Nov. 12, 2019

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick to Moderate Historic Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Panel

Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, one of the firm’s founding members and attorney in our Real Estate, Land Use & Development group, will be leading a panel to discuss the Lehigh Valley of the future. This panel, a vision of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, will address the $2.5 billion strategy to deal with the region’s land […]

Nov. 11, 2019

Kevin Gaeta Recognized as a Hometown Hero Just Before Veterans Day

On Wednesday, November 6, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Real Estate Paralegal Kevin J. Gaeta was honored by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms as a “Hometown Hero” for his service to our country. Kevin grew up as a Lehigh Valley resident, graduating from East Stroudsburg High School and receiving degrees from Lehigh Carbon Community College and Kutztown […]

Oct. 22, 2019

Maraleen D. Shields Discusses the Myths Surrounding Diversity in Hiring Practices

Maraleen D. Shields, a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Healthcare groups, was recently published in The Legal Intelligencer. Her article, entitled “Dispelling Myths: Beginning to Address Diversity in Lehigh Valley”, discusses the common misconceptions about diversity, equity, and inclusion practices held in the Lehigh Valley. She describes the potential consequences, including […]

Oct. 14, 2019

Joe Fitzpatrick Featured on “Unscripted with Russo” Podcast

Recently, FLB Founder and Shareholder Joe Fitzpatrick was interviewed by multimedia pacesetter Ashley Russo on the “Unscripted with Russo” podcast. In the featured episode, Joe discusses his childhood in Pennsylvania, his practical experiences, education and jobs, founding a vibrant, multi-faceted law firm and becoming a prominent real estate practitioner and regional development leader. Joe shares […]

Sep. 30, 2019

Maraleen D. Shields Speaks at the Diversity & Inclusion Summit

Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder of the Firm’s Healthcare and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, was recently invited to be a panelist at the Diversity & Inclusion Summit presented by Olympus Corporation of the Americas. Held on September 23, the Diversity & Inclusion Summit focused on informing business leaders of strategies and existing programs to promote inclusion […]

May. 23, 2019

Interns – Are They Really Employees?

Each summer, thousands of college students look to advance their careers by landing the perfect internship. For a variety of reasons, many local employers can only offer these students an unpaid internship. Presumably, this is a win for both sides: the student gains valuable experience and the employer does not have to budget for an […]

May. 24, 2019

Help! I Have New Neighbors Every Weekend!

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Slice of Life v. Hamilton Township. As the prevalence and impact of short-term rentals continues to increase, this case will have important implications from both land use and litigation perspectives. The Court decided that the Township’s Zoning Ordinance was clear enough to prohibit the […]

May. 20, 2019

Jacob Sitman Discusses Legal Considerations Employers Should Take Into Account During a Potential Measles Outbreak

Jacob M. Sitman, Shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Employment Law and Labor Relations Department, was recently interviewed by Lehigh Valley Business. The resulting article, titled “If measles clocks in, is your company prepared?” examines what Lehigh Valley employers should consider and do in the face of a potential measles outbreak. Mr. Sitman specifically reminds […]

Apr. 26, 2019

Can You Enforce a Cannabis Patent in Federal Court? 

In the first known cannabis patent infringement case to reach a federal court, the US District Court for the District of Colorado, on April 17, ruled that United Cannabis Corp.’s U.S. Patent 9,730,911 is directed to patent-eligible subject matter.  The court denied the motion of defendant Pure Hemp seeking dismissal of the case on the […]

Apr. 23, 2019

FLB Attorneys Speak About POAs at Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association Spring Conference

Attorneys Steven T. Boell, Peter E. Iorio and Deven A. Amin spoke at the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA) Spring Conference on Thursday, April 11. The attorney team presented “The ABCs of POAs” to more than 100 health care and palliative care professionals from across the state Mr. Iorio, attorney in the Firm’s Estate Planning […]