Jan. 11, 2023

The Risky Business of DIY Legal Services

If you own or operate a small business, you may be wondering if DIY legal services are suitable for your business’s legal needs. Although it may seem like these services are good enough and save money, the ramifications of choosing them over a licensed attorney can be costly and bad for your business. Read on […]

Jun. 15, 2022

FLB Attorneys Named to 2022 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, three attorneys were named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition. Historically, less than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected for the coveted distinction of Pennsylvania Super […]

Dec. 15, 2021

Tim Charlesworth to Host “Tips for Importers to Limit Risk and Avoid Problems” Webinar

On Thursday, January 20, 2022 at noon, FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “Tips for Importers to Limit Risk and Avoid Problems”, in conjunction with the Traffic Club of the Lehigh Valley. In today’s challenging supply chain environment, US Importers need to pay close attention to details such as: using the best […]

Oct. 1, 2021

COVID EIDL Enhancements

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced enhancements to its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, which is intended to provide critical access to capital for the industries hardest hit by COVID-19. The enhancements of the COVID-19 EIDL available to small businesses became immediately effective on September 8, 2021, and will run through […]

Jun. 24, 2021

FLB Named a Lehigh Valley Top Workplace for the 8th Consecutive Year

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. has again been selected as one of The Morning Call’s “Top Workplaces”. This was the eighth consecutive year the Firm earned a place on the list. In the article published on June 24, the Firm ranked eighth overall in the “Small Employers” category, and the highest-ranking law firm overall. “Following a difficult year, […]

Mar. 18, 2021

Limitations on Enforcing Due on Sale Clauses

“Due on Sale” clauses found in many mortgages generally allow a lender to demand payment in full of a loan, upon the transfer of an interest in the mortgaged property. The Garn St. Germain Act (12 U.S.C. Section 1701j-3) provides that regardless of the agreement between a borrower and lender, a lender may not enforce […]

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 […]

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). […]

Nov. 20, 2020

Northampton County Reopened Its COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Good news for small businesses. On November 20, 2020, the Northampton County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant Program re-opened and is currently accepting applications. Northampton County Council has approved this Grant Program, in partnership with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, that will distribute $1.3 million dollars of CARES Act Funds to Northampton County […]

Nov. 13, 2020

Getting Ready for LIBOR to Disappear

Most of FLB’s business clients borrow money from commercial lenders, such as banks and credit unions.  If any of your loans are priced on the basis of LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate), you have probably heard that this is going to change.  The “sun will set” on LIBOR at the end of 2021, and lenders […]