Timothy D. Charlesworth
Aug. 24, 2017

Tim Charlesworth to Host Workshop on Legal and Ethical Issues in International Business

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 […]

Douglas Panzer
Sep. 27, 2017

Patent Venue Standard in Sharp Focus

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 […]

Sep. 18, 2017

Maraleen D. Shields Named to LVCC Board of Directors

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 […]

Kathleen M. Mills
Sep. 18, 2017

Employers Must Use New I-9 As of Today

Just a reminder … as we noted previously, the government has issued a new I-9 Form and, as of today, it must be used by all employers. The newest I-9, which was released on July 17, 2017, became mandatory on September 18, 2017. The new form is available from the USCIS website. Most of the […]

Michael R. Nesfeder
Sep. 15, 2017

Equi-Hacked: Freezing Your Credit After A Data Breach

On September 7, 2017, a data breach considered one of the worst in cybersecurity history, occurred when Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, reported that hackers had gained access to the confidential information of 143,000,000 people, including social security numbers and dates of birth.  This was not a hack of a […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Sep. 13, 2017

Courts Continue to Award Damages for Stay Violations

  I recently reported on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in In re Lansaw, in which the Court upheld the imposition of sanctions, including the award of emotional distress damages, for violations of the automatic stay. I suggested that creditors be guided accordingly. Despite the clear signals from the Courts, stay violations continue and the […]

Sep. 8, 2017

Christopher M. McLean Joins Real Estate and Corporate Law Groups

  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Christopher M. McLean has joined the Firm as an attorney in the Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Corporate, Business & Banking practice areas. “Chris has been involved in both real estate and corporate law for 15 years. He is a known commodity in […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Sep. 6, 2017

Appeals Court Allows Final Chapter 13 Payment Beyond 60 Months

Few things in life are certain. Death. Taxes. Chapter 13 plan payments must be completed within 5 years. But wait – the Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a Chapter 13 Debtor can receive a discharge, even if the final plan payment is made after 60 months. In a case of first impression […]

Aug. 30, 2017

Kate Durso Honored as Real Estate Forum Woman of Influence

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Kate Durso, a shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development practice, has been recognized nationally as an influential leader in commercial real estate. Durso was honored as a 2017 Woman of Influence by Real Estate Forum magazine, in the magazine’s July/August edition. For […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Jul. 11, 2017

U.S. / Africa Trade Opportunities

On July 10, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C., shareholder, Tim Charlesworth, acted as Presenter/Facilitator to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  The Program was held at Lehigh University under the auspices of the Iacocca Institute. The Program consisted of 25 Fellows from various countries in Sub-Sarahan Africa.  The participants exchanged information and shared […]