Helping private companies grow confidently

How we can help your business grow

Practical Solutions for Complex Challenges

Small and middle market companies need trusted legal advisors who offer sound, practical solutions to address their legal challenges. We work with clients to develop and help implement solutions that preserve and create value while taking business realities into account.

Your "Primary Care" Lawyer

Much as your primary care physician helps you assess whether to worry about that cough, we can help you identify and prioritize what to do about your legal challenges. With a broad background in contracts, compliance counseling, and implementing legal tools and processes, we can help you navigate the legal minefield.

Pricing That Fosters Proactive Decision-Making

If you have avoided reaching out to a lawyer out of concerns about the cost or hassle involved, you are not alone. We can structure fixed fee projects, a customized monthly "flexible GC" retainer and everything in between. Don't let cost concerns keep you from making proactive, informed decisions.

Dan Lantry, Founder

Dan Lantry is a former law firm partner and general counsel who formed Lantry & Associates, LLC in May 2017. Before starting the firm, Dan was General Counsel of a private, multi-national company that is a world leader in contract sterilization services, gamma technology and laboratory testing services. 

After receiving his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Dan practiced at two large international firms. As an Associate and then a Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery, Dan advised healthcare and life sciences companies on a broad range of transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance matters.  

As a corporate legal executive, Dan has served in positions of increasing responsibility with leading companies, including Kaiser Permanente, Covidien (now part of Medtronic) and Baxter International before most recently serving as General Counsel at Sterigenics International (now Sotera Health).


Dan has a broad network of colleagues  who are lawyers and other professionals who advise companies in areas that require specific expertise. Through this network, clients have access to the right help to address their particular needs. 


Companies in healthcare, medical devices, biotech and related manufacturing and services can benefit from the practicality and cost-effectiveness of our flexible GC program. 

This approach allows clients to create an offsite or on-site flexible GC engagement that fosters strategic legal planning and a focus on efficiency. More specifically, we work with clients to:

  • develop a baseline and ongoing assessment of legal threats and opportunities;
  • understand the company’s strategic imperatives;
  • calibrate with the Board and management team on risk tolerance;
  • prioritize legal services based on relative importance to value creation and/or risk mitigation; and
  • focus on efficiency through 
    • “insourcing” day to day commercial legal work (such as contracts) and optimizing the value of any services that are best handled by other lawyers (such as litigation or patents); and
    • implementing templates, tools and processes to standardize routine, lower value activities.


We are passionate about helping companies Grow Confidently. 

Lantry & Associates, LLC offers a platform to help small and mid-sized companies address growth opportunities and value threats in a way traditional law firms can’t, by: 

  • Serving as a trusted legal advisor through on-the-ground critical insights and pragmatic solutions from the perspective of a former General Counsel, as a part-time independent contractor rather than as a full-time employee;
  • Prioritizing, delivering and coordinating legal services on the basis of relative value and risk; and
  • Focusing on efficiency by triaging and handling day-to-day legal work, streamlining processes, tools and templates, and harmonizing previously fragmented services from outside lawyers.

How can we help you?

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We look forward to hearing from you!

Dan Lantry, Principal

Lantry & Associates, LLC

Glencoe, IL

(847) 687-9994


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