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  • Apr 23, 2019David Adelson Speaks to New Jersey Medical Societies

    David L. Adelson, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been presenting to multiple medical societies throughout New Jersey this month. He frequently lectures at numerous hospitals and before healthcare-related legal and medical organizations on health law issues including over-prescribing of medications, inappropriate conduct of practitioners, general licensure, healthcare-related cyber security issues, fraud and abuse, medical records, confidentiality of protected health information, employment contract challenges, and administrative law proceedings.

    Adelson delivered two presentations for the Union County Medical Society’s Annual Meeting, “Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment, and Accountability Act” and “Legal Implications of Prescribing CDS.” The meeting was held Friday, April 5, at The Westwood in Garwood. In his first presentation, he discussed the Out of Network Law; and in the second, 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.

    On Saturday, April 13, Adelson presented “Protecting Your Medical Practice from Within” for The New Jersey Plastic Surgery Society’s Annual Meeting at the Hyatt in New Brunswick. Adelson once again presented “Legal Implications of Prescribing CDS” for the Dermatological Society Of New Jersey’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 14, at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township.

    Adelson has over 30 years of litigation and healthcare law experience and represents a wide array of healthcare professionals and medical practices.  His practice includes a broad range of health law litigation and administrative legal matters in New York and New Jersey with concentrations in the fields of professional discipline, hearings and appeals related to professional misconduct, private and public insurance audits, fraud and abuse, audit refund requests (private, Medicaid and Medicare), HIPAA, employment matters, and IPRO inquiries.

    Adelson has successfully defended physicians in investigations before medical boards including OPMC, SBME, and OPD, as well as in private health insurance billing audits, civil Medicare/Medicaid audit/fraud claims, physician privileges, insurance fraud and abuse, RAC audits, OIG matters and MACRA.  He has litigated numerous healthcare matters and defended sizable audits against some of the largest national healthcare insurance providers.

    Adelson is a member of the Health and Hospital Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.  Adelson earned his B.A. in Rhetoric and Communication from SUNY Albany in 1984, his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1987, and his Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from Long Island University in 2011.

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  • Apr 16, 2019Norris McLaughlin Attorneys to Speak on Environmental Law

    Martha N. Donovan, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Environmental Practice Group, will be co-moderator for “Environmental Law for Attorneys and LSRPs,” hosted by Rutgers. This interactive program will provide the latest information on the current environmental landscape and opportunities as they relate to site remediation. Jeffrey M. Casaletto, also a Member of the firm, will speak on the Site Remediation Reform Act and the Licensed Site Remediation Professional program.

    The seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,  May 1, at the Trayes Hall – Douglass Student Center in New Brunswick. For more information and to register, please click here. Contact Pamela Springard-Meyer, Program Coordinator, Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education, at (848) 932-7463 with any questions.

    A resident of West Windsor, Donovan devotes her practice to environmental law and complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of environmental property damage claims.  She also has considerable experience working on related insurance coverage matters.

    Donovan has represented clients in administrative and judicial proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies, including the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency.  She regularly counsels clients on a variety of environmental issues, including ISRA compliance, lender liability, underground storage tank laws, and permits and approvals for hazardous waste storage, transportation and disposal.  She has litigated matters relating to the generation, storage, discharge or release of hazardous substances, including representation under CERCLA/ Superfund, and has defended actions filed by adjoining, predecessor, and successor property owners alleging physical injuries, damages, or lost property values.

    Donovan has authored articles and has made presentations to various trade groups and associations on issues ranging from lender liability under Superfund to the availability of insurance coverage for various aspects of business-related accidents.

    Donovan is a member of the New Jersey State and American Bar Associations and the Society of Women Environmental Professionals.  She earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.A. in Chemistry from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, now Randolph College. She has been selected for inclusion on the list of Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers for many years and is ranked as Band 1 in Chambers.

    A resident of Raritan Township, Casaletto concentrates his practice on environmental law.  He represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners.  He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives.  Casaletto assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, solid waste utilities, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery.  He also has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA.  He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, and cost recovery for removal and remedial actions.

    Casaletto regularly speaks and presents at courses and events used for training Licensed Site Remediation Professionals and environmental consultants.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Casaletto was Assistant Regional Counsel and the 2002 Michael F. Vaccaro Honors Fellowship Attorney at the U.S. EPA Region III, where he focused on Superfund matters.  Before that, he was a judiciary law clerk for the Honorable Vincent LeBlon and the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves in Middlesex County, New Jersey.  While attending law school, he was a legal intern at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and at the Environmental Defense Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

    Casaletto served as an elected councilman for the Borough of Stockton.  During his term, he was appointed by Mayor Stephen Giocondo to the Stockton Planning Board as Council Liaison and to several committees for the community of Stockton, including finance, personnel, and water and sewer.

