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  • May 06, 2019David Vozza to Present at Onondaga County Medical Society’s Ask the Carriers Conference

    David N. Vozza, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “How to Deal with Difficult Patients” at the Ask the Carriers Conference on Thursday, May 9, 2:35 – 3:05 p.m., at the Syracuse Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York. The all-day event, hosted by the Onondaga County Medical Society, gives physicians and their staff an opportunity to ask questions of local insurance carrier representatives and to learn about their new policies or programs. Many local vendors and organizations of interest to physicians and their staff will be onsite as well.

    Norris McLaughlin is proud to sponsor the event, as General Counsel to the Society, whose members include physicians and medical students in Onondaga County. To learn more about the conference and to register, please visit www.oncms.org.

    Vozza defends health care professionals in connection with disciplinary and regulatory actions before federal and state agencies, private and government payor audits, civil and criminal fraud investigations, hospital and privileges disputes, and general healthcare litigation in both federal and state courts. He also regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline. Vozza frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation. He earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and his B.A. from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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  • Apr 10, 2019Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Labor and Employment Member

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Rashmee Rayna Sinha as a Member of the firm.  She joins the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.

    As a logical, strategic, and pro-active employment defense attorney, Rashmee has a proven track record of extricating clients from suit in the early stages of litigation. She primarily handles claims under Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Directors and Officers and Errors and Omissions polices related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, whistle-blower, and wrongful discharge on the basis of protected categories (i.e. age, sex, disability, race, gender, national origin, religion, pregnancy etc.).

    Sinha represents employers from industries including healthcare, construction, financial services, property management, insurance, technology, transportation, building services, hotel and hospitality, retail, manufacturing, power and energy, and pharmaceutical.

    Sinha has extensive experience in all areas of employment litigation in both federal and state courts. She has defended administrative proceedings and regulatory compliance investigations before numerous employment practice agencies including the EEOC, and the federal and state Department of Labor and the Department of Health. Sinha counsels employers on employment and compliance issues including employment policies, contracts, discipline, terminations, leaves of absence, accommodations, complaints, investigations, benefits, proprietary information, restrictive covenants, reorganizations, and executive compensation.

    Sinha earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, and her B.A. from Boston University. She is a member of the Labor of Employment Section of the American Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is also a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, the Mahwah Chamber of Commerce, the Commerce Industry Association of New Jersey, and the Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce, and the Legal Committee, Fairways Community Condominium, Teaneck, New Jersey.

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  • Apr 08, 2019Dean Roberts to Speak on Cyber and Internet Issues

    Dean M. Roberts, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Cyber and Internet Issues Affecting Co-Ops and Their Board of Directors” at the monthly meeting of the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives of Greater New York on Saturday, April 13.

    Roberts will discuss specific procedures and policies that board members and co-ops need to take into consideration when it comes to cyber and internet issues. The meeting, set for 9:15 – 12:00 p.m., Vladeck Hall, Amalgamated House, in Bronx, will also include a question and answer session, networking opportunities, and “What’s New in Your Co-Op.”

    Roberts focuses his practice on real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums.  He has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership from sponsor/purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors.  Roberts also represents cooperative corporations and moderate-income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord/tenant litigation.

    Through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Roberts is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement.  In his community, he works to promote affordable housing as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors and other housing programs.

    Roberts earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1987, and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College, in 1982.

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  • Mar 01, 2019Dean Roberts Master Class Lecture for HABITATU

    Dean M. Roberts, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is a featured co-lecturer for HABITATU’s Master Class: Legal Topics for Experienced Board Directors, “Board Makeup.” Run by HABITAT and National Cooperative Bank (NCB), HABITATU is a free online course platform for Co-op and Condo Board Directors.

    The course covers important issues concerning board director make-up and their obligations, including who can serve, sponsor obligations, and removing directors. For more information and to register for the course, please click here.

    Roberts focuses his practice on real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums.  He has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership from sponsor/purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors.  Roberts also represents cooperative corporations and moderate-income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord/tenant litigation.

    Through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, Roberts is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement.  In his community, he works to promote affordable housing as a director of the Cooperative Development Fund Board of Advisors and other housing programs.

    Roberts earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1987, and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College, in 1982.

