Lisa A. Bothwell

215-230-7500, ext. 121

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Practice Groups


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., History, Political Science & Latin American Studies, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Lisa Bothwell counsels corporate/business clients on the formation, operation, acquisition, and sale of small, closely held and mid-sized businesses. With a particular focus on helping business owners with complex mergers & acquisitions; entity selection, formation and organization; lease drafting & negotiation; and general contract drafting and review, Lisa has established herself as an astute and dedicated advisor. Lisa brings to the table a keen appreciation for tax, operational and market considerations affecting her business clients’ long term health and progress. Lisa serves individuals and business entities and their owners in tax-oriented transactional matters.

In her Estates, Trusts and Wealth Transfer Planning practice, Lisa works extensively with individuals and families to develop and implement sophisticated estate plans customized for their unique needs and wishes.

Lisa was selected to the list of Pennsylvania Rising Stars for 2020 - 2021. Her accomplishments and hard work have been evident throughout her legal career. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a paralegal at a boutique entertainment law firm in New York City. While earning her law degree from the Boston University School of Law, she served as an Editor for the Review of Banking and Financial Law, and completed an externship at the Office of Chief Counsel (Internal Revenue Service). Lisa is a 2008 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.

Professional Memberships:

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Presentations & Articles:

Speaking Engagements:
"Obtaining Guardianships in the Healthcare Setting" CLE for Luzerne County Bar Association, (2021)
Regular Speaker at Women’s Entrepreneurship Center StartUp, The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center
Match Savings Financial Confidence Classes, Women in Philanthropy, Scranton Area Community Foundation

“Arnold v. Life Partners, Inc.: Life Settlements are Securities in Texas,” 33 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 545, 2014
“Note, Aberration or Seminal Decision?: Examining the Impact of Zucker v. FDIC (In re BankUnited Financial Corp.) On Bankruptcy Law,” 34 REV. BANKING & FIN. L. 369, 2014

Awards & Honors

Named Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters (2020 - 2022)

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