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Buffalo Business Lawyer Serving New York State

Lawyer For Business is a proud, woman-owned, business law firm in New York state that offers online legal services, including business formation, business contract review and negotiation, and other critical legal documents you need to run your business. Our experienced Buffalo business lawyers work with businesses of all sizes, from start-ups and emerging companies to large corporations and non-profits. Contact us today and let's build a solid legal foundation for your success!

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Lawyer For Business — Experienced Business Lawyers for Your World

Founding partner Andrea A. Willis Esq. (formerly Andrea A. Tarshus) is an experienced business attorney serving clients all over the state of New York, including those in Grand Island 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.

Our focus on business, commerce, and corporate 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.

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

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Lawyer for Business — Experienced Business Lawyers for Your World

Andrea A. Willis 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.


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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.

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 Buffalo business lawyers help you determine which legal designation is right for your enterprise and create 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 (M&A)

With the help of experienced business attorneys, 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. Mergers and acquisitions can be intimidating, but with an experienced attorney representing you from Lawyer For Business, we are your advocates and advisors every step of the way. Our proven process is simple, effective, and transparent to ensure you close a deal you feel confident about.

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 Buffalo business lawyers offer 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, Rochester, New York City, and all major cities. Our business legal services cover everything an entrepreneur or large corporation needs, from contracts to partnerships. When you need corporate lawyers, contact us. With our flexible services, online availability, and depth of knowledge, you'll 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.

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Startups and Entrepreneurs

When starting your business, there’s a lot of ground to cover quickly. Startup companies need a reliable legal partner to help develop a smart legal structure that grows with them. Ensure that your legal rights are protected when raising capital or hiring new employees with our comprehensive legal services.

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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.

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Limited liability companies offer flexible business opportunities with minimal personal risk. Our attorneys draft the right agreements for limited partnerships, sole proprietorships, etc., including partner obligations and responsibilities. While they may be tempting, many of the DIY legal entity formation services readily available online are riddled with pitfalls and shortcomings. When you use an attorney at Lawyer For Business, we do things right, from the start.

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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

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 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 Us as Your Buffalo Business Attorneys

We know you have options.

Your business lawyer should provide exceptional skill and dedication 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.

At Lawyer For Business, we offer precise and thorough legal services and many benefits for our clients.


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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