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 […]

FLB Law
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 […]

Stephanie A. Kobal
Dec. 30, 2020

Brighter Days Ahead? The Latest Guidance for Employers on Vaccines and the Workplace

With the initial distribution of the first vaccines approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration currently underway, employers are increasingly concerned about the extent to which they may or must mandate employee vaccination. In tacit recognition of those concerns and the complexities associated with vaccinating the American workforce, the Equal Employment Opportunity […]

FLB Law
Dec. 21, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Named to Healthcare Power Players List by Lehigh Valley Business

  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was recently named to the 2020 Lehigh Valley Business Healthcare Power Players list. Honorees were selected by the publication’s reporters and editors based on their reporting and in consultation with knowledgeable people in their fields. In discussing what she feels is the biggest responsibility to the […]

FLB Law
Dec. 23, 2020

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Adds Two Attorneys In Key Practice Areas

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce that attorneys Anthony (“Sonny”) P. Beltrami and Justin K. Abodalo have joined the Firm as Associates. Their hiring is part of an ongoing long-term strategic growth and expansion plan, aimed at strengthening the Firm’s core business areas. “While 2020 has been a challenging year, we’ve […]

Steven T. Boell
Dec. 18, 2020

The Internet of Things in Real Estate Transactions

Smart devices connected to the “Internet of Things” can make life in your smart home significantly easier. But when buying or selling a home, those smart devices need to be considered and carefully included in the sale’s agreement and disclosures. What is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things refers to the system of […]

FLB Law
Dec. 11, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Announces Candidacy for Judge in Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba shareholder Maraleen D. Shields, an experienced Lehigh attorney and litigator, has announced her candidacy for Judge in the Court of Common Pleas of the Lehigh County. After amassing nearly a decade of medical malpractice defense and risk management litigation experience, Maraleen D. Shields joined the Firm in 2014. She has worked […]