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Vito Gagliardi, the chair of New Jersey-based Porzio Bromberg & Newman, bristled just a tiny bit last week when I characterized his firm’s sale of its technology-based, compliance-focused Porzio Life Sciences (PLS) subsidiary to a private equity firm as a “windfall.”