Lawrence S. Crowther, Partner
Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
6055 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44131  

T: (216) 642-3342
F: (216) 642-8826

Mr. Crowther has been helping business owners solve problems and meet their goals for more than 25 years. This experience has enabled him to develop a broad and practical understanding of the issues challenging businesses of all sizes including finance, business transactions and distribution. He is proud of his ability to work across multiple departments within a company in order to identify and implement cost-effective legal and business strategies proactively and under continually changing market conditions.

Mr. Crowther handles:

  • Business contract negotiations;
  • Purchase and Supply agreements;
  • Credit and other financing agreements, including dealer floor plan and retail financing programs;
  • Protection of creditor’s rights and purchases of assets in insolvency and bankruptcy matters; and
  • Buy/Sell Agreements.

Mr. Crowther also facilitates:

  • The acquisition, licensing and protection of intellectual property, with a focus on domestic and international trademark rights;
  • The organization, operation and dissolution of joint ventures; and
  • The purchase and sale of assets, both internationally and domestically.
  • He is also the primary firm representative to the Integrated Advisory Group International (IAG) as part of the firm’s effort to serve clients who conduct business on an international basis.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1984
  • B.A., St. Lawrence University, Cum Laude, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 1984
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1984
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • Memberships / Honors / Awards

Ohio State Bar Association

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, A-V