FLB Law
Jun. 5, 2020

Updated Guidance for Businesses Reopening in Pennsylvana

More than two months have passed since Governor Tom Wolf declared the closing of non-life-sustaining businesses. During these months of closure and stay-at-home, Governor Wolf introduced a phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania in which a three-phase approach (Red, Yellow and Green Phases) is used to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin opening […]

FLB Law
Jun. 4, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010)

Following significant backlash from business owners, members of Congress, accountants, academics and others, yesterday, Congress passed H.R. 7010, otherwise known as the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, and is expected to be signed into law by the President, today, June 4, 2020.  H.R. 7010 is a bill that modifies the CARES Act in […]

FLB Law
May. 29, 2020

Do You Need a Trust?

In the estate planning world, people often wonder whether their assets should be held in a Trust.  The answer, as is often the case with legal matters, is “it depends.”  Trusts are a valuable tool for any estate planner.  In the right circumstances, establishing a Trust provides significant benefits for an individual and her family. […]

FLB Law
May. 29, 2020

Pennsylvania’s Judicial Emergency to Cease as of June 1

On May 21, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an Order declaring that the previously established judicial emergency in Pennsylvania will cease after June 1, 2020. However, the Court also ordered that previously entered judicial orders in the intermediate appellate courts and local courts shall remain in full force and effect until they expire by […]

FLB Law
May. 28, 2020

As Pennsylvania Re-opens for Business, Additional Guidance for Businesses is Released

As Pennsylvania re-opens for business, with all counties moving to the Yellow Phase by June 5 and some counties already in the Green Phase,  new guidance has been issued for businesses as they move through the phases, in addition to the Business & Building Safety Guidelines. For counties moving into green phase the following guidance […]

FLB Law
May. 27, 2020

Webinar – Commercial Landlord & Lease Issues

The impact of COVID-19 continues to be felt throughout the economy, with a collapse of demand in basically every consumer-facing industry, including restaurants, hotels, airlines, gas stations, and non-grocery retail stores. These problems flow through the economic food chain, with businesses unable to pay landlords. Many businesses have questions about how to handle payments to […]

FLB Law
May. 26, 2020

Summary of Guidance on “To Go” Mixed Drinks for Hotel and Restaurant Licensees

  On May 21, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania signed into law Act 21 of 2020, which allows certain hotel and restaurant licensees to temporarily sell prepared beverages and mixed drinks to go, effective immediately. Entities Covered By Act 21 Hotel and restaurant licensees that have lost at least 25% of […]

FLB Law
May. 20, 2020

Guidance for Real Estate Industry: Resuming Operations in PA

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Tom Wolf, the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, issued guidance for businesses in the real estate industry, allowing them to operate during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) restrictions, regardless of their county’s red, yellow or green phase status. Effective May 19, 2020, all businesses in the real estate industry, including: real […]

FLB Law
May. 19, 2020

Webinar – Telemedicine: Is it a Critical Component of the “New Normal”?

These are incredibly challenging times. Soon, practices across the state of Pennsylvania will be expanding their services and facing a “New Normal”. How do you “reopen” for your patients? Your staff? Your families? Yourselves? Maraleen Shields, Shareholder in Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Litigation & Healthcare Groups will join Tonyehn Verkitus, Executive Director of the Lackawanna […]

FLB Law
May. 18, 2020

CARES Act Resource Page

On March 25, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act offers critical economic stimuli to individuals, businesses and healthcare institutions as a result of the extreme financial strains caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. On March 27, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives […]