Joseph J. Plunkett, Esq.
Mr. Plunkett earned his undergraduate degree from LaSalle Univeristy in 1975 (B.S. Cum Laude), and went onto complete his legal education at Temple University School of Law (J.D., 1980). Mr. Plunkett then moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania, and became a partner in the law firm of Gardner, Racines, Plunkett & Sheetz where he practiced general business law, and began representing local banks in residential mortgage transactions. Thereafter, he formed Jospeh J. Plunkett, P.C. and concentrated his practice in the areas of bussiness law, business organizations, residential and commerical real estate law, and commerical lending, representing both lenders and borrowers.
Today, Mr. Plunkett's practice remains concentrated in business, commercial, and real estate law, with an emphasis on more complex transactions involving the purchase and sale of commerical shopping centers, and representing national, regional and local banks in mortgage financing of commercial properties and workout strategies. In 2006, Attorney Plunkett and Attorney Graver joined together to create, Plunkett and Graver, P.C.
In his free time, Mr. Plunkett passionately pursues his hobby of racing.
Mr. Plunkett resides in Coopersburg, with his wife.
Elizabeth R. Graver, Esq.
Elizabeth "Molly" Graver earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton in 1990 (B.S, Cum Laude), and her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D., 1993). She began her legal career by serving as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James Knoll Gardner, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and now a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
After completing her judicial clerkship, Mrs. Graver joined a promient Lehigh Valley law firm where she became a partner in 2003. In 2006, Mrs. Graver joined Attorney Joseph J. Plunkett and formed Plunkett & Graver, P.C. Mrs. Graver concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate, commercial mortgage lending, general business law and buisness transactions with an emphasis on representing small businesses.
Mrs. Graver is a member of the Lehigh Valley branch of Commerical Real Estate for Women. Since moving to the Lehigh Valley, she has been actively involved in not-for-profit activities where she served the following organizations:
Track and Field coach for Lehigh Valley Special Olympics
Board of Directors of Via of the Lehigh Valley
Board of Directors of Via Events, Inc., in her capacity as President
Board of Directors of the Adult Literacy Center of the Lehigh Valley, in her capacity as Vice President
Board of Directors of Grace Montessori School, in her capacity as Vice President
Mrs. Graver resides in Allentown with her husband and two children.
Philip S. Janny, CLTP, NTP
Phil Janny is a 1989 graduate of Pennsylvania State University where is earned his Paralegal Certification and serves as the Firms Senior Real Estate Coordinator and Licensed Title Insurance Agent where he underwrites exclusively for First American Title Insurance Company. Phil has more than 25 years of experience in the Real Estate and Title Insurance Industry, as well as an exstensive background, in both residential and commercial closings.
Phil's service to the title industry has been lengthy, as he is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association, (www.plta.org) serving as Presisdent from 2011-2012, prior to completing the chairs of the PLTA. He served as President of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PLTA, and served on many committees, currently serving on the Legislative and Judicial and Education Committees of the PLTA. In 2012, Phil was appointed by the Honorable Governor Tom Corbett to serve on the Electronic Records Commission as the representative of the Title Insurance Industry in Pennsylvania for the commission. Phil is also a member of the American Land Title Association (www.alta.org) where currenlty serving on the Agents and Abstractors Research Committee as well as the Government Affairs Committee of ALTA.
Phil has been called upon from varioius lenders to speak at seminars for first time homebuyers, and presents at seminars on Title Insurance. Phil has met with State and Federal Legislators, State and Federal Officials and Commissioners, as well as County Executives to discuss various issues relating to Title Insurance. Phil has testifed before the Department of Insurance in Pennsyvlania on Title Insurance related matters.
The Pennsylvania Land Title Association has recongnized his combination of education, experience and performance, and bestowed upon him both the "Associate Land Title Professional" (ALTP) designation and the highest professional designation given, "Certified Land Title Professional" (CLTP) as recongnition as a title professional who has demonstrated excellence in his profession and has made a significant contribution to the land title industry.
In 2013, Phil met the requirements and was in the first class to receive the highest ranking designation offered by the American Land Title Association, (ALTA), the NTP, "National TItle Professional" designation, which is evidence of his dedication and integrity of ensuring safe and efficent transfer of property.
Phil resides in Allentown with his wife and two daughters.
Trisha Majumdar graduated cum laude from New England Law Boston in 2006 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Northwood University. While in law school, Trisha was awarded the CALI Excellence Award in Employment Law. She served as Associate Member and Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement.
Before to attending law school, Trisha worked for a corporate travel consulting firm based in Philadelphia. There she assisted Fortune 500 companies with managing corporate travel expenses and airline contract negotiations. She was promoted to Senior Strategy Analyst and then to Manager of Operations where she managed an analytical team and oversaw product management.
After graduating from law school, Trisha moved to the Lehigh Valley with her husband, a Lehigh Valley native, and began working for a local, boutique law firm where she practiced law until joining Plunkett & Graver, P.C. Trisha’s legal practice focuses on real estate, land use, subdivision and land development, municipal law, commercial lending, commercial transactions, and business law.
Trisha lives in Bethlehem with her husband and three children.
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