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  • Jul 17, 2019Janice Arellano Appointed Member of the ABA Section of Litigation Social Media Committee

    Janice V. Arellano, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation’s Social Media Committee for the 2019-2020 bar year.

    Arellano, who served as Co-Chair of the Section’s Minority Trial Lawyer Committee from 2017-2019 bar years, will help the Social Media Committee generate content highlighting articles and events for the Section, bring helpful benefits to members, and apply strategies of the Section’s Strategic Plan to achieve the ABA’s goals.

    Arellano concentrates her practice in general litigation with an emphasis on tort claims defense, employment, and civil rights in both state and federal court. She represents colleges and universities, businesses, hospitals, and medical providers in a wide range of matters.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Arellano was an associate at a New Jersey-based insurance defense firm, gaining experience in employment law, personal injury defense, and school board and special education matters. Before law school, she was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C., and taught for three years in West Philadelphia charter schools through Teach for America. Arellano currently serves in leadership roles for non-profit boards and professional committees. She also works with Hispanic/Latino and Asian Pacific American Organizations to increase diversity and inclusion and has been on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey since 2018. She earned her J.D. in 2014 from Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was a Law and Public Policy Scholar and obtained a Certificate in Trial Advocacy and Litigation. She completed her M.S. in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College.

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  • May 08, 2019Peter Hutcheon Reappointed to Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board

    Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed to the 2019-2020 Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board.  Jurimetrics is the publication of the Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).  It is an international journal concerned with issues in all areas of law, science, and technology, including physical, biological, life, social, and behavioral sciences; engineering, aerospace, communications, and computers; logic, mathematics, statistics, and quantitative methods; use of science and technology in law practice, litigation, adjudication, legislation, and court and agency administration; and legal regulation and policy implications of science and technology.  Hutcheon has served as Associate Editor (1974-1977) and Editor-in-Chief (1977-1981) of Jurimetrics and has been a Member of its Editorial Board since 2011.  He also has held leadership positions with the Section of Science and Technology Law, including serving as Chair (1986-1987).

    The mission of the Science & Technology Law Section of the ABA is to provide leadership on emerging issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology; to promote sound policy and public understanding on such issues; and to enhance the professional development of the Section’s members.  The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world, with nearly 400,000 members.  The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

    Hutcheon practices primarily in the areas of business governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking, and finance.  He counsels managements of public and private companies including companies involved with the bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries, as well as banking institutions on governance matters and is an expert on indemnification and insurance issues affecting directors and officers.  Hutcheon represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals, and firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities.  Many of these financings involve high-tech businesses. Hutcheon is experienced with securities matters ranging from stock options to dividend reinvestment plans, is familiar with bank regulatory matters, and has worked on mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry.  He is experienced in corporate and financing transactions and has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private corporate acquisition transactions, including public/private partnership financings, in deals involving over $2 billion.

    A long-time member of the ABA’s Section of Business Law, LLC, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Committee, Hutcheon is one of three Observers to the Beneficial Ownership Task Force and was editor of the Committee’s newsletter, The PUBOGRAM, for 16 years.  He is the 2005 recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff Award for his lifelong service to this Committee.  He was a director for 22 years (including 2 years as chair) of the New Jersey State Bar, Corporate and Business Law Section, and has chaired the State Bar’s Banking Law Section.  He was chairman of the New Jersey Corporate and Business Law Study Commission from its inception in 1989 to 2002, providing reports and suggestions on business law developments to the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor.  He chaired the New Jersey Securities Advisory Committee appointed by the Attorney General from 1995 to 2001 and has served as the ABA’s Liaison to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities for over 38 years.

    Hutcheon is listed in the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities Law sections of the current edition of The Best Lawyers In America and has been included on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Business/Corporate section every year since its inception in 2005.  Additionally, he has authored numerous articles on business-related law topics including limited liability companies, securities, and directors and officer’s liability.

