Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
  • Oct 17, 2017Ray Lahoud Receives Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award

    Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, has earned the Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award.  Fewer than 1% of attorneys have achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s newest award, recognizing only attorneys who excel at service declared strictly by clients.  The award, based on the quantity and quality of Martindale-Hubbell client reviews, demonstrates an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service.

    A resident of Pennsylvania, Lahoud focuses his practice exclusively on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations.  Lahoud has received numerous accolades.  He has been awarded the Empire State Pro Bono Counsel Award each year since 2012, has been selected as Lead Counsel, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, ranked as a Top Rated Immigration Attorney in the New York Metro Area.  He was also named one of the 40 young professionals from the Greater Lehigh Valley as the Lehigh Valley Business 2017 Forty Under 40 for his commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community.

    Lahoud earned his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University, where he earned Deans List; was named a President’s Scholar; was inducted into Phi Beta Delta; received the Williams Award, Treen Scholarship, and Littner Scholarship; and was Editor of The Lehigh Review.  He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned Deans List, received CALI awards in many courses, and worked on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

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  • Oct 17, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus to Sponsor and John Lushis & Graham Simmons to Participate in 2017 PEDA Fall Conference

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is proud to sponsor the 2017 Pennsylvania Economic Development Association (PEDA) Fall Conference to be held at the Renaissance Allentown Hotel from Monday, October 23, through Wednesday, October 25.  John F. Lushis, Jr., and S. Graham Simmons, Members of the firm and Co-Chairs of its Economic Development Practice Group, will participate in the event.  Simmons will introduce and wrap up “From Brownfields to Business: Turning Blight into Opportunity” on Tuesday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM. and Lushis will discuss “Addressing Aging Infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships” on Wednesday, 9:00 – 10:15 AM.

    Other sessions will cover employers’ perspectives, entrepreneurship culture, strategic collaboration, small business development, equitable economic development, regional growth, downtowns, urban cores, national trends, and economic competitiveness.  Participants are expected to include professionals representing economic and community development at the municipal, county, regional, and state levels, as well as commercial and industrial developers, business incubator operators, project finance professionals, IDA directors, elected officials, and executives representing utilities and transportation, engineering, and construction.  For more information and to register, download the event brochure here or visit the PEDA website at

    PEDA is the primary statewide association representing local, state, corporate, and non-profit economic development professionals.  It provides educational opportunities to share best practices that enhance the professional dialogue, supports economic development initiatives, promotes economic development policies, and nurtures an effective statewide network to foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth.  Members of PEDA include county and regional economic developers, state government economic development employees, utility and transportation executives, industrial development authority directors, operators of industrial and technology incubators, chamber of commerce executives, municipal directors of community and economic development, engineering and construction executives, economic development finance professionals, commercial and industrial developers, and local, county and state elected officials.

    “The Lehigh Valley has been an epicenter of economic progress and innovation. As an architect of the innovative P3 Bridge Renewal Project in Northampton County and novel tax increment projects for the construction of major infrastructure in Lehigh County, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is proud to be a partner in this progress,” said Lushis.

    Simmons adds, “the heart of the Neighborhood Improvement Zone in the great City of Allentown is really the perfect location for PEDA’s Fall Conference so that economic development professionals from across the Commonwealth can witness first-hand the renaissance made possible by strong public and private partnerships leveraging what can be transformative economic development incentives.”

    The Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Economic Development Practice Group provides economic development strategic, legal, and advocacy services to our clients, including private companies, 501(c)(3) non-profit companies, developers, and municipal governments and authorities.  In addition, they have significant experience with the establishment of leadership summits focused on projects and initiatives impacting the Lehigh Valley.

    The attorneys in the group possess unique breadth and depth of experience in working with Lehigh and Northampton County administrations, local cities and other municipalities, as well as their economic development departments, to lead financings, public-private partnerships, and strategic planning for transformative projects throughout the Lehigh Valley.  They serve on the committees and boards of local and regional economic development organizations such as the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Easton Development Partnership; are members of Pennsylvania Economic Development Association, Urban Land Institute, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; and provide special counsel legal services to the Easton Redevelopment Authority, Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and Lehigh Valley Land Recycling Initiative.

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  • Oct 13, 2017Matthew Sorrentino to Speak at International Street Medicine Conference

    Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esq., Chairman and Managing Partner of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will speak at the 13th Annual International Street Medicine Conference sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Health Network.  The conference, to be held in Allentown from Wednesday, October 18, to Saturday, October 21, is open to all audiences.  Sorrentino will present “Volunteer Considerations Regarding Street Medicine.”  The presentation will include whether an employee of a private non-profit can perform volunteer services for the employer, whether students or other non-employees can perform volunteer services for a non-profit, whether volunteers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, and what the rules and regulations are pertaining to dispensing medication on the street.  For more information about the conference, contact Hilda Rivera, MPH, CHES, at 610-969-2430 or via email at .

