Apr. 18, 2022

Improve Your International Trade Agreements – Join Tim Charlesworth at Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney and shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “International Distributor Agreements and Sales Contracts” in conjunction with the Lehigh Export Network and the World Trade Club of Lehigh Valley. In this virtual session, Tim will cover the following topics: Distribution Arrangements vs. Other Market Entry Structures: Legal […]

Feb. 21, 2022

Looking to Export Services? Join Tim Charlesworth at Upcoming Webinar

On Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m., FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney and shareholder Timothy D. Charlesworth will present “Services as an Export? Technology, Engineering, Education, Arts” as part of the Pennsylvania SBDC Go Global Exporting 201 series. The U.S. is the #1 largest services exporter in the world and the 2nd largest goods exporter in […]

Feb. 4, 2022

Kenneth R. Charette Discusses Entity Formation & B-Corps on WDIY

Kenneth R. Charette, Shareholder in FLB’s Corporate Business & Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions groups, recently discussed Corporate entity selection and the increasing popularity of Benefit Corporations (B-Corps) on WDIY’s LV Business Beat. Speaking with host Sally Handlon and Peter Krajsa, Co-Chair and Founder of the National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF), Mr. Charette outlined the […]

Feb. 1, 2022

The Pennsylvania Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

In the current hot real estate market, many homeowners looking to sell are conducting home improvement projects to increase the value of their homes. And with work-from-home culture becoming a permanent staple across many industries, people are improving their living and workspaces in their homes. Home improvement projects aren’t cheap, and neither are the potential […]

Jan. 20, 2022

Update to Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act

Effective August 29, 2021, the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act requires public agencies (including municipalities, school districts, and charter schools) to publish a meeting agenda at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the public meeting, detailing issues expected to be deliberated and voted upon at the meeting. The meeting agenda must be posted at both the meeting location and […]

Jan. 14, 2022

U.S. Supreme Court Prohibits Enforcement of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court threw a monkey wrench in President Biden’s six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by ordering a stay of enforcement of the recently enacted COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate issued as an emergency temporary standard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The mandate covered virtually all employers with […]

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. 8, 2021

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Extends Potential Liability To Sister Corporations

In the recent case of Mortimer v. McCool Properties, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressed a doctrine, previously novel to Pennsylvania law, of piercing the corporate veil known as “enterprise” or “single-entity” liability. In a 7-0 decision, the Court ruled for the first time in Pennsylvania that sister corporations with substantially common ownership can be held […]

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 […]

Sep. 15, 2021

Don’t Blame Canada – It’s PA’s No. 1 Export Destination

Pennsylvania is still “Bringing the World to You.”  Earlier in September, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development hosted a series of virtual sessions with the Commonwealth’s Trade Representatives in many foreign countries.  On Monday, September 13, Canada’s Rep (Nancy Ward) was the Presenter. In addition to noting that medical device sales from Pennsylvania […]