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BUSINESS LAW SECTION NEWSLETTER

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Newsletter Co-Editors:

Edward A. Sturchio, Jr.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
200 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
(973) 443-3256
sturchioe@gtlaw.com

Denise Walsh (Managing Editor)
Saiber LLC
18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ  07932
(973) 232-0608
dwalsh@saiber.com

Thomas A. Zalewski
Day Pitney LLP
One Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054-2891
(973) 966 8115
tzalewski@daypitney.com

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OUR MISSION

The Business Law Section provides regular informational and educational programs and publications concerning developments in New Jersey and federal laws and regulations affecting New Jersey profit and nonprofit business organizations (other than banking institutions). Maintains ongoing relations with other professional and business organizations, including the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association.

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BUSINESS LAW SUBCOMMITTEES

Business Entity Committee
The committee examines the statutory basis for business entities in New Jersey as well as trends in other states. Recommends legislative changes and new laws to place New Jersey at the leading edge among all other states. Advises the membership and the rest of the New Jersey bar about important developments in the area through the use of programs and publications.

Co-Chairs
Ira B. Marcus
Saiber LLC
18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ 07932
973-232-0603
Fax: 973-622-3349
imarcus@saiber.com

Denise Walsh
Saiber LLC
18 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200
Florham Park, NJ  07932
973-232-0608
Fax: 973-622-3349
dwalsh@saiber.com

Family & Small Business Committee
The committee focuses on developments in the area of closely held and family owned businesses, including succession planning counseling, litigation, acquisitions and sales, corporate governance, and the business lawyer's interaction with other professionals.

Co-Chairs
Lori I. Mayer
Nagel Rice LLP
103 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-618-0400 ext. 127
lmayer@nagelrice.com

Stephen R. Urbinato
Starr Gern Davison & Rubin
103 Eisenhower Parkway
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-403-9200
Fax: 973-226-0031
surbinato@starrgern.com

Health and Hospital Committee
The committee focuses on existing and developing laws and cases, as well as legislative, regulatory and industry trends that affect the broad range of New Jersey healthcare providers, businesses and ventures, both for-profit and non-profit. The committee provides an avenue for discussion among practitioners who represent clients operating businesses or are otherwise involved in the health care arena. The committee also analyzes federal and state lawmaking efforts that could have a direct affect on the health care community.

Chair
Steven R. Antico
Garfunkel Wild PC
Continental Plaza II
411 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-883-1030
Fax: 201-883-1031
santico@garfunkelwild.com

Inn of Transactional Counsel Committee
The mission of the Inn is to teach, learn, hone, and improve practice skills, share experiences with other members of the bar, foster collegiality, and promote excellence in the practice of law, as related to transactional matters. The Inn meets monthly. Programs are interactive with energetic input from all participants. Members are expected to lead or facilitate at least one program each year. There are occasional presentations by outside experts. There are currently two Inns in operation - one in the Bergen-Hudson region that meets in Hackensack, and the other in the Essex-Morris region that meets in Morristown and Roseland.

Co-Chairs
H. Glenn Tucker (Essex-Morris)
Greenberg Dauber Epstein & Tucker
One Gateway Center, Suite 600
Newark, NJ 07102
973-643-3700
Fax: 973-643-1218
gtucker@greenbergdauber.com

Steven J. Eisenstein (Essex-Morris)
Lum, Drasco & Positan LLC
103 Eisenhower Pkwy.
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-228-6815
Fax: 973-403-9021
seisenstein@lumlaw.com

Robert A. Kaye (Bergen-Hudson)
Chasan Leyner & Lamparello
300 Harmon Meadow Boulevard, #650
Secaucus, NJ 07094
201-348-6000
Fax: 201-348-6633
rkaye@chasanlaw.com

Intellectual Property Committee
The committee addresses intellectual property issues of concern to business lawyers, with a particular emphasis on the role of IP in business transactions, such as stock and asset purchase agreements, due diligence, employee/consultant agreements, non-disclosure agreements and licenses. The committee also focuses on the measures that a business may take to procure, protect and enforce its IP (e.g. inventions, patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets) and assess and mitigate the risk of infringing the IP of others.

Co-Chairs
Orville R. Cockings
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP
600 South Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-518-6397
Fax: 908-654-7866
ocockings@ldlkm.com

Jeffrey S. Dickey
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP
600 South Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-518-6399
Fax: 908-654-7866
jdickey@ldlkm.com

ISRA & Environmental Issues Committee
The committee provides a forum and resource for practitioners involved with environmental issues affecting businesses and transactions, including analyzing existing and proposed legislation, regulations, and guidance documents and where appropriate providing comments thereto, and proposed new legislation and/or legislative amendments to the Board where appropriate.

Chair
Sean Monaghan
Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP
220 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
973-539-1000
Fax: 973-540-7300
sm@spsk.com

Labor & Employment Committee
The committee explores the impact of labor and employment laws on the business law practitioner, covering areas that include employment, severance, and non-competition agreements in both the union and non-union context. The committee also examines litigation concerns such as wrongful termination, whistleblower, discrimination, prevailing wage, independent contractors and the WARN Act.