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  • Feb 27, 2019Raymond Lahoud to Present at New York Immigration and Asylum Law Conference

    Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group, will present at the 2019 New York Asylum and Immigration Law Conference to be held at New York Law School from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8.  Intended for new and experienced attorneys, as well as professors, featured topics include an intro to asylum law, ethics in immigration law, constructing the narrative, best practices before the asylum office, new developments, and detention issues.  As the events fall on International Women’s Day, the conference will offer a presentation on gender violence and a poetry reading by Professor Marjorie Agosín, Human Rights Activist.  Each of the three tracks will offer up to 8.5 hours of CLE, including options for 1.5 hours of ethics and 1.5 hours of diversity, inclusion, and elimination training.  The event is hosted by the Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section and New York Law School’s Asylum Clinic.

    Lahoud will co-present the “Introduction to Asylum Law,” 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., speaking on the U.S. asylum process, entities involved, standards and burdens of proof, and basic case law.  The presenters will also compare asylum, withholding of removal, and relief under the Convention Against Torture.  For more information or to register, click here.

    Lahoud focuses exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals, families, small to large domestic and multinational businesses and corporations, employers, international employees, investors, students, professors, researchers, skilled professionals, athletes, and entertainers, in every type of immigration or deportation defense matter—whether domestic or foreign. His immigration practice is broad, ranging from corporate and employment immigration and related compliance to immigration litigation before agencies and courts across the United States, for corporations and individuals alike.  His experience includes immigrant and non-immigrant visas, visa overstays, immigrants who entered without inspection or authorization, EB-5 investor visas (serving investors, regional centers, and project developers), citizenship and naturalization claims, deportation and removal litigation at the immigration court and all appellate levels, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, Physician and Nursing Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, VAWA applications, and Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers, and J Waivers.

    Lahoud earned his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University, where he earned Dean’s List; was named a President’s Scholar; was inducted into Phi Beta Delta; received the Williams Award, Treen Scholarship, and Littner Scholarship; and was Editor of The Lehigh Review.  He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned Dean’s List, received CALI awards in many courses, and worked on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

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  • Feb 20, 2019Stephanie Spangler Selected for New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Associate Leadership Institute

    Stephanie S. Spangler, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been selected to participate in the New York City Bar Association’s 2019 Associate Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute selects 60 diverse associates from some of the City’s top law firms for thorough career advancement and leadership training from March 6 to May 17.

    Surrounded by a high-level network of City Bar members, participants will have the opportunity to attend eight training sessions covering leadership and career advancement topics including, leadership and management skills, building your personal brand, and leveraging your network. To learn more about The Institute’s curriculum, please click here.

    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.  She is a co-author for the firm’s trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law blog, More Than Your Ma®k, and the firm’s Cannabis Law Group blog, Legally Grown.

    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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  • Jan 02, 2019Brian Anscomb and Abbey Horwitz Named Members of Norris McLaughlin

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has named Brian C. Anscomb and Abbey M. Horwitz Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2019.

    “It is our great pleasure to have Brian and Abbey as Members of Norris McLaughlin.  With membership, we recognize their talent, professionalism, loyalty, and dedicated service to the firm, our clients, their colleagues, and the surrounding communities,” said John N. Vanarthos, Chairman of the firm.

    Anscomb has been an Associate in the firm’s New York office since 2008, focuses his practice on intellectual property legal matters with an emphasis on intellectual property prosecution.  He has significant experience in patent application preparation and prosecution, including design and utility applications, international applications, appeals, reissues, and reexaminations, along with patent analysis and opinion work.  Anscomb also oversees prosecution of patent applications in numerous foreign jurisdictions including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, the Eurasian Patent Organization, the Europe Union, Finland, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Peru, the Russian Federation, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.

    His technical fields include chemical, electrical, electronic, mechanical, metallurgical and software arts, chemical and fluid compositions, electromechanical and mechanical devices, dental and medical devices, heavy machinery, materials science, internet business methods, and manufacturing and control systems, techniques, and processes.  In his spare time, Anscomb focuses on emerging technologies, such as additive manufacturing and 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain and the potential convergence of these technologies.

    Anscomb earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and his B.S. from Central Michigan University.

