August 19, 2013
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
Richard B. Somach Elected as Treasurer of Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association
Allentown, PA (August 19, 2013) – Richard B. Somach, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., has been elected Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association. The Association assists the 67 County Sheriffs in acquiring the education and training required for law enforcement officers.
“Having previously served as President of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association, I am honored to be re-elected as an officer,” 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 moderated “Sheriff’s Sales in Pennsylvania” and authored “Sheriff’s Sales and Real Estate Tax Sales” for A Day on Real Estate sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI). Somach has lectured on for PBI—”Issues in Commercial Mortgage Foreclosure” and “Issues in Residential Mortgage Foreclosure”—for PBI and for the annual Real Estate Institute Program. 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.