Lauletta Birnbaum in the News

Lauletta Birnbaum to Expand Incutate Co-Working Facility

Wednesday  //  Jul 11  //  2018

Lauletta Birnbaum’s co-working facility, Incutate, LLC is expanding its Southern New Jersey Headquarters to better serve the needs of start-up and emerging growth companies. Read the full press release here.


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Lauletta Birnbaum Reflects on Success of Apprenticeship Program

Tuesday  //  Jul 10  //  2018

 

SEWELL, NJ and PHILADELPHIA, PA – While big law firms compete to pay the highest salary to first year lawyers, Lauletta Birnbaum reflects on a different path it took over eight years ago, when it accepted its first young lawyer into its 2-year Commercial Law Apprenticeship Program.

Partners Frank Lauletta and Lloyd Birnbaum, founders of business boutique firm Lauletta Birnbaum, LLC, both came from large national law firms.  Although they still value the training and experience they received in the large law firm model, they knew that their firm’s middle market clients could not and would not pay the billable rates that large law firms charge for inexperienced attorneys.

“Big law firms compete to secure the best and brightest law school graduates with higher compensation; this means higher billable rates for young associates, which means higher legal fees for clients,” said Frank Lauletta. “If you’re one of the few graduates lucky enough to land one of those high-paying jobs, then take it. The compensation plus the Big Law experience makes it worth it.”

“However,” Lauletta continued, “there are great young applicants that just miss the large law firm cut and their main concern is – or at least it should be – to gain quality experience and training to help propel them into a long and successful legal career.”

Frank and Lloyd recognized a problem for hard-working recent graduates: despite being at the top of their class, they could not land a Big Law position because the competition is so stiff. At the same time, middle-market businesses – lacking the deep pockets of major corporations – were struggling to find the high-quality legal representation they demand.  The Apprenticeship Program was a response to these two problems. Instead of promising top compensation, the Firm promises to focus on training – not only in the law, but also in the business of law. The Firm doesn’t want associates in the Program to worry about billable hours or how much revenue they generate. Instead, said Lauletta, “we want them to focus on learning what makes clients happy, such as lightning fast response times, setting reasonable expectations, delivering what we say we are going to deliver on time, and of course quality work product.  As young attorneys in our Program begin to develop these qualities, they start to work directly with clients to hone their communication skills.”

The Program is a win-win for both attorneys and clients.  The Firm bills its first-year associates in the Program at $155/hour, well below even paralegal rates at most large Philadelphia firms.

Since its inception in 2010, ten attorneys have completed the Program; six of those ten attorneys still work for Lauletta Birnbaum, and one recently made partner. As for the participants who left the Firm, Lloyd Birnbaum said: “we are extremely proud that they have used our platform to propel themselves into top-notch positions around the country.” Indeed, they have been quite successful; among them is a general counsel of a large corporation, an attorney at an international law firm, a Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army, and an attorney at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Concluded Birnbaum, “It’s really exciting to see all of our participants thriving because it confirms the success of the vision we had over eight years ago.”


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Lauletta Birnbaum Adds New Attorney

Wednesday  //  Apr 11  //  2018

 

Sewell, NJ – Lauletta Birnbaum, LLC is proud to announce the addition of Guido A. Babore, an attorney concentrating on construction litigation and land-use, to its headquarters in Sewell, New Jersey.

“We are excited to announce Guido’s addition to our ever-growing practice,” said Frank A. Lauletta, co-founding member. “His real-world business experience and unparalleled legal experience strengthens our team of highly-accomplished attorneys,” added Lloyd C. Birnbaum, co-founding member.

Prior to joining the Firm, Babore was the general counsel and co-owner of an engineering firm that focused on land use and land use-related issues in the New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania markets. As general counsel of the company for over fifteen years, Babore gained extensive experience analyzing, structuring, manning and monitoring complex construction projects. As a practicing attorney, he focuses on construction litigation and construction-related claims including contract disputes, construction delays, lien matters and bonding issues.

Babore is a strong addition to Lauletta Birnbaum’s Real Estate and Litigation teams, two of the firm’s fastest-growing practice areas.


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The Future Is Sooner Than You Think

Tuesday  //  Apr 10  //  2018

 

When will there be 1 million electric vehicles registered in New Jersey? Some industry analysts predict it could happen as soon as 2025.

Lloyd Birnbaum and his son, Benjamin Birnbaum, explore the future of electric cars in the Southern New Jersey Development Council’s magazine. Read the article here.


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iPipeline Acquires AlphaTrust

Friday  //  Apr 6  //  2018

 

Exton, PA – Lauletta Birnbaum represented iPipeline® in their recent acquisition of AlphaTrust, an expert and global leader in electronic signature process automation solutions. In an increasingly paperless world, eSignature technology is an integral solution for the life insurance and financial services companies that iPipeline serves.

iPipeline’s CEO Tim Wallace expects to make AlphaTrust’s PRONTOSign™ — a next-generation eSignature and document process automation platform – “the industry standard within the next year.”

Click here to read more about the deal.


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Daniel L. Blanchard named one of SNJBP’s “40 Under 40”

Wednesday  //  Feb 28  //  2018

 

Southern New Jersey Business People named Lauletta Birnbaum’s Daniel L. Blanchard one of their “40 Under 40” – an annual list which recognizes young professionals for their contributions to the South Jersey community and business world at large. Members of the LB team celebrated with Blanchard at the Awards Reception at Lucien’s Manor last night; the Firm was also a Gold Sponsor of the event. SNJ Business People, South Jersey’s award winning monthly news publication, is dedicated to business owners and decision makers.


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Client Scenic Group Acquires Mayflower Tours

Tuesday  //  Feb 27  //  2018

 

Lauletta Birnbaum represented Australia-based Scenic Group in their recent acquisition of Mayflower Tours, a tour operator based outside of Chicago.  Mayflower will continue to operate as Mayflower Cruises and Tours. With this purchase, the global tour company looks to expand their presence in the North American market. Read more about the deal here.


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iPipeline Reports Record Year of Sales Within Life Insurance and Financial Services Industry

Thursday  //  Jan 25  //  2018

 

Exton, PA – Lauletta Birnbaum client iPipeline® – a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the life insurance and financial services industry – announced a record year of momentum for new business and underwriting solution sales. We are proud to have represented iPipeline in connection with each of the sales transactions that helped them reach this record breaking achievement.  Read the full press release here.


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Visions of a World-Class Region

Thursday  //  Dec 28  //  2017

South Jersey Biz featured Lloyd Birnbaum in its first edition of “Visions of a World-Class Region” – in which 20 of the area’s top industry leaders were asked to discuss the future of the South Jersey region. From health care to transportation, change is coming for all sectors. To read why Birnbaum thinks first-rate transportation is central for the region’s economic growth, visit this link: http://digital.southjersey.com/magazine/4/2842/031sjb.png

 


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SNJBP Readers select Lauletta Birnbaum as one of South Jersey’s Most Influential Law Firms

Thursday  //  Oct 19  //  2017

Thank you to the readers of Southern New Jersey Business People who named Lauletta Birnbaum one of South Jersey’s Most Influential Law Firms. Several of our attorneys attended Tuesday night’s Award Extravaganza at Lucien’s Manor. SNJ Business People is a monthly digital publication dedicated to spotlighting business owners and decision makers for their contribution to commerce, dedication to their communities, and passion for business. Lauletta Birnbaum prides itself on providing highly responsive, on-demand access to our clients, as if we were down the hall.  We believe this kind of high-level engagement is what makes us so influential within our community and beyond. For more information about SNJBP, visit their website.


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