March 5, 2012
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. Mourns the Recent Passing of Two Colleagues
Allentown, PA (March 5, 2012) – Norris McLaughlin, P.A., formerly Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, mourns the passing of two colleagues, John Raker Hudders on January 9, 2012, and Michael J. Egan, III on January 20, 2012.
John Hudders joined the law firm of Butz, Hudders & Tallman (which became Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, and is now Norris McLaughlin, P.A.) in 1960, after graduating from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and became a partner in 1966. He practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning and corporate law. John was a member of the board of the Bar Association of Lehigh County; and a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, the American Society of Hospital Attorneys, and the Lehigh Valley Estate Planning Council. He was very active in many local charitable organizations in the Lehigh Valley. John was legal counsel and a former board member at the Good Shepherd Home of Allentown, founded by his grandparents, the Rev. John and Estella Raker.
Michael J. Egan enjoyed legal practice in the Lehigh Valley for 50 years. A 1962 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, he was awarded the Book Award in contract law and served as vice-president of his class and editor of the law school newspaper. From 1962 to 1966, Egan served as Attorney and Tax Law Specialist in the Individual and Corporate Ruling Divisions in the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he joined Easton attorney Norman Peil, also a former IRS attorney, to form the law firm of Peil & Egan, P.C. Michael joined Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino in 2005. His clients included Donald P. Miller, chairman and owner of the Call-Chronicle Newspapers and he served as legal counsel in the sale of Call-Chronicle Newspapers to the Times Mirror Company in 1984.