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Nick Duston Joins Adult Day Center of Somerset County Board of Trustees

Posted on October 19th, 2020

Nicholas A. Duston, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been welcomed to the Board of Trustees for the Adult Day Center of Somerset County.

“On behalf of the Board and Staff of the ADC, we are delighted to welcome Nick to the Board of Trustees. The combination of his professional qualifications and personal experience and empathy for the challenges of caring for an aging loved one makes him uniquely suited to join the team. We are looking forward to working with him,” said Diann Robinson, Executive Director of the Adult Day Center of Somerset County.

Duston said, “I spent several years in high school volunteering at Little Sisters of the Poor Adult Day Care in my hometown of Enfield, Connecticut. During that time, I saw firsthand the importance of providing a space for older adults to receive stimulation and socialization. After watching my parents care for their aging parents, I am committed to doing my part to help older adults and their caregivers age in the community with dignity. I am excited to give back in the community where I live and work.”

About the Adult Day Center of Somerset County

All those who participate in the Adult Day Center’s compassionate community are accepted as part of a loving family despite any disability. As an experienced adult day care provider, the center is staffed by 20 individuals who care for up to 80 seniors each day. The center offers a wide variety of services, such as a beautician, counseling, entertainment, exercise programs, field trips, hot meals, information and referrals, nursing services, personal care, pharmaceutical consultation, podiatry, therapeutic recreation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, support groups, and transportation arranged through Somerset County.

About Nick Duston

Duston focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in the state and federal courts of New Jersey and New York, as well as arbitrations with the American Arbitration Association, FINRA, and other arbitration organizations. His practice is focused primarily on disputes involving business owners, their managers, and their employees. This includes shareholders, members, partners, officers, managers, employees and other agents of corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and other types of business entities. Duston has extensive experience litigating fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty and regularly handles cases with related issues, such as employee theft of trade secrets, diversion of corporate opportunities, or breaches of restrictive covenants or non-compete obligations. He is adept at unwinding fact patterns such as those arising from complicated financial instruments, complex multi-entity business structures, or large amounts of ESI.

In representing companies, company owners, and officers/managers, Duston’s practice also includes white-collar criminal matters, such as conducting internal investigations or defending companies and individuals during internal or government investigations into alleged securities fraud, money laundering, and other financial crimes. He has also handled many matters at the intersection of white-collar and civil litigation. Duston also regularly handles issues relating to government seizure of property, particularly on behalf of secured lenders, including defense against civil and criminal asset forfeiture, as well as civil rights litigation when the government seizes property without due process or in violation of other constitutionally-protected rights. He is adept at preserving lienholders’ rights and securing possession of collateral in a variety of civil contexts.

Duston recognizes, above all, that the reason clients need him to handle this type of matter is that something has gone wrong, often in a complicated and completely unforeseen way. A client dealing with such an issue needs not only an experienced litigator who can win but also an attorney who understands their goals and can expertly guide them through each of their options from start to finish. Every dispute has a spectrum of solutions, from an efficient and pragmatic deal to an all-out, knock-down fight through trial and beyond, and everything in between. Some clients focus exclusively on monetary cost and gain, while others seek to avoid repeat litigation, want to make an impact on the law, or have reputational or other broad, non-monetary agendas. Duston can handle each dispute as the situation warrants, but more importantly, he remains laser-focused on clients’ goals to help the client make informed decisions about each possible path to resolution.

Duston earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2010 and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Boston University in 2007.