FLB Law
Mar. 20, 2019

Credit and Collections: Collect Smarter, Not Harder

  As the economy has continued to grow steadily, the Great Recession of 2008 has become a distant memory. As a result, people have been taking on credit and debt again in droves. Inevitably, this credit expansion leads to individuals defaulting on payments, ignoring collection calls and possibly filing bankruptcy – a frustration with which […]

FLB Law
Mar. 13, 2019

Marie K. McConnell Named One of 2019’s “Women of Influence”

  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is proud to announce that Marie K. McConnell, shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking Group, has been recognized as one of 2019’s Lehigh Valley Business “Women of Influence.” With over a decade of experience in commercial transaction law, Ms. McConnell’s practice areas include commercial real estate acquisitions and […]

Stephanie Koenig
Mar. 12, 2019

The Overtime Fear of 2016: It’s Back, But With Less of a Bite

by Stephanie A. Koenig and Jacob M. Sitman On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a proposal to make more workers eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL has requested public comments on the proposed rule, and hopes to publish a final rule before the […]

FLB Law
Mar. 8, 2019

Joseph Fitzpatrick Moderates “Growth Opportunities” Panel at Regional Real Estate Symposium

For the sixth year in a row, Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., founder and shareholder of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, moderated the keynote panel discussion at the annual Lehigh Valley Business Real Estate Symposium. As the area’s leading real estate development attorney for more than 35 years, Mr. Fitzpatrick, along with his esteemed colleagues, examined the […]

FLB Law
Mar. 7, 2019

FLB Named “Top Workplace” for Sixth Consecutive Year

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. has again been selected as one of The Morning Call’s “Top Workplaces” at a ceremony on March 6. This was the sixth consecutive year the Firm earned a place on the list. At the ceremony, the Firm ranked third in the “Small Employers” category, and the highest ranking law firm […]

Peter E. Iorio
Mar. 6, 2019

Has Your Estate Gone to The Dogs? The Pros and Cons of Pet Trusts

Should Fido be left an inheritance after you pass away? Creative designer Karl Lagerfeld died this year after amassing a fortune of approximately $300 million. Prior to his death, Lagerfeld quipped that one of his heirs, his cat Choupette, would have “her own little fortune.” Reportedly, $200 million of assets was earmarked for Choupette’s care. […]

FLB Law
Mar. 5, 2019

FLB Prevails for City of Allentown in $5 Million Arbitration

Shareholders Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields recently won an arbitration on behalf of the City of Allentown in a dispute brought by Lehigh County Authority (“LCA”) and several suburban sewer authorities (Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, Salisbury Township, South Whitehall and South Whitehall Township Authority and Lower Macungie Township), claiming that the City intentionally over-charged […]

FLB Law
Feb. 28, 2019

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Announces Relocation from Center Valley to Downtown Allentown

Driven by continuous growth and expansion, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba (FLB), the Lehigh Valley’s leading law firm, announced today it will relocate its main office from Center Valley to downtown Allentown. The firm will move to a 20,000-square-foot space on the 8th Floor of Two City Center at the beginning of 2020. “We are excited […]

FLB Law
Feb. 27, 2019

Stephanie A. Koenig Joins FLB as Real Estate and Employment Attorney

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Stephanie A. Koenig has joined the Firm as an attorney in the Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Employment Law and Labor Relations practice groups. “Stephanie is a well-known and respected member of the Bar. She joins us with significant experience in both real estate and […]

Jennifer Bruce
Feb. 15, 2019

Marie K. McConnell Selected as Member of CREW Network Nominating Committee

Marie K. McConnell, shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking Group, has been recently selected to serve as a member of the CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network Nominating Committee. The CREW Network exists to transform the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally through a focus on business development, industry research, leadership development and career […]