17 Norris McLaughlin AttorneysIncluded Among NJ 'Super Lawyers'

Friday, July 1, 2005 - 00:00

The Somerville, NJ-based law firm Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has announced that 17 members of the firm have been included in the 2005 edition of Super Lawyers.

The list of 2005 Super Lawyers is based upon surveys of more than 35,000 lawyers throughout the state of New Jersey. The goal of Super Lawyers was to select the top 5 percent in over 60 practice areas. The list of Super Lawyers is published annually in the May issues of New Jersey Monthly and New Jersey Super Lawyers magazines.

The Norris McLaughlin Super Lawyers include: William A. Dreier (ADR); Victor S. Elgort (Tax); Joseph J. Fleischman (Business Litigation); Edward A. Hogan (Environmental/Land Use); Peter D. Hutcheon (Business General); Joel N. Jacobson (Banking & Financial); James H. Laskey (Telecommunications); Marion K. Littman (Health Care Law); J. Anthony Manger (Health Care Law); Ira S. Novak (Health Care Law); Richard A. Norris (Family Law); Stephen M. Offen (Business General); Richard J. Schachter (Business Litigation); James J. Shrager (Business Litigation); Edward G. Sponzilli (Business Litigation); Michael J. Stanton (Family Law); and M. Karen Thompson (Business Litigation).

Norris McLaughlin also has announced that Peter D. Hutcheon, a member of the firm, has been selected for inclusion in the 33rd Edition of Marquis' Who's Who in the East .

Mr. Hutcheon practices in the areas of corporate governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking and finance law. He regularly counsels managements of public and private companies and banking institutions on governance matters.

Norris McLaughlin also announced that Stuart J. Freedman, a member of the firm, has been selected for inclusion in the 2005-2006 Edition of Marquis' Who's Who in American Law . Mr. Freedman was first selected for inclusion in the publication's first edition in 1980.

Mr. Freedman practices in a variety of areas within the firm, including trade regulation, advertising, professional liability, insurance, internet law, distribution, publishing and litigation management. With more than 22 years experience in the corporate world as in-house counsel, he is well-versed in recognizing the needs and concerns of businesses, especially those involved in the production, distribution and/or sale of consumer goods and services. Mr. Freedman has written and lectured extensively on the management of a corporation's legal affairs and its internal law department.

Mr. Freedman is past chairman of the New Jersey General Counsel Group and past president of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries, New York Metro Chapter.