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Andersen Named to Board of Directors for Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania

Posted on November 23rd, 2016

Matthew B. Andersen, an Associate of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named to the Board of Directors for Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania.

“The Easter Seals organization is important to me for numerous reasons, but, most importantly, I respect the work it does to advance the lives of children and adults with special needs and disabilities by teaching life skills to further integrate them into the community and to lead successful lives.  Easter Seals does phenomenal work to ease the burden off of the parents raising a child with special needs or a disability, while, at the same time, teaching the parents the best ways to help further their children’s lives for the better.  I could not be more proud to join the Board of Directors of such a great organization,” said Andersen.

As a business lawyer, Andersen is involved in the day-to-day legal counseling of businesses, formation of business entities, general contract matters, corporate restructurings, lending, and shareholder disputes.  In his liquor law practice, he works with brewers, 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.

Prior to joining the firm, Andersen served as law clerk to the Honorable Stephen G. Baratta, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, and was a summer associate at Norris McLaughlin, P.A. in 2014.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar Associations and the Northampton County Bar Association.  Outside of work, Andersen is on the Young Professionals Council Development Committee of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.  He is also an assistant lacrosse coach at Parkland High School.

Andersen earned his B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2015.  While in law school, he was Executive Editor of the Business Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Juris Magazine, and Competition Director of the Appellate Moot Court Board.  He was a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, and a judicial intern for the President Judge of Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.