- Franchise Law
- Commercial Leases
- Business Sale and Acquisition
Sara graduated magna cum laude with her Juris Doctorate degree from the University at Buffalo Law School, having received the Virginia Leary award for excellence in International Law. Sara had previously been awarded the honor of being Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Rochester, where Sara received her Bachelor's degree in Economics. Sara is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and two local bar associations. Sara is licensed in Pennsylvania, New York and Florida.
Sara enjoys spending time playing the violin in community orchestras and spending time with her family.
Sara has worked for Nancy Lanard for years and focuses her practice on franchising, buying and selling businesses, lease negotiations, and other general business practices that are often difficult to navigate alone.
Sara's unique insight provides her clients with the richest of resources.
- University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York
- J.D. - 2011
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Honors: Virginia Leary Award for Excellence in International Law
- University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
- B.A. - 2004
- Major: Economics
- Florida, 2019
- Pennsylvania, 2013
- New York, 2012
Fraternities or Sororities
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
Current Employment Position
- Senior Attorney
Our firm for any future legal services I may need. Sara has done a wonderful job and I have really enjoyed working with her.
– Teresa S.
Thank you very much. It was great for me too. Sara worked very hard on negotiating best terms for me. I can recommend your services to anyone.
– Elena S.
Sara has been great to work with. I really appreciate all her hard work, especially early in the process. Her expertise and insight have been invaluable. I would certainly recommend her services.
– Rich F.
I just got off the phone with Sara Korol, and I want to thank you for sending me to her.
I found her to be a first-rate lawyer and a first-rate listener.
She heard what I had to say about various issues in the franchise agreement. She fought on my behalf for some changes and got most of them.
I am very pleased with the results, and I intend to move forward with the franchise.
– Ben Y.
It is a pleasure working with Sara, she has been extremely helpful, patient and kind in guiding me through the legal aspects of our new business. I look forward to a continued relationship with Sara and your firm.
– Amanda S.
Thanks to you guys, I just signed the lease. I appreciate all the help you guys have provided me with. Sara was so wonderful explaining details about the lease. She was patient, professional, nice and at the same time friendly.
You guys, especially Sara, did a fantastic job for us and kept us informed about everything throughout the whole [lease] process! Sara got all bumps in the road smoothed out and made the whole experience much easier than some of the other stories I’ve heard while going through this process! You guys are wonderful and look forward to working with you again on my next store!
Now that we have finalized this [lease review and negotiation] matter I would like to tell you about our experience with Sara Korol.
During this project we have dealt with SEVERAL individuals and it has definitely been scary, stressful and eye opening. The one bright spot has certainly been Sara. Our emails and phones calls were quickly answered and she always made herself available. Sara’s professionalism and ability to make us feel like we were her only clients was second to none. Sharon and I always felt like she had our back like a family member would. At times I am certain she had the Landlord team on their heels with the revisions she suggested and that is a very good thing. We felt extremely lucky to have Sara in our corner during the lease negotiation process.
We will be recommending your company to anybody we can. If we are fortunate to be successful enough to open more locations there is no doubt in our minds that Lanard and Associates will be our only contact. Sara is an amazing asset to your company (but you already knew that 🙂
Keep up the great work!!
– John and Sharon H
I feel that we went to war together and strategized the start of a successful business venture for me and hopefully a relationship with your firm that I can count on for years to come. You[r] overall wisdom, understanding, and patience to work with me as needed to get this done has been a true pleasure. Now I can get some sleep 😉
I just concluded my welcome call with and will be initiating the wire transfer of the deposit to them as soon as I can connect with my bank to release the daily restrictions to the amount needed to be sent.
All in all, we seem to be starting on a positive.
– Erik K
“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
Sara and Nancy, I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the services that your firm provided during the purchase of the Elements in White Plains. You were responsive, efficient and most of all, professional. I truly enjoyed working with you and the whole experience was made much more manageable due to your service. I will think of you in any future endeavors that call for representation. Thanks for everything!”
I believe in engaging the proper experts at the proper time, and simply [a] cost of doing business.
It was not clear to me that I would get $2,200 in value [for the franchise document review]. You delivered critical insights, making the investment a bargain – Thank You!
– Mark L
Thank you for doing such a thorough job and getting us the in the best position possible. Much appreciated.
All the best!
Please accept my apologies for the delay in corresponding with you. Thank you so much for assisting me in negotiating the sub lease for my new office space. You were both a pleasure to work with and I will most certainly keep you in mind for future needs.
I am now fully moved into the space and enjoying its use.
I have attached an executed copy of the lease agreement for your records.
I wish the both of you the very best!
Take Good Care,