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Richard Somach Re-Appointed as Lower Macungie Township Solicitor for Another Two-Year Term

Posted on January 26th, 2016

Richard B. Somach, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been re-appointed as Solicitor of Lower Macungie Township.

“I am honored to serve another two-year term as Solicitor – I am looking forward to working with the township on preparations for the opening of the Hamilton Crossings project, open space preservation, and helping the commissioners preserve the high quality of life the citizens of Lower Macungie Township enjoy,” said Somach.

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.