    Sorrentino focuses his practice on healthcare, general corporate and business law, and real estate law.  He serves as Lehigh County Solicitor, managing a staff of 18 full- and part-time staff attorneys for the county.  Sorrentino is outside counsel to Lehigh Valley Health Network, the region’s largest health-care provider and employer; Health Network Laboratories, a regional clinical laboratory with annual revenue of more than $100 million; Lehigh Valley Physician Group, a multi-specialty, nonprofit physician practice with more than 600 physicians; and Anchor Health Properties, LLC, a national developer of innovative facilities dedicated to health and wellness.  Sorrentino and his wife, Ronnie, are Co-Chairs of the President’s Society of Lehigh Valley Health Network.  He earned his J.D. from Villanova University and his A.B. from Muhlenberg College.

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  • Oct 11, 2017Jeanne Hamburg Named Among New York Metro Super Lawyers Again in 2017

    Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been included in the New York Metro Super Lawyers® 2017 Edition.  She was first included in 2009, and has been selected every year since.  Only five percent of New York lawyers are given this honor.

    New York Metro Super Lawyers, 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 Super Lawyers Magazine.  Each year since 2009, Hamburg has been recognized for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation. The multi-phased selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluationsThe magazine, which features the list and profiles of selected attorneys, is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the 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.

    A resident of New York, Hamburg is expert in all aspects of her copyright and trademark law practice, both in litigation and in the transactional area, assisting clients in a broad range of industries with their IP needs.

    Hamburg has litigated in federal courts across the country, acting as national counsel to bring and defend infringement claims for clients both foreign and domestic.  Hamburg has recovered domain names for clients in many Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Proceedings, and prosecuted and defended numerous opposition and cancellation proceedings and ex parte appeals in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

    Hamburg is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, website development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions.  She is expert in copyright and trademark clearance, prosecution and enforcement, and issues arising from the Internet. She is Chair of the firm’s Internet Law Group.

    Hamburg frequently speaks and writes about intellectual property topics and is active in many trade groups in industries whose clients she serves.  She is a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), currently as a member of the Copyright Committee.  She formerly served as Chair of INTA’s Law Firm Committee, as well as a speaker for INTA’s Trademark Basics “Maintaining the Perfect Partnership” seminar held in New York for inside and outside counsel.

    Hamburg attended Wellesley College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received her B.A., magna cum laude, in English and Psychology, with Honors in English, in 1987.  In 1990, she received her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was editor of the Columbia Law Review.

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  • Oct 04, 2017Jeralyn Lawrence to Speak at the NJSBA 2017 Mid-Year Meeting

    Jeralyn L. Lawrence, a Member of Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., member of its Management Committee, and Chair of the Matrimonial & Family Law Practice Group, will speak at the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) 2017 Mid-Year Meeting, to be held at The Westin Palace in Madrid from Saturday, October 21, to Saturday, October 28.  For more information or to register, visit

    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 (AAML), the preeminent family law association in America, as a Family Law Arbitrator; and is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.  She has worked with clients in every area 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 has also handled high profile matters including celebrities and professional athletes.  She takes great pride and care in helping her clients through these difficult personal matters.

    Lawrence is Secretary of the NJSBA, where she is expected to become its President in 2022.  She is a Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the NJSBA, a Past President of the Somerset County Bar Association (SCBA), and is a Senior Editor of New Jersey Family Lawyer, the official publication of the NJSBA 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 September 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 Treasurer of the New Jersey Chapter of the AAML, and has accepted the honor of becoming a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the nation’s leading research institute for interdisciplinary empirical study of law.

    Lawrence 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 Norris McLaughlin & Marcus 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.

    Lawrence was honored with the 2013 NJSBA 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 has been honored by NJBiz as one of New Jersey’s Best 50 Women in Business for her dedication and contributions to New Jersey business and the community.  She was selected by the Kean University Alumni Association as a Kean University Distinguished Alumna, their highest award for alumni.  She was also honored as an Outstanding Woman in Somerset County by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women.  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 in the Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, and Family Law Mediation sections, and was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” and the 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 for Families in New Jersey.  Lawrence has been selected as one of the TOP 10 Family Law Attorneys in New Jersey by The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.  In 2007, she received the Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Achievement Award from the NJSBA.  She has also been 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.

