Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus

  • Dec 06, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Becomes Counsel to New Jersey Medical Societies

    The Bridgewater-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorneys David L. Adelson and Svetlana (Lana) Ros, Members of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, have become counsel to the following medical societies in New Jersey.  The firm is proud and honored to have been named Legal Counsel to:

    • Monmouth-Ocean Medical Society                           
    • Union County Medical Society
    • Morris County Medical Society
    • Sussex County Medical Society
    • New Jersey State Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
    • New Jersey Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
    • New Jersey Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    • Infectious Diseases Society of New Jersey

    Each agreement has a two-year term, during which the firm will be responsible for the day-to-day legal representation of the societies themselves, as well as handling all member questions and inquiries.  The firm’s wide array of legal specialties will enable it to handle not only healthcare law issues, but other legal issues as needed.  Adelson and Ros will also attend society functions, write articles, provide lectures, and generally support the societies and their members in their endeavors.

    Adelson and Ros have extensive experience in healthcare law and litigation.  They have represented numerous Medical Societies for many years and continue to represent a wide array of healthcare professionals and medical practices.  Their practice includes administrative legal matters and health law litigation in New Jersey and New York.

    Adelson and Ros concentrate in the following Healthcare specialty areas:

    • Professional Licensing, Discipline, and Defense before State Licensing Agencies, including the State Board of Medical Examiners
    • Commercial Insurance Investigations and Audits
    • Fraud and abuse issues, including DOJ investigations
    • Audit refund requests (Private, Medicaid, and Medicare)
    • HHS Office of Civil Rights Investigations and Actions
    • HIPAA and HITECH compliance
    • CMS Investigations and Audits
    • DEA Investigations and Actions
    • Employment counseling and litigation
    • IPRO inquires            
    • Medical Staff Actions and Hospital Privilege Issues, including suspension and termination hearings
    • RAC audits, OIG matters, MACRA, and MIPS

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is a full-service, mid-sized, regional law firm with 140+ attorneys serving the legal needs of businesses and families in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, uniquely positioned to represent Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, and individuals since 1953.

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  • Dec 06, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Becomes Counsel to New York Medical Societies

    The law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorneys David L. Adelson, David N. Vozza, and Svetlana (Lana) Ros, Members of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, have become counsel to the following medical societies in New York.  The firm is proud and honored to have been named Legal Counsel to:

    • The American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter #1 NY
    • The Medical Societies of the Counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga, and St. Lawrence
    • The Onondaga County Medical Society

    Each agreement has a two-year term, during which the firm will be responsible for the day-to-day legal representation of the societies themselves, as well as handling all member questions and inquiries.  The firm’s wide array of legal specialties will enable it to handle not only healthcare law issues, but other legal issues as needed.  Adelson, Vozza, and Ros will also attend society functions, write articles, provide lectures, and generally support the societies and their members in their endeavors.

    Adelson, Vozza, and Ros have extensive experience in healthcare law and litigation.  They have represented numerous Medical Societies for many years and continue to represent a wide array of healthcare professionals and medical practices.  Their practice includes administrative legal matters and health law litigation in New York and New Jersey.

    Adelson, Vozza, and Ros concentrate in the following Healthcare specialty areas:

    • Professional Licensing, Discipline, and Defense before State Licensing Agencies, including OPMC and OPD
    • Commercial Insurance Investigations and Audits
    • Fraud and abuse issues, including DOJ investigations
    • Audit refund requests (Private, Medicaid, and Medicare)
    • HHS Office of Civil Rights Investigations and Actions
    • HIPAA and HITECH compliance
    • CMS Investigations and Audits
    • DEA Investigations and Actions
    • Employment counseling and litigation
    • IPRO inquiries
    • Medical Staff Actions and Hospital Privilege Issues, including suspension and termination hearings
    • RAC audits, OIG matters, MACRA, and MIPS

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is a full-service, mid-sized, regional law firm with 140+ attorneys serving the legal needs of businesses and families in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, uniquely positioned to represent Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, and individuals since 1953.

