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Nancy L. Lanard
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Nancy grew up in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area where she was a magna cum laude graduate from the University of Pennsylvania and received her graduate degree with honors from the same institution. She graduated from Villanova University School of Law where she was in the top ten percent of her law school class and was selected to be on the Law Review.
Nancy represents such corporations as Sylvan Learning Center, Inc., Huntington Learning Centers and FAB Cleaning, LLC, Materials Sciences Corporation (engineering consultants), Slingmax, Inc. (international licensor of rigging products), Wireless Xcessories Group, Inc. (publicly traded national wholesaler of wireless accessories), Doctors Pathology Services, PA (providing pathology services with a patented medical concept), Trash Butler, LLC (service organization), Rita's Water Ice Franchising Corporation, (franchisor of Italian ices, ice cream, gelati, etc.) Saladworks, Inc. (franchisor of quick casual salad restaurants), Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa (franchisor of massage and facial spas) and real estate developers, medical joint venture partners, computer software development companies, general contractors, as well as franchisees and potential franchisees of a myriad of franchises.
Nancy's experience has included general corporate and real estate counseling (including negotiating and drafting contracts, handling the purchase and sale of businesses, and representing businesses in the buying, selling, developing, managing, and leasing of real estate); assistance with hiring, firing, promoting and managing employees and the issues surrounding those actions; preparing financing documentation; advising on Federal regulations; and drafting and negotiating documentation for the sale and acquisition of franchises, including preparing Franchise Disclosure Documents and franchise agreements. She has overseen mass tort litigation of over 500 personal injury/product liability lawsuits, responded to Federal investigations of her clients by the FDA and FTC, advised on American's with Disabilities Act compliance, prepared employment manuals, assisted with international and national trademark and patent licensing, and provided bankruptcy and antitrust advice.
Nancy is a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section and Forum on Franchising, the Pennsylvania Bar Association where she sits on the Solo Council, the board of the Solo and Small Firm Section, the Montgomery County Bar Association's Business Law Section and Franchise Law Committee and the Bucks County Bar Association’s Business Law Section and Women’s Law Division. She sits on the Board of Directors of PBN (Professional Business Network), has been an Ambassador for the Suburban Horsham Willow Grove Chamber of Commerce, was active in the Women's Resource Group of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and former chair of the Women's Business Resource Network of the Horsham Chamber of Commerce. Nancy is active in neighborhood relations and has assisted the youth in her community through various volunteer activities.
Areas of Practice
Business & Commercial Law
Closely Held Businesses
Formation & Business Planning
Limited Liability Companies
Employment Law - Employer
Americans with Disabilities Act - Employer
Employment Contracts Employer
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate
J.D. Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania, Law Review: Villanova University Law Review
M.S. University of Pennsylvania, Honors: With honors
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Honors: Magna Cum Laude Major: Spanish
Honors and Awards
Legal Eagle - an honor presented to the top 130 franchise attorneys in the US named by the publication Franchise Times Magazine in 2005 and 2011