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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution

More than ever, the  Norris McLaughlin, P.A. ADR attorneys utilize creative and efficient alternatives to traditional litigation when assisting clients with their legal disputes. In appropriate circumstances, ADR is more cost-effective, achieves faster results, preserves troubled relationships, offers greater confidentiality, and allows for more creative solutions than litigation. » Read More

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Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Norris McLaughlin antitrust/trade regulation attorneys have years of experience representing both domestic and international clients in the telecommunications, health care, energy, computer, pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer products manufacturing industries, among others. Services we provide to our clients include:

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Appellate Practice

Appellate Practice

Experienced appellate practitioners are needed to preserve hard-won victories at trial or before an administrative agency, or to reverse disappointing judicial or administrative decisions. Norris McLaughlin appellate attorneys possess special competencies that are critical to winning appeals. Appellate practice differs from other aspects of litigation. » Read More

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Banking & Financial Services

Banking & Financial Services

Our clients include bank holding companies, commercial banks, savings banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, commercial finance companies, insurance companies, and other forms of financial service companies.

The vast experience of our banking & financial services attorneys enables us to provide clients with high-quality, cost-efficient legal services. » Read More

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Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

Norris McLaughlin bankruptcy and creditor rights attorneys provide a full range of legal and consultation services in all areas of debtor/creditor rights and bankruptcy law. We represent numerous creditors (including financial institutions, mortgage companies, insurance companies, health care institutions, and other corporations), creditors’ committees, debtors, trustees and others involved in bankruptcy litigation. » Read More

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Beer Industry

Beer Industry

We are Beer Law.

We work with breweries of all sizes on licensing, distribution, business planning, mergers, employment, construction, real estate, patents, trademarks, and more. Our experience allows us to work with our clients to control costs and determine the best solution for them. » Read More

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Business Law

Business Law

At Norris McLaughlin, there are over twenty business law attorneys who spend all or most of their time in a variety of specialties within the field of business law.  The range of clients is broad, as are the legal services that we provide to them.  » Read More

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Cannabis Law

Cannabis Law

The cannabis law attorneys at Norris McLaughlin provide a full range of legal and consultation services in all areas of cannabis law for employers, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors.  This diverse group of attorneys navigates the complex and ever-changing laws and regulations governing the medical and recreational use of marijuana.  » Read More

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Construction Law

Construction Law

Construction law deals with all legal issues relating to the development and construction process, from land acquisition and project financing to post-construction claims settlement.  These include such matters as building contracts, total construction project procurement program development, bonds and sureties, construction and builders’ liens, bidding challenges, and construction claims, which affect all participants in the construction industry, including but not limited to: developers, public and private owners, lender financial institutions, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, prime contractors, planners, designers, engineers, sub-consultants and others. » Read More

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Cooperative ("Co-op") and Condominium Law

Cooperative ("Co-op") and Condominium Law

By way of merger with Szold & Brandwen, P.C., Norris McLaughlin has a long and illustrious history working with housing corporations. The Firm represents cooperative and affordable housing corporations as both general and special counsel, as well as luxury cooperatives and condominiums, in all facets of their operations, assisting the Boards of Directors, officers, and managers in best practices and their legal responsibilities. » Read More

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Criminal Investigations and White Collar Defense

Criminal Investigations and White Collar Defense

Our white—collar criminal practice is centered around protecting corporations and business people in both federal and state matters. We help corporations prepare and implement federal guidelines compliance programs, undertake internal investigations, improve internal security and create and carry out education programs for leaders to avoid criminal involvement. » Read More

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Economic Development Law

Economic Development Law

The attorneys of the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin provide a wide variety of economic development strategic, legal, and advocacy services to our clients including private companies, 501(c)(3) non-profit companies, developers, and municipal governments and authorities.  Our attorneys possess unique breadth and depth of experience in working with Lehigh and Northampton County administrations, local cities and other municipalities, as well as their economic development departments, to lead financings, public-private partnerships, and strategic planning for a wide variety of transformative projects throughout the Lehigh Valley. » Read More

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Elder Care & Special Needs Law

