October 17, 2009
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino Attorney Presents New RELRA Amendments to Lehigh Valley
Association of Realtors
Allentown, PA (October 17, 2009) – S. Graham Simmons, an Associate at Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino, the Pennsylvania office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., made a presentation to brokers and owners at the quarterly broker/office manager meeting for the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors, held on October 15, 2009, about recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (“RELRA”). These new amendments allow brokers to pay commissions to qualified associations and codify broker obligations in connection with transaction deposits.
Graham practices law in the primary areas of corporate and business organizations, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, and health care. Graham has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star, a distinction for lawyers aged 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.
In his real estate practice, Graham has experience in drafting and reviewing all forms of documents, including commercial and residential agreements of sale, condominium documents, residential and commercial leases, and installment sale agreements. Graham has also advised clients on a range of landlord-tenant issues, and has represented borrowers in refinancing commercial properties. In addition to his transactional experience, Graham has successfully represented clients in various zoning and land use hearings before municipal bodies, as well as appeals to the Court of Common Pleas. Graham serves as Assistant Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority.
Graham is an active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church and serves as a committee member and youth leader. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Easton Development Partnership and a member of the Easton Main Street Initiative’s Organization Committee. Graham lives in Forks Township with his wife Shelby, and their three children.