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.
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On Monday, September 11, 2017, Timothy D. Charlesworth, shareholder and chair of the firm’s International Trade Law practice will be a hosting a workshop at “Bringing the World to You”. This premier international conference, hosted by Lehigh University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), allows participating companies to meet with international trade representatives one-on-one and discuss important issues facing […]
The confluence of recent patent opinions from the Federal Circuit and the District of Delaware looks to be bringing the standard for patent venue, post-TC Heartland, into sharp focus. Last week the Federal Circuit held in In re Cray (17-129) that Eastern District of Texas judge Gilstrap abused his discretion when he refused transfer of […]
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Lehigh Valley Children’s Center, Inc. (LVCC) has named Maraleen D. Shields to its Board of Directors. LVCC, a not-for-profit organization, has been providing high quality early education and child care to promote health child development, meet the needs of families, and encourage children to discovery the […]