Elder Care & Special Needs Law

Our experienced elder care and special needs law attorneys go beyond traditional planning to address the needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities by assisting them in Long-Term Care Planning and Advocacy, Guardianships and Conservatorships, and End-of-Life Planning. We address the financial burden of the cost of care by advocating for our clients and maximizing their eligibility for government benefits, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans’ benefits. » Read More

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Electronic Discovery (“E-Discovery”)

Electronic Discovery (“E-Discovery”)

Federal and state judiciaries have amended the court rules to include new obligations on attorneys and corporate clients regarding electronically stored information (commonly known as “ESI” or “e-discovery”). The impact of these new rules goes far beyond the lawyers and parties who are involved in a lawsuit, and requires input and compliance from various departments of any business. » Read More

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Employment Practices Liability

Employment Practices Liability

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.’s employment practices attorneys have extensive experience defending employment practices liability (“EPLI”), directors and officers (“D&O”), and errors and omissions (“E&O”) claims.  Our practitioners are approved defense counsel for insurance carriers for professional liability and employment law risks, and have been recognized by many carriers as Choice of Counsel to defend employment practices claims. » Read More

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Environmental

Environmental

Businesses throughout the nation, and particularly in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, are subject to a web of federal, state, and local environmental and safety legislation and regulation that is constantly expanding in scope and complexity. Our environmental law attorneys who have been recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in New Jersey, provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services in this challenging area which include:

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Estate Planning & Administration

Estate Planning & Administration

Norris McLaughlin estate planning & administration attorneys have vast experience in all aspects of state, federal, and international tax law, with a particular emphasis on the planning and administration of trusts and estates. Our goal is to assure that assets pass to the intended beneficiaries at as little cost as possible, including minimizing state and federal tax burdens that may require the use of sophisticated and creative planning techniques. » Read More

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Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits

The executive compensation & employee benefits attorneys at Norris McLaughlin co-chaired by David T. Harmon and Charles A. Bruder, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to both employers and professionals in a wide range of industries. Our Group addresses the legal ramifications, regulatory compliance and income tax issues associated with the implementation and administration of employment agreements, severance arrangements, qualified and non-qualified employee benefits plans and equity-based incentive compensation arrangements. » Read More

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Food, Beverage & Hospitality

Food, Beverage & Hospitality

Our attorneys tackle the wide array of legal issues facing the food, beverage, and hospitality industries. Our experience allows us to work with clients to control costs and determine the best solution for them. We represent food manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers; food and beverage trade groups; breweries, distilleries, and wineries; restaurants, bars, hotels, conference centers, stadiums, and other public venues. » Read More

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Franchise Law

Franchise Law

The franchise law attorneys of Norris McLaughlin draw on the talents of lawyers from several departments to represent franchisees and distribution companies in a wide range of transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Our attorneys focus on the needs of franchisees to deliver complete solutions, integrating transactional creativity with regulatory experience, intellectual property protection and litigation prosecution and management. » Read More

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Health Care & Life Sciences

Health Care & Life Sciences

The health care and life sciences attorneys at Norris McLaughlin provide a variety of services to clients throughout the health care field, including highly specialized work in the regulatory areas governing the delivery of health care services under state and federal law.  » Read More

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Health Care Providers

Health Care Providers

The Health Care Providers section of the health care and life sciences attorneys at NM handles a broad range of health care litigations and regulatory agency administrative actions, including hearings and appeals related to allegations of professional misconduct and discipline, commercial and government insurance audits and refund requests, fraud and abuse actions, as well as disputes with agencies which oversee the practice of medicine. » Read More

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Higher Education

Higher Education

With more than 40 years of experience, Norris McLaughlin higher education attorneys have represented colleges and universities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York with a broad range of legal needs.  The following describes our services offered in greater detail.

