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 […]

Mar. 12, 2021

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 Notes and Highlights

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “ARP”) is the latest in Coronavirus relief legislation. On March 10, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the bill as amended by the Senate. President Biden signed the ARP into legislation on March 11. Below is a summary of the provisions that will have a direct impact […]

Stephanie A. Kobal
Mar. 2, 2021

Pennsylvania Lifts the Travel Quarantine Requirement

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf rescinded the state-wide order requiring anyone over the age of 11, who visits another state, to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Pennsylvania.  The so-called “quarantine” order had been in effect since November 2020. While the order was in effect, employers were challenged to address a myriad of difficult […]

Feb. 26, 2021

Access for All: Ensuring Your Website is ADA and WCAG Compliant

Is your website ADA or WCAG compliant? If not, you could face legal difficulties. Broadly speaking, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with certain disabilities in various contexts such as employment, education, transportation, access to buildings, and even telecommunications. An often-overlooked subject of the ADA compliance is the Internet. ADA & […]

Feb. 23, 2021

Christopher J. Kalbfell Joins The Literacy Center Board of Directors

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba congratulates Christopher J. Kalbfell who recently joined the Board of Directors for The Literacy Center. “I’m excited to be a part of this community-based organization focused on adult literacy,” said Mr. Kalbfell. “I look forward to working with the other members of the Board to help ensure everyone in the area […]

Feb. 21, 2021

Tax Treatment of PPP Loans – Where Do We Stand?

When the CARES Act was passed in March 2020, one area that remained uncertain was the tax treatment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness and whether it would be treated as taxable income to borrowers who had this debt discharged. The way this forgiveness would be handled potentially affected the millions of businesses […]

Stephanie A. Kobal
Feb. 10, 2021

Office Romance – Navigating the Risks this Valentine’s Day Season

As we begin year two of a global pandemic, most in-person activities remain severely restricted, and many employees continue to work remotely. Given these restrictions, employers may be lulled into a false sense of security that risks posed by office romance are no more. This, however, is not the case. Rather, it is predicted that […]

Feb. 9, 2021

Pennsylvania Entities – Time to Get Your Decennial Filings Ready

It’s 2021, so that means it’s time for Pennsylvania businesses and organizations to get their decennial filings ready. Every ten years, Pennsylvanian entities must submit a decennial filing or decennial report during the years ending with the numeral “1”, (i.e., 2011, 2021, 2031). The objective of these filings is for the state to reissue names […]

Feb. 5, 2021

Maraleen Shields Secures Another Win for City of Allentown On Appeal

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields secured another appellate victory for the City of Allentown. The case stemmed from a 2015 slip and fall on a pedestrian bridge in Joseph Daddona Park. In 2017, Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that the City was negligent in its maintenance of the pedestrian bridge and failed in its duty to warn […]

Abigail M. Martin
Feb. 4, 2021

Residential Construction Contracts: Taking It Down to the Studs

As large numbers of Americans work from home during the pandemic, many homeowners are looking for ways to improve their current living situations through renovations and remodeling.  For those considering construction projects, as well as the contractors completing them, the construction agreement provides the contractual backbone for the conduct of the parties and should be […]