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  • Jun 23, 2017Lana Ros Addresses Morris County Medical Society

    Lana Ros, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was a speaker at the Morris County Medical Society’s Annual Dinner Meeting at Ravello Banquets in East Hanover on Friday, June 16. She spoke on the topic of NJ Opioid Regulations and Requirements for Healthcare Practitioners.

    According to its website, the Morris County Medical Society was formed in 1816 to “organize all the reputable physicians of Morris County; to advance medical knowledge; to aid in broadening the field of preventive medicine and public hygiene; and to so elevate and maintain professional standards in the County… [and] to serve the membership as an advocate for the physician/patient relationship.”

    Ros focuses her practice in the area of healthcare law, including civil and administrative litigation, professional licensure defense, hospital medical staff matters, hospital disciplinary actions, regulatory compliance, managed care and government audits, and refund demands and investigations. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers. She has successfully defended physicians before medical boards, OPMC, and SBME, and in OPD investigations, as well as Medicare fraud, fraud and abuse, RAC audits, Medicare audits, OIG fraud, health care fraud, medical audits, and health plan billing audits. Ros frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New Jersey and New York about legal issues affecting healthcare professionals. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University.

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  • Jun 20, 2017Barbara Hollenbach Speaks on Workers’ Compensation

    Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of the law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was part of the faculty for “Workers’ Compensation: Best Practices and Recommendations,” hosted by PBI, the Continuing Legal Education Arm for the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  The program, which advised participants on streamlining procedures, has been approved for two hours of substantive law CLE credit and one hour of ethics CLE credit in Pennsylvania.  The event, was held at the PBI Conference Center in Mechanicsburg on Wednesday, May 17, from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m., simulcast to 18 locations, and was available as a live webcast at catalog.pbi.org.

    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 ten 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.  Since 2011, Hollenbach has 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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  • Jun 19, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Named Best of the Valley 2017 for Best Overall Attorney

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has again been named “Best of the Valley” by Lehigh Valley Magazine and is featured in the July/August 2017 issue.  The Firm has received the magazine’s Best Overall Attorney designation each year since 2014.  The awards ceremony and auction, benefitting the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley, will be held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort on Monday, June 26.

    “It is an honor to be named as Best Overall Attorney once again – an honor we can only accept with thanks to the employees at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, our clients, and our friends,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esq., Chairman and Managing Partner of the Firm.

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, 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 among the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania every year since 2013.

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  • Jun 09, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes New Healthcare Attorneys

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., based in Bridgewater, New Jersey, is pleased to welcome new members David L. Adelson, David N. Vozza, and Svetlana (Lana) Ros to its Healthcare Law Practice Group.  They join Norris McLaughlin from Kern Augustine, P.C., a law firm focused on representing health professionals.

    “We are pleased to add the talents of David, David and Lana to our firm.  Their breadth of experience will be of great value to our health care practice group and the clients we serve,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Chairman of the Firm.

    “We are honored to be new members of the firm.  NMM enables us to offer our healthcare clients a broader spectrum of legal expertise in the many specialties encompassed by the wide array of practice groups. During our many years at Kern Augustine, we developed a broad based healthcare practice servicing the needs of the healthcare communities in NY, NJ and PA.  We look forward to bringing that healthcare and litigation expertise to the existing NMM healthcare group and will serve to broaden NMM’s range of healthcare services in NJ and NY,” said David Adelson.

    Adelson, with over 30 years of litigation and healthcare law experience, represents a wide array of healthcare professionals and medical practices. His practice includes health law litigation and administrative legal matters in New York and New Jersey, concentrated 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 and MIPS. He has lectured 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. He has litigated healthcare matters and defended sizable audits against some of the largest national healthcare insurance providers. He 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, his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, and his Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from Long Island University.

    Vozza devotes his practice to the areas of healthcare and litigation. His practice focuses on defending 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. Vozza regularly defends health care professionals before the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Office of Professional Discipline.  He frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New York State regarding medical fraud, regulatory agencies, professional licensure, and medical documentation.  Vozza is admitted to practice in New York and in the United States District Courts for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and is a member of the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., and his B.A. at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

    Ros focuses her practice in the area of healthcare law, including civil and administrative litigation, professional licensure defense, hospital medical staff matters, hospital disciplinary actions, regulatory compliance, managed care and government audits, and refund demands and investigations. She also handles transactional and regulatory matters affecting healthcare providers, and has successfully defended physicians before medical boards, OPMC, SBME, and in OPD investigations, as well as Medicare fraud, fraud and abuse, RAC audits, Medicare audits, OIG fraud, health care fraud, medical audits, and health plan billing audits. Ros frequently lectures at hospitals throughout New Jersey and New York regarding legal issues effecting healthcare professionals. Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Stuart A. Minkowitz. Ros is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court of New Jersey, as well as, the United States District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a member of the Health and Hospital Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association and a member of the New York State Bar Association. Ros earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S. in biotechnology and nutrition from Rutgers University.

