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  • May 10, 2018Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Highlighted in Chambers USA 2018

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world, has named the firm and two of its lawyers to its list of leading law firms and lawyers in New Jersey for 2018.  This recognition highlights the firm’s investment in and development of practice areas, as well as its commitment to preeminence in the legal industry.

    Edward A. Hogan and Martha N. Donovan, Members of the firm and Co-Chairs of its Environmental Law Group, were ranked Band 1, the highest ranking an attorney can receive, in the Environment section.  Hogan has been recognized for over a decade for his experience in site remediation matters, ISRA compliance, and numerous commendations for his counsel on air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste contamination matters.  Clients said he is “an encyclopedia of New Jersey environmental law” and “fabulous to work with: He always understands the laws and regulations, articulates them in a manner that we understand and grasps the business aspects of a deal.”  Donovan, who was also named the Best Lawyers Litigation-Environmental “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge New Jersey, Metro Area, for 2018, was praised for being “super experienced, accessible, and very personable” and “very effective and very knowledgeable.”  She is highlighted for her expertise in litigation and negotiation skills, insurance coverage and property damage claims, and a broad range of environmental disputes.

    In addition, the firm was recognized in the Environment category for being regularly sought out to represent clients before state and federal courts, as well as various agencies.  The Environmental Law Group is designated as a well-respected group with extensive experience in handling disputes concerning contaminated land and property damage claims.

    Chambers USA ranks firms and attorneys considered leaders in their respective fields.  Chambers and Partners have been publishing their world-famous guides to the legal profession since 1990.  In addition, they host major award ceremonies in London and New York to honor the achievements of the world’s leading lawyers.  The key to the success of their legal directories and the validity of their awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by Chambers’ team of highly qualified and experienced researchers.  The guiding principle behind Chambers USA is to meet the needs and expectations of the client.

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  • Mar 23, 2018Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Receives CIANJ “Companies that Care” Award

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was named one of the “Companies that Care” at The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE Magazine’s Fifth Annual Chairman’s Reception – paying tribute to the kindness and generosity of the business community. Norris McLaughlin, P.A. was among the 39 companies named “Champions of Good Works” by a blue ribbon panel of judges at the reception on Tuesday, March 20 at Nanina’s in the Park.

    The firm received the award for their support of active duty military and veterans. As part of their annual Thanksgiving charitable initiative, the firm hosted fundraisers and collection drives throughout the year to benefit multiple charities including Pets for Patriots, Your Grateful Nation, United War Veterans Council, Operation Gratitude, and Wounded Warrior Project.

    The reception was dedicated to recognizing extraordinary acts of kindness from member companies and/or their employees.  The deeds honored exemplify the power of generosity and how it can help an individual overcome an ordeal, enable a cause to fulfill its mission and, in some cases, assist a community in recovering from turmoil.

    CIANJ is a unique network of businesses committed to improving and advancing the cause of free enterprise in the Garden State. Their focus sets them apart from other organizations and provides the basis upon which they work to make New Jersey a better place to live, work and conduct business.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A. has historically been committed to the communities where clients live and do business. The firm’s attorneys hold prominent leadership positions in various organizations throughout the areas the firm serves, and many of them have been honored for the work they do in the community.

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  • Mar 22, 2018William Menard to Moderate the Somerset County Business Partnership Immigration Forum

    William C. Menard, an Associate of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will moderate the Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) Business Builders Breakfast, “Employers & Immigration Forum,” on Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., at the firm’s Bridgewater office.  Other panelists will include Alejandra Price, Senior Contract Specialist & Legal Analyst at Brother International, and Audris Francis, Director of Talent Acquisition at Sanofi.  The forum will focus on how to attract top talent from around the world and comply with the increasingly strict enforcement of immigration laws.  Networking and breakfast will also be offered.  For more information or to register, visit the SCBP website.

    Menard is a leading immigration law and deportation defense attorney.  He has represented both individual and corporate clients in all facets of immigration law and has appeared on behalf of clients in deportation proceedings before immigration courts throughout the country, including in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.  He has represented numerous clients before both the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and the Board of Immigration Appeals and has conducted oral arguments before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Menard has completed and advised on permanent residence visas and a wide range of temporary visas.  This has included Permanent Labor Certifications in the first, second, and third Employment-Based Categories for business managers, executives, other professionals, as well EB-5 processing projects for foreign investors.  He has also worked extensively on L visas for international corporations and their executives and managers, including “Blanket L” Visas for large global companies.

    Menard also represents clients at all stages of proceedings before the immigration court, including obtaining bail for detained individuals and applying for relief from deportation, as well as petitions and applications before the Departments of State and Homeland Security.  He has also represented clients from six continents, including Mexico, Canada, and El Salvador; Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina; France, Germany, and the United Kingdom; Senegal, Egypt, and Ghana; China, Japan, and the Philippines; and Australia.

