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Andrea A. Tarshus

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Grand Island, NY

Tarshus Law Firm
86 The Commons
Grand Island, NY 14072
Phone: 716-745-6225
Selected to Rising Stars: 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 2012
Education: Albany Law School
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Cannabis Law, Employment & Labor: Employer, Intellectual Property, Nonprofit Organizations
Attorney Profile

Andrea A. Tarshus is the founder and the solo practitioner at the law firm of Tarshus Law Firm located in Grand Island, New York. Focusing her practice on business and corporate law, she represents clients with matters involving business organization, business and commercial law, contracts, construction law, franchising, agriculture law, aviation law, liquor license application, minority and women-owned business enterprises, and entertainment, sports and leisure. 

Ms. Tarshus is well known for her professionalism and diligence with which she handles all cases. She holds an unwavering commitment to her clients’ interests and needs and upholds their rights at every turn. She is a tireless and fierce advocate for her clients’ liberties and fights aggressively for them. Keeping her clients informed throughout the entirety of their case, she communicates well, answers all her clients’ questions and provides sound counsel. 

With a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Marist College, Ms. Tarshus studied a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia. She was the recipient of the Marist College Academic Scholarship, the Marist College Research Excellence Award and the New York State Lottery “Leaders of Tomorrow” Scholarship. She also graduated with dean’s list honors. 

Ms. Tarshus studied law at Albany Law School and earned her Juris Doctor and a health law concentration certificate with honors. While in law school, she served as a bioethics intern at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center and a legal intern for the Albany County District Attorney at the Major Offense Unit. She was an active member of the Albany Law School Mentor Program and was the recipient of the Albany Law School Summer Stipend. 

Actively involved in helping those who need it the most, Ms. Tarshus is a director of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Greyhound Rescue Adoption Team. She also is a board of directors’ member as well as a Business Development Committee member of the Kevin Guest House, a health care hospitality house.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business/Corporate
  • 10%Cannabis Law
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employer
  • 10%Intellectual Property
  • 10%Nonprofit Organizations
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations, Employment Law - Employee, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Trademarks, Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

White Papers

  • Business Startup Guide (2021) - Created a comprehensive business startup guide to assist entrepreneurs in legal business entity formation, funding, hiring, marketing, and strategic growth.  The Guide also walks entrepreneurs through a straightforward checklist of the steps needed to form an LLC and a Corporation.

About Andrea A. Tarshus

First Admitted: 2012, New York

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kevin Guest House, Member, Board of Directors (Current)
  • Freedom Boat Club, Member (Current)
  • Greyhound Rescue Adoption Team (GReAT), Committee Member (Current)
  • Field and Fork Network, Member, Development Committee (Previous)
  • Field and Fork Network, Member, Governance Committee (Previous)
  • Field and Fork Network, Member, Board of Directors (Previous)
  • Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Kevin Guest House, Member, Business Development Committee (Current)
  • Member of Erie County Bar Association 2021, 2021
  • Member of Buffalo Launch Club 2021, 2021
  • Member of NYS Bar Association 2012 - 2021, 2021
  • Board Member of Kevin Guest House and Business Development Committee Member 2020 - 2021 Kevin Guest House is Not For Profit Organization in Buffalo, NY that provides affordable housing and warm meals for patients and their families traveling to Buffalo to receive extended medical care, 2021
  • Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, 2020-2021

Educational Background

  • Marist College, BA in Communications and Paralegal Certificate, 2007

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Healthcare concentration certificate with Honors from Albany Law School, 2011


  • #NailedIt or #FailedIt is a video series hosted by Tracy Montour that lets marketers share their success stories, the lessons they've learned, and share actionable tips to help marketers up-skill.  On this episode, I chat with Tracy about some important legal best practices for marketers., Tracy Montour's "Nailed it or Failed It", Business, Marketing, 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • How well do you really know your business partner?  I was interviewed for an episode of CNBC’s “American Greed”, where I shared tips on making sure business partnerships don't culminate in a nightmare., Interviewee/Contributor, CNBC's American Greed, CNBC, Business, 2021
  • Andrea Tarshus developed a presentation for other attorneys to receive 1.0 CLE Credit for Skills. The topic covers what do before during and after a divorce when it involves a business and the separation of a relationship both personal and professional, Presenter, Business Divorce: What To Do When A Marital Partnership Ends, Erie County Bar Association, Business And Divorce Lawyers, 2021


  • Kevin Guest House dedicated a second patient room after Tarshus Law Firm in recognition of the firm's efforts to secure funding for their programming., Kevin Guest House, Second Room, Kevin Guest House, 2021
  • Grand Island Chamber of Commerce honored Tarshus Law Firm in a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local appointed and elected officials for the business, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, 2021
  • Kevin Guest House dedicated a patient room after Tarshus Law Firm in recognition of the firm's efforts to secure funding for their programming., Kevin Guest House Dedication Room, Kevin Guest House, Not For Profit, 2021

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Spearheaded "Adopt a Room" campaign fundraiser benefitting Kevin Guest House.  Donated $1,500 to adopt a patient room and cover the cost of staff and care and supplies for a full year, and also donated over $3,000 in furniture and decorations to renovate the room into a safe and comfortable space., 2021
  • Board Member at Kevin Guest House in Buffalo NY 2020 - 2021, providing affordable housing and meals to those visiting Buffalo seeking long term medical treatment., 2021
  • Successfully advocated for the private interstate adoption of an older child with special needs and secured successful pre-adoptive placement., 2021
  • Organized fundraiser benefitting Kevin Guest House and successfully raised $5,000 needed to cover the cost of one patient room with staff and care and supplies for a full year., 2021


  • Tarshus Law Firm worked tirelessly and fiercely negotiated on behalf of an audio/visual distribution client to secure a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) for the shipment of six figures worth of non-conforming inventory., 2019

Industry Groups

  • Audio Video (AV)
  • Business Startup
  • Carpentry
  • Catering
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Construction
  • Distribution
  • E-Commerce
  • Etc.
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Marijuana
  • multi-media
  • Nonprofit (501c3)
  • Personal Fitness
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Technology
  • Transportation And Logistics
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Office Location for Andrea A. Tarshus

86 The Commons
Grand Island, NY 14072

Phone: 716-745-6225

Last Updated: 6/22/2022

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