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  • Dec 04, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes Associate to New Jersey Office

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael A. Clore as an Associate.  He joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

    A resident of Highland Park, Clore joined the firm after three years with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor.  As a Deputy Attorney General, Clore worked closely with both public and private insurance carriers and financial institutions in the investigation and prosecution of crimes of fraud and theft throughout the state.  He also handled motions for reconsideration of sentence and dismissal of indictments.  In recognition of his outstanding performance, Clore received the 2015 Prosecutor’s Award.

    Clore served as Law Clerk to the Hon. Dennis V. Nieves of the New Jersey Superior Court, Middlesex Vicinage, Law Division: Criminal Part, where he performed legal research and prepared bench memoranda and judicial opinions for pre-trial motions, motions in limine, and petitions for Post-Conviction Relief, and Municipal Court appeals; assisted and communicated with attorneys regularly.  He observed all aspects of criminal proceedings; and worked as a court-certified mediator in both small claims and landlord tenant matters.  As a Law Clerk for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance in Washington, D.C., he assisted Special Litigation and Projects Division with tracking of Natural Gas Facilities, assisted the Air Enforcement Division’s Mobile Source Enforcement Bureau with enforcement of Clean Air Act regulations, researched EPA regulations and fuel industry self-policing efforts for a Congressional Hearing regarding EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Program, and performed legal research for latest EPA Enforcement Alert involving engine certification.

    Clore earned his J.D. in 2013 from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was Senior Editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, and his B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture in 2010, cum laude, from Syracuse University.  At Syracuse, he was an Executive Board Member of the Student African American Society and a member of Syracuse University Wrestling Club; held an assistant teaching position in the English Department of the I.E.S. Santa Teresa de Jesus Junior and Senior High School, supplementing English lessons to Spanish-speaking students ranging from seventh grade to high school; and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.

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  • Dec 01, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Named Among Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania, ranking fourth in the large-sized company category, for 2017.  This is the fifth consecutive year the firm has received this honor.  This survey and award program identifies, recognizes, and honors the places of employment that benefit the state’s economy and its workforce.  The list of winners was announced at a celebration dinner on November 30 at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

    “We take pride in our firm culture of focusing on our community, camaraderie among our employees, and creating a supportive work environment.  Our employees embody this culture and are the reason for our continued success.  I am pleased that we continue to be recognized by Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Esq., Chairman and Managing Partner of the firm.

    Created in 2000, Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country.  The program is a public/private partnership of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Central Penn Business Journal, and the Pennsylvania State Council of the Society of Human Resource Management.

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is a full-service law firm with 140+ attorneys in offices in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Bridgewater, New Jersey; and New York City.  The Pennsylvania office has also been selected as a Morning Call Top Workplace and “Best of the Valley” by Lehigh Valley Magazine.

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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 www.peda.org.

    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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  • Aug 17, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Sponsors Estate Planning Council of Lehigh Valley

    The law firm of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to support the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley (EPCLV) by sponsoring “Understanding Asset Protection in the 21st Century,” presented by Douglass Lodmell, Founder of the Asset Protection Council® and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lodmell & Lodmell, P.C., on Thursday, September 21, from 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm at Northampton Country Club.  R. Nicholas Nanovic, a Member of the firm, is President of the EPCLV.

    The Council, founded in 1967, is affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, offering continuing education and networking opportunities to assist members in best serving their clients through estate planning strategies and engaged client interaction within a multi-disciplined approach, while adapting to the ever-changing tax, technology, trends, and deliverables applicable to estate planning services.

