S. Graham Simmons Re-Appointed as Solicitor for Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority
Allentown, PA (May 6, 2014) – S. Graham Simmons, Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., was reappointed to a two-year term as Solicitor for the Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority (“Authority”) last month. He will continue to provide legal services and guidance to the board as it accomplishes the goals set forth in the Commonwealth’s Gaming Act.
The Authority is responsible for the distribution of funds created by the Gaming Act as funded by taxes paid by the Sands Casino and Resort project in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Authority is made up of members representing the City of Bethlehem, the five municipalities contiguous to Bethlehem and three at-large seats. Members’ terms are staggered from one to five years.
A resident of Easton, Simmons practices primarily in the areas of business law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and land use, banking and financial services, economic development law, and health care. 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 Assistant Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority. An active member of College Hill Presbyterian Church, Simmons serves as a committee member and youth leader. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Easton Development Partnership and of the Easton Main Street Initiative’s Organization Committee. 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.