Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba has well established roots in the Lehigh Valley business community.
The history of the Lehigh Valley’s economic transformation in the post-Steel era is, in many ways, a history of our Firm, as we have grown alongside the Valley and helped to form it into the thriving economy it is today. Our history allows us to understand local companies and their needs in a manner that few others can match.
Much like the Lehigh Valley itself, our local roots have given rise to a firm that handles both regional matters, as well as large national and international issues on a daily basis. We have the ability, talent and experience to fiercely advocate for your interests in those local, national and international transactions. We constantly strive to provide you the attention you need, while managing complex legal matters in a cost-efficient matter.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba understands that almost every business has some form of intellectual property (IP) that should be protected and offers a wide range of services critical for twenty-first century businesses. Broadly, intellectual property includes inventions, software, processes and literary/artistic works, as well as symbols, names, images and designs used in commerce.
At FLB, we address your IP matters with efficiency and efficacy. Our attorneys handle a range of IP matters including copyright and trademark law, as well as trade secrets and unfair competition. We conduct IP audits and evaluations, in order to support your company’s strategic plans, assess where your company may be at risk, or identify opportunities to maximize the value of its intellectual capital.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is one of the few law firms in the region outside New York City or Philadelphia with substantial experience in representing and advising domestic companies doing business overseas and foreign companies operating in the United States.
With attorneys active in the field of International Law and memberships in the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, Union Internationale des Avocats and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, FLB has a broad professional network and access to legal experts in virtually any country.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba’s Mergers & Acquisitions team is an experienced group of individuals, proven in transactions both within the Lehigh Valley and beyond. We have been a leader in the sales, acquisitions and mergers of local businesses for nearly 30 years and have an institutional understanding of the market and practices for the transfer of regional businesses that is difficult to match.
In addition to our experience in intra-Valley transactions, we frequently represent sellers of local businesses to interests outside of the Valley, including private equity groups and publicly traded corporations. We take particular pride in our ability to navigate the intensity and complexity of large-dollar national transactions while maintaining the values (and cost-effectiveness) of a Lehigh Valley firm.
As a supplement to our service as lead counsel, we also regularly act as local counsel for Pennsylvania’s Fortune 500, national and multinational firms. We are always ready to assist our clients with the regionally based details of large transactions.
The broad range of services offered by FLB contributes to our M&A team’s ability to work efficiently and cooperatively with our other practice groups, including real estate, employment and taxation, to provide appropriate “one-stop shopping” for all our clients’ M&A needs.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is here to guide your nonprofit organization through a wide range of matters critical to its success, so that you can focus on your core mission.
We are with you from the beginning by assisting with the formation and ongoing operations of your nonprofit and providing counsel on structure and governance, employment issues, mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, as well as preparing key organizational documents. We also work with you in securing applicable tax exemptions, relating to federal income taxes, state sale taxes, local property taxes and others.
With help from other Firm practice areas, we can provide you with a full range of representation on the issues nonprofits face on a daily basis.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey taxpayers are subject to a complex array of federal, state and local taxation with potentially serious ramifications for their business and personal finances.
Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba has the experience to assist taxpayers with these issues. We review individual and business tax planning options and strategies and assist you in the implementation of those strategies. Our taxation team regularly provides guidance in identifying and reducing potential tax consequences.
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