S. Graham Simmons, III

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Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

Graham is a Rising Star!
  • Villanova University School of Law
    • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2004
  • Roanoke College
    • B.A., 2001

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Real Estate Committee Chairman
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Public Policy Committee
  • Easton Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
  • Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Legislative & Governmental Relations Committee
  • Family YMCA of Easton, Phillibsburg, and Vicinity, Board of Directors

News

Publications

Presentations

  • "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 & Marcus, P.A., April 4, 2013
  • "Strategically Positioning Clients to Acquire or Sell a Business," Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Allentown, PA, June 14, 2012
  • Preparing Your Company for the Next Level - Obtaining Bank Financing

Press Coverage, Quotes and Interviews


S. Graham Simmons, a Member of the firm, 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.

 

In his business law practice, Graham helps clients to select the optimal legal entity for their chosen business or profession, and represents sellers, buyers, and financiers in a broad range of transactions including stock purchases, mergers, consolidations, bulk sales, share exchanges, and dissolutions.  He assists clients with all types of commercial law, including the negotiation and drafting of contracts for the sale of goods, technology licensing and reseller agreements, OEM arrangements, and End User License Agreements.

 

In his real estate and land use practice, Graham drafts and reviews all forms of documents, including commercial and residential agreements of sale, condominium documents, residential and commercial leases, and installment sale agreements.  He advises clients on a range of landlord-tenant issues and represents borrowers in refinancing commercial properties.  In addition to his transactional experience, Graham has successfully represented clients in zoning and land use hearings before municipal bodies, and in appeals to the Court of Common Pleas.  He serves as Assistant Solicitor to the City of Easton Parking Authority and the Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority.

 

Graham represents lenders in various commercial credit facilities, including local area banks. He handles economic development loans funded by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and Small Business First Fund.

 

Graham 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 Forty Under 40 in Lehigh Valley Business, 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, having served as a committee member and youth leader.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce; the Greater Easton Development Partnership; the Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg, and Vicinity; and Renew Lehigh Valley.


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