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  • Oct 25, 2018Amy Kruzel Supports Allentown’s New YMCA Warming Station

    Amy L. Kruzel, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., attended the “State of the Allentown Warming Station” press conference hosted by the Greater Valley YMCA, Allentown Branch on Monday, October 22.

    “The Advisory Council and I strongly advocated for this project. I feel very passionately about the warming station, and I am eager to draw some positive attention to such a worthwhile endeavor that is located right in the heart of downtown Allentown,” said Kruzel, an Advisory Council member for the Allentown YMCA.  “The warming station project exemplifies the mission of the YMCA and demonstrates what can be accomplished when a community comes together for a greater good.  As a result, men, women and children will have shelter, warmth, and food in the coming winter months.”

    The event gave an update of the warming station’s progress, including walkthroughs, and talks by key supporters including David Fagerstrom of the Greater Valley YMCA, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong, and Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell. The 64-bed overnight shelter will be open November 1 – April 20 at the Allentown Branch YMCA in a portion of its sub-basement. The space will provide a clean, safe, basic shelter to homeless men and women.

    Kruzel focuses her practice on all aspects of family and matrimonial law including divorce, custody, support, alimony, protection from abuse, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Outside of work, Kruzel volunteers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and serves on the Executive Leadership Board.  She also teaches Positive Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills at the Easton Area Middle School; is a volunteer at the legal clinic at the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center; is the Treasurer for the Family Law Section of the Lehigh County Bar Association; and is a Member of the Lehigh County Barristers Inn. Kruzel earned her B.S. from Dickinson College in 2002 and her J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, in 2005.

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  • Oct 05, 2018Norris McLaughlin to Present at Mid Atlantic Brewers Symposium

    Theodore J. Zeller III, Edward J. Easterly, and Matthew B. Andersen, attorneys at law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will be presenters at The Brewers of Pennsylvania 4th Annual Mid Atlantic Brewers’ Symposium. The event will be held at the Days Inn Penn State on October 11-12. For more information and to register, click here.

    This event features twelve, 45-minute seminars featuring leaders of the craft brewing industry. With the science of brewing and business of brewing as the focus, attendees will be given valuable resources and insight, plus a unique perspective on Pennsylvania’s ever-changing craft beer landscape. October 12, Zeller will present “2019 Sales Tax & Craft Beer Legal Updates,” including a special presentation from Andersen on the new U.S. Department of Agriculture audits, 8:30 – 9:20 a.m. and Easterly will present “Employment Law According to Seinfeld,” 2:20 – 3:05 p.m.

    Zeller, Chair of the firm’s Liquor Law Practice Group, has extensive experience in liquor law, regulatory licensing, commercial transactions, real estate transactions, and litigation. He was lead counsel in a beer rights case brought against the world’s largest brewers, and is General Counsel to Brewers of Pennsylvania.  Known throughout Pennsylvania, he also represents beer interests on a national level and advises breweries and wholesalers on state regulatory matters involving beer distribution and franchise laws. He regularly prepares distribution agreements for his clients, and coordinates state and federal licensing for manufacturing and national distribution. Zeller 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. He is General Counsel to D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc., represents alcohol interests in every category and has helped numerous start-up breweries, wineries, distilleries, and retailers.  He presently serves as Chairman of the Allentown Parking Authority. Zeller is an author on the firm’s Liquor Law Blog. He earned his J.D. from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

    Easterly practices before federal and state courts and labor and employment agencies, representing clients in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act, and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  He assists clients, including universities, private businesses, municipalities, utilities, manufacturers, and non-profit organizations, with employment matters. Easterly’s labor law practice focuses on representing management.  He has handled numerous unfair labor practice charges, unit clarification hearings, and grievance arbitrations for matters such as wage discipline and termination.  He counsels employers in union avoidance and has helped his clients successfully defeat union representation elections.  He assists public and private employers in negotiations during collective bargaining.  He has also represented clients in interest arbitrations during the collective bargaining process.  Additionally, Easterly advises clients in all aspects of strikes, lockouts, and mass picketing.  In addition to his private-sector clients, he represents municipalities with respect to their labor unions. He is a member of the Muhlenberg Board of Associates; the Executive Board of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America; and the Board of Advisors for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks; and was a member of the KidsPeace Golf Tournament Committee, serving as Co-Chair from 2009 to 2010. Easterly actively writes about employment law on the firm’s Lehigh Valley Employment Law Blog. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law, and his B.A. from Muhlenberg College.

