Dolores Laputka to Receive Lehigh Valley Business Icon Honors

Posted on November 5th, 2019

Dolores A. Laputka, a Member at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., a member of its Management Committee, and former Co-Chair of the Business Law Practice Group, has been recognized as an “Icon” by Lehigh Valley Business.

“As a long-time resident of the Lehigh Valley, I am honored to be recognized by Lehigh Valley Business and my peers. It truly is a privilege to be a part of this community and be surrounded by such successful, strong leaders,” said Laputka.

Lehigh Valley Business honors and celebrates business leaders throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley over the age of 60 for their noteworthy success and presentation of strong leadership skills in their professional fields and within the community. The 2019 Icon Honors will be awarded on Wednesday, November 6, 5:00 p.m., at Renaissance Allentown Hotel. For more information and to register, visit

About Dolores Laputka

Laputka focuses her practice primarily on tax-related matters, whether connected to a family’s closely-held business, or estate planning for one of the principals. Her prior experience as a Certified Public Accountant enables her to handle complex business and tax-related matters for corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships; as well as succession planning and financial and estate planning for families and executives at all levels. She also devotes a significant portion of her practice to tax issues for not-for-profit organizations, including charitable giving techniques maximizing the income and death tax benefits.

Laputka has handled multi-dimensional transactions, including tax-efficient methodology for buying and selling of family businesses, inter-relation of succession planning and estate planning for closely-held businesses, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and management of privacy issues surrounding significant lottery winnings.

An area that Laputka especially enjoys is the management and consulting with the nonpublic business owner in all aspects of the legal and business environment from “cradle to grave.” When not working, she enjoys sailing on the Chesapeake or “playing at” golf.

Since Laputka moved to the Lehigh Valley in 1990, she has been involved in many organizations in the community. She is General Counsel and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Member of the Board of Directors and past Chairman to the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Board of Directors of the Lehigh Valley Estate Planning Council, past President and Board Member of the Allentown Rotary Club, and past Board Member of the Lehigh County Community College Foundation.

Laputka earned her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1978 and her B.A., cum laude, from Boston College in 1975.

About Norris McLaughlin

In response to the changing needs of clients and the business community, Norris McLaughlin merged in 2009 with Tallman, Hudders & Sorrentino, the largest independent commercial firm in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Since then, the firm has continued to grow, remembering its culture and values, and keeping its footprint in the Lehigh Valley for over 100 years. Norris McLaughlin and its attorneys have historically been committed to the Lehigh Valley community, where many firm attorneys, clients, and staff live and do business – to make them better places to live, work, and play. The firm’s attorneys hold prominent leadership positions in various organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley, and many have been honored for the work they do in the community.

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