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  • Jun 08, 2017Edward A. Hogan Recognized by Who’s Who Legal

    Edward A. Hogan, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Co-Chair of its Environmental Law Group, has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal – Environment 2017 by Who’s Who Legal.

    Who’s Who Legal has acknowledged exceptional legal practitioners in 31 areas of business law since 1996.  They highlight over 10,000 lawyers in over 100 countries.  Their standards and rigorous evaluation process make their list one of the top in the nation.

    A resident of Liberty Corner, Hogan represents and counsels developers, redevelopers, manufacturers, commercial entities, and highly-regulated service businesses in all aspects of environmental law and litigation.

    For more than 30 years, Hogan has been at the forefront of site remediation issues in New Jersey.  He develops integrated strategies for responding to governmental mandates; pursuing cost recovery actions; and facilitating purchase, sale, and redevelopment of contaminated properties. A frequent author and lecturer for legal, business, and trade groups, he also teaches at continuing professional education programs.

    Hogan is listed in four categories in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America: Environmental Law, Energy Law, Litigation –Environmental and Natural Resources Law.  He has been included in the Environmental Law section since 1993 and on the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers in the Environmental Section every year since its inception in 2005.  Hogan was ranked Band 1, the highest ranking an attorney can receive, in the Environment section by Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world.  He was “recognized for his focus on site remediation and cost recovery actions, and is lauded by commentators for his ‘fantastic knowledge, practicality and pragmatism.’”

    In addition, Hogan has served in numerous leadership roles with the New Jersey State Bar Association, Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey, New Jersey Business and Industry Association, Environmental Business Association of New Jersey, New Jersey OSHA & Industry Communication Alliance, and Technical Regulations Advisory Coalition.

    Hogan earned his J.D. from Georgetown University, his M.F.S. from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and his B.S. from Saint Peter’s University.

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  • Jun 07, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes Litigation Associate to New York Office

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Eleanor Grinshteyn as an Associate.  She joins the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

    Grinshteyn focuses her practice primarily on representing corporate entities in commercial litigation matters stemming from complex commercial transactions, including disputes arising out of acquisition, credit facility, and joint venture agreements; and companies and individuals in shareholder derivative litigation, and disputes relating to breach of contract, business torts, and employment-related claims.

    Grinshteyn also represents private corporations in labor and employment related litigation, including wrongful termination suits; FLSA violations; claims brought under federal, state, and local statutes alleging sexual harassment; and discrimination.

    Grinshteyn earned her B.A. in Economics and Sociology in 2009, magna cum laude, from New York University, and her J.D. in 2009 from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as a Notes and Articles Editor of the Journal of Corporate and Financial Law and participated in the Securities Arbitration Clinic.

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  • Jun 07, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes Accomplished Business Law Attorney Anthony Caruso

    The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Anthony R. Caruso as a Member of the Firm.  He joins the Business Law Practice Group and will chair the Firm’s newly-established Sports, Media, and Entertainment Law Group.

    Caruso has a broad range of experience negotiating legal transactions including business, sports, and entertainment contracts; intellectual property matters; technology, licensing, and franchising deals; and land development.   A sports agent certified by the NFL Players Association, he formerly owned a professional minor league basketball team and was a founding member and counsel to a pro sports league.  Caruso routinely advises celebrity athletes and entertainers in endorsement deals and related business planning.

    Caruso gained international attention when he represented Amy Polumbo, Miss New Jersey 2007, concerning blackmail over Internet photos.  He provided all legal counseling and participated in negotiations, strategy, media supervision, and crisis management, appearing in major print and media outlets including People Magazine and NBC’s Today Show.  He has also appeared on CBS, Fox, MSNBC, E! Entertainment, and many NYC-based television productions such as PIX 11.  He is frequently called upon by syndicated television, news, and print media outlets for his advice and commentary on current legal issues.

    Caruso also served as counsel to former New Jersey Governor James Florio. He was a founding executive of an internet-based real estate services company that revolutionized the way properties were sold, utilizing Internet technology.  Also, he has served on the boards of charitable organizations and banking institutions and has published in various areas of law. Caruso earned his B.S., magna cum laude, from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.

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  • May 31, 2017Jeralyn Lawrence Joins Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Management Committee

    Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, has been elected to the Firm’s Management Committee.  She will be replacing Joel N. Jacobson, who has been a member of the Firm’s Management Committee since 1987.

    “We are pleased to have Jeralyn join us on the Management Committee. She has been an exemplary member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus since her start. Jeralyn consistently promotes leadership qualities here and through her community involvement. She serves in top positions in state and county bar associations, is very active in law and politics groups, and even plays a role in altering legislation in her industry. I am fully confident that Jeralyn’s exceptional talent as part of management will serve the Firm well,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Chairman of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus.

