FLB Law
Oct. 23, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Beware of Email Scams

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a warning about email scams related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its borrowers. Borrowers are reporting receiving emails from “sba-attorneys.com” that inform the recipient PPP funds were issued to them erroneously and action must be taken to avoid “potential criminal liability.” This email is […]

Richard S. Calabrese, Jr.
Oct. 20, 2020

Looking to Retain Talent? Consider a Non-Qualified Incentive Plan.

The economic situation in our country is changing dramatically, creating some turmoil, but also providing opportunities for innovation. One area of increasing importance to forward-looking businesses is alternative compensation models for employees. Generally speaking, employees in service businesses are compensated with a set salary, discretionary bonus and an annual 2-5% raise based on performance. Savvy […]

FLB Law
Oct. 15, 2020

Webinar: Protect Your Hospital’s Nonprofit Status — Preparing for Local, State and Federal Challenges

Challenges to the nonprofit status of hospitals and health systems are becoming increasingly common, with attacks coming from multiple fronts. Many nonprofit hospitals and health systems are facing litigation, the results of which could be very costly. FLB will be co-hosting a live webinar featuring Chair of our Corporate, Business & Banking Group, Marie K. […]

FLB Law
Oct. 14, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Honored with the 2020 Lynette Norton Award

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was selected by The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession as the recipient of the 2020 Lynette Norton Award. The Norton Award was created in memory of Lynette Norton, a founding member of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession who died in 2002. Norton was […]

FLB Law
Oct. 7, 2020

Pennsylvania Overtime Rules Have Changed

Pennsylvania has raised the threshold for determining whether employees are eligible for overtime pay – and the threshold is scheduled to continue to rise multiple times, automatically, in the years to come.  On October 3, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) issued a final rule concerning overtime pay requirements under the Pennsylvania […]

Jennifer Bruce
Oct. 1, 2020

Abigail M. Martin Speaks on Careers in Commercial Real Estate as Part of UCREW Event

Abigail M. Martin, member of the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking Group, recently spoke at a UCREW event, where she was part of a panel of CREW members who informed students of Northampton Community College about various careers in Commercial Real Estate. The event, presented by CREW Lehigh Valley, took place on Wednesday, September 30. […]

FLB Law
Aug. 28, 2020

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr. Included in 2021 Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers Listing

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., a founding member and shareholder of the Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC, has again been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers, an annual publication by Best Lawyers©. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition based entirely on a peer-review process recognizing the top attorneys in the […]

FLB Law
Aug. 26, 2020

FLB Secures Another Win for the City of Allentown

Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields secured another win for the City of Allentown. Nearly three years after an eminent domain action was filed, the Commonwealth Court agreed with the original arguments the duo advanced on behalf of the City and dismissed the appeal by Somera Road – 835 West Hamilton Street, LLC. The Court […]

FLB Law
Aug. 26, 2020

Peter E. Iorio Named Shareholder

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that Peter E. Iorio has been named a Shareholder of the Firm. Mr. Iorio is a member of the Firm’s Estate Planning & Administration group. His practice focuses on estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, taxation, beneficiary representation and business succession planning. Mr. Iorio has extensive experience […]

FLB Law
Aug. 14, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Named to Joint Task Force on Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services

Maraleen D. Shields, a shareholder in Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Litigation and Healthcare practices was named to the Joint Task Force on Continuity of Delivery of Legal Services by Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) President David E. Schwager. Given the disparities in technological services across Pennsylvania’s counties, this 29-person task force is focused on creating recommendations […]