Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.


July 13, 2012

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224

Roberts Participates in White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cooperatives

Bridgewater, NJ (July 13, 2012) – Dean M. Roberts, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., joined cooperative leaders from all sectors of the economy and corners of the nation to meet with top policy makers at the White House to discuss how cooperatives spur economic recovery through job creation and ongoing investments in local communities. The event was part of the White House Community Leaders Briefing, a weekly program that provides a unique opportunity for community leaders to have a dialogue with the White House about issues that are affecting their communities, as well as to ensure that they are well informed about government policies and programs and how they can use or maximize these resources.

The event began with a briefing by senior Obama Administration officials followed by breakout sessions, where cooperative leaders met with members of the Administration to discuss small business development, job creation, innovative agriculture programs, and financial cooperatives. Hope Federal Credit Union, Cooperative Care and Home Care Associates, and ROC (Resident-owned Communities), among others, shared their success stories.

A resident of Maplewood, New Jersey, Roberts practices in condominium and co-op law, real estate and land use matters, and commercial litigation. Based in the firm’s New York City office, Roberts focuses on real estate litigation with a sub-specialty in the representation of cooperative housing corporations and condominiums. At the time his prior firm merged with Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, he was the managing director and had been working in the condo/co-op area for more than 18 years.

Roberts has handled all facets of condominium and cooperative ownership from sponsor/purchase and conversion to representing well-established tenant-shareholder Boards of Directors. A substantial portion of his practice consists of representing cooperative corporations and moderate income co-ops in all areas of litigation, including landlord-tenant litigation.

Outside of the office, Roberts is active in court reform efforts and the cooperative movement through his involvement with the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives (CCC). In addition, he has led special focus seminars on legislation effecting co-ops on behalf of the CCC. He is a member of the National Cooperative Business Association. He wrote “Limited Garage Spaces, Very Attractive Rates,” which was published in the New York Times.

Roberts earned his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark in 1987 and his B.A. from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers College, in 1982.

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