May. 22, 2023

FLB Attorneys Named to 2023 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 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, two 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 Lawyers. […]

Apr. 28, 2023

Does Your Import Checklist Consider Use of Forced Labor?

I recently attended a program sponsored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce at the historic U.S. Customs House in Philadelphia.  The audience came from varied points of view concerning the import of goods into the U.S. The group included representatives from the City’s Dept. of Commerce, Philadelphia International Airport and several companies. The officials from […]

Apr. 21, 2023

International Business Series Kicks Off April 27

This spring, several members of our Corporate Law and Litigation teams will collaborate and present a three-part series about international business legal topics in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center of Lehigh University, Lehigh Export Network, and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley. Each event will be held virtually for one hour, including […]

Apr. 3, 2023

Whiskey to Whiskers: Jack Daniel’s Trademark Case Reaches Supreme Court

Trademark cases have gone to the dogs, sort of. Jack Daniel’s recently made headlines for its Supreme Court case against the maker of a lookalike whiskey bottle squeaky pet toy. The Tennessee whiskey producer claims the toy resembles its brand and product too closely and thus degrades its hard-earned goodwill in violation of trademark law. […]

Mar. 30, 2023

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Celebrates Decade of “Top Workplace” Honors

ALLENTOWN, March 31, 2023 – For the 10th year in a row, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. has been selected as one of The Morning Call’s “Top Workplaces.” As the firm celebrates a decade of being one of the area’s top businesses in the “Small Employers” category, it also commemorates 35 years in business. “The […]

Mar. 29, 2023

From Side Hustle to LLC Formation

A recent survey shows 44% of Americans have a side hustle. Perhaps you mow lawns on the weekends or sell baked goods for extra cash. Or maybe you are a freelance blogger or sell jewelry on Etsy. Whether you’re selling services or products directly, it may make sense for you to form your own business […]

Mar. 10, 2023

Food and Beverage Industry Contracts: Considerations to Protect Your Business

Today’s food and beverage companies, from brands to manufacturers to distributors, are operating in complex environments. Beyond the supply chain issues, labor shortages, frivolous lawsuits, and compliance requirements, companies are managing contractual relationships with several players on whom their success lies. Whether you’re a startup or a well-established brand, this post discusses some important considerations […]

Mar. 6, 2023

Does Artificial Intelligence Law Impact Your Business?

The increasing prevalence and sophistication of artificial intelligence (AI) has been the subject of a great deal of news recently. Certain types of AI are already in use in our personal lives, such as facial recognition for mobile devices and online customer support chats and voice assistants.  From a business perspective, companies looking to leverage […]

Feb. 13, 2023

Tim Charlesworth’s Decade of Teaching at ESDES France

FLB Shareholder Tim Charlesworth just completed his 10th year of teaching at the ESDES Lyon Business School at the Catholic University of Lyon, France (Université Catholique de Lyon – UCLy). The school enjoys an affiliation with DeSales University in Center Valley, PA. Tim’s intensive, one-week International Business Law course combines legal principles with real-world examples […]

Jan. 31, 2023

Forming a Nonprofit: Six Things to Know

So you want to start a nonprofit? Many people are inspired to start a charity – whether in honor of a loved one, to benefit an underserved part of the community, or to run parallel to a for-profit business already in place. Whatever your “why,” it’s important to comply with all legal obligations and operate […]