Kenneth Charette
Oct. 18, 2018

Is your Business “Ready” for Sale?

For many private business owners, their ultimate “exit strategy” may involve the potential sale of their business to a third party. If you think that you may sell your business, then it is important that you begin to prepare for that possibility now. By making certain strategic decisions, you can make your company more attractive […]

FLB Law
Oct. 17, 2018

Maraleen Shields to Present 2018 Minority Bar Committee Rising Star Award

Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder of the Firm’s Healthcare and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, will be presenting Anthony D. Cox, Jr. with the 2018 Rising Star Award at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee 10th Diversity Summit.  The event will take place on Thursday, October 18 from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm. Ms. Shields […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Oct. 10, 2018

Corporations Registering To Do Business In Pennsylvania Consent To Being Sued In Pennsylvania

On September 25, 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Murray v. American LaFrance, — A.3d —, 2018 Pa. Super. 267 held that foreign corporations registered to conduct business in the state automatically consent to being sued in Pennsylvania’s courts.  This decision, along with the Court’s decision in Webb-Benjamin, LLC v. International Rug Group, LLC, — […]

Joshua A. Gildea
Oct. 8, 2018

Updates to the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA)

For more than twenty years the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) has been a law in Pennsylvania providing a tool for contractors and subcontractors to get paid. Conflict between Owners, Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, and subs of subs is a common sight in the construction world. CASPA provides remedies for contractors and subcontractors whose work […]

FLB Law
Oct. 5, 2018

Lehigh Valley Professional Hockey and FLB’s Enduring Relationship

A decade ago, two brothers from a family deeply rooted in Pittsburgh major league baseball and hockey teams found themselves in the Lehigh Valley.  Jim and Rob Brooks, both with business backgrounds and as owners of an ECHL professional franchise in Wheeling, West Virginia, were presented with an opportunity to purchase the Philadelphia Phantoms, the […]

FLB Law
Sep. 27, 2018

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce that the Firm is celebrating 30 years of serving businesses and individual clients in the Mid-Atlantic Region with quality, responsive legal services. Consistently recognized as a top law firm in the greater Lehigh Valley region, FLB is also one of the largest firms in Pennsylvania, […]

FLB Law
Sep. 13, 2018

FLB Attorneys Addressed International Concerns at “Bringing the World to You”

Timothy D. Charlesworth, Kenneth R. Charette and Douglas Panzer each presented during the breakfast portion of the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center’s “Bringing the World to You” event on September 10. “Bringing the World to You” is an annual, state-wide initiative, with presentations throughout all regions of Pennsylvania.  The goal is to allow businesses looking […]

FLB Law
Sep. 6, 2018

FLB’s Marie K. McConnell to Discuss Entity Formation at Evolve Her

Marie K. McConnell, shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking Group, will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Community Development and Finance Corporation’s Evolve Her event on Thursday, September 13. The educational workshop is focused on advancing women-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs. It will be hosted at Filino Estate Vineyard & Winery in Kutztown. Attendees […]

FLB Law
Aug. 27, 2018

FLB to Host Annual Pre-Law Shadow Program on February 8, 2019

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) will once again host its Annual Pre-Law Shadow Program on February 8, 2019. A select group of college and high school students from the Lehigh Valley will attend the day-long program. “We’re proud to be one of the only firms in the Lehigh Valley that provides this kind of […]

Peter E. Iorio
Aug. 22, 2018

Aretha Franklin’s Death Highlights Importance of Having a Will

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died this month, at the age of 76.  According to news reports, she was worth $80 million and died without establishing a Will or trusts for the beneficiaries of her estate.  Her death highlights the importance of establishing an estate plan–even a simple one–to avoid unintended consequences. At the […]