Apr. 23, 2019

FLB Attorneys Speak About POAs at Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association Spring Conference

Attorneys Steven T. Boell, Peter E. Iorio and Deven A. Amin spoke at the Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association (PALA) Spring Conference on Thursday, April 11. The attorney team presented “The ABCs of POAs” to more than 100 health care and palliative care professionals from across the state Mr. Iorio, attorney in the Firm’s Estate Planning […]

Apr. 18, 2019

FLB Secures Dismissal of De Facto Taking Claim Against the City of Allentown

The owners of Plaza at 835 West Hamilton Street brought an eminent domain proceeding against the City of Allentown, arguing that the City caused them to lose a major tenant and default on their mortgage. As a consequence, the building owner claimed that they suffered a “taking” of their property for which they sought “just […]

Apr. 17, 2019

FLB Secures Jury Verdict on Behalf of the City of Allentown

A Lehigh County jury found in favor of the City of Allentown, in a case stemming from a slip and fall on a City street. Shareholder Maraleen D. Shields represented the City during the two-day trial. The plaintiff claimed that she tripped and fell on a crack in a street resulting in permanent injury and […]

Apr. 16, 2019

FLB Team On Track to Raise $5,000 in She Nailed It! Competition

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. wishes the best of luck to all the women participating in the Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley She Nailed It! competition. The Firm is proud to have four attorneys competing for a second year as the “Hammers of Justice”. This year’s team includes: Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder in the Firm’s […]

Apr. 15, 2019

FLB Obtains Favorable Ruling as N.J. Court Denies Injunction

St. Luke’s Warren Hospital awarded exclusive contracts to two separate groups for the provision of general surgery and orthopedic surgery at its facility and closed its Department of Surgery and Department of Orthopedics to physicians outside of these groups. Eight physicians and Coordinated Health challenged the decision in Court and requested that an injunction be […]

Mar. 27, 2019

FLB Attorneys Volunteer at the Annual Financial Reality Fair For Local Students

Timothy D. Charlesworth, chair of the Firm’s International Business & Trade Law Practice, and Michael R. Nesfeder, shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation Group, participated in the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Credit Unions’ annual Financial Reality Fair on Tuesday, March 26 at DeSales University. The event gave nearly 300 students from participating schools firsthand experience with […]

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 […]