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Buffalo Business Lawyer Serving New York State

Lawyer for Business is a proud, woman-owned, small business law firm in New York state that offers online legal services, including business formation, business contracts, and other critical legal documents you need to run your business. Our business law attorney works with businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and emerging companies to large corporations and non-profits

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Lawyer for Business — Experienced Business Lawyers for Your World

Founding partner Andrea A. Tarshus Esq. is an experienced New York small business attorney serving clients all over the state, including those in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, and NYC. She and her associates have a lengthy history of serving the legal needs of small businesses and larger corporations. She has a commitment to detailed, accurate legal work and achieving the best possible results for her clients.

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

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Lawyer for Business — Experienced Business Lawyers for Your World

Our focus on business, commerce, and agricultural law means we take care of clients in every business sector and industry in the Empire State, and our consistent results have earned us respect throughout the region.

Andrea A. Tarshus Esq. graduated from Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, NY, where she received a J.D. with honors. After graduation, she opened her boutique firm, focusing on a personalized touch for business clients.

She is a vibrant member of the Western New York community and is currently a Director of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, and a Director for Kevin Guest House, a nonprofit. Fast results, consultations with a practicing commercial lawyer, and close attention to detail that your business needs for success are the hallmarks of her business law firm.


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Our Business Law Legal Services
Business Contracts
Business Formation
Purchase and Sale of Business
Online Legal Services
Outside General Counsel Services

Business Contracts

A well-drafted business contract is the cornerstone of successful businesses and their operations. Business agreements reduce contention and clearly enumerate the obligations of each party. Over the course of your business operations, you will need a small business attorney to help you with vendor or sales contracts, employment contracts, or partnership agreements. Each contract our business attorney forms is in accordance with current federal and NY state laws.

Some of the business agreements we draft and review include:

Business Formation

Liability protection, management structure, ease of formation, and the ability of founders to raise capital are all considerations when forming a business entity. Your qualified New York business law firm helps you determine which legal designation is right for your enterprise and creates the legal documents you need to ensure it operates smoothly.

Some of the tasks our corporate attorney helps clients with are:

Purchase and Sale of Business

With the help of an experienced business lawyer in New York, you can navigate the complicated process of selling or purchasing a business. Your needs may change over time, and you may want to buy out a partner or purchase a competitor's business. We ensure that all due diligence, including research, is completed to help you make a good financial choice. Or, if you're selling your enterprise, we will help you vet offers so that you’ll profit from everything you’ve worked so hard to build.

Online Legal Services

The cost of travel, taking time out of the day to meet in person with your business lawyer or other business partners, and simple convenience make online business services preferable for many busy business owners. Our New York business law firm offers online legal services for your business, including:

Outside General Counsel Services

Choose our corporate law firm when you need outside general counsel to supplement your legal team and business law needs. Small businesses and start-ups benefit from experienced business legal advice to help with corporate, industry-specific, and general legal matters. Our services include acting as a small business legal advisor to help with your legal strategy and provide timely advice on business matters.
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Businesses We Serve Across New York State

Our business law firm represents clients across New York State, including Buffalo, Albany, and all major cities. Our business legal services cover everything an entrepreneur or large corporation needs, from contracts to partnerships. When you need a New York business attorney, contact us. Our flexible legal services, including online assistance and depth of knowledge, mean that we have a business lawyer in New York you can rely on to prioritize your business interests.
Businesses We Serve Across New York State

Small Businesses

Small business owners wear many hats. Let our business law firm take the legal worries off your shoulders. We tailor our services to your business needs now and projected needs as you grow. Experienced business lawyers will ensure you remain compliant with NY regulations and legal requirements.

How We Can Help Small Business

Startups and Entrepreneurs

When starting your business, there’s a lot of ground to cover quickly. Trust your New York business lawyer to help you develop the right smart legal structure that grows with you. Ensure that your legal rights are protected when raising capital or hiring new employees with our comprehensive legal services.

How We Can Help Startups and Entrepreneurs


Whether you're purchasing a franchise or considering offering franchise opportunities for your thriving business, our business law firm can help you develop the right business agreements to ensure business consistency and compliance.

How We Can Help Franchises


Limited liability corporations offer flexible business opportunities with minimal personal risk. Our corporate law firm drafts the right agreements for a limited partnership, including partner obligations and responsibilities.

How We Can Help LLCs

Mid-Sized Businesses

Mid-sized businesses typically require legal consultation on a daily basis. Our business lawyers provide on-demand general legal counsel or thorough business advice for specific projects and legal issues tailored to your goals and business interests.

How We Can Help Mid-Sized Businesses

Corporations and Large Businesses

Large corporations may have inside legal counsel but require an outside business law firm for specific projects and concerns. We align your business interests and minimize risks with an eye to global growth and compliance.

How We Can Help Corp. and Large Businesses


Looking to form a corporation for a new business venture? When selecting a corporate formation attorney in New York State, Lawyer For Business can help you at every stage of your business formation.

How We Can Help Corporations

Schedule Your Initial Consultation with Our Business Law Firm Today

In need of legal guidance for your business activities? Contact Lawyer for Business today to schedule a consultation.
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Our Cases

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

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.
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 Us as Your Buffalo Business Attorneys

We know you have options for your New York business law firm. At Lawyer for Business, we offer precise and thorough legal services and many benefits for our clients.

Our clients receive an attorney response within 24 to 48 hours of contacting our business law firm.

Your business lawyer should provide expertise to help you overcome legal issues and meet your goals. Trust our corporate legal firm — we’re your legal wingman partnering with your business to help you spread your wings and fly.

Extensive experience as in-house and general legal counsel
Completed over 100 successful projects
Served multiple start-ups, enterprise clients, and Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries
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We started working with Andrea 1 year ago. She has taken our business to another higher level. Not only is she our attorney, but she is also our business coach. Her business acumen is second to none. Her advice and guidance in the legal world has helped us navigate any potential pitfalls that may have come our way.
Seema Ali-Mojawalla
Tarshus Law Firm, Andrea specifically, manages the contracts process for my business. Her insight and attention to detail have resulted in a better business, better relationships with my vendors and clients, and more savings financially.
I retained Ms. Tarshus last year to assist me with corporate legal services involving my start-up business. Ms. Tarshus helped me and my company out greatly. She is a wonderful, competent attorney who assisted me with contract drafting, corporate formation, and overall business strategy.
Lyle B.

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Why wait? Protect your business with help from our dedicated business law attorney in New York. Reach out to our team to schedule a consultation today.

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