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  • Oct 20, 2016Andrew D. Linden to Speak at Brewery and Distillery Law in New Jersey Training Seminar

    Andrew D. Linden, an Associate of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at the Brewery and Distillery Law in New Jersey Training Seminar sponsored by The National Business Institute.  Linden will discuss “Brewery and Distillery Business Entity Selection, Formation, Finance and Insurance.”  The seminar will take place at the Holiday Inn Cherry Hill on Monday, December 12, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

    The course will discuss how to build a solid business, minimize liability, and navigate the licensing, labeling, and tax reporting challenges along the way.  Attendees will receive help to effectively protect intellectual property, avoid legal landmines in advertising, and negotiate distribution agreements.  For more information or to register, visit the NBI’s web site at www.nbi-sems.com.

    A resident of Caldwell, Linden assists alcoholic beverage manufacturers and retailers with licensing and product labeling.  He has represented a craft distillery and limited brewery with license applications and provided guidance to brewers with respect to federal bottle labeling requirements and state distribution laws.

    Linden received his J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall School of Law in 2007.  He earned his B.S., with honors, from Lehigh University in 2004, majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

    Our Liquor Law Group at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., handles all issues related to liquor law, such as licensing, litigation, business planning, and transactional counseling, including U.S. Small Business Administration loans and more.  Our representation of breweries and wholesalers involves national issues concerning beer distribution rights.  We have close working relationships with officials in local and state regulatory agencies as well as lobbying and special interest groups.  Our clients include brewers, wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, and hotels.

    We have litigated complex commercial cases involving beer franchise laws.  Our litigation experience also includes representation in liquor license violation cases specific to issues, such as serving alcohol to minors, serving alcohol after hours, occupancy violations, health and safety code violations, noise violations, and nuisance bar program designations.

    Our attorneys understand the complexities of obtaining a liquor license in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  We represent clients in all types of license-related matters, including license renewal, license validation, transfer of a liquor license and compliance with all applicable liquor regulations and laws.

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  • Sep 09, 2016Ted Zeller to Speak at Brewers of Pennsylvania 2nd Annual Mid Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium

    Theodore J. Zeller III, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Liquor Law Department, will speak at the Brewers of Pennsylvania 2nd Annual Mid Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium on Friday, September 30, at Artsquest Center at Steel Stacks.  To RSVP, please visit http://www.brewersofpa.org/event/mid-atlantic-brewers-symposium/.

    The Brewers of Pennsylvania is a group of motivated entrepreneurs and well-known manufacturers that embrace the countless traditions and history of Pennsylvania brewing.  The symposium features ten 45 minute seminars by leaders of the craft brewing industry.  With the science and business of brewing as the main focus, participants will be offered valuable insight and resources, as well as an interesting outlook on Pennsylvania’s constant evolution of the craft beer landscape.

    Zeller focuses his practice on alcoholic beverage law, commercial transactions including related real estate transactions, and litigation.  He began his legal career as a litigator and has tried multiple cases in county and federal court, including jury trials, and hundreds of cases before arbitration panels, district justices, and administrative law judges.  Zeller was lead counsel in a beer rights case brought against the world’s largest brewers, and serves as outside general counsel to Yuengling Brewery and Brewers of Pennsylvania, among others.

    Zeller’s lobbying efforts helped to modernize parts of the Pennsylvania liquor code, and he has authored numerous provisions that have been enacted into law.  Most recently, his efforts helped change brewery regulations to allow for tap rooms and he authored the Malt Beverage Tax Excise Credit Legislation.

    In addition, Zeller advises alcohol manufacturers on state and federal law, regulatory compliance, and distribution issues. He also counsels clients on the acquisition of liquor licenses on the open market and coordinates liquor license transactions with other practice areas, such as real estate, corporate and business law, intellectual property, financing, tax law, and litigation.

    Zeller earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 1992.

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  • Aug 15, 2016Zeller to Speak to Northampton and Lehigh Valley E License Holders

    Theodore J. Zeller III, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A. and Chair of its Liquor Law Department, will speak at E License Seminar hosted by Liquor License Sales PA-NJ in Bethlehem on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  This program is geared towards E License holders in Northampton and Lehigh Valley counties.

    “June of this year, due to the signing of Act 39, has caused Pennsylvania to see dramatic changes.  This seminar will provide an opportunity for members to learn about new advances in the industry and share in camaraderie with their peers,” said Zeller.

    Zeller focuses his practice on alcoholic beverage law, commercial transactions including related real estate transactions, and litigation.  He began his legal career as a litigator and has tried multiple cases in county and federal court, including jury trials, and hundreds of cases before arbitration panels, district justices, and administrative law judges.  Zeller was lead counsel in a beer rights case brought against the world’s largest brewers, and serves as outside general counsel to Yuengling Brewery and Brewers of Pennsylvania, among others.

    Liquor License Sales PA-NJ finds buyers and sellers of liquor licenses in the Eastern and Central area of Pennsylvania and throughout all of New Jersey.  They represent a wide range of alcoholic beverage licensees in all segments of the industry, from national restaurant chains looking in different areas to expand their business, to individuals who may be looking to fulfill their dreams of owning a bar, restaurant, or other business requiring a liquor license.

    Zeller’s lobbying efforts helped to modernize parts of the Pennsylvania liquor code, and he has authored numerous provisions that have been enacted into law.  Most recently, his efforts helped change brewery regulations to allow for tap rooms.  In addition, he counsels clients on the acquisition of liquor licenses on the open market and coordinates liquor license transactions with other practice areas, such as real estate, corporate and business law, financing, tax law, and litigation.

    Zeller earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 1992.

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  • Jul 25, 2016Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes Associate to Pennsylvania Office

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Matthew B. Andersen as an Associate.   He joins the firm’s Business Law and Liquor Law Practice Groups.

    As a business lawyer, Andersen is involved in the day-to-day legal counseling of businesses, formation of business entities, general contract matters, corporate restructurings, lending, and shareholder disputes.  In his liquor law practice, he works with brewers, wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, and hotels to obtain and transferring liquor licenses and comply with liquor regulations and laws, as well as to provide transactional counseling.

    Prior to joining the firm, Andersen served as law clerk to the Honorable Stephen G. Baratta, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County, and was a summer associate at the firm in 2014.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar Associations, and the Northampton County Bar Association.  Outside of work, Andersen is on the Young Professionals Council Development Committee of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.  He is also an assistant lacrosse coach at Parkland High School.

    Andersen earned his B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2015.  While in law school, he was Executive Editor of the Business Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Juris Magazine, and Competition Director of the Appellate Moot Court Board.  He was a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania and a judicial intern for the President Judge of Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.

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