Aug. 13, 2021

Commonwealth Court Finds FLB Client Exempt from Business Privilege Tax

  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba shareholders Marie K. McConnell and Gretchen L. Petersen recently delivered a win to client Phoebe Services Inc., an affiliate of Phoebe Ministries, in a Business Privilege Tax exemption matter. The Commonwealth Court affirmed the finding of the Lehigh Court of Common Pleas that Phoebe Services, Inc. is exempt from business […]

Aug. 10, 2021

Can “No-Poach” Agreements Be Enforced? Probably Not.

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court recently ruled that contracts between businesses agreeing not to hire each other’s employees are not enforceable. Pennsylvania’s highest court, speaking on this legal issue for the first time, held that even where one company expressly agreed in writing not to hire employees of the other in what are often called “no-poach” or […]

Jul. 16, 2021

Gretchen L. Petersen Named to 2021 “Forty Under 40” List

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. congratulates Gretchen L. Petersen, a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice, for being named to the 2021 “Forty under 40” list published by Lehigh Valley Business. This honor celebrates forty of the region’s most accomplished professionals under the age of forty. The recipients of the award are chosen […]

Jun. 30, 2021

Christmas in June for Commercial Landowners?

Commercial landowners in New Jersey can now watch winter storms from the warmth of their building and wait until it is over to clear snow and ice from their sidewalks. On June 10, 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court adopted the “ongoing storm rule” for commercial property owners within the State. Under this “ongoing storm […]

Jun. 24, 2021

FLB Named a Lehigh Valley Top Workplace for the 8th Consecutive Year

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. has again been selected as one of The Morning Call’s “Top Workplaces”. This was the eighth consecutive year the Firm earned a place on the list. In the article published on June 24, the Firm ranked eighth overall in the “Small Employers” category, and the highest-ranking law firm overall. “Following a difficult year, […]

May. 26, 2021

FLB Attorneys Named to 2021 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 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. In addition, three 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. […]

Mar. 25, 2021

Maraleen D. Shields Rated “Highly Recommended” by the Bar Association of Lehigh County

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba shareholder and Lehigh County Judiciary Candidate Maraleen D. Shields, was rated as “Highly Recommended” by the Bar Association of Lehigh County Judicial Evaluation Committee. In their review, the Judicial Evaluation Committee wrote: “Attorney Shields has practiced for nearly twenty years as a civil attorney, with a particular focus on litigation. She […]

Feb. 23, 2021

Christopher J. Kalbfell Joins The Literacy Center Board of Directors

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba congratulates Christopher J. Kalbfell who recently joined the Board of Directors for The Literacy Center. “I’m excited to be a part of this community-based organization focused on adult literacy,” said Mr. Kalbfell. “I look forward to working with the other members of the Board to help ensure everyone in the area […]

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. 5, 2021

Maraleen Shields Secures Another Win for City of Allentown On Appeal

Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields secured another appellate victory for the City of Allentown. The case stemmed from a 2015 slip and fall on a pedestrian bridge in Joseph Daddona Park. In 2017, Plaintiff filed a complaint alleging that the City was negligent in its maintenance of the pedestrian bridge and failed in its duty to warn […]