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Trusted New York Business Lawyer

Unlock success with Lawyer For Business — your trusted New York business partner. From startups to industry leaders, our woman-owned firm delivers exceptional legal solutions for your growth.

Lawyer For Business isn't just a law firm; we're your dedicated allies in building, protecting, and propelling your business forward. Build with us today!

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Your Trusted New York Business Attorney


Lawyer For Business is dedicated to empowering businesses across the diverse landscapes of our state. From Buffalo to Syracuse, from Albany to Rochester, and on the bustling streets of New York, NY, our experienced team is committed to providing comprehensive legal support for business ventures.

At the helm is founder and lead business attorney Andrea A. Willis, Esq., renowned for her steadfast commitment to precise legal craftsmanship. With a proven track record of excellence, we're your partner for success in every endeavor.

Founding partner Andrea A. Tarshus Esq. is an experienced New York

How We Help Your Business

Lawyer for Business — Experienced Business Lawyers for Your World

With a deep understanding of the state's intricate business environment, we navigate the unique legal challenges each region presents. Our services extend beyond urban centers to encompass communities large and small, ensuring that companies of all sizes have access to top-tier legal representation. Wherever you are in the state, count on us to be your unwavering legal partner on your path to success.

Lawyer For Business is a socially conscious firm dedicated to giving back. Our nonprofit attorneys donate hundreds of pro bono legal hours each year to our partner charity, Boss BeCause. Started by Andrea A. Willis (Formerly Andrea A. Tarshus), Esq. in 2022, Boss BeCause empowers kids fighting life-threatening illnesses by helping them launch their own 501(c)(3) nonprofits free of charge. To learn more about this important cause, donate, join the mentor team, or nominate a critically ill child for a grant, please visit:


Extensive Experience with Legal Issues Faced by Business Owners

Explore our comprehensive suite of legal services tailored to the dynamic New York business landscape. From contracts to trademarks, we've got your company covered.
Our Business Law Legal Services
Business Contracts
Business Formation
Purchase and Sale of Companies
Outside General Counsel Services
NYS Trademark Registration

Business Contract Review, Drafting, and Negotiation

Navigating the intricate world of business contracts is effortless with us. We skillfully review, draft, and negotiate a spectrum of agreements, including manufacturing, nondisclosure, service, and licensing contracts.

We assist clients with a full range of business law contracts, including:

Business Formation

Embark on your business journey confidently. Only the most adept New York business lawyers can guide clients through forming nonprofits, LLCs, PLLCs, or corporations.

Whether you're a small business startup or a large corporation, we ensure compliance with New York's intricate regulations, helping you establish a solid legal foundation for future success. Let us navigate the complexities of corporate law while you focus on realizing your new business vision.

Purchase and Sale of Companies (M&A)

Contact us if you're looking for seasoned business lawyers to oversee all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and sales. From due diligence to negotiation, we secure your interests at every step.

Outside General Counsel Services

Access dedicated legal guidance without the overhead. With an experienced business professional who holds an in-depth understanding of local regulations, we become an extension of your team, ensuring legal alignment with your objectives. Elevate your business with our dedicated counsel.

NYS Trademark Registration

Safeguard your brand's distinct identity in the vibrant state of New York. Our dedicated attorney guides you through the intricacies of NYS trademark registration, ensuring your intellectual property is fortified against infringement. From preparing applications to navigating potential challenges, we're here to secure your brand's uniqueness and legal rights, bolstering your reputation and growth.
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Elevate Your Business with Legal Excellence: Partner with Us Today!

We're on your side, whether you need a small business attorney to support your startup or are looking for general counsel for your existing successful businesses. Contact our attorney today to learn what we can do for your company.
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Empowering Diverse Businesses in New York

Discover tailored legal support for companies of all sizes. From startups to corporations, our experience is your advantage in navigating New York's dynamic business environment.
Businesses We Serve Across New York State

Small Businesses

From local enterprises to boutique shops, we provide tailored legal support that aligns with your unique challenges and aspirations. Navigate the business landscape confidently with one of the most dedicated New York small business attorneys.