    Hutcheon received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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  • Mar 15, 2019Candice Huber Rienzo to Speak at ABA Section of Litigation Young Advocates CLE Program

    Candice Huber Rienzo, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a panelist for “When Lawyers Go Rogue: Strategies for Handling Difficult Adversaries,” at the regional CLE program “Discover Yourself: Navigating the First Years of Litigation Practice.” Presented by the Section of Litigation Young Advocates, Minority Trial Lawyer, and Ethics & Professionalism Committees, the program will take place Tuesday, March 26, 12:00 – 4:15 p.m., at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark.

    Beginning at 12:30 p.m., the panel will focus on helping young litigators navigate the discovery process when the opposition is a Rambo litigator, including what to do when faced with obstructionist deposition tactics and scorched earth litigation tactics. For more information and to register, please click here.

    Rienzo is experienced in all stages of litigation, handling cases from inception through to trial and appeal.  She has represented clients in the state and federal courts of New Jersey in a variety of areas of litigation, including personal injury, general negligence, medical malpractice, professional liability, nursing home malpractice, construction law, and premises liability.

    Prior to joining the firm, Rienzo was an associate at Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto, P.C.  After law school, she served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Hon. Bette E. Uhrmacher and then the Hon. Francis J. Vernoia in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Monmouth County, in the Civil Division and Criminal Division respectively. While attending law school, Rienzo was a Law Clerk at Gill and Chamas, L.L.C.

    Rienzo is admitted in New Jersey and New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.  She earned her J.D. from Rutgers Law School and her B.A. from The College of New Jersey.

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  • Oct 24, 2018Peter Hutcheon Receives 2018 ABA LLC, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Content Recognition

    Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been awarded the “Professor Elizabeth ‘Beth’ S. Miller Content ‘Recognition’” by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Business Law’s LLC, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee for his contributions.  Highlighted were his long tenure as editor of The PUBOGRAM, his work on legislative drafting committees and on the uniform acts, his participation in Committee seminars as well as other ABA committees, and his over 30 columns in The PUBOGRAM.

    Hutcheon practices primarily in the areas of business governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking, and finance.  He regularly counsels management of public and private companies and banking institutions on governance matters and is an expert on indemnification and insurance issues affecting directors and officers.  Hutcheon represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals, and firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities.  Many of these financings involve high-tech businesses.  Hutcheon is experienced with securities matters ranging from stock options to dividend reinvestment plans, is familiar with bank regulatory matters, and has worked on mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry.  He is experienced in corporate and financing transactions and has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private corporate acquisition transactions, including public/private partnership deals, in deals involving over $2 billion.

    A long-time member of the ABA’s Section of Business Law, LLC, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee, Hutcheon is one of three Observers to the Beneficial Ownership Task Force and was editor of the Committee’s newsletter, The PUBOGRAM, for 16 years.  He is the 2005 recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff Award for his lifelong service to this Committee.  He was a director for 22 years (including 2 years as chair) of the New Jersey State Bar, Corporate and Business Law Section, and has chaired the State Bar’s Banking Law Section.  He was chairman of the New Jersey Corporate and Business Law Study Commission from its inception in 1989 to 2002, providing reports and suggestions on business law developments to the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor.  He chaired the New Jersey Securities Advisory Committee appointed by the Attorney General from 1995 to 2001 and has served as the ABA’s Liaison to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities for over 37 years.

    Hutcheon is listed in the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities Law sections of the current edition of The Best Lawyers In America and has been included on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Business/Corporate section every year since its inception in 2005.  Additionally, he has authored numerous articles on business-related law topics including limited liability companies, securities, and directors and officer’s liability.

