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Custom Legal Solutions For Franchisees Nationwide

At Lanard and Associates, we create tailored legal strategies to help your business thrive.

Trusted Guidance For Franchisees

Deciding to become a franchisee is a big step. The process can feel overwhelming, and a small mistake can have significant financial repercussions. At Lanard and Associates, we will guide you through each step of the process. Our experienced franchise law team can evaluate your legal documents, set up your legal entity as a corporation or LLC and help you negotiate a strong commercial lease. With over 25 years of legal expertise in franchise law, we are confident that we can put you on the right path to business success.

AVVO Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Franchising
Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion | Platinum / 2020
Rated By | Super Lawyers | Nancy L. Lanard | SuperLawyers.com
Legal Eagles
Franchise Legal Players
Martindale Hubbell | AV Preeminent | Peer Review Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2020

Franchise Law

Commercial Lease Review

Contract Law

Business Law

Frequently Asked Questions

Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA

Over 25 Years Representing Business And Franchise Clients

Why Should You Work With Lanard and Associates?

  • National reach: Our firm represents clients throughout the United States. We can help you confidently and seamlessly expand your business throughout the country.
  • Franchise experience: With over 25 years of franchise law experience, we provide the in-depth legal insights to help make your business successful.
  • Widely recognized: Nancy has a “Superb” rating on Avvo and is AV Preeminent peer-review* rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell and has received Legal Eagle recognition by Franchise Times over 12 consecutive years. These honors reflect the skills, knowledge and expertise to get the results you desire.
  • Personal attention: We work closely with clients, providing the high level of attention they deserve. We want to help your business grow and thrive.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Do Not Sign A Commercial Lease Without Having Lanard And Associates Negotiate It

Commercial leases tend to favor the landlord when written. At Lanard and Associates, we ensure that you sign a lease that puts you in a much stronger tenant position. We will go through the document with you line by line, explaining the legalese in plain English and how the terms will impact you. We understand the repercussions of signing an unfavorable lease agreement and will strongly advocate on your behalf to protect your best interests. With our decades of lease negotiation experience we know what terms are critical to your business future. We will take care of the fine print so you can drive the larger vision.

Get To Know Our Legal Team

​Our award-winning team represents business and franchise law clients across the United States.

Nancy-Lanard

Nancy Lanard

Senior Partner

R. Michelle Boldon

R. Michelle Boldon

Attorney

Jessica Dempsey

Jessica Dempsey

Attorney

Erin Pallas Gray

Erin Pallas Gray

Attorney

Yvonne Holden

Yvonne Holden

Senior Attorney

Sara Korol

Sara Korol

Senior Attorney

Rebecca Ross

Rebecca Ross

 Attorney

What Is It Like To Work With Us?

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! Sara, your patience and guidance were invaluable in helping us navigate through this journey. Nancy, we appreciate you keeping tabs on the situation from beginning to end.”

Ed And Christina

“As a lawyer myself, I know the importance of hiring someone who is an expert in her field to handle a legal matter. When I began contemplating buying a small franchise in the Philadelphia area, I was pointed in Nancy’s direction for her expertise in business and franchise law. She has been a delight to work with – and that’s not something people usually say about their lawyers. Nancy is competent, compassionate and efficient. She knows her business and inspires confidence every step along the way. Whatever your business law needs, you will be in good hands with Nancy Lanard and her associates.”

Jenny L.

“Once again thank you for all your efforts and assistance on my legal matter. You were extremely helpful, professional and a real people person. I truly found a friend, trustworthy attorney with real knowledge and experience, to get me thru a difficult legal issue. Nancy Lanard is the real deal!”

A.B.

“She handles issues expeditiously and with fine attention to detail. She has been involved with everything from our building leases, nondisclosure agreements, company disclaimers and personnel documents. I am pleased with her work and feel that her fees are very reasonable. I would recommend her services to you.”

Tom Cassin

“My clients often ask me for the name of a franchise attorney to review their agreements. Without hesitation I refer Nancy Lanard. I feel confident that Nancy will guide my clients in the direction that is in their best interest in a timely fashion. Nancy is efficient, prompt and very knowledgeable about franchise law and does an excellent job educating my clients through the final phase of their exciting journey toward business ownership.”

Karol Mercurio, Franchise Consultant

Contact Our Team To Discuss Your Legal Needs

We’ll Take Care Of The Fine Print So You Can Drive The Larger Vision.