    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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  • Oct 04, 2017Julie Macomb Appointed to Bach Choir Board

    Julie Macomb, an Associate at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been appointed to the Board of Managers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem for a two-year term.

    Founded in 1898, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem was the first choir in America to present many of J.S. Bach’s most important choral works, including his masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor.  The Choir, comprising more than 90 volunteer singers, has dramatically expanded its local, national, and international presence through year-round programming, acclaimed educational outreach, celebrated tours, and outstanding recordings.

    “I am excited to join the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and to be a part of their ongoing mission to teach and encourage appreciation of Bach’s musical works. The choir has an excellent reputation for bringing education and performance opportunities to the Lehigh Valley and beyond, and is helping to preserve the value of Bach’s music for the future,” said Macomb.

    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 Directors of the Community Music School.  In 2017, she was named by Lehigh Valley Business as a Woman to Watch for her contributions to the Firm and the community.  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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  • Sep 28, 2017Gary Marks & Bruce Wisotsky Present to NJ Association of Public Accountants

    Gary N. Marks and Bruce J. Wisotsky, Members of Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will present “How the Accountant Can Assist Counsel in a Chapter 11 Reorganization Case” to the Essex-Hudson-Union Chapter of the NJ Association of Public Accountants on Tuesday, October 3.  This seminar, part of the Association’s Fall Series of Seminars, has been approved for two CPE & CE credits.

    The presentation will cover the initial interview with the debtor; voluntary Chapter 11 petition; employment and compensation of professionals; debtor-in-possession; conversion or dismissal;  appointment of a Chapter 11 trustee; responsibilities of DIP/trustee; small business Chapter 11 cases; use, sale, or lease of property of the estate; and financing the DIP business operations – cash collateral and use of credit.  Also discussed will be Section 341 meetings, creditors committee, executory contracts, exclusivity period to file plan, negotiating the plan – liquidation or reorganization, the structure of the plan and disclosure statement, confirmation of the plan, and post confirmation issues.

    Marks, a resident of Sparta, devotes his practice to bankruptcy law and has substantial experience in corporate and individual reorganizations and liquidations under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and state insolvency laws.  He guides financially distressed companies through the reorganization process by identifying the sources of financial problems, recommending solutions, planning reorganization strategy, interfacing with management on a day-to-day basis and negotiating confirmable plans of reorganization with disparate creditor interests.  He also represents Chapter 11 operating trustees and creditors’ committees in significant cases.  He is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of bankruptcy-related issues.

    Marks is included in the Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law section of the current issue of The Best Lawyers In America.

    Marks is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Turnaround Management Association, as well as a Master of the Bankruptcy Inn of Court.  He earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 1977 and his B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Rutgers College in 1974.

    A resident of Roseland, Wisotsky represents debtors, creditors’ committees, equity committees, trustees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy proceedings.  He has litigated a wide variety of bankruptcy and commercial issues during his career, including contract and lien validity disputes, actions to recover preferential transfers, fraudulent conveyance claims, and non-dischargeability of debt actions.

    Wisotsky has lectured on bankruptcy issues before the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Turnaround Management Association, and Essex County Bar Association.  Addressing topics including prosecution and defense of preference actions, treatment of tax claims in bankruptcy proceedings, and retention bonus issues.  He is also on the United States Bankruptcy Court’s approved list of mediators.

    Wisotsky is a member of the New Jersey Regional Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association.  He also served as an officer and counsel to Help Darfur Now, a non-profit corporation that raised funds to purchase food and medical supplies for refugees in the Darfur region of Sudan.  He received his B.A. from Temple University and his J.D. from Temple University School of Law.

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  • Sep 25, 2017Raymond Kim Joins New Jersey Supreme Court Special Civil Part Practice Committee

    Raymond Kim, an Associate with Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has joined the New Jersey Supreme Court Special Civil Part Practice Committee.  The Court’s regulatory and advisory committees are established and serve pursuant to the relevant enabling Rules of Court.  The committee issues reports and provides the Supreme Court with rule, non-rule, and statutory recommendations pertaining to the special civil part.

    A resident of Marlboro, Kim focuses his practice on consumer financial services and real estate-related litigation.  He represents financial institutions in connection with commercial business litigation, compliance, and regulatory matters.  Kim has defended national title insurance underwriters in matters involving complex quiet title disputes, title irregularities, and title defects.  Additionally, he counsels clients in pre-suit activities, such as workouts, internal investigations, and development of internal company procedures; and provides advice about avoidance of litigation risk.