Chair
Martin W. Aron
Jackson Lewis LLP
220 Headquarters Plaza East Tower, 7th Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-451-6370
Fax: 973-540-9015
martin.aron@jacksonlewis.com

Litigation Committee
The committee focuses on the principal areas of litigation affecting business entities, promotes the establishment of business courts and other effective means of resolving business disputes and monitors litigation developments affecting business.

Co-Chairs
Robert J. Feinberg
Giordano Halleran & Ciesla
125 Half Mile Road, Suite 300
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-741-3900
Fax: 732-224-6599
rfeinberg@ghclaw.com

Betsy G. Ramos
Capehart & Scatchard
8000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 300S
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
856-914-2052
Fax: 856-235-2786
bramos@capehart.com

Professionalism Committee
The mission of the committee is to foster and improve professionalism and civility of transactional attorneys in attorney-attorney, attorney-client and attorney-public relationships. The committee gathers and monitors developments in the professionalism arena within the State of New Jersey, other States and the American Bar Association, and provides a forum and resource for transactional practitioners. The committee also focuses on exploring and developing best practices and working principles for transactional attorneys, and proposes such practices and principles to the Board and to all members of the Business Law Section.

Chair
H. Glenn Tucker
Greenberg Dauber Epstein & Tucker
One Gateway Center, Suite 600
Newark, NJ 07102
973-643-3700
Fax: 973-643-1218
gtucker@greenbergdauber.com

Securities and Corporate Practice/Governance Committee

The Committee provides resources for and a forum for exploring and commenting upon the regulatory scheme and processes involved in the private placement and public offering process, and in the continuing obligations of registered companies and their principal shareholders, officers and directors. The committee also monitors developments in corporate practice and governance and provides a forum and resource for practitioners involved with practice and governance issues affecting public and private business entities, the duties and responsibilities of directors, managers, officers and others to the entities that they serve and to other constituencies. Makes legislative and regulatory proposals with corporate governance implications.

Co-Chairs

Stephen Katz
Peckar & Abramson PC
70 Grand Avenue
River Edge, NJ 07661
201-343-3434
Fax: 201-343-6306
skatz@pecklaw.com

Jeffrey M. Shapiro
Lowenstein Sandler PC
65 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-597-2470
Fax: 973-597-2471
jshapiro@lowenstein.com

Third Party Legal Opinions Committee
 
The committee addresses issues relating to the negotiation and issuance of opinions to third parties in a multitude of transactions, issue reports and recommendations, provides seminars on such issues and acts as a resource to members of the New Jersey Bar faced with complex issues involving the issuance or acceptance of third party legal opinions.

Chair

Barry J. Bendes
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
1 Giralda Farms, 4th Floor
Madison, NJ 07940
973-376-7700
Fax: 888-325-9117
bbendes@edwardswildman.com

Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Technology Company Committee
The committee provides a forum and resource to members of the New Jersey State Bar Association engaged in representing technology entrepreneurs, emerging growth technology companies and venture capital firms. The committee examines and monitors trends, current issues and other concerns affecting venture-backed companies. The convergence of corporate and intellectual property-related issues as they impact emerging growth companies is a focus of this committee.

Chair
David Papier
SNR Denton
101 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078
973-912-7172
Fax: 973-912-7199
david.papier@snrdenton.com


OUR LEADERSHIP

Chair
Philip D. Forlenza
Giordano Halleran & Ciesla
125 Half Mile Road
Suite 300
Red Bank, NJ 07701
732-741-3900
Fax: 732-224-6599
pforlenza@ghclaw.com

Secretary

Jeffrey M. Shapiro
Lowenstein Sandler
65 Livingston Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
973-597-2420
jshapiro@lowenstein.com

Immediate Past Chair
Robert A. Kaye
Chasan Leyner & Lamparello PC
300 Harmon Meadow Boulevard
Suite 650
Secaucus, NJ 07094
201-348-6000
Fax: 201-348-6633
rkaye@chasanlaw.com

Board of Directors
John A. Aiello
Steven R. Antico
Martin W. Aron
Barry J. Bendes
Philip L. Chapman
Orville Cockings
Richard Conway Jr.
Jeffrey S. Dickey
Colleen R. Donovan
Peter H. Ehrenberg
Steven J. Eisenstein
Robert J. Feinberg
W. Raymond Felton
Robert D. Frawley
Barry Gartenberg
Romney L. Grippo
Stephen Katz
Stephen H. Knee
Brett R. Harris
Stuart A. Hoberman
Joel A. Leyner
Ira B. Marcus
Barry M. Marell
Lori Mayer
Paul R. Murphy
Sheilah O’Halloran
Stuart L. Pachman
David Papier
Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa
Richard J. Pinto
Betsy Ramos
Lydia C. Stefanowicz
Edward A. Sturchio Jr.
H. Glenn Tucker
Stephen R. Urbinato
Ann M. Waeger
Denise Walsh
Thomas A.  Zalewski
Seth Zuckerman