Jun. 2, 2023

FLB Real Estate, Land Use & Development Team Recognized as Top 25 Title Producers in U.S.

Recently, Commonwealth Title, a member of the Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE: FNF) family of title companies, named FLB’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development Team to its top 25 list of title producers in the U.S. for 2022. In 2021, FLB’s team was in the top 50 list of title producers, showing an increase […]

Stephanie A. Kobal
May. 30, 2023

How an Adaptive Reuse Attorney Can Support Your Next Redevelopment Project

Adaptive reuse and redevelopment are trending in both residential and commercial land development as part of the push to revitalize underutilized urban areas. Redevelopment offers many benefits, such as giving new life to existing structures and potentially reducing construction times. Yet not every redevelopment project is a walk in the park. These projects require a […]

May. 22, 2023

FLB Attorneys Named to 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

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. […]

Jacob M. Sitman
May. 17, 2023

Largest Wage Verdict in DOL History

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that it won a hard-fought, long-running wage payment case against Berks County-based East Penn Manufacturing. The case began in 2018, and the recent, 30-day federal trial included the testimony of 39 workers, key witness insights, and volumes of employer time records.  Ultimately, the jury found that East […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Apr. 28, 2023

Does Your Import Checklist Consider Use of Forced Labor?

I recently attended a program sponsored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce at the historic U.S. Customs House in Philadelphia.  The audience came from varied points of view concerning the import of goods into the U.S. The group included representatives from the City’s Dept. of Commerce, Philadelphia International Airport and several companies. The officials from […]

Maraleen D. Shields
Apr. 27, 2023

Are you prepared for a personal information data breach in PA?

On May 2, 2023, Pennsylvania’s expanded Breach of Personal Information Notification Act (SB 696, Act of November 3, 2022, PL 2139, No. 151) goes into effect. If your PA organization maintains a database of personal information about your customers or constituents, you may be liable for reporting and communicating compromised data or cyber-attacks in an […]

Peter E. Iorio
Apr. 25, 2023

How to Ensure Your Power of Attorney Isn’t Powerless

A traditional estate plan typically includes a Durable Power of Attorney, often called a POA. Based on one’s unique needs, a POA can come in several forms and give an assigned person (the Agent) the ability to make financial or property decisions for you (the Principal) if necessary. Until the time, if ever, comes for […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Apr. 21, 2023

International Business Series Kicks Off April 27

This spring, several members of our Corporate Law and Litigation teams will collaborate and present a three-part series about international business legal topics in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center of Lehigh University, Lehigh Export Network, and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley. Each event will be held virtually for one hour, including […]

Apr. 14, 2023

Maraleen Shields to Speak About Work-Life Balance at PBA Event

Maraleen D. Shields, a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Healthcare practices, will participate in a virtual panel discussion about strategies, efforts, and tips to create and support work-life balance as a Law Mama, as part of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Becoming Series” on April 26, 2023, from 2-4 […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Apr. 11, 2023

Supreme Court Interprets Bankruptcy Code: Fraudulent Debt Cannot Be Discharged

“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. […]