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  • Jul 10, 2019Lana Ros Named Somerset County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee Co-Chair

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named Co-Chair of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee for the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA). As Co-Chair, she will be responsible for coordinating and organizing CLE programs for the year, including the association’s annual CLE Marathon Day.

    Founded over 100 years ago, the SCBA is dedicated to public service and the enhancement of the legal profession by providing programs such as continuing legal education and legal referral services. Association members have included many prominent judges, legislators, and attorneys who have served New Jersey and Somerset County with distinction.  The association promotes the highest standards of practice and encourages its members to contribute their time within both the legal community and the community at large.

    Ros focuses her practice on health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies proving oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry.  She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers.  Ros routinely represents healthcare professionals before federal agencies, including Medicare, Office of Civil Rights, and Office of the Inspector General, and state agencies such as Department of Banking and Insurance, Attorney General’s Office, and Department of Health.

    Ros writes and lectures throughout New Jersey and New York on legal issues affecting healthcare professionals, such as over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, healthcare-related cybersecurity issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, HIPAA, and employment law.

    As a member of the firm’s Cannabis Law Group, Ros draws on her extensive knowledge and background in dealing with regulatory agencies to assist health care providers and non-healthcare clients to navigate the complex and developing area of medical cannabis.

    Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University.

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  • May 08, 2019Lana Ros a Panelist on Cannabis Investments

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a panelist for “Cannabis Investments: Myths, Regulation, and Opportunities” at an event hosted by CFA Society New York, on Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., in New York City.

    Ros and her fellow panelists will discuss the cannabis industry, including potential paths for investors, current trends and common myths, and the regulatory environment. For more information and to register, please click here.

    Ros focuses her practice in the area of health care law, specifically in the area of civil and administrative litigation, with a concentration in professional licensure and general defense before government agencies proving oversight to the practice of medicine and dentistry. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers.  As a member of the Cannabis Law Group, drawing on her extensive knowledge and background in dealing with regulatory agencies, she assists healthcare providers, as well as, non-healthcare clients to navigate the complex and developing the area of medical cannabis. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University.

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  • Apr 26, 2019Andrew Linden and Lana Ros to Speak at Cannabis Labyrinth Workshop

    Andrew D. Linden and Svetlana (Lana) Ros, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be panelists at the Cannabis Labyrinth Workshop Friday, May 3, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at The Imperia in Somerset. This first-ever educational workshop is being hosted by Upper Rung Center, a nonprofit community development corporation, in collaboration with the New Jersey Cannabis Business & Technology Institute. Norris McLaughlin is a proud sponsor of the event.

    Linden and Ros will review regulatory and legal issues regarding hemp, CBD oils, and the current status of state and federal laws concerning CBD.  The entire panel will speak on the setup of growers, distributors, contract manufacturing organizations, and testing centers, such as for equipment, business plans, location, and opportunity zones, as well as how OSHA, the FTC, USDA, NJDEP, and EPA are involved. Training and compliance vigilance will also be covered. For more information and to register, please click here.

    Linden, Co-Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law Practice Group, assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing, such as initial applications, transfers, expansions, changes in ownership, and related disclosures, distribution, and general business operations such as sales, storage of product, and recordkeeping. He assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain with compliance and business law issues. Linden also counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in all facets of their business. These include licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Linden provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, advises clients on federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes, and helps them navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws. Linden attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007.  He earned a B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

    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.

    Both Linden and Ros contribute to the firm’s cannabis law blog, Legally Grown.

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  • Apr 09, 2019Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Present on Asset Protection for Physicians

    Svetlana (Lana) Ros and Bruce J. Wisotsky, Members of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “Asset Protection for Physicians: Prescriptions for Preservation of Wealth” at the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2019 Socio-Economic Meeting, Saturday, April 6, at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel and Conference Center in Iselin.

    Ros and Wisotsky discussed asset protection, creditors rights, and best practices to protect physician’s practice’s and personal assets if unforeseen creditors come looking to collect. For more information, please click here.

    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.

    Wisotsky represents debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, and secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings.  He has litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy and commercial issues during his career inclusive of contract and lien validity disputes, actions to recover preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyance claims, and non-dischargeability of debt actions.

    Wisotsky has also lectured on various bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Turnaround Management Association and the Essex County Bar Association.  He has addressed topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions, treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings, and retention bonus issues.  He is also on the United States Bankruptcy Court’s approved list of mediators.

    Wisotsky is a member of the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association.  He also served as an officer and counsel to Help Darfur Now, a non-profit corporation which raised funds to purchase food and medical supplies for refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan.  Wisotsky received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Temple University and Temple University School of Law.

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  • Apr 04, 2019Lana Ros Speaks on CDS for Camden and Burlington County Medical Societies

    Lana Ros, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “Legal Implications of Prescribing CDS: What Every Physician Should Know” at a seminar hosted by the Camden County and Burlington County Medical Societies, Tuesday, April 2, at the Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield.

    Ros discussed the regulations limiting the prescribing of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) for acute pain and those governing the prescribing of CDS for chronic pain; problem areas in prescribing CDS; and necessary safety measures. To learn about becoming a member of the society and the benefits associated with it, please click here.

    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.

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  • Feb 28, 2019Norris McLaughlin Attorneys to Speak on Cannabis for Restaurants

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, Andrew D. Linden, Svetlana (Lana) Ros, and Stephanie S. Spangler, of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be featured speakers on Tuesday, March 5, at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  They will present a panel discussion titled “Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants.” The show, which takes place March 3-5, also features over 40 education sessions and over 500 of the leading vendors serving the restaurant and foodservice industry.