    Casaletto earned his J.D. from The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, formerly known as Pace Law School, cum laude, and his M. Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Mar 20, 2019Jeffrey Casaletto to Co-Present Course for the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association

    Jeffrey M. Casaletto, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Due Diligence in New Jersey” with Chemmie Sokolic of Whitman and Ben Alter of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  Co-sponsored by the firm and the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA), the full-day course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Norris McLaughlin’s offices in Bridgewater.

    Environmental risks and liabilities are common occurrences in real estate transactions.  Participants will learn how environmental due diligence can identify and mitigate those risks and liabilities.  The course covers the details of performing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and Preliminary Assessment.  Using numerous case studies for illustration, the course will offer due diligence insights, due diligence-related legal nuances commonly encountered during real estate transactions, and a look at the role and legal liability of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals.  This course is eligible for 3.5 Regulatory and 3.5 Technical Credits for LSRPs, as well as 8.3 NJ CLE Credits for attorneys.  For more information and to register, click here or visit the LSRPA website.

    A resident of Raritan Township, Casaletto concentrates his practice on environmental law.  He represents and counsels clients in a wide range of industries, including commercial and residential developers, chemical and industrial manufacturers, and commercial business owners.  He maintains a results-oriented approach to each environmental issue to achieve the client’s goals and objectives.  Casaletto assists clients in resolving issues related to site remediation, due diligence, solid and hazardous waste disposal, solid waste utilities, regulatory compliance, permitting, Brownfields redevelopment, and cleanup cost recovery.  He also has experience handling matters involving CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, and OPA.  He has negotiated removal orders, EPCRA/OPA settlements, and cost recovery for removal and remedial actions.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Casaletto was Assistant Regional Counsel and the 2002 Michael F. Vaccaro Honors Fellowship Attorney at the U.S. EPA Region III, where he focused on Superfund matters.  Before that, he was a judiciary law clerk for the Honorable Vincent LeBlon and the Honorable Dennis V. Nieves in Middlesex County, New Jersey.  While attending law school, he was a legal intern at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic and at the Environmental Defense Section of the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division.

    Casaletto served as an elected councilman for the Borough of Stockton.  During his term, he was appointed by Mayor Stephen Giocondo to the Stockton Planning Board as Council Liaison and to several committees for the community of Stockton, including finance, personnel, and water and sewer.

    Casaletto earned his J.D. from The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, formerly known as Pace Law School, cum laude, and his M. Eng. degree in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Mar 13, 2019Due Diligence in New Jersey

    The New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional Association (LSRPA) and Norris McLaughlin, P.A., are pleased to present Due Diligence in New Jersey (Course 2018-044).

    Throughout this full-day class, you will learn about the environmental risks and liabilities that can potentially be associated with real estate transactions; how environmental due diligence can limit and offer protection against those risks and liabilities; and some of the many laws, regulations, standards, and guidance documents from where these due diligence activities are derived.

    You will understand who may need to conduct environmental due diligence, and when it should be performed. You will also learn about the two primary types of environmental assessments in New Jersey — the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I) and the Preliminary Assessment (PA) — the protections they offer, what they include, and what they don’t.

    Due diligence assessment insights will be shared throughout the course, and the role and legal liability of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals will be discussed. The class will also present certain due diligence-related legal nuances that are commonly encountered during real estate transactions. Numerous case studies will be used throughout the course for illustration purposes.

    Course instructors include Jeffrey M. Casaletto, Esq., of Norris McLaughlin, P.A.; Chemmie Sokolic of Whitman Co.; and Ben Alter, P.G., LSRP, of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

    This course is eligible for 3.5 Regulatory and 3.5 Technical Credits for LSRPs, as well as 8.3 NJ CLE Credits for attorneys.

    Registration Fees:
    Early Bird (until midnight March 15): $225 for LSRPA Members, $290 Non-Members
    Late Registration (from March 16): $290 LSRPA Members; $350 Non-Members

    When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

    8:30 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Registration
    9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Course (with a 45-minute lunch break and two fifteen-minute breaks)
    5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Networking Reception (included)

    Where: Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

    400 Crossing Boulevard, 8th Floor
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

    To Register: Please click here.

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  • Mar 11, 2019Annmarie Simeone to Speak at Women’s Empowerment Leadership and Law Conference

    Annmarie Simeone, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be a panelist for “Securing Professional Success: Insights from Latina Leaders” at the 2019 Women’s Empowerment Leadership and Law (WELL) Conference hosted by the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey (HBA-NJ). Norris McLaughlin is proud to be a sponsor of the event.

