Barbara L. Hollenbach, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® 2013 Edition. She was first selected for inclusion in 2006, and has been selected every year since 2008. Only five percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are given this honor.
Jeffrey S. Stewart and S. Graham Simmons, Members of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., and Lauren L. Sorrentino and R. Nicholas Nanovic, Associates of the Firm, have been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars® 2013 Edition. Only two-and-a-half percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are given this honor, which recognizes lawyers aged 40 and under or who have been practicing for fewer than 10 years.
In today’s modern marketplace, good business is not only about profits and losses. In addition to furthering the goals of shareholders, many businesses now have the additional focus of providing benefits to the public. Please click here to read an article I authored for Lehigh Valley Woman, where I discuss how supporting public interests can give your business an edge on competition. Read the rest of this entry »
NMM Seminar – It’s not “if” but “when” your business will experience a data breach – are you prepared? Protect your business from cyber liability claims!
On April 4, 2013, Graham Simmons, Esq., and Eileen Budd of Budd Agency will present Protect Your Business from Cyber Liability Claims. Designed to help business owners and managers understand and manage the risk of liability claims facing them in this age of information gathering and electronic storage. Managers and employees alike have access to secure data and run the risk of compromising that data – whether it’s a hacked website, a lost laptop, a stolen iPhone™, or some other breach.
The seminar will take place at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus in Allentown. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the program will run from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., followed by a question and answer period. For information on how to register, please click here.
On September 8, 2011, the U.S. Senate passed the Leahy-Smith “America Invents Act,” which was signed into law by President Obama on September 16, 2011. Certain provisions had immediate effect; others came into effect on September 16, 2012; and the significant “First to File” provisions came into effect on March 16, 2013. Please click here to read an alert I wrote about the recent changes and practice tips to stay ahead in this “first-inventor-to-file” system.
For more information about U.S. patent laws, patent applications, and the process, please contact Andrew N. Parfomak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As companies are generating more and more documents electronically, some going completely electronic for the future and transferring old paper documents to an electronic format, e-discovery is taking priority in litigation, and it will continue to do so. Please click here to read an article I authored for The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, where I discuss the importance of e-discovery, retention policies, and how it is changing litigation.
For more information about e-discovery, please contact Margaret Raymond-Flood at email@example.com.
I co-presented “What to do if Your Borrower Says the “B” Word! (Or, Will the Borrower’s Bankruptcy Make My Horrible Loan Even Worse?),” on March 12 at Brookside Country Club in Macungie, Pennsylvania, at 7:15 a.m., with Jack M. Seitz, Esquire. We discussed the types of bankruptcy, how bankruptcy can be a good thing, how you get notice of bankruptcy and what it looks like, the effect of filing bankruptcy, filing claims and avoidance. If you have any questions regarding bankruptcy or the issues that can arise, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A manufacturer can obtain an off-premises catering permit for an unlicensed premises. The permit will be subject to the restrictions provided in 47 P.S. § 4-406. 47 P.S. § 4-406 was recently amended by HB 2267 which was signed into law as Act 116 on July 5, 2012. The provisions of the amended 47 P.S. § 4-406 are as follows: Read the rest of this entry »
Hiring a new employee? If so, you want to obtain all the information reasonably possible, but beware, as there are a number of rules all employers should keep in mind when going through the hiring process. Please click here to read an article I authored for Lehigh Valley Woman, where I discuss tips on making sure your employment application and interview questions are legal.
For more information about employment interviews or other labor and employment issues, please contact Jeff Stewart at email@example.com.
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., has been selected as a Morning Call Top Workplace. The firm is ranked among 30 Top Workplaces recognized as a result of an employee survey measuring qualities such as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, pay, and benefits. Read the rest of this entry »