S. Graham Simmons, III

Member | Pennsylvania

Graham Simmons, a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Co-Chair of the Business Law Practice Group, is a business and real estate lawyer.  In his practice, Graham has served both public and private sector clients on all types of M&A transactions, commercial and syndicated credit facilities, economic development projects, real estate transactions, leases, and land use and zoning matters.  Graham has represented clients across a diverse spectrum of industries and is deeply experienced in the banking and financial services, health care, construction and real estate development, economic development, and automobile dealership industries.  Graham’s passion is to partner with small entrepreneurs and the middle market, whether serving as their everyday outside general counsel or helping to chart a business exit strategy.  Graham has also been proud to represent the public and private sector in numerous economic development projects across the region and has particular expertise and experience in the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone and the Bethlehem City Revitalization & Improvement Zone. He also serves as Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority.

Graham has been recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as a Rising Star, a distinction for lawyers ages 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 has been honored by Lehigh Valley Business as one of their annual Forty Under 40, which recognizes young professionals who exhibit talent and promise and have a well-documented track record of achievements in business. Graham is an active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church and is currently the Board Chair for the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton. He is a past member of the Board of the Greater Valley YMCA and of the Greater Easton Development Partnership, where he served as Chairman.

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Norris McLaughlin Appoints David Roberts as Chair and Elects David Harmon and Graham Simmons to Management Committee

S. Graham Simmons III Named Honorary Chair of the 31st Annual Children’s Home of Easton’s Golf Tournament

Two Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

S. Graham Simmons III Named Pennsylvania’s Administrative Partner

Norris McLaughlin Exceeds 2018 Charity Donation Goal

New Leadership at Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

Norris McLaughlin Attorney Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

Graham Simmons, III, to Speak at the Educational Conference on Healthcare

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. to Sponsor and John Lushis & Graham Simmons to Participate in 2017 PEDA Fall Conference

Graham Simmons Presents NorCo Bar CLE

Norris McLaughlin Attorney Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

Six Norris McLaughlin Attorneys Named Lehigh Valley Style’s “Select Lawyers”

Norris McLaughlin Attorney Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Attorney, Graham Simmons, Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

S. Graham Simmons Re-Appointed as Solicitor for Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorney Named in Forty Under 40

Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Attorney, Graham Simmons, Named Among Pennsylvania Rising Stars

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Names New Member in Pennsylvania

Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Names New Members

S. Graham Simmons Featured in Express Times Article Regarding New Position as Chairman of Easton Area Chamber of Commerce

S. Graham Simmons Selected as One of “The Finest Top 20 Under 40” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

S. Graham Simmons Selected as Chair of Easton Area Chamber of Commerce



  • “Protecting Your Financial Future,” Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce PPP & Me Webinar Mini-Series, February 26, 2021
  • “Legal Impact of the First 100 Days,” Lehigh Valley Business and Central Penn Business Journal, Webinar, February 16, 2021
  • “Understanding The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act,” Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Webinar, June 17, 2020
  • “How to Navigate a Medical Practice Acquisition,” Professional Association of Health Care Office Management’s Educational Conference on Healthcare, Spring Inspiration, Allentown, PA, April 12, 2018
  • “From Brownfields to Business: Turning Blight into Opportunity,” 2017 PEDA Fall Conference, Allentown, PA, October 24, 2017
  • “Choosing the Right Corporate Entity,” Northampton County Bar Association 2017 Lunch Lecture Series, NCBA, Easton, PA, September 20, 2017
  • “Cocktails and Case Studies: Succession Planning,” Center Valley, PA, October 30, 2015
  • Minimum Wage Symposium Luncheon,” Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Neffs, PA, January 13, 2015
  • “Is Your Business the Next Target for Hackers? Part II – The Case Study,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, June 5, 2014
  • “It’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’ your business will experience a data breach – are you prepared? Protect Your Business from Cyber Liability Claims,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, April 4, 2013
  • “Strategically Positioning Clients to Acquire or Sell a Business,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Allentown, PA, June 14, 2012
  • Preparing Your Company for the Next Level – Obtaining Bank Financing

Represented the owners of a specialty polymers manufacturer in the sale of their business to a private equity group in a $40,000,000 stock sale.

Lead counsel to 10+ financial institutions in connection with a $325,000,000 syndicated credit facility secured by real estate and qualified tax revenues in Allentown, Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone.

Represented the owners of a real estate development company in the $12,000,000 sale of the company in a two-step transaction in which the management platform was sold through an asset purchase arrangement, and the real estate ownership holdings were sold through a membership interest purchase arrangement.

Represented the owners of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in the $4.2 million sale of a majority interest in the ASC to a management company based in Tennessee.

Represented a major developer of medical office buildings in the development of several on-campus and off-campus $15-$20 million projects involving ground lease arrangements, as well as single and multi-tenant projects.

Served as special counsel to the Redevelopment Authority of Easton Pennsylvania in connection with the creation of a condominium regime, as well as master development arrangement and sale of units for the Simon Silk Mill, which is now owned and managed by an affiliate of VM Development Group.

Represented the Easton Parking Authority in the development and construction of the South Third Street parking garage and intermodal transportation center, a project that utilized RACP funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as a grant from the Federal Transit Administration.

Represented auto dealer in the $5,000,000 acquisition of an existing Hyundai franchised sales and service business.

Graham has also served as lead bank counsel for several credit facilities both in Allentown’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone and Bethlehem’s Community Revitalization and Improvement Zone.

S. Graham Simmons, III was selected to the 2018 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers List is issued by Thompson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found here.

  • 2013 Forty Under 40

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