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Richard B. Somach to Speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “A Day on Real Estate – East”

Posted on August 7th, 2012

August 1, 2012

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Richard B. Somach to Speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s “A Day on Real Estate – East”

Allentown, PA (August 1, 2012) – Richard Brent Somach, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., (formerly Tallman Hudders & Sorrentino), will present “Sheriff’s Sales & Tax Sales” at “A Day on Real Estate – East” on August 7. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) at the CLE Conference Center in Philadelphia, the program will also be simulcast in Allentown, Greensburg, Mechanicsburg, Norristown, Pittsburgh, Uniontown, West Chester and Wilkes-Barre. For more information or to attend the seminar, visit

“All of the topics in this session are informative and review timely issues. I am anticipating a high level of participation as sheriff’s sales and tax sales are hot topics,” said Somach.

PBI, the continuing legal education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, is a fully self-supporting, non-profit organization. The organization strives to provide Pennsylvania lawyers with information that is timely, practical, cost effective, and of the highest possible quality. Programs are taught, and books are written, by practicing lawyers, judges, and law professors who are widely recognized as the leading experts in their fields, and who have proven their abilities as teachers, public speakers, and writers. These professionals generously contribute their time and expertise.

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 real estate transactions including zoning matters, residential subdivisions and shopping center development.

As a licensed title insurance agent, Somach manages ABE Settlement Services, a title insurance and settlement company, to creatively serve client needs. He is legal counsel to the Lehigh Valley Association of REALTORS®.

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). He has presented lectures on mortgage foreclosures—”Issues in Commercial Mortgage Foreclosure” and “Issues in Residential Mortgage Foreclosure”—for PBI and has lectured at the annual Real Estate Institute Program.

Active in many community organizations, Somach 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.

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