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Personal Attention.
National Recognition.
Expertise You Can Trust.

Franchise & Business Law

Over 25 years representing business and franchise clients

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Protect Your Business.
Protect Your future.

With our expertise in franchise law, combined with our awards and recognition, we are confident that we can provide you with customized legal solutions to suit your specific needs.

Responsive To Your Business & Franchise Needs

Our Areas of Practice

Business Law

We will assist you with every aspect of starting a business and successfully running a company.

Franchise Law

Our franchise lawyers have years of experience in all aspects of franchise law.

Lease Review

Protect your interests with a comprehensive commercial lease review.

We Are Deal Makers, Not Deal Breakers

In just a few minutes of speaking with you I was sold because of your honesty in what I can expect from working with you, your personal attention, and most importantly your experience and skill. [...] If you don’t know the answer yourself, you’re humble enough to say so and bring in an expert on a specific matter.

You and your team really did make a huge difference in my life and I really want you to know how thankful I am for your continued support.

~ Jason B.

The Expertise you need

Every Successful Business Has An Experienced Business Attorney Behind It


Nancy Lanard

Nancy's nationally acclaimed, award-winning experience includes business legal advice, commercial lease negotiations, counseling on employment matters, franchise law document evaluation and drafting, buying and selling businesses and much more.

Nancy has a Superb ten-star rating on Avvo and has been named as a franchise Legal Eagle (nationally recognized top franchise attorney) for ten consecutive years and put on the franchise Legal Eagle Honor Roll, an honor that is only given to a handful of attorneys nationwide.


Jessica Dempsey

Jessica, a cum laude graduate from U. of Pennsylvania and Widener Law School handles both franchise and commercial lease matters. Jessica is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jessica and her husband and child live in Philadelphia.


Erin Pallas Gray

Erin has been an attorney for over nine years and has extensive experience in franchise, business and real estate law. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and California.


Yvonne Holden

Yvonne comes to the firm with over ten years of experience practicing law and handles commercial lease reviews, franchise document reviews, and other business law matters.


Sara Korol

Sara has worked with Nancy for years, bringing in-depth experience with franchise and commercial leases.  Our clients praise Sara for the excellent work she has done on their behalf.


Rebecca Ross

Rebecca brings over 17 years of legal experience to the firm. Rebecca handles commercial leases and franchise document reviews for the firm. Rebecca is licensed in both Georgia and Pennsylvania.


Vanessa Wong

Vanessa has over 9 years of legal experience handling transactional matters for various businesses.  Vanessa and her family own and manage real estate in PA and NJ, giving her a unique understanding of business ownership.


Julie Lusthaus

Julie earned her Juris Doctorate degree at Brooklyn Law School after achieving a BA degree from American University in Justice. She is licensed in New York, New Jersey, & New Hampshire.

Talk To Nancy Lanard And The Attorneys At Lanard And Associates About Your Business And Franchise Goals

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