Timothy D. Charlesworth

Timothy D. Charlesworth

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Corporate, Business & Banking • International Business & Trade Law • Project Development & Finance • Real Estate, Land Use & Development

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Sep. 15, 2021

Don’t Blame Canada – It’s PA’s No. 1 Export Destination

Pennsylvania is still “Bringing the World to You.”  Earlier in September, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development hosted a series of virtual sessions with the Commonwealth’s Trade Representatives in many foreign countries.  On Monday, September 13, Canada’s Rep (Nancy Ward) was the Presenter. In addition to noting that medical device sales from Pennsylvania […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Nov. 13, 2020

Getting Ready for LIBOR to Disappear

Most of FLB’s business clients borrow money from commercial lenders, such as banks and credit unions.  If any of your loans are priced on the basis of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate), you have probably heard that this is going to change.  The “sun will set” on LIBOR at the end of 2021, and lenders […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Nov. 3, 2020

This way to the Brexit.

Whether there is a Brexit deal or not, changes are coming as of January 1, 2021.  At that point, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the European Union.  Whether you import or export (or both), there is a good chance that you will be affected.  Many of our clients have used the […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Dec. 30, 2019

New International Commercial Terms Take Effect January 1, 2020

Most Exporters and Importers are familiar with INCOTERMS, the International Commercial Terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce every ten years. New INCOTERMS go into force on January 1, 2020, so this is a good time to take a fresh look at your contract documents and shipping/delivery arrangements. The Lehigh University Export Network (“LEXNET”) […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Jan. 21, 2019

FLB Reaches into Europe (Again) as Timothy Charlesworth Completes Fifth Teaching Assignment

Tim Charlesworth, Shareholder in Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Corporate Business and Banking group, recently returned from his fifth teaching assignment at the ESDES School of Management, located in Catholic University of Lyon (France)’s St. Paul Campus.  Tim taught International Business Law to a diverse group of students in the Masters of International Business Administration Program. […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Nov. 8, 2018

Timothy D. Charlesworth Contributes to Book on International Customs and Law

Timothy D. Charlesworth, chair of the Firm’s International Business & Trade Law practice and shareholder in the Corporate Business & Banking group, was a contributor to author Terri Morrison’s newest book entitled Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Courtrooms to Corporate Counsels. The book focuses on intercultural communications and negotiating strategies in the international legal world, […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Apr. 6, 2018

FLB Hosts Meeting Between Government Officials from Canada and PA

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba was privileged to have hosted Canadian Cabinet Minister Jane Philpott; Consul General Phyllis Yaffe, and Consul and Head Foreign Policy and Diplomacy Services Caroline Desrochers, on the afternoon of April 6, 2018.  These Dignitaries from Canada began their day with a breakfast program at B. Braun Medical in Bethlehem, which was attended […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Dec. 7, 2017

FLB Advises Manufacturers About Data Breach Response Plans

At the recent Manufacturers Resource Center cybersecurity event. Timothy C. Charlesworth and Kenneth R. Charette advised local manufacturers about the steps to take following a data breach, including the development of response plans.  According to the Breach Level Index, more than 5 millions records a day are lost or stolen, and once a breach is discovered, […]

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 […]

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 […]