    A resident of Allentown, Nanovic focuses his practice on taxation, estate planning and administration, and business law.  He practices primarily in Pennsylvania, although he is also licensed to practice in New Jersey and Florida.  He has extensive experience in drafting estate planning documents including wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, revocable trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGTs), charitable lead trusts (CLATs and CLUTs), charitable remainder trusts (CRATs and CRUTs), qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs), and irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs).  Nanovic advises clients on asset protection planning through the proper titling of property and establishment of limited partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs).  He handles all aspects of estate administration including probate, obtaining an inventory of the assets, management of estate assets, distributions to beneficiaries, protection of executor when making decisions on handling estate debts and assets, preparation of estate fiduciary income tax returns, and preparation of the Pennsylvania inheritance tax return.

    Nanovic’s tax practice is focused on personal income taxes, business taxes, and gift and estate taxes.  He also helps individuals and businesses negotiate their tax liabilities with the IRS and Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  He assists in the formation of business entities including corporations, S corporations, LLCs, and partnerships; advises clients on how to properly structure the governing documents; and interprets pre-existing governing documents to help clients understand their rights and obligations for their roles in the business.

    Nanovic has been recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star, a distinction for lawyers aged 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years, reserved for no more than 2.5% of all attorneys in Pennsylvania.  He is currently a board member and President of the Estate Planning Council of the Lehigh Valley.  He is President of the Notre Dame Club of Lehigh Valley.  While in law school, he interned for the Small Business/ Self-Employed division of the Internal Revenue Service in the Miami, Florida, office and was actively involved with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, serving as one of the project’s leaders for two years.  Nanovic earned his LL.M. in Taxation in 2008 and his J.D. in 2007 from the University of Miami School of Law.  He earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame in 2004.

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is a full-service, mid-sized, regional law firm with 140+ attorneys serving the legal needs of businesses and families in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York areas, uniquely positioned to represent Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, and individuals, since 1953.  Once a humble two-man practice on Main Street in Somerville, New Jersey, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus has become the largest firm in Somerset County and one of the top 20 firms in New Jersey.  The Pennsylvania office has been named “Best of the Valley” for Overall Attorney by Lehigh Valley Magazine, selected as a Morning Call Top Workplace, and among the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.

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  • Aug 03, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Sponsors 2017 Easton Festivals

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is proud to have sponsored the 2017 Easton Hispanic Cultural Festival and looks forward to sponsoring the upcoming 40th Annual Lebanese Heritage Days Festival 2017.

    Easton hosts the largest Lebanese festival in the tristate area.   The festivities include great food, drinks, dancing, and music.  The event, open and free to the public, will be on Saturday, August 5, from 5 PM to Midnight, and Sunday, August 6, from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

    “The Lehigh Valley community is built on immigrants and the children of immigrants from all countries.  The Lebanese and Hispanic communities have long played an integral part in the success of our region.  As the son of Lebanese immigrants, I am proud to support these great events,” said Raymond G. Lahoud, Member of the Firm and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice Group.

    A resident of Easton, Lahoud focuses his practice primarily on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations.  His practice includes Citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, and VAWA applications.  Lahoud also has a long history of political and business management expertise.

    Lahoud also works in the field of Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers, and J Waivers.  His practice focuses specifically on Deportation Defense, at the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Circuit Court levels.  He has defended individuals against deportation across the United States.  In state and federal appellate courts, he seeks post-conviction relief for the underlying crime that led to the commencement of the deportation.  He also represents individuals who overstayed their visas or entered the United States without inspection.

    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.  Lahoud earned his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus is a full-service, mid-sized, regional law firm with 140+ attorneys serving the legal needs of businesses and families in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York areas, uniquely positioned to represent Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, and individuals, since 1953.  Once a humble two-man practice on Main Street in Somerville, New Jersey, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus has become the largest firm in Somerset County and one of the top 20 firms in New Jersey.  The Pennsylvania office has been named “Best of the Valley” for Overall Attorney by Lehigh Valley Magazine, selected as a Morning Call Top Workplace, and among the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus also enjoys an international reputation for excellence through its membership in Meritas, the largest worldwide affiliation of high-quality law firms.  Through Meritas and the Firm’s multidisciplinary team approach, clients both local and abroad receive the services of counselors, advisors, strategists, and advocates.  These dedicated professionals have one mission – to be the firm of choice for clients seeking the most creative, comprehensive, and effective legal services available.

