SorinRand believes that while high-quality lawyering is critical, it's not enough. When it comes to selecting trusted legal advisors, companies require businesspersons' pragmatism, results-oriented sensibility, creative and sophisticated solutions, and accessible and responsive service at fees they can afford.

Designed and built by leading lawyers from national law firms, SorinRand is committed to assisting startup, early-stage, emerging growth and middle market enterprises by helping to create and execute business strategies that reduce costs, increase efficiency, and maximize value.

Based on a paradigm shifting delivery model that avoids the over-leverage associated with the traditional law firm, SorinRand offers a unique combination of experienced lawyers at a sensible fee structure that is roughly half that of our national competitors.





 

SORINRAND is

a new law firm embracing and fostering a paradigm shift for 21st century business realities.  We are combining a commitment to the highest-quality lawyering with a businessperson’s practical, results-oriented sensibility to meet the needs of emerging growth, middle market, technology, and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, directors, and executives who support and lead them.  We offer creative and sophisticated solutions and accessible, responsive service by experienced lawyers, for highly competitive fees.

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    McCarter & English, SorinRand to Join Forces; Combined Law Firm
    Pre-Eminent in Technology and Venture Capital Communities

     

    McCarter Brings Additional Capabilities, Practices to the Equation; 
    SorinRand, Expertise in Advising Early Stage and Emerging Growth Companies

     

    NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 22, 2014 – SorinRand, leading advisor to early stage and emerging growth companies in technology and tech-enabled industries and the investors who support them, is joining forces with McCarter & English. The transaction, which becomes effective October 1, will give the combined firm nine offices and approximately 425 attorneys. It will continue to be known as McCarter & English.

    “This combination makes sense on every level,” said Michael P. Kelly, the Wilmington, DE-based chairman of McCarter & English. “Our corporate practice is strong and has been growing substantially. The addition of SorinRand’s incomparable attorneys, who honed their craft at the most prestigious law firms in the country, establishes us as the leader in the early stage and emerging companies sector.”

    “Plus, our new East Brunswick office will put us in the middle of New Jersey’s tech corridor,” Kelly said. “Our technology, venture capital, early stage and emerging company clients will benefit from the addition of some of the best lawyers in the nation focusing specifically on their businesses, bolstering the skilled team of lawyers they already know and count on.”

    David J. Sorin, managing partner of SorinRand, who will become managing partner of McCarter’s new East Brunswick office and the head of McCarter’s expanded Venture Capital and Early Stage and Emerging Companies practice, said McCarter’s size and capabilities will bring its clients expertise for which they currently need to look elsewhere.

    “We believe we’re in a league of our own in working with venture capital firms and early stage and emerging growth companies in this region,” Sorin said. “For example, we represent two of New York’s 10 most active venture capital funds and several of the fastest growing entrepreneurial enterprises in New Jersey and New York. But our services to them were limited to corporate, intellectual property, employment and litigation. Now, as part of McCarter & English, we can offer our clients a complete array of subject matter experts in fields such as real estate, immigration, employee benefits, executive compensation and bankruptcy, as well as deep industry expertise in fields such as health care, pharmaceuticals, banking and finance.”

    The combined firm will be able to counsel clients on virtually every issue they face throughout their life cycle, from conception to exit events, he said.

    The SorinRand attorneys coming to McCarter include 11 corporate, three intellectual property, two employment and one litigation lawyer. The SorinRand attorneys will practice from the East Brunswick location, where that firm has been located for five years, and from McCarter’s New York office.

    “Law firm combinations work when the two firms share core values, service-delivery models and pricing, and that is the case here,” said Stephen M. Vajtay, Jr., McCarter’s managing partner. “Our combined client base will receive boutique attention from a full-service firm. On a purely business level, we anticipate that SorinRand’s clients will be a new source of customers and suppliers for existing McCarter clients, and McCarter’s clients should represent a new source of financing, exit options and customers for the SorinRand clients coming aboard.”

    The combination with SorinRand continues McCarter’s growth trend, firm-wide and particularly in its corporate and intellectual property practices. “This speaks to smart growth the way Miller Balis & O’Neil spoke to our commitment to grow intelligently in energy law,” said Howard Kailes, leader of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and chair of its growth committee, referring to the firm’s combination in February with the 14-lawyer, Washington, D.C.-based energy boutique.

    McCarter, one of the oldest law firms in the country and with a reputation for being a litigation powerhouse, has seen its corporate practice double in the last two years, with the SorinRand transaction following substantial growth in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the firm’s intellectual property practice has doubled over the last four years to include 105 attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists, of whom 29 hold PhDs.

