Jim’s legal expertise spans the practice areas of Commercial and Regulatory Litigation, Insurance Law, Health Care Law and Labor and Employment Law.
Commercial litigation in numerous industries has been a major part of Jim’s practice for decades. This includes challenges on behalf of the business community against governmental regulation. As general counsel to New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, Jim handled on behalf of the retail industry a prominent constitutional challenge to legislation, including a successful suit to set aside a New Jersey statute which sought to require retail industry gift card issuers to transfer to the State as unclaimed property an estimated $100M in unclaimed gift card balances [N.J. Retail Merchs. Ass’n v. Sidamon-Eristoff, 669 F.3d 374 (3d Cir. 2012), cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 528 (2012)].
Jim has over his career represented a large segment of New Jersey’s acute care hospitals in matters involving litigation, governance, mergers and business transactions, strategic planning, regulatory actions and other matters. On numerous occasions Jim has served as outside general counsel to acute care hospitals. He represented Somerset Medical Center in its merger with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
As co-Leader of the firm’s Insurance Law practice, Jim handles insurance law, licensing, regulatory and transactional matters on behalf of brokers and agents, insurers and other insurance industry entities. Jim is co-founder and President of the Hudson Insurance Federation of New Jersey (www.hifnj.org).
Jim has decades of experience handling the full range of employment litigation and labor law matters on behalf of management.
Jim has Board of Director and Audit Committee experience in the banking industry and higher education, in addition to numerous leadership roles on large nonprofit organization boards.
There are numerous other leadership roles Jim has held in trade associations and in the public arena.
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