Mar. 20, 2019

Credit and Collections: Collect Smarter, Not Harder

  As the economy has continued to grow steadily, the Great Recession of 2008 has become a distant memory. As a result, people have been taking on credit and debt again in droves. Inevitably, this credit expansion leads to individuals defaulting on payments, ignoring collection calls and possibly filing bankruptcy – a frustration with which […]

Mar. 5, 2019

FLB Prevails for City of Allentown in $5 Million Arbitration

Shareholders Douglas J. Smillie and Maraleen D. Shields recently won an arbitration on behalf of the City of Allentown in a dispute brought by Lehigh County Authority (“LCA”) and several suburban sewer authorities (Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, Salisbury Township, South Whitehall and South Whitehall Township Authority and Lower Macungie Township), claiming that the City intentionally over-charged […]

Feb. 28, 2019

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Announces Relocation from Center Valley to Downtown Allentown

Driven by continuous growth and expansion, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba (FLB), the Lehigh Valley’s leading law firm, announced today it will relocate its main office from Center Valley to downtown Allentown. The firm will move to a 20,000-square-foot space on the 8th Floor of Two City Center at the beginning of 2020. “We are excited […]

Dec. 7, 2018

I Can Collect My Attorneys’ Fees, Right?

As an attorney in our litigation group, this is a question that we hear practically every day.  And, it’s a question that’s often asked at inception of representation and is especially relevant in the context of filing a lawsuit.  At its core, the question revolves around this concept:  “Will I be able to recover the […]

Nov. 14, 2018

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Adds Four Attorneys As Part of Strategic Growth Plan

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce that attorneys Alyssa M. Bruno, Deven A. Amin, Stephanie Henao and William D. Rathbone have joined the Firm as Associates. Their hiring is part of a long-term strategic growth and expansion plan, aimed at strengthening the Firm’s Corporate, Real Estate, Litigation and Healthcare Groups. “Growing […]

Nov. 9, 2018

FLB Honored With Milestone Award For 30 Years of Success

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce recognized Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s 30th Anniversary with a Milestone Award at its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 8. Milestone Awards are bestowed upon prominent Lehigh Valley organizations that have made a significant, positive impact on the region. Joseph A. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Edward J. Lentz and Joseph A. Bubba […]

Oct. 25, 2018

Popeye Was No Cowboy

There’s no doubt that debt collection has become a huge undertaking for various creditors and entities that collect on their behalf in recent years.  With this uptick in collection activity comes increased scrutiny by the courts to ensure compliance with the various statutes and laws that govern these collection activities, including the Fair Debt Collection […]

Oct. 17, 2018

Maraleen Shields to Present 2018 Minority Bar Committee Rising Star Award

Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder of the Firm’s Healthcare and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, will be presenting Anthony D. Cox, Jr. with the 2018 Rising Star Award at the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Bar Committee 10th Diversity Summit.  The event will take place on Thursday, October 18 from 8:45 am to 5:30 pm. Ms. Shields […]

Oct. 10, 2018

Corporations Registering To Do Business In Pennsylvania Consent To Being Sued In Pennsylvania

On September 25, 2018, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Murray v. American LaFrance, — A.3d —, 2018 Pa. Super. 267 held that foreign corporations registered to conduct business in the state automatically consent to being sued in Pennsylvania’s courts.  This decision, along with the Court’s decision in Webb-Benjamin, LLC v. International Rug Group, LLC, — […]

Oct. 8, 2018

Updates to the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA)

For more than twenty years the Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (CASPA) has been a law in Pennsylvania providing a tool for contractors and subcontractors to get paid. Conflict between Owners, Prime Contractors, Subcontractors, and subs of subs is a common sight in the construction world. CASPA provides remedies for contractors and subcontractors whose work […]