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Reach A Sophisticated Solution For Your Business

Starting and managing a business is complex. The decisions you make today can have a significant impact on your day-to-day operations as well as your long-term opportunities. Sometimes it is hard to know whether you are making the right call in a given situation.

Small and midsize businesses can count on Luther Lanard for their legal needs. We provide the same services as in-house legal counsel – without the same expenses. You can rely on our knowledge as a business law attorney firm to guide your decisions, allowing you to proceed with confidence.

Guiding Your Business Forward

Our experienced business law attorneys provide advice for several legal matters, such as:

  • Business start-up, entity formation and operation agreements
  • Employment contracts, including noncompete and nondisclosure agreements
  • Acquisitions and sales of existing business or franchise businesses
  • Business succession planning
  • Contracts such as license agreements, joint venture agreements, escrow and release agreements

Whether your business is in its early stages or already well-established, Luther Lanard can help you achieve your goals while managing time and costs. Our firm has facilitated operations and transactions for over 25 years. Based in Pennsylvania, we can support businesses throughout the country.

With Transactions, Do Not Take An Unnecessary Risk

In any business transaction, our team is committed to providing high attention to detail and personal consideration. We will carefully review the documents to detect potential shortcomings and risks.

Real estate is often a substantial investment for businesses. For commercial lease agreements, work with a trusted lawyer. Our firm has experience with the complexities of commercial leases, which gives us insight to help you make the most of your transaction.

Take The Guesswork Out Of Your Business Decision

When you are ready to take the next step forward, we will be here for you. Call 949-649-4241 or email our firm to discuss your legal needs with a skilled lawyer. We offer free virtual initial consultations upon request.

More Than 25 Years Of Experience Helping Clients Buy And Sell Businesses

Buying a business can entail a great deal of anxiety, as well as excitement. You are moving a step closer to your dream, but do you really have all the information you need to make an informed decision? Are there hidden problems that will only show themselves after the purchase?

When buying a business, it is incumbent upon the buyer to investigate the company that he or she is intending to purchase. A thorough investigation of the company’s assets and liabilities, contracts, leases, customers, profits, losses, employment policies and practices, etc., can prevent costly surprises and legal complications from arising after the business purchase is complete.

We Pay Attention To The Details

Let the business attorneys at Luther Lanard guide you through the process of buying a business, from the letter of intent to the closing statement. We have decades of experience helping entrepreneurs, prospective business owners and established businesses achieve their business goals with the purchase of a company or a franchise. We delve deeply into the records of the business being acquired to identify potential concerns and help you make an informed decision.

Ensure That The Purchase Of Your Business Proceeds Smoothly

With a due diligence review of the business you intend to purchase, we can provide clear, understandable information regarding the nature of the business and its assets and liabilities so you can determine if the price and assets are fairly presented.

Thorough Due Diligence Review

Our due diligence review covers a wide range of important elements, including a review of:

  • State tax and corporate filing status
  • Customer contracts
  • Real property owned or leased, mortgages held and real estate title
  • Lists of suppliers and review vendor agreements
  • Equipment leases and title
  • Lists of creditors, outstanding liens on assets and any promissory notes or financial obligations
  • Intellectual property portfolio
  • Compliance concerns with environmental issues, OSHA and taxes
  • Employee contracts and benefits
  • Customer information and warranties
  • Outstanding litigation

Speak With Our Legal Team

Schedule your free consultation today. You can call Luther Lanard at 949-649-4241. With our primary office just outside of Philadelphia, we have attorneys across the United States and serve clients across the country.

“Dear Nancy,

It’s rare for me to write a letter like this but I just had to thank you for everything you’ve done for me the past few weeks. You are an efficient, thorough, and extremely professional attorney who actually understands and cares about deadlines. I’d have to say that what impressed me the most was your availability for me both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning for last-minute revisions before the big meeting! I’ve already given your name out to a few people and plan to keep doing so. Thanks for everything, Nancy!”

– Sue Adler Keller Williams Realty,

Business Transactions: Let Your Business Be Our Business

Every business needs legal advice. Yet, most businesses cannot support a full-time in-house attorney. At Luther Lanard, we provide small and midsize companies with all the services of a general counsel without all the expense.

If you own or run a business, contact a transactional business lawyer at Luther Lanard about your company’s specific legal needs. We can assist you with every aspect of starting a business and running a company, including assisting with strategic business decisions, the type of entity to form, initial contracts you need, the lease for your business, important employment policies to have in place and all other aspects of getting your business off the ground.

Our Services For Your Transaction

We help our business law clients with the following transactional matters:

  • Commercial leases
  • Licensing agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Contracts with suppliers
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Escrow agreements

When preparing to finalize a business transaction, it is imperative to understand the terms of the agreement completely. Our business law attorneys are thorough when reviewing and drafting contracts. We can help you understand your financial and legal obligations to the other party as well as your entitlements.

Cost-Effective Advice For Agreements

From the everyday to the extraordinary, we are here to answer your legal questions. Call our business attorneys for advice on everyday business transactions. You will not have to worry about interpreting legalese or handling business issues that arise. We are on your team and ready to help. We find innovative approaches to help you achieve your business and financial goals. We are deal-makers – not deal-breakers.

Custom-Tailored Legal Solutions Made Simple And Direct

Because no two businesses are alike, we prepare customized documents for each business and transaction. We will work closely with you to develop the documents that best serve your business needs. Our clients come to us for legal services; they stay with us for the peace of mind and confidence they receive from knowing that we get the job done the first time around.

Call our team at 949-649-4241 or contact us online today. While our main office is just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we serve clients across the United States.

This Is Why Our Clients Stay With Us


It’s no surprise or coincidence to me that I am now able to put the […] legal issues 100% behind me. Thanks to your personal dedication, experience, and expertise I had been able to largely continue living my normal life despite how upsetting and distracting all of this has been for me over the past six months. I am certain that this is because of the confidence that you and your team had given me. I really value honesty, effort, experience, and timeliness which are all qualities I have had the pleasure of experiencing while working with you and your team of the last half year. The quick response time to my questions (no matter how insignificant), the honest assessment, answers and feedback, and creative solutions that allowed us to prevail really kept me at ease throughout the entire process.

I will never be able to express how privileged I feel to have you and your team in my corner. 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.