    Hutcheon received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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  • May 09, 2018Peter Hutcheon Appointed Observer to American Bar Association Business Law Section Beneficial Ownership Task Force

    Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been appointed one of three Observers to the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section’s Beneficial Ownership Task Force.  The Business Law Section is committed to serving its members, the legal profession, and the public through educational opportunities and resources; assisting members to serve their clients ethically and competently; and furthering the development and improvement of corporate laws.  The Task Force was created by the Section’s Limited Liability Company, Partnership, and Unincorporated Entity Committee to work with the Section’s Corporate Laws Committee and others to seek a fundamental version of the ABA’s position on disclosure of beneficial ownerships of business entities.

    Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, federal and state laws have been proposed and some adopted requiring disclosure of the persons who beneficially own corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, business trusts, and other entities.  This disclosure is to help law enforcement and national security personnel identify criminals and/or terrorists using such entities for money laundering, drug and arms distribution, and other clandestine activities.  In 2008, the ABA adopted a policy grounded on financial privacy, resisting increased disclosure of traditionally anonymous ownership information.  The Task Force will seek ways to support making ownership information more available to law enforcement and national security personnel, while preserving as much as possible the privacy of business ownership.

    Hutcheon practices primarily in the areas of business governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking, and finance.  He regularly counsels managements of public and private companies and banking institutions on governance matters and is an expert on indemnification and insurance issues affecting directors and officers.  Hutcheon represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals, and firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities.  Many of these financings involve high-tech businesses.  Hutcheon is experienced with securities matters ranging from stock options to dividend reinvestment plans, is familiar with bank regulatory matters, and has worked on mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry.  He is experienced in corporate and financing transactions and has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private corporate acquisition transactions, including public/private partnership deals, in deals involving over $2 billion.

    A long-time member of the ABA’s Section of Business Law, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations Committee, Hutcheon was editor of its newsletter, The PUBOGRAM, for 16 years.  He is the 2005 recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff Award for his lifelong service to this Committee.  He was a director for 22 years (including 2 years as chair) of the New Jersey State Bar, Corporate and Business Law Section, and has chaired the State Bar’s Banking Law Section.  He was chairman of the New Jersey Corporate and Business Law Study Commission from its inception in 1989 to 2002, providing reports and suggestions on business law developments to the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor.  He chaired the New Jersey Securities Advisory Committee appointed by the Attorney General from 1995 to 2001, and has served as the ABA’s Liaison to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities for over 34 years.

    Hutcheon is listed in the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities Law sections of the current edition of The Best Lawyers In America, and has been included on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Business/Corporate section every year since its inception in 2005.  Additionally, he has authored numerous articles on business-related law topics including limited liability companies, securities, and directors and officer’s liability.

    Hutcheon received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

     

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  • Aug 09, 2017Peter Hutcheon Reappointed to Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board

    Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., with offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey; midtown Manhattan; and Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the 2017-2018 Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board.  Jurimetrics is the publication of the Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).  It is an international journal concerned with issues in all areas of law, science, and technology, including physical, life, social, and behavioral sciences; engineering, aerospace, communications, and computers; logic, mathematics, statistics, and quantitative methods; use of science and technology in law practice, litigation, adjudication, legislation, and court and agency administration; and legal regulation and policy implications of science and technology.  Hutcheon has served as Associate Editor (1974-1977) and Editor-in-Chief (1977-1981) of Jurimetrics and has been a Member of its Editorial Board since 2011.  He also has held leadership positions with the Section of Science and Technology Law, including serving as Chair (1986-1987).

    The mission of the Science & Technology Law Section of the ABA is to provide leadership on emerging issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology; to promote sound policy and public understanding on such issues; and to enhance the professional development of the Section’s members.  The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world, with nearly 400,000 members.  The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

    Hutcheon practices primarily in the areas of business governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking and finance.  He regularly counsels managements of public and private companies and banking institutions on governance matters, is an expert on indemnification and insurance issues affecting directors and officers. Hutcheon represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals, and firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities. Many of these financings involve high-tech businesses. Hutcheon is experienced with securities matters ranging from stock options to dividend reinvestment plans, is familiar with bank regulatory matters, and has worked on mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry. He is experienced in corporate and financing transactions and has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private corporate acquisition transactions, including public/private partnership deals, in deals involving over $2 billion.

