Yvonne Holden

  • Senior Attorney

Yvonne Holden

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Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Lease Review/Real Estate
  • Franchise Law
  • Sale and Acquisition of Businesses


Yvonne earned her Juris Doctorate degree at The John Marshall Law School In Chicago, IL, having previously achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in English Journalism and Criminal Justice. After more than thirteen years of extensive legal experience, Yvonne enjoys handling franchise matters, commercial lease reviews and negotiations, and acquisitions and sales of businesses.

Yvonne lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her husband, and two children.


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2001
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: English Journalism
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania, 2006
  • New Jersey, 2009

Published Works

  • Qualifying to Do Business in Another State: The CSC® 50-State Guide to Qualification, CSC, 2016-2020

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Advisor for Parent to Parent Program for parents of children with autism, 2018 to Present

Past Positions

  • The Law Office of Yvonne Thomas Holden, Managing Attorney, 2015 to 2016
  • Holden Consulting Services, Owner/Consultant, 2013 to 2015


  • English

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Attorney
Hi Nancy,
Zoe and I just wanted wish you a happy new year. We also wanted to share with you that Yvonne has been fantastic! She’s thorough and so hardworking ( as you know 😊 ). We really appreciate everything you and Yvonne have done for us.

Hope you have a great holiday,

– Ryan and Zoe

Thanks to you and Yvonne for a great job on our first of 3 sites. Yvonne was awesome to work with and we look forward to the next 2 leases with you. I will recommend you to our friends who just signed on for 3 stores with MSS in New Jersey.

– Joe A

Thank you for the message. We have enjoyed working with you and Yvonne during the workings of our PSP retail lease. You both exemplify professional excellence and we were particularly impressed by the assiduousness with which Yvonne approached lease negotiations.
We hope to rely upon your services in future as we choose our second PSP location and face issues of another tenancy.
Wishing you continued success and the best of health.

Warm regards,
– Janet and Michael

Thanks Yvonne! Your and Nancy’s wonderful support and legal services were/are much appreciated throughout the entire process. This could not have happened without you and Nancy. We look forward to working with you and Nancy in the near future! Also, we hope both of you will be able to attend our family and friends’ day and grand opening for our first store in the near future. We made a great partnership.”

– Wayne & Karen D.

While I only interviewed by phone three other franchise attorneys before engaging your firm, what were differentiation points for me were: Your generous allocation of time with me on a conference call prior to being hired, the level of your professionalism and obvious depth and breadth of your knowledge of the franchise industry. Also, I felt confident that you would have my best interests at heart. After hiring your firm and working with Yvonne: Not only is Yvonne extremely knowledgeable in all legal aspects of franchising but she went out of her way to advise me on the nuances of negotiating more favorable terms. Yvonne was fully engaged with me in the process and her very timely responsiveness to any questions (of which there were many) was nothing short of amazing. Her demeanor is polished and professional. Both you and Yvonne made the legal side of the franchise transaction seamless. I feel completely confident in your abilities and would not hesitate to recommend her/ your firm to anyone in need of legal counsel. Also, I have never seen a franchise attorney create and distribute such an interesting and well-written newsletter addressing topics of significance to potential buyers of franchises.”

– Judy T.

We want to thank you for the professional service and help we received from you and your firm as we negotiated the lease on our PSP store. We would have been lost without your guidance. Yvonne was extremely knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. We appreciate […] that she was accommodating to our crazy schedules. Again, thank you for your services.”

– Marla & Patrick D.

Jon and I also want to thank you and Yvonne for helping us through a difficult lease and then a difficult termination. We are so grateful to both of you for your guidance and support. While things didn’t turn out as planned, we appreciated the incredible service. And we cannot say enough good things about Yvonne. What a remarkable woman as a lawyer and as a friend.

– Jean

Yvonne: Just want to thank you for your work on our acquisition. You were invaluable to us with your knowledge and timeliness. We could not have done it without you.”

– Travis W

Thank you for everything going all the way back to the LOI. This has been a long road. I very much appreciate your patience, your guidance, your expertise, and your commitment every step of the way. I have every confidence that I have the best possible terms & conditions in this lease because I had you in my corner. I hope to be in touch again in just under five years to get your help with our first extension! Until then, I hope to hear about Lanard and Associates involvement in many other Athletic Republic center openings – we’ll be all the better for it.

– Alen M