    Andersen concentrates his practice on liquor law and business law. In his liquor law practice, he works with breweries, distilleries, wineries, wholesalers, distributors, restaurants, and hotels on obtaining and transferring liquor licenses, complying with liquor regulations and laws, providing transactional counseling, and defending citations and protests before the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.  Andersen represents national restaurant chains and hospitality companies with regard to their Pennsylvania locations in all aspects related to their liquor licenses and acquisitional counseling.  He also works with numerous alcohol manufacturers to bring their dreams and ideas of operating a brewery, distillery or winery to a reality, and advising through the planning, licensing and operation stages to bring those dreams to reality.  Additionally, Andersen has worked with licensees, nonprofit organizations and event planners on obtaining temporary alcohol permits for various events. He also is experienced in drafting and negotiating distribution agreements between alcohol manufacturers and distributors in many states to assist manufacturers in expanding the reach of their brands.  He also works with alcohol manufactures on obtaining federal Certificate of Label Approvals and formula approval for their products.  Andersen is an author for the firm’s Liquor Law Blog, and won a JD Supra Reader’s Choice Award in 2018 for his contributions to the blog. He is an assistant lacrosse coach at Northwestern Lehigh High School. He earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law, and his B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University.

    Posted in: Business Law, Economic Development Law, Edward Easterly, Labor & Employment, Liquor Law, Licensing, Manufacturing and Distribution, Litigation, Matthew B. Andersen, News, Theodore J. Zeller III | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

  • Jun 11, 2018Barbara Hollenbach a Moderator for the 17th Annual Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Conference

    Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was a moderator for “Legal Updates” on June 7 and June 8 at the 17th Annual Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The sessions focused on leading cases and potential problematic issues facing workers’ compensation practitioners.

    The 17th Annual Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, had over 1,000 attendees, including employers, case managers, third-party administrators, defense/claimant counsel, labor and others. The conference provided a sharing of practical, useful and timely information, and provided unique opportunities to network with other workers’ compensation professionals.

    A resident of Bethlehem, Hollenbach focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, professional liability, products liability, and general litigation. Her civil litigation experience includes representing manufacturers of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and other products, as well as professionals including psychiatrists and veterinarians. She also represents clients in will contest actions including allegations of undue influence and lack of mental capacity. Hollenbach is certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the past 10 years. She was the first woman elected president of the Northampton County Bar Association, and is a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section. From 2011 – 2016, Hollenbach served on the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee. A Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Hollenbach has co-authored and co-presented the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures manual and course since 2000. An active community volunteer, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. She earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1978 from Dickinson School of Law and her B.A., with highest distinction, in 1975 from Pennsylvania State University.

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  • May 18, 2018Five Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

    Attorneys of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Edward J. Easterly, Saleem M. Mawji, R. Nicholas Nanovic, and S. Graham Simmons, III, and Julie M. Macomb, have been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars® 2018 Edition. Only two and-a-half percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are given this honor, which recognizes lawyers aged 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years. No more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

    Pennsylvania 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 the Super Lawyers Magazine and Philadelphia magazine. The rigorous selection process combines peer nominations and evaluations with third-party validation of professional accomplishments. Super Lawyers 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.

    Easterly, a resident of Easton, practices before federal and state courts and labor and employment agencies, representing clients in matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Pennsylvania Labor Relations Act, and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. He assists clients, including universities, private businesses, municipalities, utilities, manufacturers, and non-profit organizations, with their labor and employment matters. Author of articles for local and national publications as well as law alerts on new labor and employment law matters, Easterly presents programs on these subjects to audiences including the National Association of Colleges and Employers. He has been recognized as a Rising Star since 2015. Easterly serves as a board member on the Muhlenberg Board of Associates. He is on the Executive Board of the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America; the Board of Advisors for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks; and is a member of the KidsPeace Golf Tournament Committee and was co-chair of the committee from 2009 to 2010. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2006, and his B.A. from Muhlenberg College in 2003.

