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Norris McLaughlin Attorneys to Present at Somerset County CLE Marathon Day

Posted on October 2nd, 2019

Nichole Cipriani, Nicholas J. Dimakos, and Raymond G. Lahoud of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be featured speakers at the CLE Marathon Day hosted by the Somerset County Bar Association.

The all-day event, co-chaired by Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member of the firm, will take place Monday, October 14, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

About the Presentations

“As CLE Committee Co-Chair for the Somerset County Bar Association, I was honored to help organize the 2019 CLE Marathon Day. The bar association selected key topics that will be discussed by our esteemed panelists, including Affordable Housing Law, Immigration Law, the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act, Bankruptcy, Guardianship, and more,” said Ros.

Lahoud, a Member of the firm and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group, will be on the panel discussing “The Evolution of Immigration Law into Every Practice” during session one, 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Cipriani, a Member of the firm, and Dimakos, an Associate of the firm, will be panelists for the discussion on “Probate Part Practice, including Guardianship Update” during session two, 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Up to 5.4 General and 1.2 Ethics CLE credit hours are available. For more details and to register, please click here.

About the Presenters

Nichole Cipriani

Cipriani devotes her practice to estate and tax planning, estate administration, guardianship, and fiduciary litigation. She assists individuals and families with business succession planning, special needs and disability planning, and international estate planning. She is experienced in preparing wills, insurance trusts, revocable trusts, qualified domestic trusts, grantor-retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, special needs trusts, supplemental benefits trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care.

Cipriani has extensive experience representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, preparing filings for individuals and legal entities, including Forms 706, 709, 990 and 1041, drafting and filing Tax Court petitions and Private Letter Ruling requests, and negotiating Innocent Spouse relief. She is Co-Chair of the Elder, Estates and Trusts Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association. Cipriani earned her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a Presidential Scholar, and her B.S. from Emory University.

Nick Dimakos

Dimakos focuses primarily on probate and fiduciary litigation. His practice includes guardianship litigation; will contests and challenges to account beneficiary designations; accounting actions involving estates, trusts, and powers of attorney; contested administrations involving challenges to and the defense of the actions of fiduciaries; and trust terminations and modifications. He writes about probate litigation and guardianships on the firm’s NJ beneficiary rights law blog, Guardians of Your Will. Dimakos clerked for the Assignment Judge of Bergen County, the Honorable Peter E. Doyne (Ret.), before entering private practice. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review, and his B.S., magna cum laude, from The College of New Jersey in 2008.

Ray Lahoud

Lahoud focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals, families, small to large domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers, in every type of immigration or deportation defense matter—whether domestic or foreign. His immigration practice is broad, ranging from areas of corporate and employment immigration and related compliance to immigration litigation before agencies and courts across the United States, for corporations and individuals alike. Lahoud received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009 and his B.A., English, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University in 2006.

Lana Ros

Ros focuses her practice in the area of health care law, including civil and administrative litigation, professional licensure defense, hospital medical staff matters, hospital disciplinary actions, regulatory compliance, managed care and government audits, and refund demands and investigations. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting health care providers. She has successfully defended physicians before medical boards, OPMC, and SBME, and in OPD investigations, as well as Medicare fraud, fraud and abuse, RAC audits, Medicare audits, OIG fraud, health care fraud, medical audits, and health plan billing audits. Ros frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New Jersey and New York about legal issues affecting health care professionals. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University.