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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


Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 40%
    10 years
  2. Business: 30%
    10 years
  3. Trademark Application: 20%
  4. Copyright Application: 10%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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  • Michael Charles Doland

    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.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sang Woo Lee

    Sarah has character, work ethic, and keen legal acumen. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer.


    Sang Lee Advertising Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Philadelphia Small Business Lawyer Sarah E. Holmes

325 Chestnut Street
Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA, 19106


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardsCenter for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateMaarshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin2007 - 2012
AssociateLaw Office of Thomas More Holland2005 - 2007
ClerkConsumer Affairs Hearings Division2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Manayunk Development CorporationBoard Member2014 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar Association publicationSimple Tips for Getting New Clients and Building Your Book of Business2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Kenyon CollegePhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Small Business Lunch & LearnCopyright & Trademark Basics for Small Business2014
Humanities ProgramTalk on Copyrights & Trademarks2014
Small Business Topics at the Transfer StationObamacare and the Small Business What You Must Know Now2013
Small Business Lunch at the Transfer StationWho Will You Be? Choosing LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp or Sole Prop2013