Dolores A. Laputka, a Member at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., a former member of its Management Committee, and former Co-Chair of the Business Law Practice Group, will be the honoree of the 2022 Allentown Art Museum Gala Dinner & Auction.
Dolores Laputka has devoted much of her professional and personal time to not-for-profit organizations in the Lehigh Valley, including longtime and passionate support for the Art Museum. The Allentown Art Museum is grateful for her exceptional leadership as a member of their Board of Trustees, Chair of the Board from 2012 to 2018, and now an active Honorary Trustee.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
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Now, they’re expanding and amplifying their efforts. They’re offering inventive programs, extraordinary experiences and enhanced exhibitions that offer fresh perspectives, energize and empower visitors, and encourage more personal participation.
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Dolores A. Laputka focuses her practice primarily on tax-related matters, whether connected to a family’s closely-held business or to estate planning for one of the principals. In a former life, Dolores was a Certified Public Accountant, which 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 tax and death tax benefits.
She has handled multi-dimensional transactions, applying tax-efficient methodology to the 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, management of privacy issues surrounding significant lottery winnings, and more.
Dolores especially enjoys management and consulting with the nonpublic business owner in all aspects of the legal and business environment “from cradle to grave.”
Since moving to the Lehigh Valley in 1990, Dolores has been involved in many community organizations in positions such as 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, secretary, and chairman of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley; past president of the Allentown Rotary Club; and past board member of the Lehigh County Community College Foundation. In 2019, she was recognized as a Greater Lehigh Valley business leader, receiving Lehigh Valley Business Icon Honors. When not working, she enjoys sailing on the Chesapeake or “playing at” golf.