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 […]

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. 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. […]

Jan. 26, 2021

The Continually Evolving Business Privilege Tax

In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that changed the face of business and expanded application of gross receipts taxes like the Business Privilege Tax (BPT). Prior to 2018, the Supreme Court had a simple and straightforward policy as to whether a state could tax business activity: if the taxpayer had no physical […]

Jun. 17, 2020

In Business Privilege Tax Case, Court Confirms Phoebe Services Not Liable

In a case regarding  business privilege tax, the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas found in favor of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba (FLB) client Phoebe Services, Inc. and established on appeal that Phoebe Services, Inc. is not liable to the City of Allentown (the City) for the tax. In late 2019, FLB Shareholder and Chair […]

Jan. 13, 2020

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Completes Relocation to Downtown Allentown

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba (FLB), the Lehigh Valley’s leading law firm, announced today it has completed its relocation to downtown Allentown. The firm moved to a 20,000-square-foot space on the 8th Floor of Two City Center, consolidating its legal and administrative offices under one roof. “We are excited to officially be a part of downtown […]

Dec. 9, 2019

Joseph A. Bubba Explains Why FLB is Positioned For Growth While Discussing Move to Allentown

Co-Managing Shareholder, Joseph A. Bubba is profiled in a special feature of Lehigh Valley Business, discussing why the law firm is in a position to grow in the new decade. The section featured 20 business leaders and asked them to provide insights into the new year (and decade) by answering a single question. Mr. Bubba […]

Oct. 24, 2019

Recent Trends in…Tax Assessment Appeals

Historically, tax assessment appeals initiated by taxing authorities were a relatively infrequent occurrence. Property owners would find their property reassessed only upon the occurrence of certain events: a county-wide reassessment, a significant modification to the property, such as an addition, or an appeal filed by the taxpayer seeking a reduction. Recently, these appeals have become […]

Oct. 7, 2019

FLB Tops Lehigh Valley Business Reader Rankings For Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC has been named by the readers of Lehigh Valley Business both the Top “Business Law Firm” and Top “Mergers & Acquisitions Firm” in the region.  Thousands of votes were cast in Lehigh Valley Business’ reader rankings, and the results were published on October 7, 2019. […]