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Supreme Court: Sports betting now legal in NJ

In a victory for New Jersey and the local casino industry, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a federal law banning sports gambling.

Establish a long-term vision for your legal team

As a lead-up to our General Counsel of the Year Awards event May 18, NJBIZ is excerpting a chapter from Princeton Legal Search Group’s...

Rawle & Henderson adds partner

Sebastian Goldstein, formerly of counsel at Cherry Hill-based Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly PC, has joined the Marlton office...

Pay them now or pay up later

Companies cautioned about the potential cost of salary inequity

You're a business owner employing a diverse population — different genders, races, sexual orientations — and one of your employees...

Medical malpractice lawyers join Weber Gallagher in Bedminster

Five medical malpractice attorneys joined Weber Gallagher’s Bedminster office this week.

Judge rejects attempt to dismiss home-baking legal challenge

A judge has denied a request from the state Health Department to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on the sale of home-baked goods.

Guadagno joins Connell Foley as partner

Former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno has accepted a position as partner with Roseland-based law firm Connell Foley.

Court: Consumer must suffer harm in truth in contracts cases

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that terms-of-service agreements with incorrect or potentially harmful information can't be held against a...

Cole Schotz adds special counsel to IP group

Patent-law veteran Marcella Bodner has joined Cole Schotz’s growing Intellectual Property arm as special counsel.

Princeton lawyers' Detroit-based firm to merge with Dallas firm

Detroit-based law firm Clark Hill, which has five attorneys in a Princeton office, will merge on Wednesday with and Dallas-based firm Strasburger &...

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis forms cannabis group

Woodbridge-based business law firm Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is the latest New Jersey firm to form a practice group specializing in the cannabis...

NJBIZ announces finalists for General Counsel of the Year

Twenty-nine finalists have been chosen for NJBIZ's 2018 General Counsel of the Year Awards.

Connell Foley forms franchise and distribution practice

Roseland-based Connell Foley has formed a franchise and distribution practice.

The 2018 NJBIZ Power 100

Our top pick this year doesn’t reside in New Jersey, but he and his company have a substantial impact on the state — and it may just be...

CSG launches cannabis law group

Another cannabis law group launched this week, this time by Lee Vartan and Francis Giantomasi at Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi. The new group will...

Merck appoints new general counsel

Pharmaceutical company Merck has appointed a new general counsel, effective April 16.

Murphy names Judicial Advisory Panel

Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed seven people to the Judicial Advisory Panel, which will assist him on nominating judges to New Jersey’s state...

Pashman Stein Walder Hayden ups two to partners

Hackensack-based law firm Pashman Stein Walder Hayden said it has promoted attorneys Erik Corlett and Tracy Julian to partner.

Graham Curtin lawyers to join MDMC

Nineteen Graham Curtin lawyers will join McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter on April 1.

NJBIZ Best Places to Work in NJ 2018: Large companies

There's more than one way to be the "best."

Cole Schotz adds intellectual property co-chair

William Stroever, formerly a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, has joined Cole Schotz’s Hackensack office as co-chair of its intellectual property department.

Two law firms stay ahead of curve, launch cannabis groups

Jordan Fisch and Marc Press have been tapped to lead Cole Schotz’s new Cannabis Law Group, based in Hackensack.

Judge upholds affordable housing rules affecting West Windsor, Princeton

Mercer County Judge Mary Jacobson has issued a ruling that upholds a previous judicial finding that West Windsor and Princeton must meet certain fair housing obligations.

CSG launches Professional Liability Group

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi has launched its new Professional Liability Group.

Cole Schotz creates group focused on cannabis law

Jordan Fisch and Marc Press have been tapped to lead Cole Schotz’s new Cannabis Law Group, based in Hackensack.

Social media: Proceed, but with caution

Each morning as Jason Scotto D’Aniello drives to his law office in North Brunswick, he’s thinking about the day’s caseload. But D’Aniello, a 29-year-old solo practitioner who’s been on his own since September, also ponders what to post on Facebook and other social media sites.

Words to the wise

Tips for law school grads in tough jobs market

Law in demand

Harassment disputes, data breaches fuel practices

Riker Danzig forms Cannabis Law group

Morristown-based law firm Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti has formed a cannabis law group to provide legal counsel regarding cannabis-related businesses and investments.

Fox Rothschild appoints office managing partner in Princeton

Fox Rothschild has appointed Gerard Norton as office managing partner for their Princeton location, effective April 1.

Porter joins real estate, development and land use group of CSG

West Orange-based law firm Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi has added a new member to its real estate, development and land-use group.

Camden files charges against opioid makers under organized crime statutes

Camden County has filed a groundbreaking lawsuit against Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma LP, manufacturer of opioid-based painkiller oxycontin, and other pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioids.

Connell Foley hires litigators, other professional staff

Connell Foley LLP has hired nearly a dozen litigators and several professional staff who will join the firm in its Newark office.

McElroy Deutsch opens office in Providence

McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP, the No. 1-ranked law firm in New Jersey by number of in-state attorneys, according to NJBIZ’s “2018 Book of Lists,” has opened an office in Providence, R.I., it said Monday.

Toft named to NJIT board of trustees

Dennis Toft, chair of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC’s environmental law group, has been named to the board of trustees of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Former Newark deputy mayor joins Rainone Coughlin Minchello LLC

Former Newark Deputy Mayor Baye Adofo-Wilson has joined Rainone Coughlin Minchello LLC as of counsel, the law firm said.

New FDU marijuana poll highlights continued divisions

Proponents of legalizing recreation marijuana use said a newly released Fairleigh Dickinson University poll on the subject doesn’t provide conclusive evidence of public concerns.

New associate, two promotions at Nukk-Freeman & Cerra PC

Chatham-based law firm Nukk-Freeman & Cerra has taken on a new associate, Iman Wells.

Gadhok joins Mandelbaum Salsburg

Raj Gadhok has joined Mandelbaum Salsburg as a litigation partner, the Roseland-based law firm announced.

Center of the action

New Jersey ups ante as distribution hub for e-commerce companies

Bressler, Amery & Ross forms specialized group for baby boomer financial issues

In response to the number of Americans turning 65 each day—a whopping 10,000, according to Pew Research Center—Florham Park-based Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. has developed a team to specialize in dealing with the financial and legal issues baby boomers are likely to face.

Outlook 2018: Legislative changes keep small biz on its toes

Changes in legislation often present new experiences for small businesses, whether that means new opportunities — or challenges. One such piece of legislation is the Affordable Care Act. About 28 percent of ACA signups in 2014 were small business owners or self-employed entrepreneurs reliant on the legislation for health care.

New Jersey AG to rejoin Lowenstein Sandler

New Jersey’s 60th Attorney General Christopher Porrino is set to head the litigations department at Lowenstein Sandler, the firm announced Thursday.

Greenspoon Marder expands Immigration & Naturalization team

Iselin-based law firm Greenspoon Marder announced an expansion of its Immigration & Naturalization team on Monday, bringing on a new partner, senior associate and associate.

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