LAVROFF HONORED AS UCBA PROFESSIONAL LAWYER OF THE YEAR: Shown, from left to right: Former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Jack Bissell, Jay Lavroff, and New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Barry Albin.

Lindabury’s Lavroff Honored by NJ Commission on Professionalism

Jay Lavroff, a litigation partner with Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper in Westfield, was honored as the Union County Bar Association’s “Professional Lawyer of the Year” at the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law’s 22nd annual awards luncheon on Oct. 11, 2018, at the Pines Manor in Edison. The event is held in cooperation with county bar associations to honor lawyers for character, competence and exemplary professional behavior, according to a statement issued by the firm. The commission is a cooperative venture of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the state and federal judiciary, and New Jersey’s law schools. In his practice, Lavroff handles insurance coverage and defense, professional liability claims, and contract disputes in state and federal courts, including appeals. He is admitted in New Jersey and New York. He holds a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. David R. Pierce, a Lindabury partner and president of the firm, said in a statement that Lavroff “exemplifies all that is positive in the law profession, and we are proud that he has been recognized with this prestigious honor that reflects our culture.”

Hutcheon Receives ABA Committee Recognition

Peter D. Hutcheon, a partner with law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A. in Bridgewater, has been awarded the “Professor Elizabeth ‘Beth’ S. Miller Content ‘Recognition’” by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Business Law’s LLC, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Committee for his contributions. Peter Hutcheon
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Peter Hutcheon, a partner with Norris McLaughlin in Bridgewater, was awarded the “Professor Elizabeth ‘Beth’ S. Miller Content ‘Recognition’” by the LLC, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law. According to the firm, he was honored for his long tenure as editor of and frequent contributor to the committee’s newsletter, “The PUBOGRAM”; his work on legislative drafting committees and on the uniform acts; and his participation in committee seminars and with other ABA committees. In his practice, Hutcheon handles business governance, commercial transactions, securities, banking, indemnification and finance on behalf of public and private companies, and banking institutions. Hutcheon also represents clients seeking investment capital from private placements, venture capital and private equity deals. He graduated magna cum laude from Williams College and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He is a long time member of the ABA’s Business Law Section and the LLC, Partnerships, and Unincorporated Entities Committee.