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  • Sep 13, 2017Graham Simmons Presents NorCo Bar CLE

    S. Graham Simmons, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “Choosing the Right Corporate Entity” at the Northampton County Bar Association (NCBA) 2017 Lunch Lecture Series on Wednesday, September 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the NCBA office in Easton. The program, which has been approved for one substantive CLE credit, will focus on the basic track program aimed at younger attorneys and those just trying to brush up on their corporate skills.

    A resident of the Easton area, Simmons practices primarily in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, and health care law.  He has been recognized in 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.   He was honored in 2013 as one of the Lehigh Valley Business’s Top 40 Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and who have a well-documented track record of achievements in business.  Simmons serves as Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority and the Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority. Simmons is an active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Valley YMCA, and the Greater Easton Development Partnership currently serving as President of the GEDP. Simmons earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law in 2004 and his B.A. from Roanoke College in 2001.

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  • Aug 01, 2017John Lushis, a Co-Presenter at NACo Annual Conference & Exposition

    John F. Lushis, Jr., a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was a co-presenter at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference & Exposition in Columbus, Ohio, on July 21.  Along with Northampton County Executive, John Brown, and County Director of Public Works, Stan Rugis, he discussed Northampton County’s P3 projects.

    The NACo Annual Conference & Exposition, held July 21-24, brought together elected officials and county staff from across the country to education and networking sessions aimed to improve the residents’ lives and the efficiency of the counties.

    Lushis focuses his practice on transaction, real estate, and environmental law.  He serves as one of the Firm’s corporate environmental counsel, focusing on soil and groundwater issues and other environmental issues for various businesses.  He provides counsel transactions including loan transactions, corporate restructurings, acquisitions and divestitures, leases, industrial development authority financings, and a wide array of commercial agreements.  He has worked on multi-million-dollar loans and major tax-exempt financings for businesses and non-profits, as well as tax increment financing projects that have spurred major industrial and commercial developments.  Lushis serves as solicitor for Northampton County General Purpose Authority, and co-solicitor for Lehigh County Industrial Development Authority, Northampton County New Jobs Corp, and Lehigh’s Economic Advancement Project.  In his work as solicitor for the General Purpose Authority, he is one of the “architects” of the first-of-their-kind P3 projects in the United States with particular focus on innovative financing.

    Lushis has represented some of the Lehigh Valley’s most prominent entities, including American Bank, BB&T, Health Network Labs, Horwith Trucks, Lehigh University, LifePath, Melting Pot Restaurants, Molded Acoustical Products of Easton, the Paxos Restaurant Group, and Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem.  In his career, he has been involved in transactions and financings totaling well into the billions of dollars.

    Lushis earned his J.D. from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 1980, and his B.S.M.E., cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame in 1977.  He holds an AV (Preeminent) rating from Martindale-Hubbel.

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