Richard B. Somach, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Sheriff’s Sales in Pennsylvania” for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in June. Somach, along with Jack M. Seitz, Esq. and Brett A. Solomon, Esq., will speak in Mechanicsburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh on June 7, June 9, and June 23, respectively. There will also be a live webcast and simulcast at various locations on June 7. The seminar will discuss myriad of local and state rules and practices that apply to sheriff’s sales in Pennsylvania and provide practical advice, forms and checklists. For more information or to register, you may visit catalog.pbi.org.
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, Somach assists clients with their transactional, litigation, and operational needs and has extensive experience handling collections, foreclosures and complex commercial workouts. He has represented real estate owners, developers and investors in a broad range of transactions including zoning matters, residential subdivisions and shopping center development. Somach serves as Assistant Lehigh County Solicitor, advising the Sheriff’s Office, the Tax Assessment Office and the Tax Claim Bureau, and frequently writes and lectures on real estate matters, sheriff’s sales and real estate tax sales. He is a past president of the Salisbury Township School Board, a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a member and past president of the Lehigh County Bar Association. Somach earned his J.D. in 1974 from Hofstra University and his B.A., with honors, from Lehigh University in 1971.