Allan M. Kluger

“Communication with the client is important, they are not just a number.”

As the President and Senior Partner at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, Allan Kluger sets a high bar for all the other attorneys on the firm’s Business Team. Usually the first to arrive at the office and the last to leave, Attorney Kluger’s work ethic and commitment to client service is the benchmark by which all of his colleagues measure their own performance. Attorney Kluger is one of Luzerne County’s longest practicing lawyers, and has been honored numerous times over the years for his service to the Bar, including the President’s Award from the Luzerne County Bar Association.

A graduate of Wyoming Seminary and Amherst College, Attorney Kluger joined the law firm that later became Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn after earning his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1952. Today, his practice focuses primarily on business law, wills and estates.

When asked about his tireless work ethic, he jokes, “I flunked the course in sleeping. But seriously, I come in so early because I love what I do, and it gives me the opportunity to give the kind of service I want to give to my clients.”

Attorney Kluger has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and is a member of the Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He served on the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission from 1991 to 1998 by appointment of the Governor and serves on numerous boards throughout the region.

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, the Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen Award, Temple Israel’s Pillar of the Community Award and the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen Award. He is the recipient, together with his wife, Sue, of the first Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award presented by the Greater Pocono Northeast Chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Executives. Attorney Kluger also was honored as Friedman JCC’s honoree for the Tribute 2020 Gala.

Richard S. Bishop

“We help to ease the difficulties our client’s may experience.”

Attorney Richard S. Bishop, who has been a principal of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn 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. Attorney Bishop has conducted seminars on governance for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations and has represented numerous local businesses in mergers and acquisitions.

Attorney Bishop serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Penn State Scranton campus, The ARC Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Salvation Army, Schwartz Mack Charitable Foundation and Advisory Board for M&T Bank. 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, and past President and current member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Terrence J. Herron

“It’s always personally rewarding to accept a client’s engagement and deliver a successful solution.”

Attorney Terrence J. Herron has focused his law practice on commercial, financing, transactional and estate planning for more than 40 years. He joined Hourigan Kluger & Quinn Law’s Business Team as a Principal in 1985.

Attorney Herron has participated in multiple stock and asset acquisition and divestiture transactions for small and mid-market business clients in industries such as manufacturing, distribution and transportation. His practice has a strong concentration in the estate planning field in areas such as wills, trusts, business powers of attorney and family business entities.

During a leave of absence from Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn from 1999 to 2005, Attorney Herron served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gans Communications, a private, multimillion-dollar enterprise that conducted business in multiple jurisdictions. He held primary responsibility in formulating and executing business- and professional-level strategic initiatives. Because of his unique background in law and business, he is able to advise clients with expertise in both areas.

Attorney Herron has two advanced postgraduate degrees- from the New York University Law School Graduate Legal Studies Division, where he earned a Master of Laws degree in taxation, and from the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. Both of these advanced degrees play an integral role in his ability to provide comprehensive advice to clients on complex and challenging legal and business issues. He earned his law degree from Catholic University of America School of Law in 1975 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from The University of Scranton in 1971.

Attorney Herron has served as a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on various continuing legal education panels and was a lecturer at The Pennsylvania State University Hazleton Campus Paralegal Certification program, concentrating on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.

Prior to joining Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, he was an Associate at Laputka, Bayless, Ecker and Cohen, Managing Attorney at Legal Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Hazleton office and an Associate at Feldman & Ciotola.

Joseph E. Kluger

“We work through our clients’ problems and find a solution.”

Attorney Joseph E. Kluger is one of two Managing Partners of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn. Having earned a reputation over the past 30 years as one of the most capable business lawyers in Northeastern Pennsylvania, he concentrates in real estate, estate planning/estate administration, corporate and banking law.

Attorney Kluger represents a vast majority of the lending institutions in and around Luzerne, Lackawanna and surrounding counties, as well as some of the largest manufacturers, residential and commercial developers, and educational institutions. His practice in estate planning/estate administration includes structuring the simplest to the very complex estate plans for his individual, elderly and corporate clients as well as working through Pennsylvania inheritance and federal estate tax returns and litigation for descendants and their families.

Attorney Kluger serves as Chairman of the Board of Luzerne Bank and was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Penns Woods Bancorp, as well as a Regional Board of Director for Mellon Bank, N.A. He has served as lead counsel on real estate and financing matters in excess of $250,000,000, corporate sales in excess of $100,000,000 and multi-state workouts of national companies.

Attorney Kluger serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and legal counsel to King’s College and Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School and has been solicitor for Luzerne County Community College for more than 3 decades.

A Pennsylvania Super Lawyer as designated by Super Lawyers Magazine, Attorney Kluger has been awarded the highest peer-review rating for ethical standards and professional ability by Martindale-Hubbell® for more than 15 years.

In addition to serving on the boards of banks, corporations and educational institutions, Attorney Kluger served as the Chairman of the Board of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corporation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Luzerne Foundation.

Attorney Kluger is also admitted to practice law in New York, England and Wales, is a former Assistant District Attorney and was previously an adjunct professor for the American Institute of Banking.

Kevin M. Walsh, Jr.

“It’s a very rewarding experience to be able to help someone and allow them to move on with the rest of their lives.”

Attorney Kevin M. Walsh, Jr. provides legal counsel to Commercial clients throughout Northeastern PA, focusing on Real Estate Transactions, Banking and Creditors’ Rights, Zoning, and Real Estate and General Litigation matters.

Attorney Walsh was born and raised in Drums, PA where he currently resides with his wife Lindsay and their two children. He graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Attorney Walsh pursued his legal career at Syracuse University College of Law. He was selected as a recipient of the Lampe Bar Scholarship and received the CALI Award for Achievement in Insurance and Society Seminar Activities.

For nine years, Attorney Walsh worked as an Associate Attorney with Donald G. Karpowich, Attorney-at-Law, PC where he litigated numerous cases in various jurisdictions, including Courts of Common Pleas, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Previous to this role, he was an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Tullio DeLuca handling commercial litigation and estate planning. Attorney Walsh also served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Terrence R. Nealon.

Attorney Walsh is a member of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.