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Allan Kluger, Esq. Honored with Award

HKQ Law Attorney, Allan KlugerOctober 20, 2016 - The award was presented at a ceremony held on Thursday, October 20, at the Westmoreland Club.

Funds raised for the award dinner will benefit the King’s College Presidential Hope Fund, a critically important resource that supports deserving King’s students who face unforeseen financial hardships that threaten their ability to continue or complete their undergraduate studies. The 2015 fundraising event held in Philadelphia last October raised nearly $270,000 for the Fund.

The award dinner was held in conjunction with the College’s annual McGowan School of Business Forum. A highlight of Father Lackenmier’s 18-year presidency (1981-1999) was the establishment of the William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s in 1992.

“Allan Kluger is the epitome of a business leader and community servant,” said Father John Ryan, C.S.C., King’s president. “He has provided King’s with more than 30 years of wise counsel and support and he has been as generous with numerous other Wyoming Valley organizations.”

Kluger is president and senior partner at HKQ Law, a law firm he joined after receiving his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952. He is also a graduate of Wyoming Seminary and Amherst College. “I am delighted to have been chosen as the recipient of the Father Lackenmier Award,” said Kluger. “This honor is special to me because Father Lackenmier has been my dear friend for over 30 years and because the funds raised in connection with this honor will go to King's College students to enable them to complete their studies.”

Kluger is a member of the King’s College Board of Directors and holds the title of director emeritus. He also serves on the boards of the Luzerne Foundation, where he was a founding board member, and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry as a director emeritus.

A recipient of the President’s Award from the Luzerne County Bar Association, Kluger was also twice named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and served for seven years on the Pennsylvania Ethic Commission by appointment by the Governor of Pennsylvania. He has been honored with the B'nai B'rith Outstanding Citizen Award, the First Annual Ethics Award given by Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Wyoming Seminary Distinguished Service Award, the Anti-Defamation League Distinguished Community Service Award, and the Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizens Award. He is the recipient, together with his wife, Sue, of the first Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award presented by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (formerly the Greater Pocono Northeast Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives).

“One of the perks of being President of King’s College was knowing Allan Kluger,” said Father James Lackenmier, C.S.C., president emeritus of King’s College and president at the time Kluger began his service to King’s as a board member. “Allan is known by everyone as a great lawyer and a committed community leader. His reputation as a fund raiser and as a philanthropist is legendary. But it was my privilege to know him, above all, as a kind, warm, generous and exceedingly humorous friend.”

The annual McGowan School of Business Forum provides approximately 100 King’s students each year an opportunity to be mentored by leaders in the business field, most of whom are graduates of the College. The mentoring session is followed by a formal dinner, presentation of the award, and remarks by the recipient. The award dinner, like the McGowan School of Business Forum, rotates on an annual basis between New York City, Philadelphia, and Wilkes-Barre.

About HKQ Law

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.

The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history. The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.

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