Richard B. Somach, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., presented “Sheriff’s Sales, Tax Sales, and Tax Foreclosures- Oh My!” for the Tax Collectors Association at the Upper Macungie Township Municipal Building on July 21. The seminar discussed the details of Sheriff’s Sales, Tax Sales, and Tax Foreclosures in accordance with their relevant statutes and the Rules of Civil Procedure.
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 handles collections, foreclosures and complex commercial workouts. He has represented real estate owners, developers and investors in transactions including zoning matters, residential subdivisions and shopping center development. Somach is 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 is also Solicitor to Lower Macungie Township. Past president of the Salisbury Township School Board, Somach is 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.