Jan. 31, 2023

Forming a Nonprofit: Six Things to Know

So you want to start a nonprofit? Many people are inspired to start a charity – whether in honor of a loved one, to benefit an underserved part of the community, or to run parallel to a for-profit business already in place. Whatever your “why,” it’s important to comply with all legal obligations and operate […]

Jan. 26, 2023

New Tax Implications in Pennsylvania Stormwater Fees Court Decision

If you own property in Pennsylvania, in places such as Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton, you likely pay stormwater fees or “rain taxes” to your local municipality. These fees are charged to property owners in order to finance the costs of local stormwater programs. Generally, the amount of a stormwater fee is determined based on the […]

Jan. 11, 2023

The Risky Business of DIY Legal Services

If you own or operate a small business, you may be wondering if DIY legal services are suitable for your business’s legal needs. Although it may seem like these services are good enough and save money, the ramifications of choosing them over a licensed attorney can be costly and bad for your business. Read on […]

Jan. 20, 2022

Update to Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act

Effective August 29, 2021, the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act requires public agencies (including municipalities, school districts, and charter schools) to publish a meeting agenda at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the public meeting, detailing issues expected to be deliberated and voted upon at the meeting. The meeting agenda must be posted at both the meeting location and […]

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. […]

Oct. 15, 2020

Webinar: Protect Your Hospital’s Nonprofit Status — Preparing for Local, State and Federal Challenges

Challenges to the nonprofit status of hospitals and health systems are becoming increasingly common, with attacks coming from multiple fronts. Many nonprofit hospitals and health systems are facing litigation, the results of which could be very costly. FLB will be co-hosting a live webinar featuring Chair of our Corporate, Business & Banking Group, Marie K. […]

Apr. 24, 2020

Review of Pennsylvania Senate Bill 841 and Related Scheduled Business Openings (April 24)

(Updated April 24, 2020) On April 20, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 841 into law and announced the first few incremental changes toward opening up Pennsylvania after its shutdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Governor Wolf announced the restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 1, curbside pickup of […]

Mar. 24, 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for Nonprofit Organizations and Emergency Bylaws

With many governmental authorities expanding restrictions on group gatherings and issuing “stay at home” orders, FLB has provided answers (below) to some of the important questions that many individuals involved with Pennsylvania nonprofit corporations may have.  We will continue to update our online postings and offer general advice on recurrent issues as they arise: What […]