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.
Barry F Gartenberg, LLC
Business Taxation Committee
The purpose of the committee will be to provide support to practitioners with respect to federal, state, and local tax issues frequently arising in the context of business transactions, work with the legislative chairperson to consider and recommend legislation, regulations, and other administrative guidance to aid practitioners with respect to these issues, and function as a liaison between the Business Law Section and the Taxation Law Section.
Riker Danzig LLP
Ethics and Professionalism Committee
The mission of the committee is to foster and improve ethical conduct, professionalism and civility of transactional attorneys in attorney-attorney, attorney-client and attorney-public relationships. The committee gathers and monitors developments in the ethics and 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.
Gianfranco A. Pietrafesa
Archer & Greiner, P.C.
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.
Lori I. Mayer
Nagel Rice LLP
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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.
Steven R. Antico
Garfunkel Wild PC
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.
Steven J. Eisenstein (Morris-Essex)
Lum, Drasco & Positan LLC
Robert A. Kaye (Hudson-Bergen)
Chasan Lamparello Mallon & Cappuzzo, PC
Intellectual Property and Privacy Law Committee
Melissa V. Skrocki
Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C.
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.
Susan C. Karp
Karp Environmental Law, LLC
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.
Martin W. Aron
Jackson Lewis LLP
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
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.
Betsy G. Ramos
Capehart & Scatchard
Retail and Restaurant Industries Committee
The Committee focuses on legal issues that impact retail and restaurant clients, including commercial leasing, franchising laws, liquor licenses and IT issues. Examples of recent issues are the chip reader credit card machines and recent state, federal and city menu labeling laws/requirements. The Committee also addresses leasing issues pertaining to landlords and developers.
Beth R. Stearns
McNelly Law Offices, LLC
Securities and Corporate Practice/Governance Committee
The committee provides resources, as well as 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 resources 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 such entities and other constituencies. The committee makes legislative and regulatory proposals that have corporate governance implications.
Lucosky Brookman LLP
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.
Barry J. Bendes
Locke Lord LLP
Venture Capital, Emerging Growth Technology Companies and Angel Investors 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, Angel investors 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.
Law Office of Philip P. Crowley LLC