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HKQ Law Gains National Recognition For Banking and Finance Practice


For Immediate Release
Nov. 9, 2011
Contact: Sue Greenfield, Business Manager, (570) 287-3000

The Best Lawyers in America, the nation’s oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and U.S. News & World Report have named HKQ Law to its list of “Best Law Firms” in America for banking and finance law. HKQ is ranked in the listing as a “Tier 1” banking and finance law firm for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley, representing the highest ranking a firm can receive in their metropolitan area/practice area.
“We are gratified and honored by the recognition from Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report,” said Attorney Joseph E. Kluger, managing principal in the firm’s commercial practice. “It confirms what we have known all along – that our team of lawyers works exceptionally hard to deliver great results for our clients.”
In addition to Kluger, HKQ’s banking and finance team includes Attorneys Allan M. Kluger, James T. Shoemaker, Richard M. Williams, Terrence J. Herron, Richard S. Bishop, Brian P. Stahl and Lars H. Anderson.
The firm represents banks, lending institutions and industrial development authorities, as well as private individuals and investors in all areas of banking, commercial transactions, debt and equity financing, and restructuring. HKQ provides a
full range of legal services for banking and finance clients from preparing real estate, asset-based and other types of loan documentation to assisting with workouts, foreclosures, collections, bankruptcies, liquidations and recoveries, to defending lender liability actions and representing lenders in litigation matters.
“The experience of our team and the wide range of services we offer are second to none in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley,” said Attorney James T. Shoemaker, principal in the firm’s banking and finance practice. “We offer great value and service to our clients.”
Tier 1 includes only those firms with the highest scores in a variety of criteria used by Best Lawyers / U.S. News & World Report to rank the “Best Law Firms.” Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise. The mission of “Best Law Firms” from the start has been to help guide referring lawyers and clients – from the country’s largest companies needing corporate legal advice to individuals needing to get a divorce or write a will.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, and is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.


About HKQ Law

HKQ Law is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Nine attorneys at HKQ Law were recently named to the 2019 Best Lawyers List and has been designated a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for personal injury, medical malpractice litigation labor law and corporate law in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history on behalf of injured clients. The firm was also recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.

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 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.

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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