Jun. 8, 2018

Joseph A. Bubba To Participate in “90 Ideas in 90 Minutes”

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Bubba, co-managing shareholder, and chair of the Firm’s Healthcare group, will be presenting at Lehigh Valley Business’s “90 Ideas in 90 Minutes” event. It will be held at DeSales University on June 14, from 8:00 to 10:00 AM. Mr. Bubba is a frequent speaker […]

Peter E. Iorio
Jun. 7, 2018

Got Bitcoin? Make Sure You Understand Its Tax Implications

If you are a trader of Bitcoin or use “virtual currencies” as payment, the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know that you are not immune to the bite of the income tax.  The IRS has published a Notice providing guidance to owners of virtual currencies about their potential tax liabilities. For federal tax purposes, […]

Jun. 6, 2018

Gretchen Geisser Petersen Joins Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that Gretchen L. Geisser Petersen, attorney in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice, has joined the Board of Directors of the Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Geisser Petersen looks forward to supporting and guiding the Chamber’s mission to provide services and opportunities for business owners […]

Jun. 5, 2018

Tim Charlesworth and Kenneth Charette Give Joint Presentation at Export Breakfast Series

On Tuesday, June 5, FLB attorneys Tim Charlesworth and Kenneth Charette, gave a joint presentation at the Export Breakfast Series, entitled “Exporting to New Markets: Important Legal Considerations.” The series was hosted by The Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Lehigh Export Network (LEXNET), and the World Trade Club of the Lehigh Valley, in […]

Jun. 4, 2018

Maraleen Shields to Speak on HIPAA/HITECH

Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder of FLB’s Healthcare and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, will be speaking at this month’s Lehigh Valley Health Information Management Association Educational Meeting. The event will be held at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Network Muhlenberg campus on June 8. Speaking about “Patient Rights (& Provider Duties) Under HIPAA,” Ms. Shields aims […]

Joseph A. Bubba
May. 23, 2018

Can a Medical Staff or Medical Executive Committee be Sued?

We addressed a similar question in an earlier article.  At that time, we discussed the issue of whether a Medical Staff can have standing to sue its own hospital.  We cautioned in that article to “be careful what you ask for.”  If a Medical Staff asserts autonomy and wishes to sue on its on behalf, […]

May. 18, 2018

FLB Attorneys Named to 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, two attorneys were named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition. Historically, less than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected for the coveted distinction of Pennsylvania […]

May. 15, 2018

Maraleen Shields Receives PBA President’s Award

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Maraleen D. Shields has been selected to receive a Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) President’s Award. Shields was chosen by outgoing PBA President, Sharon R. López, for her “dedication and commitment to the PBA Blue Ribbon Panel on Membership Engagement for Millennials, Minorities and Mothers.” Ms. Shields […]

Apr. 23, 2018

FLB Attorneys Speak About Electronic Surveillance Devices at PALA Conference

On April 10, 2018, Healthcare attorney Steve Boell and Employment attorney Jacob Sitman teamed up to present “Smile You’re On Nanny Camera!” — a look at electronic surveillance devices — to approximately 50 personal care home owners and executives attending the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA) Spring 2018 Conference.  PALA is recognized as the state association […]

Steven T. Boell
Apr. 12, 2018

Smile:  You’re on Granny Camera

With the evolution of technology and video surveillance equipment becoming both less expensive and more concealable, the use of these devices in personal care and assisted living facilities has become more prevalent. Whether they are installed by the facility to monitor patient safety and employee conduct or set up by residents and their families to […]