Advice and Counsel/Transactional

Norris McLaughlin higher education attorneys have varied and extensive experience in the representation of public and private colleges and universities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.  » Read More

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Hospitals and Health Networks

Hospitals and Health Networks

Our health care and life sciences attorneys provide services to hospitals and health networks throughout the health care field, including highly specialized work in the regulatory areas governing the delivery of health care services under state and federal law.  Our hospitals and health networks attorneys advise clients on compliance with these health care regulations in the negotiation and structuring of numerous transactions between and among providers, payors, and suppliers including mergers, affiliations, joint ventures, practice acquisitions, and exclusive contract arrangements.  » Read More

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Immigration

Immigration

Norris McLaughlin provides a full-service immigration practice whose trained professionals have extensive experience in the field of immigration law.  The immigration law attorneys are skilled in all types of immigration matters and representation before the nation’s immigration-related agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals, Department of State, United States Embassies and Consulates, Department of Labor, and any other federal agency, whether in the United States or overseas.  » Read More

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Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. insurance law attorneys devote significant portions of their time to insurance-related matters and have, as a result, acquired a level of expertise that enables them to deal with complex insurance issues efficiently and effectively. Because we have years of experience working with insurance companies, the firm is able to effectively negotiate coverage disputes in an effort to resolve coverage issues without the need for litigation. » Read More

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

The intellectual property attorneys at Norris McLaughlin are dedicated to providing sophisticated intellectual property counsel to domestic and international clients. Our attorneys have a background in a broad range of engineering and sciences, including petrochemical, chemical, biochemical, biotechnology, electrical, mechanical, medical devices and computer software and hardware. » Read More

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International Business and Tax Planning

International Business and Tax Planning

Our international business and tax planning attorneys have extensive experience representing the legal interests of domestic and international companies operating in the rapidly changing global marketplace.

Our international business and tax planning attorneys offer a full range of legal services to businesses engaged in international commerce, including expert transactional (particularly those transactions that involve doing business in the United States or with U.S. » Read More

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Internet Law

Internet Law

Today, intellectual property issues on the Internet are pervasive. Our IP attorneys possess a wide range of skills with years of experience serving our corporate clients’ IP issues arising from the web. We also represent companies in various technology-based industries, including Internet Service Providers, software and web developers, business-to-business and consumer e-commerce providers, IT consultants, hardware and device manufacturers, and other technology suppliers, vendors and purchasers. » Read More

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Labor & Employment

Labor & Employment

Our labor & employment attorneys counsel private and public sector clients on a wide range of issues, including workforce counseling; labor and employee relations; corporate and workforce compliance; review and updating employment policies and procedures; employment litigation; unfair competition and trade secrets; privacy and e-discovery issues; employment training; employee benefits and tax issues; wage and hour compliance; immigration; and government contracts. » Read More

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Liquor Law, Licensing, Manufacturing, and Distribution

Liquor Law, Licensing, Manufacturing, and Distribution

Norris McLaughlin’s liquor law attorneys handle all issues related to liquor law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, such as licensing, business planning and structuring, transactional counseling (including distribution agreements and obtaining U.S. Small Business Administration loans), and litigation.  Our clients include brewers, distillers, wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, bars, hotels, stadiums, and other public venues. » Read More

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Litigation

Litigation

Solutions, Not Problems

Litigation is an unpleasant reality in business and, sometimes, one’s personal life.  You need attorneys who listen, understand, and are on your side; who value excellence and professionalism; who can be trusted with fair and prudent billing; and who quickly respond to you; who give you the attention and respect you deserve. » Read More

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Medical Devices/Pharma/Pharma Services

Medical Devices/Pharma/Pharma Services

With an office based in Somerset County, New Jersey, the center of one of the nation’s largest concentrations of pharmaceutical companies, the health care and life sciences attorneys have decades of experience working with pharmaceutical companies, pharma service providers and medical device companies at varying stages of growth – from start-ups to emerging life science companies to the world’s largest and most recognized pharmaceutical companies. » Read More

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys have structured, negotiated, and closed numerous U.S. and international transactions ranging from small-scale to complex multi-million dollar deals. Our attorneys have vast experience in all aspects of such corporate transactions, including:

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Municipal Law

Municipal Law

The attorneys of the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., have extensive experience representing municipalities and other clients before local governing bodies, planning and development commissions, and zoning hearing boards throughout eastern Pennsylvania. This experience enables them to provide a high level of service and representation in real estate development and zoning, litigation, environmental, economic development and finance, and labor and employment law. » Read More

