Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr. is a founding member and shareholder of the Firm and is recognized as one of Eastern Pennsylvania’s premier land use and development attorneys. In addition to land use and development, Mr. Fitzpatrick’s practice includes real estate, zoning and subdivision, commercial transactions, and general business representation. He has led clients’ development teams in advancing major commercial, industrial and residential projects including large regional corporate centers, office parks, retail and lifestyle centers, delivery and fulfillment operations, quarry and materials facilities, manufacturing communications installations and warehousing and distribution centers. Mr. Fitzpatrick handles the permitting and development of single family home subdivisions, condominiums, and multifamily housing. He represents private interests regarding claims, negotiations and entitlements matters with governmental agencies at the federal, state and local levels, and actively represents land owners in eminent domain situations.
Mr. Fitzpatrick serves on the Board of Directors for Team Pennsylvania Foundation, a bipartisan, public-private sector organization, co-chaired by the Governor, which endeavors to enhance economic development, technology and manufacturing opportunities, and job creation in Pennsylvania. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Sacred Heart Healthcare Systems in Allentown, and is a Trustee of the philanthropic Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation. His professional experience and leadership on major project teams has created a strong network of relationships, enhancing the ability of Mr. Fitzpatrick and the Firm to deal successfully with governmental and municipal bodies, elected and appointed officials, business leaders and real estate and development professionals.
Significant Case Decisions
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., a founding member and shareholder of the Firm, has been recognized as a top lawyer in the practice of real estate in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 edition. The Best Lawyers© is an international, peer-review publication that annually rates the […]
In an Opinion dated July 19, 2018, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that a transfer of property pursuant to a non-collusive sheriff’s sale is not a preferential transfer under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code. Under the Bankruptcy Code, certain transfers of property, or of a Debtor’s interest in property, can be avoided […]
Pursuant to Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law, a regional newspaper sought to obtain a copy of a video recording of an incident involving a student and a teacher that occurred on a school bus. The school district opposed the request. The Office of Open Records (OOR) concluded that the video was a public record to […]