    A resident of Orefield, Mawji devotes his practice primarily to complex commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes, construction disputes, contract enforcement, government investigations. He has represented businesses of all sizes, including some of the Lehigh Valley’s largest companies, in state and federal court. He represents clients at all stages of the legal process, from depositions and judicial conferences to trial, using his extensive litigation experience to advise companies on how to avoid unnecessary litigation, and frequently negotiates settlements. Mawji’s understanding of best practices in electronic discovery allows him to assist clients with managing electronic documents and producing them during discovery. A 2014 graduate of Lehigh Valley Leadership, Saleem is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network, Muhlenberg College, and of the Board of Community Bike Works, and is a Member of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee. He has been recognized as a Rising Star since 2015. Mawji earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in 2002.

    Nanovic, a resident of Allentown, focuses his practice on taxation, estate planning, and business law. His practice is focused in Pennsylvania, and he is also licensed to practice in New Jersey and Florida. Nanovic has extensive experience in drafting estate planning documents including wills, revocable trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts, and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.  He advises clients on asset protection planning through the proper titling of property and establishment of limited partnerships and limited liability companies. Nanovic’s tax practice is focused on personal income taxes, business taxes and gift and estate taxes.  He also helps individuals and businesses to negotiate their tax liabilities with the IRS and Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Nanovic assists in the formation of business entities, including corporations, S corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. He serves on the Board of Directors for Estate Planning Council of Lehigh Valley and is the current President. He was recognized as a Rising Star in 2013, and every year since 2015. Nanovic earned his LL.M. in Taxation in 2008 and his J.D. in 2007 from the University of Miami School of Law.  He earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame in 2004.

    A resident of the Lehigh Valley, Simmons practices primarily in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, and health care law.  He was recognized as a Rising Star in 2008, and every year since 2013. He was honored in 2013 as one of the Lehigh Valley Business’s Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business.  Simmons is the Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority. An active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, Simmons has previously served as a committee member and youth leader.  He currently a Board member for the Greater Easton Development Partnership (GEDP), the State Theatre in Easton and the Greater Valley YMCA, is a former Chair of the GEDP Board and also having served on the boards of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce and Renew Lehigh Valley.  Simmons earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law in 2004, and his B.A. from Roanoke College in 2001.

    A resident of Allentown, Macomb devotes her practice to business law, healthcare law and real estate law.  She is actively involved in the day-to-day legal counseling of businesses, formation of business entities, general contract matters, corporate restructurings, and shareholder disputes.  In her health care practice, Macomb works with hospitals and their affiliated corporations, physician groups, clinical laboratories, medical staffs, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities.  Her real estate practice is focused on commercial lending issues as well as commercial leasing, and acquisition, zoning, and disposition of commercial, residential, industrial, and retail properties. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Main Street Program, the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Commercial Real Estate for Women, and is on the Board of Directors of Community Music School and the Board of Managers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Macomb earned her J.D., magna cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 2013, and her B.A., from University of Maryland, magna cum laude in 2010.

    Posted in: Business Law, Edward Easterly, Estate Planning & Administration, Julie M. Macomb, Labor & Employment, Litigation, News, R. Nicholas Nanovic, S. Graham Simmons, III, Saleem Mawji, Taxation | Tags: , , , , , ,

  • May 10, 2018Saleem Mawji Launches Shareholder Disputes Blog in Pennsylvania

    Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Saleem Mawji has launched a blog entitled “Shareholder Disputes in Pennsylvania.”  The blog addresses shareholder, partner, and member disputes in Pennsylvania.

