February 20, 2009

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700, X-4224
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Norris McLaughlin & Somerset County Business Partnership Co-Host Bankruptcy Seminar

Bridgewater, NJ – The Bridgewater law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will co-host a breakfast seminar with the Somerset County Business Partnership entitled Bankruptcy ABCs for Healthy Companies: What You Need to Know When Your Customer or Supplier Goes Bankrupt. The seminar will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Bridgewater office of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus. Morris S. Bauer, a Member of the firm and its Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group, will be the speaker.

The seminar will help business owners understand the difference between Chapters 7, 11 and 13, what a Debtor-in-Possession is, what a Creditors' Committee is, the role of the United States Bankruptcy Trustee, what preference payments are, how to file a proof of claim, what happens to pre-existing leases and other contracts, and how a plan of reorganization or liquidation gets assembled, approved and implemented. For more information and to register for the event, visit the Somerset County Business Partnership website at or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Somerset County Business Partnership, New Jersey's premier regional business organization, is a pro-active affiliation linking leaders of business, government, education and non-profits. Its mission is to continue to foster balanced economic growth, preserve the quality of life, protect the environment, and meet social needs of Somerset County. While operating on the principles of leadership, opportunity, and results, the Partnership addresses issues involving economic and community development, small business, the workforce, tourism and cultural arts, public affairs, and the networking and educational needs of its members.

A resident of Long Valley, Bauer is a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights Group at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus. Bauer has represented debtors, creditors’ committees, and stand-alone creditors in the Chapter 11 proceedings of publicly and closely-held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, including a multi-store regional supermarket chain, a national distributor of electronics, several New Jersey residential developers, one of Northern New Jersey’s largest income-producing property owners, committees to a large-scale regional mail distributor, and a computer software outsourcing business to several Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he has represented one of the largest satellite dish operators in federal and state court litigation.

Bauer is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association (Debtor/Creditor Section), Morris County Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U. S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Bauer earned his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and his B.S. from Dickinson College.

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