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  • Jul 31, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Highlighted in Chambers USA 2017

    Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is proud to announce that Chambers USA, one of the oldest and most prestigious legal listings in the world, has named the Firm and two of its lawyers to its list of the leading law firms and lawyers in New Jersey for 2017. This recognition demonstrates the firm’s investment in and development of practice areas, as well as its commitment to preeminence in the legal industry.

    Edward A. Hogan and Martha N. Donovan, Members of the Firm and Co-Chairs of its Environmental Law Group, were ranked Band 1, the highest ranking an attorney can receive, in the Environment section. Hogan has been recognized for over a decade for his experience in site remediation matters and his numerous commendations for his counsel on air, water, waste and chemical regulatory matters. Clients said he is “very commercial, very experienced, and very responsive.” Donovan received praise for her litigation and negotiation skills, and is highlighted for her expertise in insurance coverage and property damage claims.

    In addition, the Firm was recognized in the Environment category for being regularly sought out to represent before the state and federal courts, as well as various agencies. The Environmental Law Group is designated as a well-respected group with extensive experience in handling disputes concerning contaminated land and property damage claims.

    Chambers USA ranks firms and attorneys considered leaders in their field. Chambers and Partners have been publishing their world-famous guides to the legal profession since 1990. In addition, they host major award ceremonies in London and New York to honor the achievements of the world’s leading lawyers. The key to the success of their legal directories and the validity of their awards is the in-depth, unbiased research conducted by Chambers’ team of highly qualified and experienced researchers. The guiding principle behind Chambers USA is to meet the needs and expectations of the client.

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  • Jul 07, 2017Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Welcomes New Business Law Of Counsel

    The Pennsylvania office of the Bridgewater, New Jersey-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., is pleased to welcome new Of Counsel John D. Stanley to its Business Law Group.

    “We are very pleased to have John join our team. The depth and breadth of his experience in both domestic and international business transactions, and mergers and acquisitions, will only serve to benefit our clients and their businesses. In addition to these attributes, John brings a strong sense of devotion to the Lehigh Valley, and in that respect, he will continue our tradition of deep community involvement,” said Matthew R. Sorrentino, Chairman of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus.

    Stanley comes to the Firm from a long and distinguished career with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. At the time of his retirement from Air Products, Stanley was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Administrative Officer. In that role, he was responsible for the company’s law group, corporate secretary’s office, government and community relations (including philanthropy) group, and global trade compliance function and oversaw, at various times, the human resources, communications, information technology, business shared services, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate risk and security functions.

    Throughout his career, Stanley gained a wide-range of experience, providing legal counsel and support to business managers and executives on a wide range of corporate and commercial law matters, including commercial transactions, contracts, financings, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures, general securities, internal investigations, and other regulatory and employment law matters. His primary practice areas over the years include corporate, with emphasis on mergers and acquisition, joint ventures and other large global transactional work, both public and private; global antitrust and compliance; general commercial and employment law, including benefits and compensation issues and general employment litigation.

    Over the years, Stanley has been very involved in the community. He currently chairs the Air Products Foundation Board of Trustees, is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Lehigh Valley Health Network, and is on the boards of the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority, the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park and DeSales University. Stanley also serves on the Executive Committee for the Downtown Allentown Community Development Initiative and chairs the Advisory Council for the Building 21 of the Allentown School District. He previously served at various times on the boards of the United Way of the Lehigh Valley, ArtsQuest, Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley.

    Stanley earned his B.A. from Lafayette College in 1980 and his J.D., cum laude, from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1983.

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