Katherine Pandelidis Granbois, Esq.
Katherine Pandelidis Granbois, Esq. is a Shareholder in the Business and Corporate Law Group. With nearly 25 years of experience, her practice is concentrated in corporate and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, sales and distribution, entity selection and formation, and commercial matters for clients ranging from startups and professional practices to large family-owned businesses and middle market companies. Kathy’s practice also includes the formation and counseling of nonprofit entities and handling real estate acquisitions, sales, commercial leasing, and related matters.
Kathy also works in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group assisting with matters relating to IP licensing arrangements, new product development agreements, and SaaS licensing and subscription arrangements.
Formerly in-house with a Fortune 500 company, a significant amount of Kathy’s practice has involved providing external support for in-house legal departments and serving as general legal counsel for companies who do not have in-house counsel.
Kathy is active in the community, currently serving as Board Chair of the United Way of Lancaster County and recently serving as a mentor in the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Women in Business mentoring program, fundraising chair of the Lancaster Youth Amateur Hockey League, and volunteer for Assets of Lancaster.
The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1992
Bucknell University, B.A., cum laude, 1988
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity and Venture Capital Committees
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lancaster Bar Association, former Chair – Business, Corporate, and Bankruptcy Section
Women Presidents’ Organization, Lancaster Chapter
Vistage International, Past Member, Trusted Advisor Group
Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechCelerator Program, Legal Considerations in Starting a Business, October 4, 2018
United Way of Lancaster
Board Chair (current)
Vice Chair, Finance (2015-2017)
Board Member (2010-current)
Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Women in Business, Mentor (2012-2016)
Central Penn Business Journal, 2019 Women of Influence award
Select Lawyer, 2015
United Way of Lancaster Rookie of the Year, 2008
Negotiates critical commercial contracts, including private label, contract manufacturing, SaaS licensing, and exclusive supply arrangements
Drafts and negotiates the purchase and sale of businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, telecommunication, healthcare and retail. Representative transactions include:
- $15 million sale of family owned distribution business with multi-generational owners
- $20+ million sale of software company through purchase of common, Series A, and Series B shares
- $25+ million asset purchase of flooring manufacturer
Counsels start up and early stage entities through formation, governance and debt and equity financing
Counsels entity clients and owners regarding shareholder / membership / partnership agreements, withdraws and buy-outs
Develops form commercial documents for clients with national and international customer bases
Counsels clients regarding sales and distribution relationships and regulation, including regulation relating to franchise, distribution and sales representative relationships and pricing
Drafts and negotiates commercial leasing, sale and purchase agreements for property owners and management companies
Structures and negotiates joint venture agreements. Representative transactions include:
- $90 million manufacturing joint venture providing exclusive supply to joint venture partners
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