FLB Law
Nov. 9, 2020

New SBA Questionnaires for PPP Borrowers with Loans $2 Million and Above

On October 26, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a notice that it intends to release two new forms relating to borrowers’ good faith certifications that current economic conditions made the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan necessary to ongoing business operations.  The new documents are Form 3509 – Loan Necessity Questionnaire (For-Profit Borrowers) and […]

Timothy D. Charlesworth
Nov. 3, 2020

This way to the Brexit.

Whether there is a Brexit deal or not, changes are coming as of January 1, 2021.  At that point, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the European Union.  Whether you import or export (or both), there is a good chance that you will be affected.  Many of our clients have used the […]

FLB Law
Oct. 23, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Beware of Email Scams

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a warning about email scams related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its borrowers. Borrowers are reporting receiving emails from “sba-attorneys.com” that inform the recipient PPP funds were issued to them erroneously and action must be taken to avoid “potential criminal liability.” This email is […]

FLB Law
Oct. 20, 2020

Looking to Retain Talent? Consider a Non-Qualified Incentive Plan.

The economic situation in our country is changing dramatically, creating some turmoil, but also providing opportunities for innovation. One area of increasing importance to forward-looking businesses is alternative compensation models for employees. Generally speaking, employees in service businesses are compensated with a set salary, discretionary bonus and an annual 2-5% raise based on performance. Savvy […]

FLB Law
Oct. 15, 2020

Webinar: Protect Your Hospital’s Nonprofit Status — Preparing for Local, State and Federal Challenges

Challenges to the nonprofit status of hospitals and health systems are becoming increasingly common, with attacks coming from multiple fronts. Many nonprofit hospitals and health systems are facing litigation, the results of which could be very costly. FLB will be co-hosting a live webinar featuring Chair of our Corporate, Business & Banking Group, Marie K. […]

FLB Law
Oct. 14, 2020

Maraleen D. Shields Honored with the 2020 Lynette Norton Award

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields was selected by The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Commission on Women in the Profession as the recipient of the 2020 Lynette Norton Award. The Norton Award was created in memory of Lynette Norton, a founding member of the PBA Commission on Women in the Profession who died in 2002. Norton was […]

FLB Law
Oct. 7, 2020

Pennsylvania Overtime Rules Have Changed

Pennsylvania has raised the threshold for determining whether employees are eligible for overtime pay – and the threshold is scheduled to continue to rise multiple times, automatically, in the years to come.  On October 3, 2020, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) issued a final rule concerning overtime pay requirements under the Pennsylvania […]

FLB Law
Oct. 1, 2020

Abigail M. Martin Speaks on Careers in Commercial Real Estate as Part of UCREW Event

Abigail M. Martin, member of the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking Group, recently spoke at a UCREW event, where she was part of a panel of CREW members who informed students of Northampton Community College about various careers in Commercial Real Estate. The event, presented by CREW Lehigh Valley, took place on Wednesday, September 30. […]

FLB Law
Aug. 28, 2020

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr. Included in 2021 Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers Listing

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., a founding member and shareholder of the Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC, has again been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers, an annual publication by Best Lawyers©. Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition based entirely on a peer-review process recognizing the top attorneys in the […]

FLB Law
Aug. 26, 2020

FLB Secures Another Win for the City of Allentown

Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields secured another win for the City of Allentown. Nearly three years after an eminent domain action was filed, the Commonwealth Court agreed with the original arguments the duo advanced on behalf of the City and dismissed the appeal by Somera Road – 835 West Hamilton Street, LLC. The Court […]