Peter E. Iorio
Aug. 14, 2017

Being Skeptical of Online Will Websites

As you begin preparation for your estate or will, you may ask yourself why you need a lawyer, when there are so many “self-help” legal websites offering cheap rates. The axiom, “you get what you pay for,” is the answer. While using a website to generate a templated estate plan may be less expensive than […]

Aug. 4, 2017

Joseph Bubba Moderates Panel on Aging and Healthcare

Joseph A. Bubba, Co-Managing Shareholder of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, moderated a panel with clients, Scott R. Stevenson, President & CEO, Phoebe Ministries, and Joseph M. Cimerola, President & CEO, LifeCare Holdings, LLC, at Lehigh Valley Business’ annual Health Care Symposium on Wednesday. The panel “Aging and Health Care: What the Future Holds for This […]

Steven T. Boell
Aug. 2, 2017

Physician Certification Under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program

On July 26, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health made available the long-awaited online application process for physician certification under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program. In order to obtain certification, a physician must: Demonstrate to the DOH by training or expertise that he or she is qualified in treating one of the “serious medical conditions” […]

Jul. 28, 2017

FLB’s Summer Associate Program: Second to None

by Tom B. Zengel, 2017 Summer Associate My experience as a Summer Associate at Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba was second to none.  I had the opportunity to work in many different areas of law and learn from some of the best attorneys in the Lehigh Valley.  I researched and worked on issues regarding tax assessments, […]

Jul. 28, 2017

FLB’s Summer Associate Program: A Positive Experience

by Theresa M. DeAngelis, 2017 Summer Associate As a summer associate at Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, I was given meaningful work and made to feel a part of the team from day one. FLB was attentive to my interest in healthcare and gave me every opportunity to gain experience in that area.  I had the […]

Jul. 21, 2017

Commonwealth Court Affirms Court of Common Pleas Decision of in Favor of City of Allentown

On July 20, 2017, The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania affirmed the decision of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County in Solid Waste Servs. v. City of Allentown & Waste Mgmt. of Pa., No. 1748 C.D. 2016 (Pa. Commw. Ct. May 2, 2017). In doing so, the Court denied the Appellants’ request for a […]

Jul. 19, 2017

FLB named Top Law Firm and M&A Firm by Readers of Lehigh Valley Business

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC has been named both the Top Law Firm and Top Mergers & Acquisitions Firm in the Lehigh Valley for 2017 by the readers of Lehigh Valley Business.  Thousands of votes were cast in Lehigh Valley Business’ inaugural reader rankings, and the results were published on July 17, 2017. “When you […]

Jul. 19, 2017

New I-9 Released

Now that you’ve gotten the January 22, 2017 I-9 under control, you will undoubtedly be pleased to learn that a new I-9 was released on July 17, 2017 and will become mandatory on September 18, 2017.  Either the January 22 or July 17 form may be used until then. The new form will be available […]

Jacob M. Sitman
Jul. 14, 2017

Newly Amended Ordinance Gives Philadelphia Authority to Shut Down Businesses for Violating Anti-Discrimination Laws

by Jacob M. Sitman and Theresa DeAngelis, Summer Associate On May 17, 2017, Bill No. 170334 was signed into law by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.  The Bill amends Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance, which covers Philadelphia employers and prohibits unlawful discrimination practices in employment. The Fair Practices Ordinance already vested the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations […]

Jul. 12, 2017

Lehigh Valley Featured in American Airlines In-Flight Magazine

During the month of July – the busiest airline travel month of the year – American Airlines passengers around the world will be learning why the Lehigh Valley is great place to visit, relocate and operate a business.  American Way, the in-flight magazine for American Airlines, is featuring the Lehigh Valley in its Spotlight series. […]