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FLB Law
May. 31, 2022

Shields & Smillie Win Another Trial for Client

After a 7-day jury trial in Federal Court in Allentown, Maraleen Shields and Doug Smillie obtained a $1.057 million verdict for their client, Arnold’s Office Furniture. The case involved claims against a former employee for breach of duty of loyalty, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of a non-solicitation agreement. During the pandemic, Arnold’s used […]

FLB Law
Apr. 26, 2022

Sonny Beltrami Discusses the Importance of Estate Planning on Cornerstone Unplugged Podcast

Estate planning attorney Sonny Beltrami was recently featured on Cornerstone Unplugged, a podcast hosted by Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management that features conversations with local business leaders aimed at helping mutual clients improve their financial acumen. In the podcast, Sonny recounts his journey to becoming an estate planning attorney and explains how he regularly expands his […]

FLB Law
Apr. 26, 2022

FLB Secures Solar Farm Approval

Shareholder Kate Durso successfully represented Saucon Valley Solar Partners, LLC in its recent bid to build a 14-acre solar farm on property owned by Lehigh University in Bethlehem.  The project is expected to help offset up to 90% of the electricity use on Lehigh’s Murray H. Goodman Campus and will be used for teaching and […]

FLB Law
Apr. 21, 2022

FLB Secures Jury Verdict on Behalf of the City of Allentown

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields successfully represented the City of Allentown at a jury trial in a trip & fall case. The case involved the claims of a roller skater who fell on a sidewalk. The Plaintiff alleged that the sidewalk was defective, but previously told the emergency room and her own doctor that she fell […]

FLB Law
Apr. 18, 2022

Improve Your International Trade Agreements – Join Tim Charlesworth at Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney and shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “International Distributor Agreements and Sales Contracts” in conjunction with the Lehigh Export Network and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley. In this virtual session, Tim will cover the following topics: Distribution Arrangements vs. Other Market Entry Structures: Legal […]

FLB Law
Mar. 4, 2022

Biden Signs #MeToo Bill Into Law, Banning Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Cases

by Jacob M. Sitman and Kendra L. Eden In recent years, employers have increasingly used mandatory arbitration agreements as a tool to manage the risk of various types of employment claims. Claims subject to those agreements are diverted to arbitration, rather than the courts, for resolution. Earlier this month, however, Congress passed a bill dubbed […]

FLB Law
Feb. 25, 2022

Congress Passes #MeToo Bill Banning Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Cases

by Jacob M. Sitman and Kendra L. Eden In recent years, employers have increasingly used mandatory arbitration agreements as a tool to manage the risk of various types of employment claims. Claims subject to those agreements are diverted to arbitration, rather than the courts, for resolution. Earlier this month, however, Congress passed a bill dubbed […]

FLB Law
Feb. 21, 2022

Looking to Export Services? Join Tim Charlesworth at Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney and shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “Services as an Export? Technology, Engineering, Education, Arts” as part of the Pennsylvania SBDC Go Global Exporting 201 series. The U.S. is the #1 largest services exporter in the world and the 2nd largest goods exporter in […]

FLB Law
Feb. 4, 2022

Kenneth R. Charette Discusses Entity Formation & B-Corps on WDIY

Kenneth R. Charette, Shareholder in FLB’s Corporate Business & Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions groups, recently discussed Corporate entity selection and the increasing popularity of Benefit Corporations (B-Corps) on WDIY’s LV Business Beat. Speaking with host Sally Handlon and Peter Krajsa, Co-Chair and Founder of the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF), Mr. Charette outlined the […]

FLB Law
Feb. 1, 2022

The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

In the current hot real estate market, many homeowners looking to sell are conducting home improvement projects to increase the value of their homes. And with work-from-home culture becoming a permanent staple across many industries, people are improving their living and workspaces in their homes. Home improvement projects aren’t cheap, and neither are the potential […]