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Harry Sarkis Cherken

Harry Sarkis Cherken, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1976, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1983.

Background

  • Cherken, Harry Sarkis was born on December 8, 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry Sarkis and Lorna G. (Demurjian) Cherken.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Lafayette College, 1971. Juris Doctor, Villanova University, 1976. Modern Language Association, University Pennsylvania, 2010.

    Career

    • Associate counsel Albert M. Greenfield & Company, Inc., Philadelphia, 1976-1979. Associate Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP, 1979—1984, partner, since 1984, co-chairman real estate group, 1991—2007, managing partner, 1996—2000. Associate Wharton Real Estate Research Center, University Pennsylvania, 1996—2007.

      Advisory board Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, Georgetown University Law Center. Board directors Urban Outfitters, Inc., Law Department American University Armenia.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1976, United States District Court (eastern district) Pennsylvania 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1983.

    Religion

    Denomination: Armenian Apostolic

    Membership

    Trustee Kulicke Fund, Philadelphia, since 1985, Balch Institute, 1992—2000, Woodmere Art Museum, 2002—2009. Fellow trustee Armenian Assembly American, since 1986, board directors, 1988—2000, vice-chairman board directors, 1988—1991, 1994—1995. Board directors Howard Karagheusian Commemorative Corporation, since 2003.

    Secretary, board directors Reading Terminal Market Preservation Fund, since 1991. Trustee The Library Company of Philadelphia, since 2010. Member of American Bar Association, American College Real Estate Lawyers, Pennsylvania Land Title Association (affiliate), Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, International Council Shopping Centers (associate), Philadelphia Club.

    Connections

    • father: Harry Sarkis Cherken
    • mother: Lorna G. (Demurjian) Cherken
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    Born December 8, 1949
    (age 67)
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