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First of all I want to say what a privilege it was to work with you and specifically Sara. What an extensive, thorough, and professional job she did with/for me with the FDD, FA, and addendum efforts. I am so glad that I took the recommendations of the […]/Benetrends team to work with your firm and her recommendation to present a complete addendum to the franchisor.

– Nancy

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 😉

– Sara

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

Many Thanks

“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

Personal Attention

We Deeply Care About Our Clients’ Needs And Our Respected Relationships. With These Testimonials, You Can Rest Assured That Our Services Are Right For You.

“I would like to give you my heartfelt thanks for getting me through a difficult time with my franchise company. I felt that I was between a rock and a hard place, with my franchisor demanding that I open a second location while my first one was still losing money. The threats, the pressure, and the arm-twisting came to a sudden end as soon as I mentioned that you were representing me. I’m not terribly surprised by this change of heart on their part since your reputation as a franchise attorney is excellent. I first presented my difficulties to my father, since he is also an attorney. His immediate response was that I needed representation by someone with extensive experience with franchises. Although he knows many lawyers, he felt that you could best help me. The advice you gave me, as well as the inconsistencies you found in my franchise contracts, gave me a clear plan of action. Everything was settled, and I feel about 1,000 pounds lighter. Please feel free to use me as a reference at any time. And special thanks for all of the much needed and appreciated hand-holding.”

– Candice C.

Business And Franchise Law Expertise

“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.

Patient And Tenacious

“I can never begin to express how much you helped Rich and me as we went through negotiations with [the Landlord] to secure our lease space here in Houston. As new franchisees and novices in securing lease space, it was a great comfort to have you as our attorney. It was so reassuring to see your command of the law and how diligent you were in protecting us during the negotiation process. Yes, your legal expertise was much needed! But, your patience with us and your tenacity with [the Landlord] made the process so much more pleasant. We are so grateful to have you as our attorney and we would recommend anyone in need of legal expertise to use you!”

– Sharron And Richard Q.

The Real Deal

“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 through a difficult legal issue. Nancy Lanard is the real deal!”

– A.B.

Flexible To Fit My Schedule

“As your availability for me both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning for last-minute revisions before the big meeting! I’ve already given your name to a few people and plan to keep doing so.”

– Sue Adler, Keller Williams Realty

Professional And Patient

“Thank you very much for your help with the lease. It was my first commercial lease ever and I am glad it is finally done. You have no idea! It was a grueling process for me and without your help, I would have thrown in the towel. The sentences are so long that when I get mid-sentence, I forget what the first part of the sentence was about. I greatly appreciate your patience, your guidance and your professionalism. I would definitely send you referrals.”

– Ling H.

Wonderful Support And Legal Services

“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.


“Rebecca Ross is the attorney that represents my interest on this very important business endeavor [the lease for my franchise]. [Her email on adding language in the lease to protect me relating to the coronavirus] is proactive and most of all, a client-centric action that I’ve rarely seen from any legal representation. I’m so proud and thankful that our [franchise system] chooses to do business with such professional and thoughtful people. Great job Rebecca and Nancy. BIG FAN!”

– Rick H

Achieved Tremendous Results

“We both want to thank you for the tremendous results you achieved for us. We can’t tell you how much we appreciated how fast and thorough you were, especially while on your vacation! We just want you to know how happy we are with the service you provided for us. Many, many thanks!”

– Diane & Jim

Impeccable Service

“It is a pleasure to work with you and I am thankful to have you for counsel. Your service is impeccable and I look forward to continuing to work with you.”

– S. Ramsey Walker, Jr. Developer Downingtown, PA

Responsive And Efficient

“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!”

– ED

Best Interests At Heart

“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.

Thank You

“Thanks Nancy. If our plans work out as planned, you’ll be hearing from us in the future. We are thrilled with the services we received from Vanessa and you.”

– Josh

Attorneys Who Look Out For Your Best Interest

“I was looking to open my first gym franchise and needed an attorney to help with the contract review and forming our LLC. I could not have been happier with Nancy and Erin. They were thorough and explained things clearly to me every step of the way. They provided great insight and clearly had the expertise needed. I felt very comfortable and always believed they were looking out for my best interests, which really put my mind at ease. As a first-time franchisee, I would highly recommend this group.”

– Matt H

Worth Your Time And Money

“Nancy runs a very professional and friendly law firm. They are deep experts in the franchise arena, with decades of experience. Erin Gray, my lead attorney, was lightning fast in getting on my calendar, and we quickly walked through all the documentation I needed reviewed. She was thorough, friendly, and very capable of breaking down “legal terms” into concepts that made sense to me. The changes/edits were sent out within 24 hours every step of the way. We were done in less than a week! Erin and Nancy are worth your time and money, and will be an asset to any franchise candidate.”

– Phil T

Knowledgeable With Our Lease Negotiation

“Nancy, 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

We Could Not Have Done It Without You

“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