FLB Law
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 […]

FLB Law
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 […]

FLB Law
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 […]

FLB Law
Nov. 20, 2019

FLB Receives the Linny and Beall Fowler Community Award from Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba was recently honored by Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley with the Linny and Beall Fowler Community Award. The Linny and Beall Fowler Community Award was established in 2011 to recognize organizations who have demonstrated the true meaning of partnership with Habitat Lehigh Valley. FLB is proud of its support […]

FLB Law
Nov. 12, 2019

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick to Moderate Historic Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Panel

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, one of the firm’s founding members and attorney in our Real Estate, Land Use & Development group, will be leading a panel to discuss the Lehigh Valley of the future. This panel, a vision of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, will address the $2.5 billion strategy to deal with the region’s land […]

FLB Law
Nov. 11, 2019

Kevin Gaeta Recognized as a Hometown Hero Just Before Veterans Day

On Wednesday, November 6, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Real Estate Paralegal Kevin J. Gaeta was honored by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms as a “Hometown Hero” for his service to our country. Kevin grew up as a Lehigh Valley resident, graduating from East Stroudsburg High School and receiving degrees from Lehigh Carbon Community College and Kutztown […]

FLB Law
Oct. 24, 2019

Recent Trends in…Tax Assessment Appeals

Historically, tax assessment appeals initiated by taxing authorities were a relatively infrequent occurrence. Property owners would find their property reassessed only upon the occurrence of certain events: a county-wide reassessment, a significant modification to the property, such as an addition, or an appeal filed by the taxpayer seeking a reduction. Recently, these appeals have become […]

FLB Law
Oct. 22, 2019

Maraleen D. Shields Discusses the Myths Surrounding Diversity in Hiring Practices

Maraleen D. Shields, a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Healthcare groups, was recently published in The Legal Intelligencer. Her article, entitled “Dispelling Myths: Beginning to Address Diversity in Lehigh Valley”, discusses the common misconceptions about diversity, equity, and inclusion practices held in the Lehigh Valley. She describes the potential consequences, including […]

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