Allentown, PA (March 25, 2014) – Richard B. Somach, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “What’s on Second? Sophisticated Issues in Lien Divestiture & Priority” for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on March 24. Somach, along with James S. Tupitza, Esq., and Elliot H. Berton, Esq., will present the seminar again on April 7 in Philadelphia. This seminar is a sequel to “Who’s on First? Lien Priority in Pennsylvania,”which Somach spoke at last year.
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 handles 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 is 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 also Solicitor to Lower Macungie Township. Past president of the Salisbury Township School Board, Somach is 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.