Mar. 19, 2018

Register today for “Top 5 Ways Contractors End Up In Court”

  If you or your business is confronted by a crisis – a bill not getting paid; a dispute about the quality of your work; the potential to file a mechanics’ lien – you could end up in court, litigating the contentious issue. At FLB, we understand how critical it is to resolve any disputes […]

Mar. 16, 2018

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Earns Top Spot in Top Workplaces Program

  Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba was named the number one business in the Small Employer category in the 2018 Morning Call Top Workplaces program. Additionally, FLB was honored with a special award for the Firm’s dedication and commitment to clients and ability to get work done efficiently and effectively. This is the fifth consecutive year […]

Feb. 19, 2018

Does Your Contract Need a Dentith?

As a litigator in FLB’s Litigation and Trial Practice group, I’m often asked by clients to represent them on claims based on a written contract. In many cases, these documents are littered with typos, ambiguities, conflicting terms and misidentified parties. Basically, these contracts used by small and large businesses alike, are poorly drafted. Unfortunately, by […]

Jan. 22, 2018

Maraleen D. Shields To Speak at PA Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce attorney that Maraleen D. Shields, shareholder of the Firm’s Healthcare and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups, has been chosen as a panelist for a portion of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s 2018 Mid-Year Meeting. On January 26, 2018, Shields will be participating in the CLE seminar entitled “Promoting […]

Jan. 16, 2018

Team PA Foundation Lauds FLB’s 30-Year Commitment to Pennsylvania

The Team PA Foundation highlighted FLB in a spotlight article in its Winter 2017-18 newsletter. This article details the firm’s three decades of commitment to eastern Pennsylvania and will be a main feature on the Team PA website into March 2018. Team PA Foundation is a dynamic bi-partisan, public/private partnership which initiates and supports innovative […]

Dec. 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Superior Court Clarifies Fiduciary Duty of Members in LLCs

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba represents Retina Associates of Greater Philadelphia and its two physician/owners in a suit against Mid-Atlantic Retina and its physician/owners in a dispute relating to a limited liability company (“LLC”) through which the physicians provided retina services at Wills Eye Hospital. The suit contends that the defendants breached a fiduciary owed to […]

Dec. 4, 2017

FLB Helps “Lehigh Valley Live” Win Right-to-Know Law Case

Recently, Douglas J. Smillie, shareholder and Chair of the Litigation & Trial Practice group represented The Express-Times and lehighvalleylive.com in their Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law (RTKL) request to obtain surveillance video of an Easton Area School District teacher allegedly aggressively disciplining a student on a school bus. The case [Easton Area School District v. Miller, 191 A. 3d 75 (Pa. […]

Dec. 1, 2017

New Bankruptcy Rules in Effect on December 1

Beginning December 1, 2017, several important changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure go into effect. There are significant modifications to the organization and wording of a number of Rules, but the most salient issues for creditors in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania are the new deadlines for filing proofs of claim and the […]

Sep. 27, 2017

Patent Venue Standard in Sharp Focus

The confluence of recent patent opinions from the Federal Circuit and the District of Delaware looks to be bringing the standard for patent venue, post-TC Heartland, into sharp focus. Last week the Federal Circuit held in In re Cray (17-129) that Eastern District of Texas judge Gilstrap abused his discretion when he refused transfer of […]

Sep. 18, 2017

Maraleen D. Shields Named to LVCC Board of Directors

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is pleased to announce that Lehigh Valley Children’s Center, Inc. (LVCC) has named Maraleen D. Shields to its Board of Directors. LVCC, a not-for-profit organization, has been providing high quality early education and child care to promote health child development, meet the needs of families, and encourage children to discover the […]