Kenneth Charette
Apr. 23, 2021

Influencing Success: Keys To Negotiating A Successful Social Media Influencer Endorsement Agreement

Social media is becoming more and more entrenched in our daily lives. Recent studies show that well over 70% of Americans have an account on at least one social media platform. While the use of social media continues to grow, the application of these platforms goes beyond communication uses. It delves into areas such as […]

Apr. 21, 2021

Stephanie Kobal Koenig To be Panelist in LVB Leadership Series Webinar

On Wednesday, April 28 at noon, FLB Real Estate & Employment Law attorney Stephanie Kobal Koenig will be a panelist in the Lehigh Valley Business Leadership Series webinar, “Positioning Your Business in a Post COVID Economy.” This free webinar will feature Ms. Koenig and other local leaders as they discuss what companies should be doing […]

Apr. 19, 2021

Timothy D. Charlesworth to Host “Legal Considerations When Entering a Foreign Market”

On Tuesday, April 27, at 10:30 am, FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney Timothy D. Charlesworth will be presenting “Legal Considerations When Entering a Foreign Market,” in conjunction with LEXNET, The World Trade Club of the Lehigh Valley, and the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center. Topics will include: Options to enter a new foreign market or expand in existing markets; […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Apr. 13, 2021

CROWN Act Legislation Prohibiting Hair-Based Employment Discrimination Expands

New Mexico has just become the latest state to add to the growing momentum of “CROWN Act” legislation across the country, passing laws to prohibit employment discrimination based on a person’s hairstyle, natural hair texture and related characteristics. Title VII & Hair-Related Discrimination Since its passing, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 […]

Stephanie A. Kobal
Apr. 8, 2021

Employers Get Ready To Say “Welcome Back”: Pennsylvania Lifts Mandatory Telework Order

On April 4, 2021, Governor Wolf amended his November 23, 2020 order requiring all businesses to conduct their operations remotely unless impossible.  The new Order removes the mandatory language and now states that “all businesses are strongly encouraged to conduct their operations in whole or in part remotely” through telework. In addition, the order states […]

Mar. 31, 2021

President Biden’s Proposed Tax Legislation – An Overview

Less than 100 days into President Biden’s presidential term, he has proposed a sweeping tax and spending policy. While this plan has yet to be debated or passed, it does give a good indication of what impact the plan may have on U.S. businesses and individuals. Corporate & Personal Tax Rates As a reminder, under […]

Mar. 25, 2021

Maraleen D. Shields Rated “Highly Recommended” by the Bar Association of Lehigh County

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba shareholder and Lehigh County Judiciary Candidate Maraleen D. Shields, was rated as “Highly Recommended” by the Bar Association of Lehigh County Judicial Evaluation Committee. In their review, the Judicial Evaluation Committee wrote: “Attorney Shields has practiced for nearly twenty years as a civil attorney, with a particular focus on litigation. She […]

Mar. 22, 2021

Is it Time to Think About an LLC for Your Business?

There are roughly 21.6 million LLCs in the United States. In comparison, there are approximately 1.7 million traditional C-Corporations, and approximately 23 million sole proprietorships. IRS statistics show a year over year increase in domestic LLCs since 2004. There are many reasons that one would choose an LLC over other entity structures, including, without limitation, […]

Peter E. Iorio
Mar. 18, 2021

Limitations on Enforcing Due on Sale Clauses

“Due on Sale” clauses found in many mortgages generally allow a lender to demand payment in full of a loan, upon the transfer of an interest in the mortgaged property. The Garn St. Germain Act (12 U.S.C. Section 1701j-3) provides that regardless of the agreement between a borrower and lender, a lender may not enforce […]

Mar. 17, 2021

Jane P. Long Recognized at LVEDC Annual Meeting

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba attorney Jane P. Long was honored as the outgoing Board Chair at the 2021 Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s (LVEDC) annual meeting. Ms. Long has served on the LVEDC Board for more than a decade and just completed her second term as Board Chair, only the second person to have done […]