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 […]

Oct. 5, 2018

Lehigh Valley Professional Hockey and FLB’s Enduring Relationship

A decade ago, two brothers from a family deeply rooted in Pittsburgh major league baseball and hockey teams found themselves in the Lehigh Valley.  Jim and Rob Brooks, both with business backgrounds and as owners of an ECHL professional franchise in Wheeling, West Virginia, were presented with an opportunity to purchase the Philadelphia Phantoms, the […]

Sep. 27, 2018

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. (FLB) is pleased to announce that the Firm is celebrating 30 years of serving businesses and individual clients in the Mid-Atlantic Region with quality, responsive legal services. Consistently recognized as a top law firm in the greater Lehigh Valley region, FLB is also one of the largest firms in Pennsylvania, […]

Aug. 2, 2018

Court Holds Non-Collusive Sheriff’s Sale Not a Preferential Transfer

In an Opinion dated July 19, 2018, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that a transfer of property pursuant to a non-collusive sheriff’s sale is not a preferential transfer under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code. Under the Bankruptcy Code, certain transfers of property, or of a Debtor’s interest in property, can be avoided […]