Matthew Sorrentino Named Chairman of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Posted on January 13th, 2015

Bridgewater, NJ (January 12, 2015) – Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esq., has been elected Chairman of the firm. He previously served as Vice-Chairman of the firm and Managing Partner of the firm’s Pennsylvania office. Sorrentino succeeds G. Robert Marcus.

“I appreciate the confidence my colleagues have shown in my abilities to succeed Bob Marcus. This will be no easy task since Bob has chaired the firm since 1974. During his tenure, Bob led the transformation of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus from a small, local, central New Jersey law firm to a mid-size regional firm with offices in New York, New Jersey and Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is my goal to build upon Bob’s progress and lead the firm to greater success,” said Matthew Sorrentino, Chairman at the firm.

“As I reflect on more than 40 years as the leader of this great firm, I think mostly of the outstanding lawyers and staff who have dedicated their careers to creating a unique and successful law firm. My confidence in Matt Sorrentino and Alison Galer has made the decision to step down from a leadership role in the firm very comfortable,” said G. Robert Marcus.

Alison Galer, the firm’s Managing Partner and a resident of the New Jersey office adds, “I have gotten to know Matt quite well by working with him on the Management Committee and in his role as Vice-Chairman over the past five years. During that time, Matt has shown that he possesses a strategic vision and has a proven track record of success from all of the years he managed Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino. All of my partners join me in thanking Bob Marcus for the unparalleled leadership that he has provided to the Firm over the last 40 years. We are fortunate to be able to pass the torch to an equaled leader.”

Sorrentino focuses his practice on health care, general corporate and business, and real estate law. In addition to being Chairman of the firm, Sorrentino currently serves as Lehigh County Solicitor, managing a staff of 18 full- and part-time staff attorneys for the County. Sorrentino serves as general counsel to Lehigh Valley Health Network, the region’s largest health-care provider and employer. He also serves as general counsel to: Health Network Laboratories, a regional clinical laboratory with annual revenue in excess of $100 million; Lehigh Valley Physician Group, a multi-specialty, nonprofit physician practice with in excess of 600 physicians; and Anchor Health Properties, LLC, a national developer of innovative facilities dedicated to health and wellness. Sorrentino and his wife, Ronnie, currently serve as 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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