    “One of McCarter’s objectives has been to combine the historic core competencies of our corporate practice—in M&A, private equity/venture capital, debt finance and public capital—with the outstanding breadth of our intellectual property practice, and the SorinRand combination will advance that collaboration,” Kailes said. “By adding best-in-breed practitioners to our strong team, our focused growth strategy results in a win both for McCarter and, more importantly, our clients.”

     

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  • CORPORATE LIVEWIRE – 2014 EMERGING GROWTH LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR – USA

     

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    SorinRand is a law firm formed specifically to meet the business realties confronted by today’s entrepreneurs and innovators. Designed and built by leading lawyers from national law firms, SorinRand’s partners have long been recognized thought leaders with an impeccable reputation for addressing the unique needs of startup, early-stage, emerging growth and middle market technology and tech-enabled enterprises. As we approach our fifth anniversary we continue our commitment to help our clients create and execute business strategies that reduce costs, increase efficiency and maximize value.

    Our firm has positioned itself as counsel of choice for entrepreneurs, innovators, angel- and venture-backed companies, as well as the investors who support them, as evidenced by its high quality, highly regarded client base – comprised of hundreds of technology and tech-enabled companies, including 14 of the 100 fastest growing companies in our region, four of the 25 fastest growing companies in New Jersey, and 5 of the 80 hottest companies in New York, and more than a dozen venture capital firms, as well as angels, private equity funds and investment banks.

    The firm has achieved national acclaim, including Life Science Law Firm of the Year for both the US and North America, Emerging Growth Company Law Firm of the Year for the US, and Technology Law Firm of the Year for the US by the likes of Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Finance Monthly Magazine, Corporate LiveWire, Global Law Experts, and ACQ Finance.

    The recognition of the firm is a testament to its strength in representing entrepreneurial and technology companies. “Building on that strength, “ Sorin says, “we have renewed and deepened our commitment to creating client value through a lower-leverage delivery model and a competitive fee structure that is about half that of our national competitors.”


  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    FIVE SORINRAND ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS NEW JERSEY SUPER LAWYERS OR RISING STARS OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION

    David J. Sorin, Susan Okin Goldsmith, Nichole E. Martiak, Scott M. Smedresman and Lindsay M. Sorin Earn Prestigious Recognition

    EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ (March 17, 2014) – SorinRand LLP today announced prestigious awards to two of its partners, David J. Sorin, Managing Partner of the firm, and Susan Okin Goldsmith, Chair of the firm’s Technology Transactions Practice, who were named to the New Jersey Super Lawyers list. In addition, firm associates Nichole E. Martiak, Scott M. Smedresman and Lindsay M. Sorin have been named NJ Rising Stars of the legal profession.

    The NJ Super Lawyer list is comprised of not more than 5% of the lawyers in the state in about 70 practice areas recognized for their achievement of a high level of peer recognition and professional accomplishment based on peer nomination and evaluation as well as independent research. The NJ Rising Stars list is limited to lawyers who are 40 years old or less or have been in practice for 10 years or less and is comprised of no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state. The Rising Stars selection process mirrors that of NJ Super Lawyers. SorinRand is proud that five of its NJ-based attorneys have been honored for their outstanding work this year.

    “The selection of our lawyers, several of whom have been recognized in multiple years, for these prestigious awards is evidence of the value-added service that characterizes this firm. Our lawyers provide businesspersons’ pragmatism and sophisticated, creative solutions at a compelling value proposition to SorinRand’s client base. We are pleased with the recognition, and will continue to provide sensible solutions to start-up, emerging growth and middle market enterprises,” commented David J. Sorin, Managing Partner of SorinRand.

    David J. Sorin, a CPA and well known lawyer long serving NY, NJ and the mid-Atlantic region, is Managing Partner of SorinRand LLP, a law firm created to meet the new business realities to help clients achieve their goals, sensibly. Dave, previously named to the NJ Super Lawyers List and a finalist in the Ernst & Young 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, focuses primarily on privately-owned and publicly-traded emerging growth, technology and tech-enabled enterprises, as well as the investors, executives, and boards of directors who support and lead them. He has a long track record of successful representation of growth companies, having been repeatedly recognized for his unique combination of legal acumen and sound business judgment.

    Susan Okin Goldsmith, a nationally recognized trademark attorney, also was previously named to the NJ Super Lawyers List. Susan’s practice focuses on intellectual property, including global registration and enforcement strategy, domestic and foreign trademark clearance and registration, infringement matters, and intellectual property licensing. She is a long-time member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) of the US and Canada, where she serves as co-chair on the Software Licensing Committee and participates on the Aerospace and Transportation Committee, and Consumer Electronics Committee, as well as with the local NJ Chapter, and is also a Certified Licensing Professional of the LES. Susan is

    featured in the World Trademark Review’s WRT 1000 for 2012 and 2013 - The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, as a “recommended individual” in the State of New Jersey.