    A resident of Watchung, Lawrence devotes her practice to matrimonial, divorce and family law, and collaborative law.  She is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.  She is a trained Family/Divorce Mediator, admitted to the rosters of Mediators for Economic Aspects of Family Law Cases and of Custody and Parenting Time Cases for Somerset County; is certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Family Law Arbitrator; and is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.  She has worked with clients whose needs lie in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce litigation and mediation, custody and parenting time, alimony and child support, separation and property settlement agreements, adoption and guardianship, domestic partnership matters under the Domestic Partnership Act, domestic violence and sexual abuse, and palimony.  She takes great pride and care in helping her clients make it through these difficult personal matters.

    Lawrence is Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), where she is expected to become its President in 2022.  She is Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the NJSBA, a Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA, Immediate Past President of the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA), Secretary of the NJ Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and Senior Editor of New Jersey Family Lawyer, the official publication of the Family Law Section.  She works with the State Bar’s Military Legal Assistance Program, providing pro bono legal assistance to New Jersey residents who have served overseas or on active duty in the armed forces after Sept. 11, 2001.  Lawrence was appointed to the Somerset County Domestic Violence Working Group as a representative of the Somerset County Family Law Section.  She is a member of the New Jersey Association of Justice, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, New Jersey Collaborative Law Group, Matrimonial Lawyers Alliance, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Central New Jersey Inns of Court, and the NMM Women’s Forum Steering Committee.  She serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court Matrimonial Certification Committee, which oversees the statewide matrimonial attorney certification process, and is a former member of The New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics, District XIII Attorney Ethics Committee.  She has also accepted the honor as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the nation’s leading research institute for interdisciplinary empirical study of law.

    Lawrence was honored with the 2013 New Jersey State Bar Association Distinguished Legislative Service Award for her cumulative and diligent efforts on alimony reform, open adoption records, and electronic monitoring on domestic violence.  In 2007, she received this annual award for the first time for her efforts to incorporate “irreconcilable differences” as grounds for divorce under New Jersey law.  Lawrence was also selected as a 2015 Attorney of The Year Finalist by the New Jersey Law Journal for her work with New Jersey alimony reform.  She has also received an award from the NJSBA for her amicus curiae work on behalf of the bar.

    Lawrence was selected as one of the TOP 10 Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA).  She has been honored as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business for her dedication and contributions to New Jersey business and community.  She was selected as a Kean University Distinguished Alumna, the highest award for alumni, by the Kean University Alumni Association.  She was also honored as an Outstanding Woman in Somerset County by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women.  She was selected by her peers as one of New Jersey’s Top Ten matrimonial lawyers under the age of 40, and recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of 40 accomplished and promising attorneys in the State of New Jersey under the age of 40.  For several years, Lawrence has been listed among New Jersey’s Super Lawyers, which places her among the top five percent of New Jersey lawyers.  She has also been selected as one of the Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers and one of the Top 50 Women New Jersey Super Lawyers.  The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys named her one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for the State of New Jersey.  She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Family Law and Family Law Mediation and was named the Best Lawyers 2016 Family Law Mediation “Lawyer of the Year” in the Woodbridge New Jersey, Metro Area.  New Jersey Family has also named her as one of the 2017 Best Lawyers in New Jersey for Family Law.  In 2007, Lawrence received the Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Achievement Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA).

    To complement her practice, Lawrence involves herself in professional engagements outside the firm.  She frequently serves as a speaker and panelist at divorce and family law programs and seminars.  She serves as an attorney volunteer at the Resource Center for Women and Their Families in Somerset County.

    Lawrence earned her bachelor’s degree from Kean College and her law degree from Seton Hall, where she graduated second in her class.

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  • May 31, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus to Present a Free Seminar for the Public on Divorce and Family Law Issues

    The Matrimonial & Family Law Attorneys of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will present an overview of divorce and related family law issues on Thursday, June 22, at the Firm’s New Jersey headquarters at 400 Crossing Blvd., 8th Floor, Bridgewater.  All who are interested are invited to join them for breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m., or dinner, 5:30-7 p.m.

    Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of the Firm and Chair of its Matrimonial & Family Law Practice, will moderate the morning session and Rita M. Aquilio, a Member of the Firm, will moderate the evening session.  Presenters will include Kristyl M. Berckes, Ashley E. Edwards, and Daniel A. Burton, Associates of the Firm, and Richard A. Norris, Founding Member of the Firm.

    To attend, please RSVP your seminar choice to by Monday, June 19.

    Whether you are considering divorce, in the midst of divorce, looking to protect yourself or your children, or just gathering information for someone you know, this program will have something for you.  Included will be an overview of divorce and the causes of action; complaints, pleadings, motions, case management conference (CMC)/early settlement panel (ESP), completing a case information statement (CIS); going to intensive settlement conference (ISC); the ultimate goal, which is resolution of the case, and  what a property settlement agreement (PSA) looks like; types of alimony; child support, child support guidelines; parenting time and parenting coordinators; and college contribution, children’s expenses, and emancipation.  Also included will be valuation of businesses; pensions and retirement assets; equitable distribution; life insurance; and choosing the process, such as litigation, collaborative divorce, mediation, or arbitration.  Moderators will also provide opening remarks, information about the matrimonial and family law department and Norris McLaughlin & Marcus as a full-service firm.

    For more information, click here.

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