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Sarah E Holmes

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 17 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sarah

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I am a business owner and small business lawyer.  My first business involved manufacturing a product and distributing it across the US.  After about two years, I had my products in 100 retailers nationwide.  I used to exhibit at trade shows In New York and Atlanta and meeting other independent business owners and talking with them was how I really got inspired to create my own law firm dedicated to helping other small business owners.


I now own a kitchen and gourmet shop in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia.  I buy a ton of goods from local Philly makers and love helping the talented entrepreneurs in this area.


When I'm not busy running my businesses, taking care of my two small kids or running after two geriatric pugs, I write about small business issues on my blog at and at .


Philadelphia Small Business Lawyer Sarah E. Holmes
1650 Market Street
36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19103

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Posted by Lucinda | March 24, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Legal Services For Your Business!
Sarah is an exceptional attorney who is highly knowledgeable and deeply cares about her clients' business success. She has a keen eye for detail and is adept at spotting potential issues that could cost money in the future if left unaddressed. Sarah is not only professional but also relatable, making her clients feel comfortable and understood. Her experience as a small business owner in the past gives her a unique perspective and enables her to better understand the needs of small businesses. I highly recommend Sarah Holmes to anyone seeking legal assistance, as her services are not only top-notch but also offered at super reasonable prices. You can't go wrong with Holmes Business Law PC in your corner.
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Posted by Stephanie & Tina | October 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experiance
We started our journey not knowing much about leases, membership agreements and other group rules and regulations. Sarah helped us convey what we wanted to say, cover ourselves and members and made the legal aspect of being a business owner less stressful by taking away the unknown. Many thanks!
Posted by Heather | April 21, 2015
Very Helpful
Sarah is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and reasonably priced. She has helped me in many small business related situations and I have been happy each every time. Being a business owner herself, Sarah is very familiar with contracts, partnership agreements, operating agreements and succession plan agreements. She can also you form or dissolve a business or partnership.
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Posted by Heather | April 14, 2015
Clear and honest
Sarah Holmes is a refreshingly clear and easy to understand lawyer. She listens and constructed legal documents fitting my business needs for a reasonable price and in a timely manner. Her work is easy to understand and she makes herself amply available to answer questions. I highly recommend Sarah Holmes as a small business lawyer!
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Posted by Elyse | January 14, 2015
Thorough and Detailed Risk Assessment
Sarah conducted a risk assessment for our business. She was responsive and communicative throughout the process, and made the process seamless and simple. I truly felt that through the risk assessment I gained the knowledge to make informed decisions for the betterment of my company. I highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2014
Clear, thorough & informed contract reviews!
I am in the early stages of a business start up and I am writing some of my first proposals. I need to be sure my contracts protect me should anything go awry with a project. Sarah reviewed them for me and provided informed feedback with clarity. She was thorough and made sure I understood all documentation by providing hypothetical situations that may apply. I would recommend her to any small business owner.
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Posted by Cory | August 1, 2014
Needed help writing a contract
I was a year into my business before I reached out to a lawyer for help. Thankfully all I needed at the time was a more thorough contract, but Sarah very easily helped me iron out the details and close some loose ends. Her process was incredibly smooth. Never having worked with a lawyer before, I wasn't sure what to expect, but there was never a point during our business together that I wasn't sure exactly what was going on. She kept me in the loop about the work she was doing with my contracts and explained to me what the new terms meant.
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Posted by Mo | July 21, 2014
Very helpful
My business partner and I come from technical backgrounds and did not have any experience with starting a small business. We had an LLC set up when we went to Sarah, but had many legal questions that we needed answered. Sarah was able to answer all of them and also provided us with a lot of great tips on how to move forward with our business. Sarah also made herself available to us on late evenings and weekends, which was very important to us because on top of running our business we also have full-time day jobs. We had a very good experience with Sarah and plan to consult with her regularly.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 14, 2014
Complete and efficient
I used Sarah to help set up my small business, an LLC. She was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions and even gave me some tidbits of advice as well. She always responded promptly to emails and kept me up to date on the progress of my paperwork. I would definitely use her again, and will recommend her to others who need help or counseling for their small business.
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Posted by Denice | July 3, 2014
Solid, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable Small Business Lawyer
I needed contracts for my business and a lawyer I can count on to ask legal questions when I have legal questions or a client questions something. I'm a Virtual Assistant and in my industry, you can purchase contract packages for $10 or $20 from established VA's. I have peace of mind knowing that I have a contract personalized for me, my business and in a language that I understand. Sarah is knowledgeable, replies quickly to my questions and is my biggest advocate for me and my business. I know I have someone in my corner who will protect me, my business and my interests.
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Posted by Wale | July 2, 2014
A great business lawyer!
I contacted Sarah to provide guidance with starting my business. I did my research beforehand and had consulted other lawyers. Sarah was the most knowledgable lawyer of all and was spot on with her analysis. I was convinced that she was the best lawyer for me after our first conversation! She listened very carefully and made the best recommendation for my personal situation. If you want legal consultation from a knowledgable lawyer that will give you the personal attention and time you need, go ahead and hire Sarah.
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Posted by Rachael | July 2, 2014
Very Helpful Small Business Lawyer
I really enjoyed working with Sarah. She helped me set up my 'Contract for Service' that I use to facilitate the client relationships for my business. She offered me excellent insight and advice throughout the process. She was also very patient with me and my workload, and she went above and beyond to help me create a thorough and thoughtful agreement that protects my interests as well as my clients'.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Maarshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Thomas More Holland
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Consumer Affairs Hearings Division
  • 2003 - 2005


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Kenyon College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000


  • Manayunk Development Corporation
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2005


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association publication
  • Simple Tips for Getting New Clients and Building Your Book of Business
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (13)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Business Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Sarah and will refer clients to her."
Business Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very knowledgeable attorney who is willing to help and who is very dedicated to doing good work. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an excellent business attorney, who can guide you through any business transaction from the opening of a business to the day-to-day needs of the business to the closing of the business. Her rates are reasonable and her services are personable. I highly recommend Sarah."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse this lawyer. She is smart, professional, and easy to work with. If you are in need of any small business legal assistance, you should contact her office."
Business Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah is a thoughtful attorney with a range of skills and legal acumen. I have trusted Sarah to handle several matters, including business deals and contract disputes. She has earned my highest recommendation and endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah has a great work ethic and is very knowledgeable about substantive and procedural aspects of practice in Pennsylvania. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah and I worked together on a complex business matter. She was responsive and effective. Highly recommend."
Business Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although new to Avvo it is evident that the answers of Ms. Holmes are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sarah has character, work ethic, and keen legal acumen. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sarah is an excellent lawyer. I have worked together with her on several small business matters. Anyone who retains her is making a good decision, and it is my great pleasure to endorse her."
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Philadelphia Contracts and agreements Lawyer Sarah E Holmes
Sarah E Holmes
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 18 years