    An associate with the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, Nichole E. Martiak joins the NJ Rising Stars for the second time. She devises value-added strategies and solutions; develops, maintains and manages patent portfolios; advises clients in regards to monetizing and licensing intellectual property; performs intellectual due diligence in transactional matters; and drafts licensing agreements. Nichole has extensive experience in: biotechnology; pharmaceuticals; food science; medical devices; as well as software methods; telecommunications; and computer technologies.

    Associate Scott M. Smedresman also joins the NJ Rising Stars for the second time. He focuses on corporate technology transactions and intellectual property-related agreements, in addition to trademark and copyright strategy, prosecution, enforcement and infringement. Scott advises clients on terms of use, privacy policies and end user licenses for website and mobile application.

    Lindsay M. Sorin, also an associate with the firm, makes her inaugural appearance on the NJ Rising Stars list. She advises both publicly traded and privately held entrepreneurial clients in a wide spectrum of technology-driven industries in the areas of employment law and executive compensation, general corporate, transactional, and securities law matters.  

    For more information about SorinRand, please visit www.sorinrand.com.

    ABOUT SORINRAND LLP

    SorinRand LLP is an award-winning law firm with offices based in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Manhattan, and

    Radnor, Pennsylvania. Led by a team of leading lawyers, SorinRand commits to high-quality lawyering and responsive service offered at a highly competitive rate. The firm’s paradigm-shifting model provides solutions and strategies for start-up, emerging growth and middle market sector technology and tech-enabled companies and the investors who support them. SorinRand works with clients from a wide spectrum of industries, including, but not limited to: technology; software; communications; marketing communications; alternative energy; nanotechnology; life science enterprise; technology-enabled industries; and finance. 

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  • Christie Administration Approves $60 Million to Grow Tech/Bio Tech Industry in New Jersey 

    Program Spurs Economic Growth Statewide 

     

    Contact: New Jersey Economic Development Authority (609) 858-6685

    soliva@njeda.com 

     

    TRENTON, N.J. (Dec. 5, 2013) – In support of the Christie Administration's commitment to nurturing the growth of emerging technology and biotechnology businesses, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced that 54 companies have been approved to share the $60 million allocation available through the State’s Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer (NOL) Program in Fiscal Year 2014.

     

    This competitive program enables technology and biotechnology companies to sell New Jersey tax losses and/or research and development tax credits to raise cash to finance their growth and operations. Since the program was established in 1999, more than 490 different businesses have been approved for awards totaling $770 million. Each of the 54 applicants approved this year will receive an estimated $1.1 million which is a 21 percent increase from last year.

     

    "The NOL Program continues to be the most popular and the most effective support for these early stage companies,” said EDA Chief Executive Officer Michele A. Brown. "The Christie Administration understands that the success of the State’s greater technology industry is fundamentally tied to the growth of New Jersey’s economy. These companies have been able to raise capital and build their businesses in New Jersey as a result of this innovative program. This is exactly the kind of vital support this sector needs.”

     

    Administered by the EDA and the Department of Treasury's Division of Taxation, New Jersey- based technology or biotechnology companies with fewer than 225 U.S. employees may be eligible to sell net operating losses and research and development tax credits to unrelated profitable corporations for at least 80 percent of their value, up to a maximum lifetime benefit of $15 million per business.

     

    Companies that benefited this year include: New Brunswick-based Connotate, Inc., a tech company whose aim is to be the best in the world at Web data extraction and monitoring; Princeton Power Systems in Princeton, a designer and manufacturer of technology products for energy management, micro-grid operations and electric vehicle charging; Eagle Pharmaceuticals, a Woodcliff Lake-based pharmaceutical company which develops improved formulations of injectable products. Eagle has a development portfolio in excess of 15 products


    and currently has one marketed drug; their pipeline provides benefits to the healthcare community at large; and Agilence Inc., of Mount Laurel, an industry leader in the technology behind reporting solutions for retail loss prevention and operations. A full list of approved companies is attached.

     

    The Christie Administration has demonstrated an unprecedented commitment to growing business in New Jersey. The EDA is part of the state’s results-driven Partnership for

    Action. Created by Governor Chris Christie and led by Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, the Partnership is the hub for all economic development activity in New Jersey. It is comprised of three interconnected and highly focused organizational elements, which include Choose New Jersey, Business Action Center, and EDA. The Partnership’s goals include attracting new business, and helping existing businesses thrive, in New Jersey by focusing on relationship building and person to person outreach, promoting the state's incentives and resources, developing pro-growth policies, and assisting businesses in navigating state government and programs.

