Feb. 14, 2020

FLB Wins Dismissal of Wrongful and Retaliatory Employment Discharge Claim

Following an extensive discovery process and a multi-day arbitration hearing, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba won dismissal of a wrongful and retaliatory discharge claim by the former controller of our client, a Pennsylvania-based startup company. The former employee claimed that the company fired her in retaliation for objecting to the company’s alleged fraudulent submissions to a […]

Feb. 3, 2020

FLB to Host M&A Seminar: Navigating the Deal-Buying, Selling & Valuing a Business

Business sales & acquisitions are trending significantly in today’s economy. From family business owners looking to retire and sell, to larger companies looking to make strategic acquisitions and investments, the last decade has seen a significant amount of M&A activity.  To help you understand how to navigate a potential M&A deal, join FLB’s team of […]

Richard S. Calabrese, Jr.
Jan. 31, 2020

Pennsylvania Becomes an Early Adopter of Economic Nexus Standards

In 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (“Wayfair”). In Wayfair, the Court overturned decades of existing precedent by ruling that states could impose sales tax collection (and other requirements) on out-of-state retailers who only conducted online sales in states without maintaining a physical presence. The […]

Jan. 28, 2020

The SECURE Act – Its Impact on Retirement Accounts, Estate Planning and Beneficiaries

What happened?   On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (the “SECURE Act”).  The SECURE Act, effective January 1, 2020, significantly affects many clients’ estate plans, especially as it relates to retirement accounts and beneficiary designations.  Existing estate plans may be outdated due to […]

Richard S. Calabrese, Jr.
Jan. 21, 2020

Federal Qualified Opportunity Zones Guidelines Finalized

On December 19, 2019, the United States Department of Treasury finalized regulations providing guidance regarding investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ(s)).  In order for individuals (or businesses) to invest in these QOZs (several of which are located in the Lehigh Valley) they must first form a qualified opportunity fund (QOF).  A QOF can be most […]

Jan. 13, 2020

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Completes Relocation to Downtown Allentown

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba (FLB), the Lehigh Valley’s leading law firm, announced today it has completed its relocation to downtown Allentown. The firm moved to a 20,000-square-foot space on the 8th Floor of Two City Center, consolidating its legal and administrative offices under one roof. “We are excited to officially be a part of downtown […]

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”) […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Dec. 11, 2019

Court of Appeals Answers FAQ Concerning Auto Repossession and Bankruptcy  

A familiar circumstance in consumer bankruptcies is that a borrower becomes delinquent on an automobile loan and fails to address the situation – until the automobile is repossessed. The consumer then seeks bankruptcy representation, and then seeks (usually through counsel) the return of the vehicle. Lenders struggle with the facts that the loan is in […]

Dec. 9, 2019

Joseph A. Bubba Explains Why FLB is Positioned For Growth While Discussing Move to Allentown

Co-Managing Shareholder, Joseph A. Bubba is profiled in a special feature of Lehigh Valley Business, discussing why the law firm is in a position to grow in the new decade. The section featured 20 business leaders and asked them to provide insights into the new year (and decade) by answering a single question. Mr. Bubba […]

Dec. 6, 2019

Colin J. Keefe Featured in LVEDC’s Made Possible Campaign

Colin J. Keefe, Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, was recently profiled by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation for their Made Possible campaign. This campaign is an attempt to showcase the stories of real people in the Lehigh Valley who found success as a result of the diverse economic climate of the […]

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