Creating, running and growing a business is hard work. Francine knows that truth personally. After twenty-four years in corporate life (including six years with a start-up), she pursued her lifelong dream of opening her own law firm at the end of 2015. LOVE LAW FIRM, PLLC now serves entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. Francine brings her real world experience of what business leaders want to delivering high-quality, business-focused legal solutions to her clients. She chose her firm’s motto of “Build. Not Billed.” To reflect her desire that her clients see the firm’s services as a value added, and not as another expense entry.
Francine understands that larger companies now routinely see the benefit of having their general counsel sit at the table for important business and legal decisions regarding the direction of the company. When starting LOVE LAW FIRM, PLLC, her goal was to bring that same level of insight and service to companies that lack in-house counsel resources. Francine has focused on all aspects of law impacting business in her career. Her background includes commercial transactions, intellectual property, employment law, privacy, cyber-security, risk management, litigation management, and corporate governance and formation.
It is Francine’s desire that LOVE LAW FIRM, PLLC, be known as a different type of law firm. As she shares with her team, if other lawyers are considered sharks, LOVE LAW FIRM, PLLC are the dolphins. Only a daring few people pay for “shark experiences” where they defy death while being suspended in an underwater cage and are attacked. But one of the most popular attractions in warm climates for people of all ages are “swimming with the dolphins” encounters. Hiring a lawyer shouldn’t feel like a near-death experience. In fact, she often ends her presentations in the community by asking, “Isn’t it time you learned to love your lawyer?”
Francine is the Founder and Executive Director of the Long Island Business Forum, an association of businesses that are striving to achieve growth while benefiting the New York City area communities in which they operate. The Long Island Business Forum sponsors monthly lunches for entrepreneurs and other events throughout the year.
The proud daughter of a decorated Naval officer and a schoolteacher, Francine is happy to have called New York her home for almost thirty years. She lives with her family in Nassau County, raising two amazing children with her spouse, and doting on several rescue dogs and cats.
When she's not focused on her family or clients, she can be found enjoying all that Long Island has to offer.
Francine graduated cum laude from Smith College with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Ethics. She received her Juris Doctorate from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
- New York State
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association