     

    For additional information on the Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program, visit www.njeda.com. To learn more about opportunities for business growth throughout New Jersey, visit the state's business portal at www.NewJerseyBusiness.gov

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    Industry 

    City 

    County 

    IGI Labs Inc.

    Biotech

    Buena

    Atlantic

    MDX Medical, Inc. (dba Vitals, Inc.)

    Tech

    Lyndhurst

    Bergen

    ADM Tronics Unlimited Inc.

    Tech

    Northvale

    Bergen

    Elite Laboratories, Inc.

    Biotech

    Northvale

    Bergen

    Millenium Biotechnologies Group, Inc.

    Biotech

    Paramus

    Bergen

    DVTel, Inc.

    Tech

    Ridgefield Park

    Bergen

    Cancer Genetics, Inc.

    Biotech

    Rutherford

    Bergen

    Circulite Inc.

    Biotech

    Teaneck

    Bergen

    Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Biotech

    Woodcliff Lake

    Bergen

    I.D. Systems, Inc.

    Tech

    Woodcliff Lake

    Bergen

    Ivy Sports Medicine LLC

    Biotech

    Montvale

    Bergen

    Agilence Inc.

    Biotech

    Mount Laurel

    Burlington

    Antenna Software, Inc.

    Tech

    Jersey City

    Hudson

    Voxware, Inc.

    Tech

    Hamilton

    Mercer

    Princeton Power Systems

    Tech

    Lawrenceville

    Mercer

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

    Tech

    Pennington

    Mercer

    PD-LD Inc.

    Tech

    Pennington

    Mercer

    Advaxis, Inc.

    Biotech

    Princeton

    Mercer

    Agile Therapeutics

    Biotech

    Princeton

    Mercer

    Midawi Holdings

    Tech

    Princeton

    Mercer

    SightLogix, Inc.

    Tech

    Princeton

    Mercer


    Soligenix, Inc.

    Biotech

    Princeton

    Mercer

    World Water & Solar Technologies

    Tech

    Princeton

    Mercer

    Alphion Corporation

    Tech

    Princeton Junction

    Mercer

    Amicus Therapeutics, Inc.

    Biotech

    Cranbury

    Middlesex 

    Blacklight Power, inc.

    Tech

    Cranbury

    Middlesex 

    Palatin Technologies, Inc.

    Biotech

    Cranbury

    Middlesex 

    Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals

    Biotech

    Cranbury

    Middlesex 

    Oncobiologics Inc.

    Biotech

    Cranbury

    Middlesex 

    Replication Medical, Inc.

    Biotech

    Cranbury

    Middlesex 

    Vaxinnate Corporation

    Biotech

    Cranbury

    Middlesex 

    Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Biotech

    East Brunswick

    Middlesex 

    Symbolic IO Corporation

    Tech

    Edison

    Middlesex 

    CytoSorbents, Inc.

    Biotech

    Monmouth

    Junction

    Middlesex 

    Insmed Incorporated

    Biotech

    Monmouth

    Junction

    Middlesex 

    Rive Technology, Inc.

    Tech

    Monmouth

    Junction

    Middlesex 

    TyRx Pharma, Inc.

    Biotech

    Monmouth

    Junction

    Middlesex 

    Liquid Light

    Tech

    Monmouth

    Junction

    Middlesex 

    Connotate Technologies, Inc.

    Tech

    New Brunswick

    Middlesex 

    Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc.

    Biotech

    New Brunswick

    Middlesex 

    Solidia Technologies

    Tech

    Piscataway Twp

    Middlesex 

    Innopharma, Inc.

    Biotech

    Piscataway

    Middlesex 

    iBiquity Digital Corporation

    Tech

    Piscataway

    Middlesex 

    Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Biotech

    Plainsboro

    Middlesex 

    Angel Medical Systems, Inc.

    Biotech

    Shrewsbury

    Monmouth

    Emisphere Technologies, Inc.

    Tech

    Cedar Knolls

    Morris

    DataMotion, Inc.

    Tech

    Morristown

    Morris

    Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Biotech

    Bedminster

    Somerset

    Conolog Corporation

    Tech

    Branchburg

    Somerset

    VPI Systems Corporation

    Tech

    Somerset

    Somerset

    Roka Bioscience, Inc.

    Biotech

    Warren

    Somerset

    Edge Therapeutics

    Biotech

    New Providence

    Union

    Svelte Medical Systems, Inc.

    Biotech

    New Providence

    Union

    Celldex Research Corporation

    Biotech

    Phillipsburg

    Warren

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