    Hutcheon, a long-time member of the ABA’s Section on Business Law, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations Committee, was the editor of its newsletter, the PUBOGRAM, for 16 years. He is the 2005 recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff Award for his lifelong service to this Committee. He was a director for 22 years (including 2 years as chair) of the New Jersey State Bar, Corporate and Business Law Section, and has chaired the State Bar’s Banking Law Section. He was chairman of the New Jersey Corporate and Business Law Study Commission from its inception in 1989 to 2002, providing reports and suggestions on business law developments to the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor.  He chaired the New Jersey Securities Advisory Committee appointed by the Attorney General from 1995 to 2001, and has served as the ABA’s Liaison to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities for over 34 years.

    Hutcheon is listed in the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities Law sections of the current edition of The Best Lawyers In America, and has been included on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Business/Corporate section every year since its inception in 2005. Additionally, he has authored numerous articles on business-related law topics including limited liability companies, securities, and directors and officer’s liability.

    Hutcheon received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

     

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  • Sep 06, 2016Peter D. Hutcheon Reappointed to Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board

    Peter D. Hutcheon, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., with offices in Bridgewater, New Jersey; midtown Manhattan; and Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the 2016-2017 Jurimetrics Journal Editorial Board.  Jurimetrics is the publication of the Science & Technology Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA).  It is an international journal concerned with issues in all areas of law, science, and technology, including physical, life, social, and behavioral sciences; engineering, aerospace, communications, and computers; logic, mathematics, statistics, and quantitative methods; use of science and technology in law practice, litigation, adjudication, legislation, and court and agency administration; and legal regulation and policy implications of science and technology.  Hutcheon has served as Associate Editor (1974-1977) and Editor-in-Chief (1977-1981) of Jurimetrics and has been a Member of its Editorial Board since 2011.  He also has held leadership positions with the Section of Science and Technology Law, including serving as Chair (1986-1987).

    The mission of the Science & Technology Law Section of the ABA is to provide leadership on emerging issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology; to promote sound policy and public understanding on such issues; and to enhance the professional development of the Section’s members.  The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world, with nearly 400,000 members.  The ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.

    Hutcheon practices primarily in the areas of business governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking and finance.  He regularly counsels managements of public and private companies and banking institutions on governance matters, is an expert on indemnification and insurance issues affecting directors and officers. Hutcheon represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals, and firm commitment underwritten offerings of securities. Many of these financings involve high-tech businesses. Hutcheon is experienced with securities matters ranging from stock options to dividend reinvestment plans, is familiar with bank regulatory matters, and has worked on mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry. He is experienced in corporate and financing transactions and has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private corporate acquisition transactions in deals involving over $2 billion.

    Hutcheon, a long-time member of the ABA’s Section on Business Law, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations Committee, was the editor of its newsletter, the PUBOGRAM, for 16 years. He is the 2005 recipient of the Martin I. Lubaroff Award for his lifelong service to this Committee. He was a director for 22 years (including 2 years as chair) of the New Jersey State Bar, Corporate and Business Law Section, and has chaired the State Bar’s Banking Law Section. He was chairman of the New Jersey Corporate and Business Law Study Commission from its inception in 1989 to 2002, providing reports and suggestions on business law developments to the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor.  He chaired the New Jersey Securities Advisory Committee appointed by the Attorney General from 1995 to 2001, and has served as the ABA’s Liaison to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities for over 34 years.

    Hutcheon is listed in the Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities Law sections of the current edition of The Best Lawyers In America, and has been included on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Business/Corporate section every year since its inception in 2005. Additionally, he has authored numerous articles on business-related law topics including limited liability companies, securities, and directors and officer’s liability.

    Hutcheon received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Williams College and his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

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