outreach case management, and camping & recreational services.
A resident of Highland Park, Vanarthos is Chairman of the Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Corporate Law Department. Since 1987, Vanarthos has devoted his practice to helping companies, both large and small, with their business legal needs.
As a business lawyer, Vanarthos regularly represents and counsels the firm’s corporate clients in a wide range of commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate partnerships and other strategic alliances. He has a substantial amount of industry-specific experience including pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturing, chemical, information technology and health care, among others. He also advises a number of high-tech companies in the areas of technology licensing, information management and product development.
Vanarthos serves as counsel for the United States operations of a number of foreign-based corporations where he is responsible for all legal issues in the U.S., including general corporate advice, contract and tax matters, litigation management and employee relations.
Over the years, Vanarthos has represented a number of individual entrepreneurs and startup companies. He has strategically guided them from idea conception to exit strategy, solving their legal problems along the way.
Vanarthos received both his J.D. and B.A. from Rutgers University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties (CASA of SHaW) and serves on the PR/Marketing Committee for CASA of SHaW.