Lawrence S. Crowther

Lawrence S. Crowther



Professional Experience

Lawrence Crowther has been helping business owners solve problems and meet their goals for more than 35 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.

Larry’s experience includes:

  • 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
  • Buy/Sell Agreements

Larry 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
  • The purchase and sale of assets, both internationally and domestically

In furtherance of the firm’s international business practice, Larry is the primary firm representative to the International Advisory Group (IAG), an association of independent professional firms from around the world providing legal and financial counsel to international clients.


Practice Areas


  • State of Ohio (all courts), 1984
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1984
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Martindale Hubbell’s Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, A-V

Memberships / Honors / Awards

  • Collaborative Chambers Alliance (December 2020 to present - Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), Cleveland Chapter (October 2020 to present)
  • IAG Global – Firm Representative of IAG Global (November 2008 to present) - Co-Founder/Co-Covenor International Business Transaction Group (February 2010 to February 2018)
  • CMBA International and Immigration Law Section, Member (2008 to present) - Secretary/Vice Chairman (November 2013 to November 2015) - Chairman (November 2015 to April 2018)
  • Greater Cleveland International Lawyer Group, Member (2013 to present) - Member of Board of Directors (June 2018 to Present)
  • International Business Network, Cleveland, Member (January 2014 to present)
  • British American Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland, Member (January 2015 to present)
  • Irish American Law Society of Cleveland, Member (January 2015 to present) - Member Continuing Education Lunch Committee (March 2018 to March 2020)
  • Lutheran Home Board of Directors, Member (April 2016 to June 2018)


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

Publications / Presentations