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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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  • 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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  • Sep 26, 2018Timothy Klimpl Named Among New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars

    Timothy S. Klimpl, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been included in the New York Metro Rising Stars® 2018 Edition.  Only two and a half percent of New York attorneys are given this honor, which recognizes lawyers age 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years.

    New York Metro Rising Stars, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, is published in Super Lawyers Magazine.  The rigorous selection process combines peer nominations and evaluations with third-party validation of professional accomplishments.  The magazine, which features the list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and to ABA-accredited law school libraries.  Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country.  In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

    Klimpl has advised on numerous collectively-bargained, multiemployer, and governmental employee benefit plans, and helps clients devise cost-effective approaches to creating and sustaining compliant organizations. He advises clients in a range of issues including ERISA compliance, the Pension Protection Act, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ACA investigations, COBRA, HIPAA, tax qualification requirements under the Internal Revenue Code for employee benefit plans, preparation of benefit determination notices, and the IRS Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) for retirement plans under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS).

    Klimpl has reviewed and interpreted collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) and drafted CBA language relating to employer funding obligations under the Pension Protection Act and tax provisions under the ACA. He also prepares employee handbooks and advises employers regarding wage and hour laws, anti-discrimination statutes, and employment agreements; engages in corporate formation; and applies for and obtains federal tax-exempt status for non-profit organizations.

    Klimpl represents senior-level employees in the negotiation of their employment and severance packages and all associated agreements, including evaluation of wrongful termination claims.  His successful work for clients includes employment and post-employment compensation, health coverage and COBRA issues, confidentiality, non-compete, non-solicitation, and benefits and protections within the structures and strategies for those packages.

    Klimpl received his J.D. from New York Law School and his B.A., cum laude, from Syracuse University. He is a member of the American, New York State, and Connecticut Bar Associations.

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  • Sep 26, 2018Jeanne Hamburg Named Among New York Metro Super Lawyers Again in 2018

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been included in the New York Metro Super Lawyers® 2018 Edition, as she has been every year since 2009.  Only five percent of New York lawyers are given this honor.

    New York Metro Super Lawyers, a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, is published in Super Lawyers Magazine.  Each year since 2009, Hamburg has been recognized for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluationsThe magazine, which features the list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries.  Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country.  In the United States, Super Lawyers Magazine is published in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reaching more than 13 million readers.

    A resident of New York, Hamburg is expert in all aspects of copyright and trademark law, both in litigation and in the transactional area, assisting clients in a broad range of industries with their IP needs.

    Hamburg has litigated in federal courts across the country, acting as national counsel to bring and defend infringement claims for clients both foreign and domestic.  Hamburg has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings, and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

    Hamburg is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, website development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions.  She is expert in copyright and trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, and issues arising from the Internet. She is Chair of the firm’s Internet Law Group.

    Hamburg frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property topics and is active in many trade groups in industries whose clients she serves.  She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently serving on its Government Officials Training Committee.  Formerly, she was Chair of INTA’s Law Firm Committee, served on its Copyright Committee, and was a speaker for its Trademark Basics “Maintaining the Perfect Partnership” seminar held in New York for in-house and outside counsel.

    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.

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  • Feb 15, 20182018 New York Asylum and Immigration Conference

    Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, will be presenting at the 2018 New York Asylum and Immigration Conference.  Hosted by the Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Section, Federal Bar Association SDNY Chapter, Federal Bar Association International Law Section, New York Law School Safe Passage Project Clinic, and New York Law School Asylum Clinic, the conference is intended for new and experienced attorneys, as well as professors.  The conference will feature topics including an intro to asylum law, ethics in immigration law, the future of immigration, Unicef and UNHCR Statelessness and child migrants, diversity and inclusion, best practices before the Asylum Office, how to prove persecution on account of a protected ground, direct and cross examination, and motions to reopen and reconsider.  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 and inclusion training.

    When: Friday, February 23, from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

    Where: New York Law School

    For more information or to register, click here.

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