How We Can Help Small Business

Startups and Entrepreneurs

Launch your vision with a legal foundation that scales. Our experience with startups and small business owners in New York ensures you're equipped to overcome obstacles and flourish in a competitive market.

How We Can Help Startups and Entrepreneurs

Limited Liability Company Support

Our business law firm offers comprehensive support to guide LLCs through every stage. We aid in structuring and formation, ensuring alignment with your goals while optimizing liability protection. Our meticulously crafted operating agreements clarify member roles and safeguard their interests. Stay compliant and informed with our governance advice, ensuring seamless operations.
We review and negotiate contracts, as well as protect your intellectual property through trademark and copyright registration. Should disputes arise, our efficient resolution strategies minimize disruption. From strategic growth insights to day-to-day legal needs, our dedicated approach supports your LLC's journey toward success in New York's dynamic business landscape.

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Mid-Sized Businesses

As your company expands, our legal guidance evolves with it. Whether it's compliance, contracts, or growth strategies, we're by your side to navigate New York's business intricacies.

How We Can Help Mid-Sized Businesses


Manage the complexities of corporate governance and growth confidently. Our counsel ensures your corporation is equipped to excel in a dynamic market, from compliance to strategic business growth decisions.

How We Can Help Corporations

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Our Cases

Business Contracts & Agreements

Successful Negotiation of 4 Franchises for Client in Erie County, New York

Our client had never owned or operated a franchise before. They came to us for assistance with the negotiation and review of a letter of intent, and the negotiation of a franchise disclosure document (FDD) and franchise agreement (FA). This story is exceptionally special to the firm because it involves the founding partner, Andrea A. Willis, and her husband.
Business Organization & Transactions

Successful Formation of Nonprofit and Business in Buffalo, New York

Our client approached us to form a nonprofit (501c3) to run their charitable initiative. They were unsure of whether to simultaneously also form a business to support the nonprofit. We walked them through a cohesive strategy that will enable both entities to prosper, filed the paperwork on their behalf, and guided them toward launching operations. Both entities continue to thrive.
Other Services

Successful Negotiation of Franchise Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement, Saving Client 50% of Purchase Price in Buffalo, New York

We effectively negotiated the terms of an “unmodifiable” set of franchise documents, saving our client fifty percent off the purchase price. We removed language that was detrimental to our client’s long-term success and modified the personal guaranty so it could be lifted after the satisfactory completion of an earnout period.
Business Contracts & Agreements

Successful Negotiation of Lease for Restaurant in Buffalo, New York

Our client came to us to do a quick lease review to make sure their interests were protected. Luckily, our client reached out to us before they executed the lease, as it was heavily one-sided against them with terms that could have destroyed their business.‍
License Applications

Successful Approval from New York State Liquor Authority for On-Premises Liquor License in Sullivan County, New York

Our client owned and operated a tavern in Sullivan County during the summer months using one-day beer and wine temporary permits. After applying for, and being denied, a full on-premises liquor license, they came to us for help. Without a full license from the NYSLA, they would be unable to operate and could not afford to stay in business.
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Why Choose Lawyer For Business?

Tailored Local Experience: Benefit from legal solutions designed to fit the unique needs of your business in New York.
Proven Track Record: Our consistent results and respected reputation showcase our ability to drive your success.
Personalized Attention: Expect individualized service that prioritizes your specific goals and challenges.
Strategic Guidance: The best business lawyers offer more than just legal advice — we provide strategic direction to help you thrive.
Community Engagement: We're actively involved in local initiatives, demonstrating our commitment to empowering small businesses and communities.
Comprehensive Solutions: From contracts to intellectual property, we offer a holistic range of services to address all of your legal needs.
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