    Horwitz has been an Associate in the firm’s New Jersey office since 2012, practicing primarily in estate planning and administration.  She is experienced in preparing wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, and other estate planning documents.  She is also experienced in administering estates and trusts, including counseling executors and trustees; preparing estate, trust, and guardianship pleadings; preparing estate and trust accounting; preparing estate tax returns; handling estate tax audits; and preparing releases and waivers for distributions from estates and trusts.  As a parent of a child with special needs, Horwitz is also uniquely qualified to relate to and advise clients with planning for their special needs child, preparing special needs trusts and other estate planning documents that are available to clients in planning for their children’s futures.  She is an active volunteer with P.G. Chambers School in Cedar Knolls, serving on the Development Committee and the Board of Trustees.

    Additionally, Horwitz has experience preparing corporate and LLC filings, including certificates of incorporation, articles of organization, bylaws, operating agreements, and IRC 501(c)(3) filings.

    Horwitz earned her J.D. from New York Law School, where she received the Carbonell Fellowship in Law and Policy, in 2006; her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000; and her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University in 2018.

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  • Dec 27, 2018Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Real Estate Associate

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Yana Zhuravel as an Associate.  She joins the firm’s Real Estate & Finance Practice Group, concentrating her practice on transactional real estate, financing, construction, and leasing matters.

    Zhuravel represents financial institutions, private lenders, investors and developers in a wide range of transactions including construction, bridge, permanent and non-traditional financings.  In addition, she advises clients on the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate properties and development sites as well as negotiation of commercial leases.  Further, Zhuravel regularly represents developers and private parties in the sale and purchase of condominiums, co-operatives, and residential properties.

    Prior to joining the firm, Zhuravel was an associate at a firm in New York representing clients in real estate transaction and financing related matters, including construction, bridge, and permanent loans, as well as workouts and debt restructurings.  During the preceding five years she managed a private law practice representing developers and owner/operators on a variety of commercial and residential real estate matters.

    Zhuravel earned her J.D. in 2008 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, from New York University – Gallatin School in 2005. During law school, Zhuravel had the honor of serving as an Editor for the esteemed Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship.

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  • Dec 03, 2018Norris McLaughlin Welcomes New Litigation Associate

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Kimbrilee M. Weber as an Associate. She joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, concentrating her practice on complex commercial litigation, including insurance coverage defense and subrogation matters.

    Weber has represented clients in multi-million-dollar breach of contract, bad faith, and tort claims in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. Her experience litigating both plaintiff and defense matters informs her flexible, problem-solving approach to cases aimed at maximizing efficiency and positive outcomes for her clients.

    Prior to joining the firm, Weber was an Associate at a boutique insurance litigation firm, where she assisted with representation of clients in all stages of litigation, from inception through appeal.  She clerked for the Honorable Susan L. Reisner, P.J.A.D, in New Jersey’s Appellate Division, where she drafted case memoranda for review of Appellate Division judges and reviewed judicial opinions prior to their publication and dissemination.

    Weber earned her J.D., magna cum laude & Order of the Coif, in 2015 from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.A., highest honors, from Lehigh University. During law school, Weber was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review as both an Associate Editor (2013-2014) and the Editorial Board’s Symposium Editor (2014-2015); her Comment was published in the journal’s 45th volume. She was a student advocate in Seton Hall’s Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation clinic, and worked as a summer intern for the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, U.S.D.J.

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  • Nov 30, 2018Norris McLaughlin Welcomes Associate to New York Office

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome James R. Major as an Associate.  He joins the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, concentrating his practice to U.S. and foreign patent applications.

    Major is exceptionally qualified in patent prosecution matters relating to small molecules, nucleic acids, proteins, antibodies, chemical processes, formulations, industrial processes, and methods of treatment.  He is highly experienced in rendering patentability, landscape, freedom-to-operate, and invalidity opinions.   Major can assist players in the emerging cannabis industry in the evaluation and securing of patents.  He also has patent litigation experience.

    Additionally, Major is experienced in trademark matters, including preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign trademark applications and advising clients on trademark strategies and registration procedures, as well as trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.  He also has trademark litigation experience.

    Major earned his J.D., magna cum laude, in 2011 from New York Law School, where he was on the Dean’s List, High Honors, and was a candidate for the Trustees’ Prize for the Highest Average in the Evening Division.  He was Staff Editor of the New York Law School Law Review, a John Marshall Harlan Scholar, and a Member of the Institute for Information Law and Policy.  He received a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2003 and his B.A. in Natural Sciences, from the University of Cambridge in 1996.  His doctorate in immunology and virology as well as over ten years’ legal experience enable him to understand the patentability of new technologies, as well as the science and data required to secure and expand patent protection in light of new statutory subject matter requirements.

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