    “Conflicts are bound to arise between those who work closely together.  Fortunately, most of the conflicts can be resolved.  When they can’t, however, they can lead to the ‘business divorce.’  At that point, understanding the law becomes crucial.  Through this blog I aim to educate individuals and businesses about ‘business divorces’ between members, partners, and shareholders,” Mawji noted.

    Mawji has represented legal entities and individuals in oppression rights cases and disputes within closely-held companies.  He helps clients to understand their rights and obligations under Pennsylvania’s Business Corporation Law, and the issues involved in allegations of shareholder “freeze-out.”

    He was honored in 2016 as one of the Forty Under 40 in Lehigh Valley Business, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business.  A 2014 graduate of Lehigh Valley Leadership, Mawji is a member of the Board of Associates of Lehigh Valley Health Network and Muhlenberg College.  He is on the Board of Community Bike Works and is a member of the Allentown Chamber of Commerce.  He is a past board member of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley and a past member of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee.

    Mawji received his B.A. from Muhlenberg College and his J.D. from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.

    Posted in: Construction Law, Electronic Discovery ("E-Discovery"), Litigation, News, Saleem Mawji | Tags: , , , ,

  • Apr 30, 2018Barbara Hollenbach Presenting for Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedures

    Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and a faculty member of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedures 2018, and will present a series of three, live seminars in May. The first will be held May 9, noon to 4:15 p.m., at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill. The second will be May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at The CLE Conference Center Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia, and the last will be May 24 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. For more information please visit: http://www.pbi.org/Meetings/Meeting.aspx?ID=23741

    The Workers’ Compensation Practice and Procedures series is held once every two years, featuring courses designed to bring the audience up to date on recent developments, important practitioner issues, and trends, practices, and updates, in a fast-paced, focused, and thought-provoking way.

    A resident of Bethlehem, Hollenbach focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, professional liability, products liability, and general litigation. Her civil litigation experience includes representing manufacturers of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and other products, as well as professionals including psychiatrists and veterinarians. She also represents clients in will contest actions including allegations of undue influence and lack of mental capacity. Hollenbach is certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. She has been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the past 10 years. She was the first woman elected president of the Northampton County Bar Association, and is a past chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section. From 2011 – 2016, Hollenbach served on the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee. A Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Hollenbach has co-authored and co-presented the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Workers’ Compensation Practice & Procedures manual and course since 2000. An active community volunteer, she serves on the Board of Trustees for Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. She earned her J.D., cum laude, in 1978 from Dickinson School of Law and her B.A., with highest distinction, in 1975 from Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Nov 07, 2017John Lushis Presents at 2017 RE3 Conference

    John F. Lushis, Jr., a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Economic Development Law Group, presented at the 2017 RE3 Conference from November 1 to November 3 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  He and Brett W. Cox of TRC Environmental Corporation presented “Bethlehem Works and Commerce Center at 20 Years,” providing insights from both an owner’s and consultant’s perspective that are relevant today; how and why key decisions were made, how they were implemented, and acknowledge the key roles of all stakeholders; and demonstrating the value to the Bethlehem-Allentown region twenty years later.

    Hosted by EnviroBlend, Metal Waste Treatment by Premier Magnesia, LLC, in cooperation with the Association for Redevelopment Initiatives, the RE3 Conference spotlights best practices and lessons learned for the cleanup and repositioning of industrial, manufacturing, and logistics-oriented sites.  In its third year, the RE3 Conference has become an essential gathering of professionals looking to redevelop brownfield properties through real world remediation technology and methods.

    Lushis focuses his practice on transaction, real estate, and environmental law.  He serves as one of the Firm’s corporate environmental counsel, focusing on soil and groundwater issues and other environmental issues for various businesses.  He provides counsel transactions including loan transactions, corporate restructurings, acquisitions and divestitures, leases, industrial development authority financings, and a wide array of commercial agreements.  He has worked on multi-million-dollar loans and major tax-exempt financings for businesses and non-profits, as well as tax increment financing projects that have spurred major industrial and commercial developments.  Lushis serves as solicitor for Northampton County General Purpose Authority, and co-solicitor for Lehigh County Industrial Development Authority, Northampton County New Jobs Corp, and Lehigh’s Economic Advancement Project.  In his work as solicitor for the General Purpose Authority, he is one of the “architects” of the first-of-their-kind P3 projects in the United States with particular focus on innovative financing.

