Nov. 23, 2020

Starting a Business? Avoid these Five Common Legal Mistakes

Starting a new business can be both exciting and daunting. Here are five common legal pitfalls that all start-ups should seek to avoid.

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 […]

Nov. 9, 2020

New SBA Questionnaires for PPP Borrowers with Loans $2 Million and Above

On October 26, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a notice that it intends to release two new forms relating to borrowers’ good faith certifications that current economic conditions made the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan necessary to ongoing business operations.  The new documents are Form 3509 – Loan Necessity Questionnaire (For-Profit Borrowers) and […]

Nov. 3, 2020

This way to the Brexit.

Whether there is a Brexit deal or not, changes are coming as of January 1, 2021.  At that point, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the European Union.  Whether you import or export (or both), there is a good chance that you will be affected.  Many of our clients have used the […]

Oct. 23, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Beware of Email Scams

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a warning about email scams related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its borrowers. Borrowers are reporting receiving emails from “sba-attorneys.com” that inform the recipient PPP funds were issued to them erroneously and action must be taken to avoid “potential criminal liability.” This email is […]

Oct. 20, 2020

Looking to Retain Talent? Consider a Non-Qualified Incentive Plan.

The economic situation in our country is changing dramatically, creating some turmoil, but also providing opportunities for innovation. One area of increasing importance to forward-looking businesses is alternative compensation models for employees. Generally speaking, employees in service businesses are compensated with a set salary, discretionary bonus and an annual 2-5% raise based on performance. Savvy […]

Oct. 15, 2020

Webinar: Protect Your Hospital’s Nonprofit Status — Preparing for Local, State and Federal Challenges

Challenges to the nonprofit status of hospitals and health systems are becoming increasingly common, with attacks coming from multiple fronts. Many nonprofit hospitals and health systems are facing litigation, the results of which could be very costly. FLB will be co-hosting a live webinar featuring Chair of our Corporate, Business & Banking Group, Marie K. […]

Oct. 1, 2020

Abigail M. Martin Speaks on Careers in Commercial Real Estate as Part of UCREW Event

Abigail M. Martin, member of the Firm’s Corporate, Business & Banking Group, recently spoke at a UCREW event, where she was part of a panel of CREW members who informed students of Northampton Community College about various careers in Commercial Real Estate. The event, presented by CREW Lehigh Valley, took place on Wednesday, September 30. […]

Nov. 6, 2020

FLB Announces New Food & Beverage and Restaurants & Hospitality Industry Law Groups

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC is pleased to announce the formation of two new industry law groups focused on the rapidly growing Food & Beverage and ever-evolving Restaurants & Hospitality industries. FLB’s representation of clients in the Food & Beverage and Restaurants & Hospitality industries has have grown significantly over the past few years, and […]