The Hon. William A. Dreier, a member of the Somerville, NJ law foirm Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., last month participated as a panelist at the Commercial Mediation Workshop sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education. The four-hour woprkshop presented strategies to help resolve conflicts between parties in a commercial case.
Judge Dreier heads the firm's worldwide Products Liability Practice, as well as supervising commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration. He is considered a national expert in the area of products liability and toxic tort law. He has authored New Jersey Products Liability and Toxic Tort Law (Gann Law Books), which has been published annually since 1977, and he frequently lectures in New Jersey and nationally on the subject. He also is co-author ofthe Guidebook to New Jersey Chancery Practice, now in its fifth edition. In addition, he has authored numerous law review articles on products liability, ADR and other subjects, and 380 published judicial opinions.
Gary N. Marks, a member of Norris McLaughlin, last month spoke on Bankruptcy in New Jersey: A Creditor's Perspective at a seminar sponsored by Lorman Education Services at the Hilton Parsippany. This seminar provided a comprehensive discussion of bankruptcy and strategies for representation of creditors and debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases.
Mr. Marks has substantial experience in corporate and individual reorganizations and liquidations under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and state insolvency laws. He has experience guiding financially-distressed companies through the reorganization process and representing Chapter 11 operating trustees and creditors' committees in significant cases.
Norris McLaughlin also has announced that it will be participating in the Stuff The Bus program sponsored by the Somerset County United Way (SCUW). Each year, the SCUW sponsors a program that provides children from low-income families with new school supplies to assist them with their studies and help them build self-esteem. New school items, such as backpacks, lunch boxes, pens, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, glue sticks, crayons, markers, and other materials will be collected by the attorneys and staff of Norris McLaughlin. The SCUW is an independent, non-profit organization helping to create and build the resources necessary to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in Somerset County.
Norris McLaughlin partner Jerry S. D'Aniello last month spoke at the 2005 Family Law Summer Institute sponsored by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on the topic of Key Rules of Evidence. Mr. D'Aniello focuses his practice on family and matrimonial law, including divorce and post-judgment litigation, custody and parenting time issues, alimony and child support, pre-nuptial and settlement agreements, palimony suits, mediation and arbitration.