    Menard earned his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2012 and his B.A. in Government at Claremont McKenna College in 2009.  In law school, Menard was selected to join the prestigious Moot Court Honor Society, earning the Joseph T. Tinnelly Best Brief Award for his year and being twice chosen to argue in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition, the largest and most respected moot court competition in the world.

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  • Mar 05, 2018Norris McLaughlin, P.A. to Host Business Owner Rights Seminar

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will host a breakfast seminar “Business Owner Rights: What Every Shareholder Should Know,” Thursday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank.  David C. Roberts, a Member of the firm, will be the presenter.

    The seminar will explain a shareholder’s rights and remedies, whether he or she is in the minority, a co-equal 50/50 owner, or a majority owner.  Topics will include “shareholder oppression,” what to do when a business partner is stealing, fired employee rights, value in hiring a forensic accountant, effects of lawsuits, how to find a valuation expert, what records to demand, and remedies for the “oppressed.”  To register, please click here.

    Roberts focuses his practice on partnership and shareholder disputes (including oppression and dissenter’s rights cases), and especially on attempting to resolve these matters through mediation, if that approach fits the client’s goals and objectives.  In 2007, Roberts launched the Shareholder Dispute NJ blog, www.shareholderdisputenj.com, which addresses minority shareholder disputes in New Jersey.  In addition, he writes and lectures extensively on this topic.  Roberts also has extensive experience in other complex commercial matters including fraud, fraudulent transfers, trade secret, restrictive covenant litigation, and employment litigation.

    Roberts earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 1991, where he was a Tischler Scholar (1990), and his B.S., summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 1988.

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  • Jan 11, 2018Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Welcomes Michelle M. Forsell, Esq.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michelle M. Forsell, formerly of Tomlinson Forsell, as Of Counsel in the firm’s Estate Planning & Administration Group.

    “As the chapter of Tomlinson Forsell comes to a close with the retirements of Allen and Barry Tomlinson, I am pleased to be joining Norris McLaughlin, P.A., where I can offer a deeper and wider bench here in East Greenville.  Our clients can expect the same faces and receive the same services to which they have grown accustomed,” said Forsell.

    A lifelong resident of Pennsburg, Montgomery County, Forsell focuses her practice primarily on estate planning and administration.  The former Solicitor to the Borough of East Greenville, she is the immediate past president of the Bar Association of Lehigh County, an American Bar Association Fellow, Program Chair for the Villanova Law Inn of Court, and a Montgomery County Arbitrator.  She is active in her community, serving on numerous boards including Frederick Living, a Mennonite Health Services not-for-profit continuing care retirement community; The Gulack Foundation; and the Upper Perkiomen YMCA.  Forsell also teaches law courses at Cedar Crest College in Allentown.  She will continue her practice in her current office location in East Greenville, Pennsylvania, formerly the offices of Tomlinson Forsell.

    “Michelle’s practice will complement and expand the Estate Planning & Administration practice we have in our office in Allentown and has the community focus that we value at NMM,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Chairman of Norris McLaughlin, P.A..

    Forsell earned her B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1999, her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2003, and her M.A. from Temple University in 2006.  She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • Dec 01, 2017Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Named Among Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, ranking fourth in the large-sized company category, for 2017.  This is the fifth consecutive year the firm has received this honor.  This survey and award program identifies, recognizes, and honors the places of employment that benefit the state’s economy and its workforce.  The list of winners was announced at a celebration dinner on November 30 at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

    “We take pride in our firm culture of focusing on our community, camaraderie among our employees, and creating a supportive work environment.  Our employees embody this culture and are the reason for our continued success.  I am pleased that we continue to be recognized by Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esq., Chairman and Managing Partner of the firm.

    Created in 2000, Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country.  The program is a public/private partnership of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Central Penn Business Journal, and the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is a full-service law firm with 140+ attorneys in offices in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Bridgewater, New Jersey; and New York City.  The Pennsylvania office has also been selected as a Morning Call Top Workplace and “Best of the Valley” by Lehigh Valley Magazine.

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  • Oct 17, 2017Norris McLaughlin, P.A. to Sponsor and John Lushis & Graham Simmons to Participate in 2017 PEDA Fall Conference

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to sponsor the 2017 Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) Fall Conference to be held at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel from Monday, October 23, through Wednesday, October 25.  John F. Lushis, Jr., and S. Graham Simmons, Members of the firm and Co-Chairs of its Economic Development Practice Group, will participate in the event.  Simmons will introduce and wrap up “From Brownfields to Business: Turning Blight into Opportunity” on Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM. and Lushis will discuss “Addressing Aging Infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships” on Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:15 AM.

