John F. Lushis, Jr.
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Areas of Practice
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
- J.D., 1980
- University of Notre Dame
- B.S.M.E., cum laude, 1977
- Lehigh Valley Legal Blog, May 2010
- Lead-Safe Practices - What Contractors need to Know
- "EPA Certification Requirements Regarding Lead Paint," Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino Environmental Alert, November 2010
- "Strategically Positioning Clients to Acquire or Sell a Business," Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, June 14, 2012
- John F. Lushis, Jr. to Speak on Recovery Zone Financing at LVEDC 2010 Business Financing Conference
- Beware! The "Other" Side of the LSRP Program, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 25, 2010
- "Build America Bonds and Recovery Zone Bonds," Client Seminar, December 1, 2009
John F. Lushis, Jr., a member of the firm, focuses his practice on real estate, environmental, and transaction law. John considers among his most memorable professional accomplishments the culmination of the sale of Bethlehem Steel’s assets to the International Steel Group for $1.5 billion and his involvement with the world’s largest private brownfield re-development in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania while he was counsel at Bethlehem Steel.
John provides counsel on numerous transactions, including loan transactions, corporate restructurings, acquisitions and divestitures, leases of commercial and residential properties and businesses, industrial development authority financings and a wide array of commercial agreements.
He serves as one of the firm's corporate environmental counsels, focusing on soil and groundwater issues. While at Bethlehem Steel he directed the development and implementation of strategies to manage $350 million of assets and liabilities associated with over 75 facilities and properties in Pennsylvania, across the U.S. and internationally. In his career, he has been involved with more than $4 billion of transactions and financings.
His office is loaded with memorabilia — much of it blue & gold, including his Man of the Year award for community service from Notre Dame — but also a photograph of his grandfather's store in Easton, pictures of the athletes who inspired him as a child and a collage his son created. It all seems to reflect his years of amazingly diverse experience.As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, you could probably say he stalks its football team, and has traveled all over the country to watch them play.