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S. Graham Simmons, III

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Graham Simmons, a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Co-Chair of the Business Law Practice Group, is a business and real estate lawyer.  In his practice, Graham has served both public and private sector clients on all types of M&A transactions, commercial and syndicated credit facilities, economic development projects, real estate transactions, leases, and land use and zoning matters.  Graham has represented clients across a diverse spectrum of industries and is deeply experienced in the banking and financial services, health care, construction and real estate development, economic development, and automobile dealership industries.  Graham’s passion is to partner with small entrepreneurs and the middle market, whether serving as their everyday outside general counsel or helping to chart a business exit strategy.  Graham has also been proud to represent the public and private sector in numerous economic development projects across the region and has particular expertise and experience in the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone and the Bethlehem City Revitalization & Improvement Zone. He also serves as Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority.

Graham has been recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star, a distinction for lawyers ages 40 and under or who have been practicing for less than 10 years and reserved for no more than 2.5% of all attorneys in Pennsylvania. He has been honored by Lehigh Valley Business as one of their annual Forty Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business. Graham is an active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church and is currently the Board Chair for the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton. He is a past member of the Board of the Greater Valley YMCA and of the Greater Easton Development Partnership, where he served as Chairman.

Education
  • Villanova University School of Law
    • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2004
  • Roanoke College
    • B.A., 2001
Professional Affiliations
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Northampton County Bar Association, Past Chair of the Business and Banking Law Committee
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Public Policy Committee
  • Easton Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
  • Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Advocacy Committee
  • Greater Valley YMCA, Past Board of Directors
  • Greater Easton Development Partnership, Past Board of Directors Chairman
  • State Theatre Center for the Arts, Board Chair
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
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