Practice areas

Franchise/Dealership, Business/Corporate, Closely Held Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas


Julie Lusthaus, the principal attorney at Lusthaus Law P.C. located in Harrison, New York, specializes in the field of franchising law. With over 26 years of legal experience, she has consistently provided her clients with expert counsel across various industries such as real estate, fitness, restaurants, senior care, residential and commercial cleaning, education, child care, and pet services, among others.

Ms. Lusthaus serves a diverse clientele, including both independent and franchised businesses, as well as their proprietors, spanning all stages of development. She employs a comprehensive approach to dispute resolution, utilizing methods like arbitration, mediation, and litigation when necessary. Her dedication to her clients’ objectives sets her apart as a determined and formidable attorney.

Ms. Lusthaus earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in justice from American University and subsequently pursued her Juris Doctor at Brooklyn Law School, obtaining it in 1995. She is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and New Hampshire and is also admitted to practice before various U.S. District Courts, including those for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the District of New Hampshire, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

Beyond her legal practice, Ms. Lusthaus maintains a strong presence in the legal community. She is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising and the Forum on Franchising Governing Committee. Additionally, she participates in the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section’s Executive Committee and Franchise, Distribution, and Licensing Committee. Her affiliations extend to organizations such as USA 500 and the Westchester County Bar Association, including its Business and Commercial Law Committee and Hospitality Law Subcommittee. Notably, Ms. Lusthaus has been recognized in the Who’s Who Legal list in Franchise Law for three consecutive years and holds an “Excellent” rating on Avvo.

Ms. Lusthaus has earned acclaim for her exceptional work in franchise law, receiving recognition in the Best Lawyers Ones To Look Out For list and Westchester County’s Best Lawyers list as featured in Westchester Magazine. She is also consistently listed among The Best Lawyers in America and recognized in the Legal Eagle list by the Franchise Times.

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