    Other sessions will cover employers’ perspectives, entrepreneurship culture, strategic collaboration, small business development, equitable economic development, regional growth, downtowns, urban cores, national trends, and economic competitiveness.  Participants are expected to include professionals representing economic and community development at the municipal, county, regional, and state levels, as well as commercial and industrial developers, business incubator operators, project finance professionals, IDA directors, elected officials, and executives representing utilities and transportation, engineering, and construction.  For more information and to register, download the event brochure here or visit the PEDA website at www.peda.org.

    PEDA is the primary statewide association representing local, state, corporate, and non-profit economic development professionals.  It provides educational opportunities to share best practices that enhance the professional dialogue, supports economic development initiatives, promotes economic development policies, and nurtures an effective statewide network to foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth.  Members of PEDA include county and regional economic developers, state government economic development employees, utility and transportation executives, industrial development authority directors, operators of industrial and technology incubators, chamber of commerce executives, municipal directors of community and economic development, engineering and construction executives, economic development finance professionals, commercial and industrial developers, and local, county and state elected officials.

    “The Lehigh Valley has been an epicenter of economic progress and innovation. As an architect of the innovative P3 Bridge Renewal Project in Northampton County and novel tax increment projects for the construction of major infrastructure in Lehigh County, Norris McLaughlin, P.A. is proud to be a partner in this progress,” said Lushis.

    Simmons adds, “the heart of the Neighborhood Improvement Zone in the great City of Allentown is really the perfect location for PEDA’s Fall Conference so that economic development professionals from across the Commonwealth can witness first-hand the renaissance made possible by strong public and private partnerships leveraging what can be transformative economic development incentives.”

    The Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Economic Development Practice Group provides economic development strategic, legal, and advocacy services to our clients, including private companies, 501(c)(3) non-profit companies, developers, and municipal governments and authorities.  In addition, they have significant experience with the establishment of leadership summits focused on projects and initiatives impacting the Lehigh Valley.

    The attorneys in the group possess unique breadth and depth of experience in working with Lehigh and Northampton County administrations, local cities and other municipalities, as well as their economic development departments, to lead financings, public-private partnerships, and strategic planning for transformative projects throughout the Lehigh Valley.  They serve on the committees and boards of local and regional economic development organizations such as the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Easton Development Partnership; are members of Pennsylvania Economic Development Association, Urban Land Institute, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; and provide special counsel legal services to the Easton Redevelopment Authority, Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and Lehigh Valley Land Recycling Initiative.

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  • Sep 14, 2017Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Named Among Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, ranking in the large-sized company category, for 2017.  This is the fifth consecutive year the firm has received this honor.  This survey and award program identifies, recognizes, and honors the places of employment that benefit the state’s economy and its workforce.  The list of winners will be announced at a celebration dinner on Thursday, November 30, at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

    “We take pride in our firm culture of focusing on our community, camaraderie among our employees, and creating a supportive work environment.  Our employees embody this culture and are the reason for our continued success.  I am pleased that we continue to be recognized by Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esq., Chairman and Managing Partner of the firm.

    Created in 2000, Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country.  The program is a public/private partnership of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Central Penn Business Journal, and the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management.

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is a full-service law firm with 140+ attorneys in offices in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Bridgewater, New Jersey; and New York City.  The Pennsylvania office has also been selected as a Morning Call Top Workplace and “Best of the Valley” by Lehigh Valley Magazine.

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  • Jul 31, 2017Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Highlighted in Chambers USA 2017

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is proud to announce that Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world, has named the Firm and two of its lawyers to its list of the leading law firms and lawyers in New Jersey for 2017. This recognition demonstrates the firm’s investment in and development of practice areas, as well as its commitment to preeminence in the legal industry.

    Edward A. Hogan and Martha N. Donovan, Members of the Firm and Co-Chairs of its Environmental Law Group, were ranked Band 1, the highest ranking an attorney can receive, in the Environment section. Hogan has been recognized for over a decade for his experience in site remediation matters and his numerous commendations for his counsel on air, water, waste and chemical regulatory matters. Clients said he is “very commercial, very experienced, and very responsive.” Donovan received praise for her litigation and negotiation skills, and is highlighted for her expertise in insurance coverage and property damage claims.

    In addition, the Firm was recognized in the Environment category for being regularly sought out to represent before the state and federal courts, as well as various agencies. The Environmental Law Group is designated as a well-respected group with extensive experience in handling disputes concerning contaminated land and property damage claims.

    Chambers USA ranks firms and attorneys considered leaders in their field. Chambers and Partners have been publishing their world-famous guides to the legal profession since 1990. In addition, they host major award ceremonies in London and New York to honor the achievements of the world’s leading lawyers. The key to the success of their legal directories and the validity of their awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by Chambers’ team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. The guiding principle behind Chambers USA is to meet the needs and expectations of the client.

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