Timothy D. Charlesworth
Nov. 8, 2018

Timothy D. Charlesworth Contributes to Book on International Customs and Law

Timothy D. Charlesworth, chair of the Firm’s International Business & Trade Law practice and shareholder in the Corporate Business & Banking group, was a contributor to author Terri Morrison’s newest book entitled Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: Courtrooms to Corporate Counsels. The book focuses on intercultural communications and negotiating strategies in the international legal world, […]

FLB Law
Nov. 16, 2018

Kick Off to “30 Acts of Giving”: Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley

FLB’s “30 Acts of Giving” started off strong with a donation of over 40 placemats to Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley.  During the Firm’s annual “Trick-or-Treat” celebration, the children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren of Firm employees colored Halloween and Thanksgiving mats to brighten the daily Meals on Wheels deliveries. Meals on Wheels […]

FLB Law
Nov. 1, 2018

Steven T. Boell Moderates Indian Valley Congressional Debate

Steven T. Boell, shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Healthcare Groups, recently moderated a congressional debate at the “Meet the Candidates” event.  It was hosted by the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Indian Valley Country Club on October 31. Four candidates participated in the event, equally representing the Pennsylvania […]

Stephanie Henao
Oct. 26, 2018

USMCA – Potential New Trade Agreement in the Works

In recent days, the United States, Mexico and Canada reached a new trade agreement called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”); which will likely replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”). Some of the purposes of this new deal, as expressed by its preamble, are “to preserve and expand regional trade and production, to support […]

Michael R. Nesfeder
Oct. 25, 2018

Popeye Was No Cowboy

There’s no doubt that debt collection has become a huge undertaking for various creditors and entities that collect on their behalf in recent years.  With this uptick in collection activity comes increased scrutiny by the courts to ensure compliance with the various statutes and laws that govern these collection activities, including the Fair Debt Collection […]

Kenneth Charette
Oct. 18, 2018

Is your Business “Ready” for Sale?

For many private business owners, their ultimate “exit strategy” may involve the potential sale of their business to a third party. If you think that you may sell your business, then it is important that you begin to prepare for that possibility now. By making certain strategic decisions, you can make your company more attractive […]

FLB Law
Oct. 17, 2018

Maraleen Shields to Present 2018 Minority Bar Committee Rising Star Award

Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder of the Firm’s Healthcare and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, will be presenting Anthony D. Cox, Jr. with the 2018 Rising Star Award at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee 10th Diversity Summit.  The event will take place on Thursday, October 18 from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm. Ms. Shields […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Oct. 10, 2018

Corporations Registering To Do Business In Pennsylvania Consent To Being Sued In Pennsylvania

On September 25, 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Murray v. American LaFrance, — A.3d —, 2018 Pa. Super. 267 held that foreign corporations registered to conduct business in the state automatically consent to being sued in Pennsylvania’s courts.  This decision, along with the Court’s decision in Webb-Benjamin, LLC v. International Rug Group, LLC, — […]

Joshua A. Gildea
Oct. 8, 2018

Updates to the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA)

For more than twenty years the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) has been a law in Pennsylvania providing a tool for contractors and subcontractors to get paid. Conflict between Owners, Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, and subs of subs is a common sight in the construction world. CASPA provides remedies for contractors and subcontractors whose work […]

FLB Law
Oct. 5, 2018

Lehigh Valley Professional Hockey and FLB’s Enduring Relationship

A decade ago, two brothers from a family deeply rooted in Pittsburgh major league baseball and hockey teams found themselves in the Lehigh Valley.  Jim and Rob Brooks, both with business backgrounds and as owners of an ECHL professional franchise in Wheeling, West Virginia, were presented with an opportunity to purchase the Philadelphia Phantoms, the […]