Attorney Bios - Holmes Business Law

Sarah E. Holmes is an award-winning lawyer and two-time business owner based on the Main Line and Philadelphia.

Her team has been in business for over 10 years and have helped over 400 businesses.

You can speak with Sarah or a member of our team by calling us at:

215-482-0285 or Book a Call

More on Sarah E. Holmes

Sarah Holmes, Esq., Managing Attorney – Business Acquisitions and Sales

Sarah spent six years defending personal injury cases as a litigator in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts.  Her clients were large corporations, big box stores, and business owners who found themselves on the receiving end of a lawsuit.   

Coming from a family of long-time midwestern corporate workers, Sarah always dreamed of shaping her own destiny as a business owner.  She started her first business in her kitchen nine years ago and within a year and a half her products were sold in close to 100 stores across the country.  She managed to accomplish that while still working full time in a law firm and with a new baby at home.  

Her business ownership experiences allowed her to meet scores of other business owners who started asking her for legal advice.  It was those entrepreneurs that inspired her to start her own law practice dedicated to independent business owners.  She saw a clear need in the market for a business lawyer that was down to earth, approachable and actually experienced in owning and running a business. She launched Philadelphia Small Business Lawyer LLC (now Holmes Business Law, PC) in 2013.

Fun human facts: Sarah gladly traded her nearly two decades of city living for a house, yard and parking (!) in the suburbs a few years ago. She loves dogs and has a golden retriever and a mini Bernedoodle.  Her beloved pug passed away in 2020.   Her favorite food is pizza and she leaves cooking to the experts.  

Sarah is also a proud graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program and Holmes Business Law, P.C. was a Philadelphia100 awardee for 2019, an award given to the 100 fastest-growing businesses in the region.

State Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania 2006
New Jersey 2006
Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2007
Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2012
Supreme Court of the United States, 2016

Named a  SuperLawyer in Business Law in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Named a Rising Star in Business Law by SuperLawyers, 2015, 2016

Catherine Doherty, Esq., Associate Attorney-Employment Law and Contracts

Cathy joined Holmes Business Law PC in 2021 following a 20-year career serving as in-house counsel and as a human resources executive in a wide range of industries, including software, finance, manufacturing, distribution, non-profit, business process outsourcing and publishing.

Cathy graduated from Syracuse University School of Law with cum laude distinction. Admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania and New York, Cathy has expertise in contract, employment, intellectual property and corporate issues. In her free time, Cathy enjoys serving as a board member for Alianzas de Phoenixville and spending time with her family.

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