Laura DiFrancesco, Esq. has been practicing corporate law for eight years. She specializes in commercial transactions, corporate governance, real estate, finance, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, contracts of any kind, and general legal counsel. Laura works closely with her clients to maintain a high level of open and honest communication throughout the representation. Laura’s work as a trusted advisor is designed to research, explore and consider all options and alternatives to create custom solutions for each client. She cultivates a legal experience where her clients understand all of the terms and conditions of their legal matter and feel comfortable asking any questions. While she takes her work very serious, she also maintains an approachable and personable relationship with her clients as she hopes to be a resource for them throughout their business journey. 

 

Through Dean Street Law, Laura DiFrancesco, Esq. has negotiated hundreds of multimillion and multibillion dollar transactions for luxury brands and Fortune 500 companies. Having multiple businesses of her own, Laura is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of a business and is well known for her creative approach to finding solutions that suit all parties and represent her clients well.  

 

Prior to starting Dean Street Law, Laura worked in big law for six years, accumulating a number of awards and distinctions in her field.

 

Laura received her B.A. from the University of South Carolina, tripling majoring in 3 years and her JD/MBA from Villanova University School of Law in 3 years.

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Laura DiFrancesco

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Awards & Achievements

The Herman-Mitchell Schwartz Award

AWARDED BY VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

 

Laura was awarded the Herman-Mitchell Schwartz Award for her contribution to the achievement of equality of opportunity and treatment for women.

The Dorothy Day Service Award

AWARDED BY VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

 

Laura was awarded the Dorothy Day Service Award for her pro bono contributions to the community.

The Emerging Leader Award

AWARDED BY THE MAIN LINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

Laura was awarded the Emerging Leader Award for achievements in her career.

The Dean’s Award for Achievement

AWARDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Laura was awarded the Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Achievement for her achievements at University of South Carolina, including being the first student in school history to triple major, and she did so in three years. 

ACG University

AWARDED the Association for corporate growth

 

Laura completed ACG University, an in depth 7-part program designed to immerse participants into the life cycle of dealmaking in mergers and acquisitions. 

Leadership Mainline 

AWARDED the mainline chamber of commerce

 

Laura completed the Leadership Mainline program, a 6-month intensive leadership and legacy program to develop community leaders in the mainline region. 

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Memberships & organizations

Association for Corporate growth

 

The Association for Corporate Growth is the premier global community for middle-market M&A deal-makers and business leaders focused on driving growth.

Society of professional women 

To accelerate the advancement and expand the influence of women leaders of all professions and generations, strengthen our business community, and support the region’s non-profit organizations.

Mainline Chamber of commerce 

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce strives to strengthen the economy by extending our members’ reach into the community through collaboration, support, education and advocacy.

the international council of shopping centers

The member organization for industry advancement, ICSC promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies.

Speaking Engagements

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West Chester University

Speaker April 2022

 

Laura inspired women attending the better project. hosted by Meet Philly x The Well Co by sharing how she champions a “come as you are” culture in her businesses. She empowered the attendees to dream bigger than they ever have before and choose to invest in themselves.  

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Immaculata University 

Speaker, March 2022

 

Laura inspired women attending the better project. hosted by Meet Philly x The Well Co by sharing how she champions a “come as you are” culture in her businesses. She empowered the attendees to dream bigger than they ever have before and choose to invest in themselves.  

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THE BETTER PROJECT

Panelist, April 2021

 

Laura inspired women attending the better project. hosted by Meet Philly x The Well Co by sharing how she champions a “come as you are” culture in her businesses. She empowered the attendees to dream bigger than they ever have before and choose to invest in themselves.  

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THE SOCIAL BUNGALOW

Facebook Live, April 2021

 

Laura provided a Masterclass on Legal Support For Your Business to the women in The Social Bungalow hosted by Shannon Matson. She discussed the biggest mistakes she sees in business & how to protect yourself from them, contracts, intellectual property and more. See the Masterclass here. 

The Team

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Danielle King
Office Manager
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Molly
Office support dog
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Bear
Office support dog