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Products Liability Defense

Products Liability Defense

The products liability defense attorneys at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., consist of trial and appellate attorneys with many years of experience in a broad range of products liability, consumer, State Multi-County, Federal Multi-District, and class action defense litigation.   Our attorneys can defend all types of claims arising from the design, manufacture, distribution, advertising, sale and utilization of products.  » Read More

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Professional Liability Defense & Malpractice

Professional Liability Defense & Malpractice

Norris McLaughlin professional liability defense attorneys regularly serve as counsel on behalf of a broad range of individual professionals, firms and entities in the defense of malpractice and negligence claims.  With experience in all aspects of professional liability defense, members of our practice group represent professionals in administrative, disciplinary hearings, government investigations and other proceedings before various state agencies and regulatory boards.  » Read More

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Public Utilities

Public Utilities

The public utility law attorneys at Norris McLaughlin, P.A. practice primarily before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and other federal and state regulatory agencies that supervise public utilities. The firm represents investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities and their associated boards and advisory councils or committees, and other participants in the electric, gas, telecommunications, water, wastewater and cable television industries, including competitive telecommunication carriers, large real estate developers and other commercial and industrial energy users, several independent energy producers and natural gas marketers, and trade associations whose members are affected by utility regulation either as customers of utilities or as competitors. » Read More

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Real Estate & Finance

Real Estate & Finance

The real estate and finance attorneys of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. have the experience and depth to handle virtually any type of real estate transaction and development project—large or small.  Our attorneys have a keen understanding of the complex, ever-changing regulations and restrictions that affect our real estate clients — allowing us to achieve our client’s goals in the most cost-effective manner possible. » Read More

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Securities

Securities

The securities law attorneys at Norris McLaughlin are experienced in dealing with both federal and state securities law matters. We represent clients attempting to raise investment capital from private placements and venture capital deals to registered firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities. » Read More

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Solar Energy

Solar Energy

For several years, Norris McLaughlin has had a cross-disciplinary group actively involved in all aspects of solar energy. Our solar energy group includes attorneys from our environmental, utility, real estate and land use, construction, business, taxation, insurance, litigation, and intellectual property practice areas. » Read More

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Sports, Media & Entertainment Law

Sports, Media & Entertainment Law

Our sports, media & entertainment law (SME) attorneys bring the Firm a wealth of experience.  Whether for individual athletes and celebrities, or related companies within the sports and entertainment industries, they have handled most every type of legal transaction within the sports, media, and entertainment industries.  » Read More

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Taxation

Taxation

The Norris McLaughlin, P.A., tax department attorneys have vast experience in all aspects of state, federal and international tax law. Many in this diverse group of attorneys hold a Masters Degree in tax law and they frequently lecture on tax and business issues to organizations such as the tax sections of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Society of Certified Public Accountants. » Read More

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Telecommunications

Telecommunications

The telecommunications attorneys at Norris McLaughlin, P.A. are some of the most experienced in the State of New Jersey. The attorneys frequently represent long-distance companies, competitive local carriers, wireless communication companies, and equipment vendors. Services provided to our telecommunications clients include regulatory work, litigation, commercial transactional work, municipal approval matters and legislative representation. » Read More

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Venture Tech & Emerging Growth Companies

Venture Tech & Emerging Growth Companies

We at Norris McLaughlin understand the needs of emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs and partner with our clients to counsel them on matters ranging from initial startup questions to exit strategies. Our Venture Tech & Emerging Companies practice consists of technologically sophisticated lawyers experienced in assisting clients in making critical decisions at all stages of company development. » Read More

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Workers’ Compensation—Pennsylvania Office

Workers’ Compensation—Pennsylvania Office

Our workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience advising and representing insured and self-insured employers in the Lehigh Valley and throughout eastern Pennsylvania. In fact, one of our shareholders frequently serves as a member of the faculty at statewide seminars on workers’ compensation and medicine for lawyers and is a co-author of a manual widely regarded as the “bible” for workers’ compensation practitioners and administrators. » Read More

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