    The panel discussion will also be presented on Tuesday, March 26, at the firm’s WeWork office, 222 Broadway, in New York in two sessions: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  The discussion explores the myriad of legal issues and risks of incorporating cannabis into your restaurant business, answering questions about the legal risks and ramifications of providing food and beverages with cannabis; the legal issues related to selling alcoholic beverages infused with or containing cannabis; the state of federal, state, and local laws and regulations impacting restaurants that wish to serve cannabis foods and beverages; and the requirements and hurdles for obtaining federal trademark registration for cannabis-related goods and services.  For more information and to register, please click here.

    Hamburg is experienced in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area, assisting clients in the food, beverage and restaurant industries with their IP needs.  She has litigated in federal courts across the country, acting as national counsel to bring and defend infringement claims for clients both foreign and domestic.  Most recently, Hamburg litigated through appeal to the Federal Circuit a food trademark case that has been described as generating one of the most important trademark decisions in 2018. She was also recently ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000). Among a group of fewer than 90 trademark professionals in New York, Hamburg was named a top trademark attorney in the areas of enforcement and litigation. Hamburg frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property topics before trade food, beverage and restaurant groups, and is a member of the New York State Restaurant Association as well as the Specialty Food Association.  Hamburg attended Wellesley College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, with Honors in English, in 1987.  In 1990, she received her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor of the Columbia Law Review.

    Linden assists marijuana entrepreneurs, suppliers, growers, retailers, and investors to navigate complex statutory and regulatory schemes, including those related to permitting and licensing, such as initial applications, transfers, expansions, changes to ownership, and related disclosures, distribution, and general business operations such as sales, storage of product, and recordkeeping. He assists clients in all tiers of the distribution chain with compliance and business law issues. Linden also counsels alcoholic beverage manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers with all facets of their business. These include licensing and regulatory compliance, business formation, and product labeling. He has assisted craft breweries and distilleries with applications before the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and retailers with applications before the local municipality. Linden provides guidance in connection with TTB federal permitting laws, advises clients on federal and state labeling requirements and approval processes, and helps them navigate state distribution and beer franchise laws. Linden attended Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received his J.D., cum laude, in 2007.  He earned a B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

    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.

    Spangler focuses her practice on trademark and copyright litigation, prosecution and enforcement.  She appears in state and federal courts and before the USPTO’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in opposition and cancellation proceedings.  She counsels clients in industries including startups, technology, food and beverage, and arts and entertainment.  Spangler earned her B.A. in International Studies from Emory University in 2005, and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law with a concentration in Intellectual Property and Communications Law in 2010.  During law school, she was Articles Editor for Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.  She is the former Development Chair of Cardozo’s Black, Asian, and Latino Law Students Association Alumni Group and is part of its mentoring program for 1L law students.

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  • Feb 15, 2019Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants

    Due to the popularity of this hot topic, we are bringing the show on the road!  

    Jeanne Hamburg, Stephanie Spangler, Lana Ros, and Andrew Linden of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present a panel discussion entitled “Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants.” This will be a follow-up to the same panel presentation at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, show, which takes place March 3-5, featuring over 40+ education sessions and over 500 of the leading vendors serving the restaurant & foodservice industry.

    So, if you missed it, here is your second chance!

    With the recent passage of the Farm Bill, which descheduled industrial hemp and CBD while reinforcing the regulatory authority of the FDA, and the increasingly widespread legalization of cannabis across the United States, a labyrinth of legal issues emerges for restauranteurs interested in offering cannabis products and services. While the industry is budding, the array of U.S. state and federal laws and regulations makes compliance a challenge.

    Norris McLaughlin’s panel discussion explores the myriad of legal issues and risks of incorporating cannabis into your restaurant business, answering the following questions:

    • What are the legal risks and ramifications of providing food and beverages with cannabis?
    • What are the legal issues related to selling alcoholic beverages infused with or containing cannabis?
    • What is the state of federal, state, and local laws and regulations impacting restaurants that wish to serve cannabis foods and beverages?
    • What are the requirements and hurdles for obtaining federal trademark registration for cannabis-related goods and services?

    WHEN
    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. OR 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    WHERE
    WeWork 222 Broadway
    19th Floor, Room 21B
    New York, NY 10038

    To register, please click here.

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  • Jan 24, 2019Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants

    Jeanne Hamburg, Stephanie Spangler, Lana Ros, and Andrew Linden of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be featured speakers March 5 at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, presenting a panel discussion entitled “Exploring the Legal Haze of Cannabis for Restaurants.” The show, which takes place March 3-5, also features over 40+ education sessions and over 500 of the leading vendors serving the restaurant & foodservice industry.

    With the recent passage of the Farm Bill, which descheduled industrial hemp and CBD while reinforcing the regulatory authority of the FDA, and the increasingly widespread legalization of cannabis across the United States, a labyrinth of legal issues emerges for restauranteurs interested in offering cannabis products and services. While the industry is budding, the array of U.S. state and federal laws and regulations makes compliance a challenge.

    Norris McLaughlin’s panel discussion explores the myriad of legal issues and risks of incorporating cannabis into your restaurant business, answering the following questions:

    • What are the legal risks and ramifications of providing food and beverages with cannabis?
    • What are the legal issues related to selling alcoholic beverages infused with or containing cannabis?
    • What employment issues do restaurant employers need to be aware of in light of the increasing legalization of medical marijuana and adult recreational use?
    • What are the requirements and hurdles for obtaining federal trademark registration for cannabis-related goods and services?

    WHEN
    Tuesday, March 5, 2019
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    WHERE
    Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
    655 W 34th St, Room 1C03
    New York, NY 10001
    (212) 216-2000

    Session Number: T106

    For more information and to register with $10 off, click here.

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