    Lushis has represented some of the Lehigh Valley’s most prominent entities, including American Bank, BB&T, Health Network Labs, Horwith Trucks, Lehigh University, LifePath, Melting Pot Restaurants, Molded Acoustical Products of Easton, the Paxos Restaurant Group, and Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.  In his career, he has been involved in transactions and financings totaling well into the billions of dollars.

    Lushis earned his J.D. from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 1980, and his B.S.M.E., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1977.  He holds an AV (Preeminent) rating from Martindale-Hubbel.

    Posted in: Economic Development Law, John F. Lushis, Jr., News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

  • 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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  • Apr 30, 2017Julie Macomb Named Woman to Watch by Lehigh Valley Business

    Julie Macomb, an Associate at the Pennsylvania office of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been named by Lehigh Valley Business as a Woman to Watch for her contributions to the Firm and the community.  She is being honored at the Lehigh Valley Business Women of Influence May 10 awards ceremony and luncheon and in a supplement to the May 15 edition of Lehigh Valley Business.

    A resident of Allentown, Macomb devotes her practice to business law, economic development law and real estate law.  She is actively involved in the day-to-day legal counseling of businesses, formation of business entities, general contract matters, corporate restructurings, and shareholder disputes.  In her health care practice, Macomb works with hospitals and their affiliated corporations, physician groups, clinical laboratories, medical staffs, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities.  In her economic development practice, she handles public financing, and legal entity formation and planning, working with the Lehigh County Industrial Development Authority, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Lehigh’s Economic Advancement Project, and Northampton County New Jobs Corp.  Her real estate practice is focused on commercial lending issues; realty transfer tax issues; leasing projects for the firm’s healthcare clients; and acquisition, zoning, and disposition of commercial, residential, industrial, and retail properties.

    Macomb sits on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton District Main Street Program and co-chairs the Design Committee for the Program.  She is also on the Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of CREW and the Board of Community Music School.  Macomb earned her J.D. in 2013, magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland in 2010.

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  • Apr 20, 2017Julie Macomb on Panel for CREW Program Featured in The Morning Call

    Julie Macomb, an Associate at the Pennsylvania office of the law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been selected as a panelist for the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) program, “Commercial Real Estate Meets Medical Marijuana.”

    Last spring, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Pennsylvania’s compassionate medical cannabis legislation.  This spring, applications for grower/processors and dispensaries are being accepted by the PA Department of Health.  The program to be held on Thursday, April 27, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Brookside Country Club in Macungie, will explore real estate issues relating to the new industry.

    CREW Lehigh Valley is the premier commercial real estate network in northeast Pennsylvania, recognized for professionalism, leadership, and expertise.

    The program gained local attention and has been featured in The Morning Call.  Macomb was questioned for the article, “Seminar to focus on Pa. medical marijuana legislation.”

    A resident of Allentown, Macomb devotes her practice to business law, economic development law and real estate law.  She is actively involved in the day-to-day legal counseling of businesses, formation of business entities, general contract matters, corporate restructurings, and shareholder disputes.  In her health care practice, Macomb works with hospitals and their affiliated corporations, physician groups, clinical laboratories, medical staffs, nursing homes, and other long term care facilities.  In her economic development practice, she handles public financing, legal entity formation, and planning, and works with the Lehigh County Industrial Development Authority, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Lehigh’s Economic Advancement Project, and Northampton County New Jobs Corp.  Her real estate practice is focused on commercial lending issues, realty transfer tax issues; leasing projects for the firm’s healthcare clients; and acquisition, zoning, and disposition of commercial, residential, industrial, and retail properties.

    Macomb sits on the Board of Directors of the Hamilton District Main Street Program and co-chairs the Design Committee for the Program.  She is also a member of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of CREW and sits on the Board of Directors.  Macomb earned her J.D. in 2013, magna cum laude, from Widener University School of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland in 2010.

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