We consider your business to be our business, and consider ourselves to be your legal partner. Our clients know that they can always reach us quickly, have our attention when needed, and receive value for every dollar spent. We represent public Fortune 500 corporations, closely held companies and individuals in business transactions and high stakes litigations, as well as advise our clients on how to reduce risk and contain litigation costs. Our lawyers are AV rated and have experience at top AmLaw 100 firms. We are highly sought speakers and respected authorities in our areas of expertise, frequently acknowledged by our peers and clients for top notch service and results. Our lawyers also contribute considerable time and energy to a diverse array of non-profit and civic endeavors. Our philosophy is to learn each client’s operations from the business person’s perspective and to evaluate strategic options with a close eye on the bottom line. Our team is deeply knowledgeable and offers tailored, cost-effective solutions in a professional and collegial setting. Ultimately, our objective is to help our clients accomplish their goals while minimizing their exposure and without substantial expense. However, when our clients need to pursue or defend litigation, we are experienced trial lawyers and comfortable in any courtroom or dispute resolution setting. Our clients come from virtually all types of industries, including hospitality, real estate, manufacturing, technology, chemicals, financial services, pharmaceuticals, insurance, communications, Internet commerce, and professional services. Their needs range from legal advice on how to avoid disputes, negotiate and draft transactional deal documents, comply with applicable law, and reduce legal exposure—to resolving complex sophisticated litigation arising from commercial, employment and intellectual property disputes.
Fran Griesing, founder of Griesing Law, LLC, a WBENC-certified woman owned firm, represents clients in complex business transactions, high stakes litigation and alternate dispute resolution matters, and advises clients on reducing legal expense. She also serves as a neutral arbitrator and mediator. Fran’s clients are public and closely held companies, not-for-profit organizations and executives, predominately in the hospitality, foodservice, technology, chemicals and manufacturing industries. Chambers and Partners USA, a leading directory of the legal profession, has noted that clients describe her as “intensely detail-focused and a persuasive and energetic litigator” with a “professional and personable manner.” Chambers has also expressly recognized her for her work in the hospitality industry, and for her “practical and down-to-earth counsel.” Prior to launching Griesing Law, LLC in 2010, Fran practiced law at top tier firms in New York and Philadelphia and, from 1997 to 2000, she served as Chair of Litigation of Philadelphia’s City Solicitor’s Office under former Mayor Edward G. Rendell, who later served as Governor of Pennsylvania. As the City's top trial lawyer, she advised the Mayor, ranking administration officials and City Council on cutting-edge legal issues, while managing over 2,000 matters, supervising 75 lawyers plus attendant support staff, and overseeing outside counsel. As the City's lead attorney on several high-profile matters, she is accustomed to working with a diverse constituency and performing under public scrutiny. An honors graduate of Binghamton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review, Ms. Griesing has been recognized for her professional and community leadership. She has been acknowledged as a Woman to Watch; Greater Philadelphia Woman of Distinction; one of the Governor’s Best 50 Women in Business; and a SmartCEO Brava! leader. She has been recognized by Chambers and Partners USA, Best Lawyers in America and Pennsylvania SuperLawyers. Ms. Griesing also received the Philadelphia Bar Education Center’s Excellence in Legal Education Award and the American Bar Association’s Excellence in Legal Writing Award. She has taught Business Law, Public Employment Law and Advocacy Skills at Temple University's Beasley School of Law and Fox School of Business & Management and has been a guest lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Griesing is included on the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals for commercial and employment matters, International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution neutrals list for commercial, employment and hotel franchise matters, and the Philadelphia Commerce Court Judge Pro Tempore list.