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Richard S. Bishop | Business Lawyer

P: (570) 287-3000 Ext. 1127

"We help to ease the difficulties our client's may experience."

HQK Law Business Law Attorney | Richard S. Bishop

HQK Law Business Law Attorney | Richard S. Bishop

Richard S. Bishop
Business Lawyer

P: (570) 287-3000 Ext. 1127

"We help to ease the difficulties our client's may experience."


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Richard S. Bishop, who has been a principal of HKQ Law since 1985, specializes in estate planning and estate administration work, as well as elder law matters, real estate transactions, business transactions and corporate matters.

Attorney Bishop represents clients in both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. His practice in estate planning/estate administration includes structuring simple to more complex estate plans for individual and corporate clients. He has also handled litigation involving estates and personal representatives. Most recently, he has been providing advice to landowners on oil and gas issues related to the Marcellus shale. He has conducted seminars on governance for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and has represented numerous local businesses in mergers and acquisitions.

Currently, Attorney Bishop serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus, the ARC Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Salvation Army and the Advisory Board for M&T Bank. He is also Vice President and Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. He is President of Amos Lodge of B’nai B’rith, past President and current member of the Board of Directors of Temple Israel of Scranton, past President and current member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Schwartz Mack Charitable Foundation.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, 1985-Present
    • Principal, member of Business Team with emphasis on corporate, business and finance, commercial transactions, probate/trust, real estate and Marcellus shale matters

EDUCATION

  • Temple University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1971
  • Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1968

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Lackawanna Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of PA
    • United States Tax Court

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Vice President and Board Member, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member Emeritus, Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Amos Towers Housing Foundation, Inc.
  • Advisory Board Member, Scranton Area Foundation
  • President and Board Member, Amos Lodge of B’nai B’rith
  • Secretary and Board Member, Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Past President and current Advisory Board Member, Salvation Army Citadel, Scranton
  • Past President, ARC of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and current Board Member, ARC Foundation
  • Past President and current Board Member, Temple Israel of Scranton
  • Past President and current Board Member, Jewish Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Past President and Life Member, Scranton Counseling Center
  • Board Member and Past President, Estate Planning Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Board Member, St. Joseph’s Center
  • Past President and current Board Member, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen
  • Board Member, Schwartz Mack Charitable Foundation

 

As Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn addresses the concerns raised by COVID-19, the health and safety of our clients, employees and friends of the firm remain our top priority.


These are very difficult and scary times and we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and symptom free. We recognize that so many of you are understandably anxious about your health, the economic impact of this pandemic and all of the consequences of social isolation.

We also recognize that many of you are anxious about how the coronavirus is impacting the Court systems, our firm and your cases. Although all of our offices are closed, our firm has remained fully operational and we have initiated procedures that allow all of our attorneys and staff to work remotely from their homes. Each of us and our staff will respond to any emails and calls about your cases as quickly as possible.

Our Federal and State Courts have instituted significant changes in their calendars as a result of the coronavirus. Although most courthouses are closed to the public, and Hearings and Trials will be delayed for some time, there are matters that can proceed telephonically and by video. Despite these changes in the Court calendars, we are working diligently on your cases and are determined to do whatever we possibly can to assure an early and just recovery for you and your loved ones. Even under these difficult circumstances, we believe that "Nobody will work harder for you than we will."

With regard to new potential clients, we are not in a position to have an in-person new client meeting, but we will be conducting these initial meetings via phone. New potential clients should call us for a free telephone consultation at (570) 287-3000.

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