Norris McLaughlin Names Two Partners

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 01:00

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. has announced that Jeremy I. Silberman and Padraig P. Flanagan have been named members of the firm.

Mr. Silberman practices in the firm's Litigation Group,representing clients in a wide range of matters, including franchise and distributorship terminations, construction claims, and equipment lease claims.

Mr. Silberman recently assisted in obtaining a $5 million judgment on behalf of an industrial equipment dealer fighting the loss of its exclusive sales territory and termination of its franchise.He has also worked with many food industry franchisees, including Domino's Pizza, Maggie Moo's, and IHOP franchisees.

Mr. Flanagan also practices in the firm's Litigation Groupwith an emphasis on intellectual property and labor andemployment matters. He has represented management in opposing union organizing activities and defended management against charges of unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board. He has also represented management in defending against former employees' claims ofage discrimination, national origin and religious discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation. Inaddition, Mr. Flanagan has represented employers seekingto enforce employment and non-compete agreements.

Mr. Flanagan has litigated both patent and copyrightinfringement disputes involving consumer products, technological services and medical equipment devices, including license agreement disputes. He has also litigated disputes involving insurance, construction, professional liability, partnership dissolution, franchise, estateandtrust, and bankruptcy matters.