Apr. 19, 2021

Timothy D. Charlesworth to Host “Legal Considerations When Entering a Foreign Market”

On Tuesday, April 27, at 10:30 am, FLB International Business & Trade Law attorney Timothy D. Charlesworth will be presenting “Legal Considerations When Entering a Foreign Market,” in conjunction with LEXNET, The World Trade Club of the Lehigh Valley, and the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center. Topics will include: Options to enter a new foreign market or expand in existing markets; […]

Mar. 22, 2021

Is it Time to Think About an LLC for Your Business?

There are roughly 21.6 million LLCs in the United States. In comparison, there are approximately 1.7 million traditional C-Corporations, and approximately 23 million sole proprietorships. IRS statistics show a year over year increase in domestic LLCs since 2004. There are many reasons that one would choose an LLC over other entity structures, including, without limitation, […]

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 […]

Mar. 17, 2021

Jane P. Long Recognized at LVEDC Annual Meeting

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba attorney Jane P. Long was honored as the outgoing Board Chair at the 2021 Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s (LVEDC) annual meeting. Ms. Long has served on the LVEDC Board for more than a decade and just completed her second term as Board Chair, only the second person to have done […]

Mar. 12, 2021

American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 Notes and Highlights

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the “ARP”) is the latest in Coronavirus relief legislation. On March 10, 2021, the House of Representatives passed the bill as amended by the Senate. President Biden signed the ARP into legislation on March 11. Below is a summary of the provisions that will have a direct impact […]

Mar. 2, 2021

Pennsylvania Lifts the Travel Quarantine Requirement

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf rescinded the state-wide order requiring anyone over the age of 11, who visits another state, to quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Pennsylvania.  The so-called “quarantine” order had been in effect since November 2020. While the order was in effect, employers were challenged to address a myriad of difficult […]

Feb. 26, 2021

Access for All: Ensuring Your Website is ADA and WCAG Compliant

Is your website ADA or WCAG compliant? If not, you could face legal difficulties. Broadly speaking, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against individuals with certain disabilities in various contexts such as employment, education, transportation, access to buildings, and even telecommunications. An often-overlooked subject of the ADA compliance is the Internet. ADA & […]

Feb. 10, 2021

Office Romance – Navigating the Risks this Valentine’s Day Season

As we begin year two of a global pandemic, most in-person activities remain severely restricted, and many employees continue to work remotely. Given these restrictions, employers may be lulled into a false sense of security that risks posed by office romance are no more. This, however, is not the case. Rather, it is predicted that […]

Feb. 9, 2021

Pennsylvania Entities – Time to Get Your Decennial Filings Ready

It’s 2021, so that means it’s time for Pennsylvania businesses and organizations to get their decennial filings ready. Every ten years, Pennsylvanian entities must submit a decennial filing or decennial report during the years ending with the numeral “1”, (i.e., 2011, 2021, 2031). The objective of these filings is for the state to reissue names […]

Feb. 4, 2021

Residential Construction Contracts: Taking It Down to the Studs

As large numbers of Americans work from home during the pandemic, many homeowners are looking for ways to improve their current living situations through renovations and remodeling.  For those considering construction projects, as well as the contractors completing them, the construction agreement provides the contractual backbone for the conduct of the parties and should be […]