Christopher J. Kalbfell
Feb. 2, 2021

Biden Administration Retracts the DOL’s Proposed Tip Pooling Rule

In the early days of President Joe Biden’s presidency, his administration has not wasted any time reviewing and, sometimes, revoking employment-related regulatory rules issued in the final days of the Trump administration. For example, the United States Department of Labor (DOL), at President Biden’s direction, withdrew three previously issued opinion letters on now-frozen rules related […]

Douglas J. Smillie
Feb. 1, 2021

Supreme Court Ends Debate Over Bankruptcy Question

In October of 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a decision addressing an often-asked question in bankruptcy: whether it is a violation of the automatic stay to retain a vehicle that was repossessed pre-bankruptcy? The Court of Appeals answered in the negative, as addressed in this article, posted on this site […]

FLB Law
Jan. 26, 2021

The Continually Evolving Business Privilege Tax

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that changed the face of business and expanded application of gross receipts taxes like the Business Privilege Tax (BPT). Prior to 2018, the Supreme Court had a simple and straightforward policy as to whether a state could tax business activity: if the taxpayer had no physical […]

FLB Law
Jan. 28, 2021

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Expands Family Law Group and Welcomes Three Shareholders

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce the addition of three highly regarded attorneys and shareholders. Lauren L. Sorrentino, Amy L. Kruzel and Catherine A. Curcio join the Firm as Shareholders in the Firm’s Family Law Group. Ms. Curcio will also be a member of the Real Estate & Land Use Group. Ms. […]

FLB Law
Jan. 13, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Round Two – Are You Eligible to Pursue a Second Loan?

On Monday, January 11, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (the SBA) along with the Treasury Department re-opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for both new and existing borrowers. This article focuses on existing PPP borrowers and outlines the steps to take to apply for a second draw PPP loan. Business principals considering a PPP […]

FLB Law
Jan. 13, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Round Two – Guidance for First-Time Applicants

On December 27, 2020, the Economic Aid Act was signed into law, which is intended to, among other things, continue providing assistance to companies and entrepreneurs whose businesses were adversely affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. A key provision of the Economic Aid Act is an expansion of the already existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). […]

FLB Law
Jan. 11, 2021

Marie K. McConnell Elected CREW Lehigh Valley President

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba congratulates Marie K. McConnell, who was elected President of CREW Lehigh Valley’s Board of Directors for the 2021 term. CREW Lehigh Valley is the premier commercial real estate network in northeast Pennsylvania recognized for professionalism, leadership and expertise. Its core purpose is to advance the success of women in commercial real […]

Christopher J. Kalbfell
Jan. 6, 2021

Dipping Your Toe in the Tip Pool: The Department of Labor Issues New FLSA Guidance

[Update: President Biden’s administration withdrew three opinion letters issued by the prior administration.] The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in both private and government sectors. On December 22, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Final Rule addressing amendments made […]

FLB Law
Jan. 5, 2021

Maraleen D. Shields Named to National Black Lawyers Top 100 List

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was named to the National Black Lawyers Top 100 list in Pennsylvania, an honor given only to select lawyers in each state who promote diversity and equality in the legal system. Ms. Shields is a shareholder of the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Healthcare Groups. As a member of the […]

FLB Law
Jan. 4, 2021

Stephanie A. Koenig Named Shareholder

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that Stephanie A. Koenig has been named Shareholder of the Firm. Ms. Koenig is an attorney in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Employment and Labor Law groups. Throughout her career, Ms. Koenig has worked with developers and businesses, negotiating complex real estate […]