Mission Statement

For those with legal needs, choosing a lawyer is often difficult. Proper planning and retention of an attorney at the early stages of your business or personal situation can oftentimes result in avoiding legal problems down the road. The Dougherty Law Offices is a law office specializing in small business legal services. Our firm solves problems and seeks to effectively serve as your “general counsel.” I consider myself not just an attorney but a business advisor. We strive to be a full service firm dedicated to your interests. What you will find is a law firm that breaks the stereotypes- a law firm that cares about its clients and the community it serves. A law firm that cares about you and brings value to our clients.


This firm stresses responsiveness by protecting and advancing our client's legal needs. The firm strives to develop an in depth understanding of our client's operations, needs and objectives. From this knowledge the firm will identify strategies seeking to respond directly to client needs. The firm strives to suggest practical solutions to diverse legal problems so that the transaction can proceed and our client can realize the benefits intended.


The firm stresses effectiveness through cost control so that you spend your legal dollars as efficiently as possible. You, as the client, participate it setting the objectives to be accomplished and participate in the strategic planning to achieve those objectives. This emphasis on cost control furthers our goal of providing quality service at a reasonable cost. Creative billing options are also available.


Communication is the cornerstone of effective legal service. Accordingly, we report to and consult with clients regularly, both to share information and to gain insights from client knowledge and experience.

Striving for Excellence

This firm strives for excellence in client service through commitment and hard work. The firm has built its reputation on this commitment to client service.

Local Service

This firm represents clients in areas of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, including, but not limited to, the counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Cape May County and the communities of Medford, Marlton, Tabernacle, Shamong, Southampton, Cherry Hill, Evesham, Lumberton, Mount Holly, and Mount Laurel.

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Practice areas

  • Business Law and Planning
    Choice of entity, incorporation and formation of business entities, buying and selling business and corporate dissolution, business planning, succession planning, avoidance of a piercing of the corporate veil attack, due diligence investigations, corporate law and governance, shareholder matters, stockholder's meetings, limited liability companies, partnerships, small business planning, holding companies, commercial transactions and litigation, taking on a new partner, contract review / interpretation / negotiation and drafting, minority shareholder representation, business divorce.

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    General Counsel For Small Business
    Many of your competitors, by virtue of their size, have the benefit of their own in house counsel to represent their interests and have the ability to unleash these counsel on businesses such as yours. Since you may not have the luxury of being able to hire your own full time in house counsel, you are at a distinct disadvantage.

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    Tax Law and Planning
    Federal tax law analyses and planning, state tax law analyses and planning, IRS representation, state department of revenue representation, tax audits, tax planning, IRS appeals

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    Probate of wills before the Surrogate or Register of Wills. Family Settlement Agreements. Resolution of inter-family disputes. Probate proceedings, will contests and probate litigation.

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    Wills and Estate Planning
    Consultation and drafting your will and estate plan, living wills, powers of attorney, estate planning, marital deduction trusts, life insurance trusts, living trusts, review and analysis your existing estate and family counseling.

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    Real Estate
    Representation related to the purchase and sale of real estate, real estate agreements of sale, attorney review of real estate documents, real estate closings, landlord/tenant disputes, review negotiation and drafting of business and residential lease agreements, mortgage financing agreements, mortgage workouts, mortgage restructurings and debt consolidations, deed in lieu transactions, mortgage foreclosures, collections

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    Legal Programs
    Legal Tune Up The Business Legal Tuneup Program was designed to help small businesses evaluate their legal health, risk and litigation vulnerability, addressing the most relevant areas of a business to alert the business owner as to what areas need to be addressed, improved and, most importantly, what steps should be taken to ensure legal protection.

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