    Kim also defends lenders and servicers in cases involving claims and defenses under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA), and interprets and analyzes mortgage agreements and promissory notes to determine lender rights.

    Prior to entering private practice, Kim served as a dual law clerk for both the Honorable Walter Koprowski, Jr., Presiding Judge General Equity Division of the Superior Court in Essex County and New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts – Office of Foreclosure.

    Kim earned his B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, where he was a Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Law Fellow and Horace Wu and Kate King Wu Fellow in Immigration Law. Additionally, he served as a U.S. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee extern.  Prior to attending law school, Kim worked in molecular biology and genetic research at a preeminent international research institution.

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  • Sep 25, 2017Jill Lebowitz Speaks at NJICLE Summer Seminars

    Jill Lebowitz, a Member of the Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., spoke at the NJICLE Estate Planning Summer Institute on July 21 at the New Jersey Law Center.  The NJICLE presented the seminar in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section, of which Lebowitz is Chair.  She presented on Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax planning.

    Lebowitz also spoke at the NJICLE Estate Planning 101 – Client Intake to Final Plan on August 16, which was presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Senior Lawyers Special Committee.  Lebowitz presented a review of lifetime giving techniques for gifts to individuals and various trusts with an emphasis on issues attorneys need to consider to be best prepared for estate and gift tax audits, as well as other challenges in connection with lifetime giving.

    Lebowitz devotes her practice to estate planning, trust and estate administration, and counseling tax-exempt organizations.  She is experienced in drafting sophisticated estate planning instruments and counseling individuals and families regarding estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues.  Lebowitz advises clients on the development of both simple and complex estate plans, philanthropic planning and business succession issues.  She is experienced in drafting estate planning instruments, including wills, revocable living trusts, insurance trusts, dynasty trusts, charitable trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, shareholders agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care.

    In addition, Lebowitz handles all aspects of trust and estate administration, as well as fiduciary litigation.  She prepares federal and state estate and inheritance tax returns and federal gift tax returns.  She is knowledgeable in drafting disclaimers and agreements regarding post-mortem planning, informal distribution agreements, judicial fiduciary accountings, and handling court proceedings to effect final distribution of estates and trusts.  She also counsels individuals and financial institutions regarding their fiduciary duties as personal representatives and trustees, including advising on legal and tax issues, as well as issues in connection with administering trusts.  She also assists individuals, families and fiduciaries with all aspects of fiduciary litigation.

    Lebowitz regularly advises tax exempt organizations regarding federal tax exemption issues, state charitable registration filings, and governance issues.  On behalf of tax-exempt organizations, she drafts nonprofit corporation documents and prepares federal applications for tax exempt status, state charitable registration filings, and state property tax and sales tax exemption applications.  She has extensive experience advising individuals, family and corporate foundations, and tax exempt organizations on nonprofit corporate governance, private foundation excise taxes, domestic and international grant-making, executive compensation, excess benefit rules and intermediate sanctions, unrelated business income, scholarship programs, and fundraising issues.

    Lebowitz earned her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark, and her B.A. from New York University.

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  • Sep 19, 2017Theodore J. Zeller III to Present Webinar for Philadelphia Small Business Administration

    Theodore J. Zeller, III, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Chair of its Liquor Law Department, will present a webinar for Philadelphia’s office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Thursday, September 21, at 9 AM.  He will discuss loans for liquor licenses and help participants understand complicated issues in having a liquor license act as collateral for a loan, the process to perfect a lien on a liquor license, and more.  The SBA hosts a webinar for lenders every third Thursday of each month.

    Zeller focuses his practice on alcoholic beverage law, commercial transactions including related real estate transactions, and litigation.  He began his legal career as a litigator and 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 was lead counsel in a beer rights case brought against the world’s largest brewers, and serves as outside general counsel to Yuengling Brewery and Brewers of Pennsylvania, among others.

    Zeller’s lobbying efforts helped to modernize parts of the Pennsylvania liquor code, and he has authored numerous provisions that have been enacted into law.  Most recently, his efforts helped change brewery regulations to allow for tap rooms and he authored the Malt Beverage Tax Excise Credit Legislation.  Further, he has written extensively about Acts 39 and 166, and his Liquor Law Blog can be found at

    In addition, Zeller advises alcohol manufacturers on state and federal law, regulatory compliance, and distribution issues.  He also counsels clients on the acquisition of liquor licenses on the open market and coordinates liquor license transactions with other practice areas, such as real estate, corporate and business law, employment law, intellectual property, financing, tax law, and litigation.

    Zeller earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 and his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 1992.

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