Douglas J. Smillie is a shareholder and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Group. Mr. Smillie’s practice includes commercial litigation and trials, bankruptcy and creditors rights, shareholder disputes and business litigation, non-competition and trade secrets, media law and employment litigation.
When lenders take on debt, there is always the chance of defaulting on repayment. If the loan is secured by personal property, not including real estate, the lender can sometimes foreclose more efficiently on the collateral under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). However, within this provision, the creditor is required to sell […]
Last year, Litigation & Trial Practice attorneys, Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields, obtained a jury verdict in excess of $1 million for the Firm’s client. The case involved claims against a former employee and his company for breach of duty of loyalty, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of a post-employment non-solicitation agreement. […]
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” is often cited to describe the principle of freedom of speech. While the concept seems simple enough, it also seems that one person’s free speech can often feel threatening or unwarranted by another. Despite an almost universal […]
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 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 Super Lawyers. […]
“Filing for Chapter 11” is a term many Americans know from news headlines when a business reorganizes due to bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978 sought to establish a uniform law to govern the relationship between creditors and debtors when debtors, whether individuals or corporations, cannot repay their debts; in 1979, this became U.S. […]