FLB Law
Jul. 13, 2022

FLB Wins Dismissal of Federal and State Disability Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Claims

Jacob M. Sitman, Chair of FLB’s Employment and Labor Relations Department,  successfully defended our client, a construction-industry company, in a federal employment discrimination, hostile work environment and retaliation case filed against the company by its former employee.  The company’s former welder alleged that he was harassed and unlawfully terminated after he disclosed that he suffered […]

FLB Law
Jun. 15, 2022

FLB Attorneys Named to 2022 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 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, three 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 […]

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 […]

Peter E. Iorio
Apr. 26, 2022

Why Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Tools Should Be Used At Your Own Risk

If you’re looking to create an estate plan, you may have considered going to an online service and doing it yourself. Speaking with an attorney may seem like overkill, especially if you feel your situation is simple. In many cases, an individual’s first encounter with an attorney is to discuss their estate plan, which can […]

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. 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 […]