    “She Persisted: Securing the Future of Latinas,” is the theme for this years’ annual conference being held Saturday, March 16, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Rutgers University College Avenue Student Center in New Brunswick. Included will be several panel discussions focused on the empowerment of women. For more information and to register, please click here.

    Simeone concentrates her practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation.  She primarily defends management in claims made by employees under state and federal employment laws, including whistleblower claims and claims alleging harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, and disability.  Simeone’s work includes the defense of corporations, as well as individual officers, directors, and employees, addressing issues unique to small businesses, and challenges faced by larger companies.  She also provides advice and counseling to human resource professionals and in-house counsel on employment issues including employee leaves of absence, workplace investigations, employee discipline, and layoff and termination issues, including the negotiation and design of severance agreements.  Simeone drafts employee handbooks and employment-related policies and procedures, and has significant experience protecting businesses from liability by conducting training for supervisors and employees.

    Simeone, Immediate Past President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA), received her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1990.  In 2013, she was named Outstanding Woman in Somerset County in the area of Law by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women; in 2016, she received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law on behalf of the NJWLA; and in 2018, she received the Presidential Leadership Award from the NJWLA.

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  • Feb 20, 2019Norris McLaughlin to Host Cannabis Workshop for Visions and Pathways

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be hosting “Now You Know –  Marijuana Legalization Youth Workshop,” Thursday, February 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., for Visions and Pathways youth. Visions and Pathways was the first nonprofit, privately run youth shelter in New Jersey, whose mission is to “provide abused, neglected and homeless youth with housing, a stable environment, and supportive services that guide them in becoming self sufficient.”

    “We truly appreciate that Norris McLaughlin agreed to host this important workshop. Working with NM, PG Health, and our other partners has been fantastic! Visions and Pathways’ goal is to prevent drug misuse by educating our youth. There is a lot of interest in the possible legalization of adult recreational use of marijuana – it is a provocative topic. But, if legalization occurs, it is important for youth to learn how the new laws impact them and to know that underage use is still unlawful. Bottom-line, we want to keep our kids drug free and we don’t want our kids in juvenile detention or jail,” said David Walker, CEO and Executive Director of Visions and Pathways.

    The first of four workshops to take place in Northern and Central New Jersey, the event will feature four 20-minute sessions addressing the cannabis industry, medicinal benefits of cannabis, potential career paths, and the consequences of misuse. The discussion will be led by Faye Coleman, CEO of PG Health, and feature eight panelists including; Leo Bridgewater, Co-founder of NJ Cannabis Commission; Cherron Perry Thomas, Director of Social Impact for Daco; Hope Wiseman, Dispensary Owner; Sgt. John Walker United States Air Force; Dasheeda Dawson, Founder, CEO, and President of MJM Strategy; and Former Deputy Commissioner Cathy Starghill of the NJ Department of Labor.

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  • Feb 05, 2019Shana Siegel to Speak at ALS Support Group

    Shana Siegel, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will speak at the ALS Support Group meetings for Northern and Central New Jersey this month. Hosted by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter, the support group is a safe and confidential space where people with ALS, as well as their family, friends, and caregivers are welcome to share their thoughts and feelings and receive emotional and practical support to help them cope.

    The Northern NJ Support Group will meet Thursday, February 7, 7 – 8 p.m., at the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation in Saddlebrook. The Central NJ Support Group will meet Saturday, February 16, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., at the Robert Wood Johnson Fitness & Wellness Center in New Brunswick. Siegel’s topics will include understanding special needs trusts, Medicaid, and paying for care. For more information, please click here.

    Siegel concentrates her practice in the area of Elder Law, focusing on representing seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families in connection with life care planning, public benefits, trust and estate planning, and long-term care advocacy. As one of the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA) in northern New Jersey to be certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), Shana has extensive experience in probate and estate administration, asset preservation, supplemental and special needs trusts, planning for disability, guardianship and estate litigation, resident rights, health care decision making, Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance appeals.

    Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Shana was with WanderPolo & Siegel for over 10 years, five of which were as principal.  She has been involved in health and long-term care issues for over 25 years. She is a past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), where she regularly met with legislators and government officials on behaf of the elder law bar and their clients. In 2015, she was invited to join NAELA’s prestigious Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP).

    Siegel earned her J.D. from Georgetown University, honors, in 1994 and her B.A. from Barnard College, honors, in 1989. She is a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the State Bar Elder Law Section, and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association.

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