Richard Brent Somach focuses his practice on real estate, commercial law, and creditors’ remedies, representing real estate development companies, shopping centers, and local banks.
In the banking area, Rich assists clients with their transactional, litigation, and operational needs, and handles collections, foreclosures, and complex commercial workouts.
Rich has represented real estate owners, developers, and investors in a broad range of real estate transactions, including zoning matters, subdivisions, and shopping center development.
As a licensed title insurance agent, Rich is president of the title insurance and settlement company ABE Settlement Services, creatively serving client needs. He currently serves as legal counsel to the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS®.
As Assistant Lehigh County Solicitor, Rich advises the Sheriff’s Office, the Tax Assessment Office, and the Tax Claim Bureau, and he frequently writes and lectures on real estate matters, including sheriff’s sales, real estate tax sales, and lien priority issues. He moderated “Sheriff’s Sales in Pennsylvania” and authored “Sheriff’s Sales and Real Estate Tax Sales” for A Day on Real Estate, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He has presented numerous lectures at the annual Real Estate Institute Program.
Active in many community organizations, Rich is a past president of the Salisbury Township School Board. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Lehigh County Bar Association, where he served as President in 1992.
Rich collects antique automobiles and has represented several valuable collections, as well as many local automobile and motorcycle dealerships.