Your Goals Come First

Starting A Business? – Create A Strong Legal Foundation

From drafting essential documentation to helping you pick the correct entity for your business, I’m ready to provide rock-solid support. Choosing the right business formation attorney can be challenging but with a proven track record of success, look no further than North Star Legal Services LLC.

Want to minimize operational issues? – Be proactive.

Taking care of the legal side of things today will make it easier to prevent disputes tomorrow. So let me help you avoid a breach of contract, unfair business practices, and other issues. By bringing in a business lawyer as soon as possible, you can prevent the root causes of mistakes that can lead to more significant issues later down the road. In addition, since they will have the time to become acquainted and familiar with typical operations and procedures, potential issues can be nipped in the bud before even beginning to cause problems.

Your Goals Come First

Whether you are planning your estate, buying a home, or starting a business from the ground up, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Let me help. I strive to honor your specific goals as we work together to get things done for you, your family, and your business. Ensuring the client’s goals are kept as a central component of handling your legal needs is a core tenet of my practice. With a collaborative approach to handling your case, you can rest easy knowing that you will be kept in the loop and up to date on any developments or important decisions.

I’ll Meet You Where You Are

Every person follows a different north star. But no matter your goals, you deserve legal counsel that listens to your concerns and meets you where you are. I serve clients across the state of Pennsylvania virtually and in person. We’ll meet to understand your goals at a time and place convenient to you. Whether you are starting a business, planning for your family’s security in the future, or are in the world of real estate, finding an attorney in PA to fit your needs can make every step of the process easier. So call North Star Legal Services LLC today to schedule a discussion and begin the journey to reach your legal goals as quickly as possible!

Collaborative & Client-Centric

When you set up a chat with me, we’ll collaborate right from the start. Unlike some other attorneys, I won’t disappear for months on end after our initial consult. I keep every client involved at every stage of the estate planning, real estate, or business development. The focus is 100% on you. By keeping the lines of communication open, it can be much easier to navigate whichever legal process you are involved in. Especially since many of the matters my clients seek assistance with can carry such important implications, it is only right that you be kept in the loop and up to date in real-time as your case progresses. Again, unlike other large corporate firms, you will find personal communication and individualized attention given to each aspect of your case.

I’m Dedicated to Delivering Results

At North Star Legal Services, it’s all about solving problems and getting things done. I offer practical, easy-to-understand legal counsel at every stage of your transaction. However, regardless of whether you want to explore estate planning options, navigate a real estate endeavor, get a new business off the ground, or handle matters relating to an already existing business, the first step is scheduling a conversation to meet and discuss your current situation.

During this discussion, we can explore the circumstance you have found yourself in, your goals in resolving the matter, possible solutions and practical steps to achieve those goals, and much more. Then, an individually tailored strategy can be developed to help foster collaboration and proactive action throughout the process. So, don’t wait until it is too late, and call North Star Legal Services LLC today for any estate planning, real estate transaction, business formation, or business operation matters!

Tom McGlaughlin
Attorney at Law


I’ve always been passionate about helping people gain useful, lasting knowledge. After graduating from Penn State, I worked in the corporate world in Information Technology. There, I served primarily in management roles, eventually earning my MBA. It was only a matter of time before I entered the real estate, estate planning, and business realm as a lawyer focused on helping clients solve problems.
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Tom Mcglaughlin
Attorney at Law

Tom McGlaughlin, Esq.

I’ve always been passionate about helping people gain useful, lasting knowledge. After graduating from Penn State, I worked in the corporate world in Information Technology. There, I served primarily in management roles, eventually earning my MBA in the process. It was only a matter of time before I entered the real estate, estate planning, and business realm as a lawyer focused on helping clients solve problems.
More About ME

Start Planning For Your Future Today

Start Planning For Your Future Today

Start Planning For Your Future Today


When you know your family’s future is secure, life becomes so much easier. However, planning for the future of your estate, or dealing with a loved one’s assets, can be stressful. So don’t try to do it alone. As an experienced estate planning attorney, I strive to simplify the process and the steps that must be carried out to create or administer a comprehensive roadmap for your loved ones. Since thinking about end-of-life planning is usually not something many folks enjoy, I strive to make the process as efficient and straightforward as possible, all while ensuring you and your loved ones will be protected in the case of an unexpected tragedy or other significant life events.

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Exceptional Legal Advice To Set You Up for Long-Term Success

Elizabethtown Office: 6106 Schoolhouse Road,
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Gettysburg Office: 28 E High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone: (717) 990-7178 (Call To Get Started)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday (08:30am – 06:00pm)
Saturday - Sunday (Closed)

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From The Initial Offer To The Closing Table

Why should you trust me to lead you through your real estate transaction?

1. Personal & Practical Experience

I have spent my career offering proactive, practical counsel in various real estate matters in Elizabethtown and throughout PA. From working with home builders in Lancaster County to assisting in developing several golf course community projects, my experience spans decades. Since it can be challenging to find a lawyer for real estate transactions to put your trust in, relying on the experience and proven track record of success in Elizabethtown and Gettysburg, PA, can make the decisions significantly more manageable.

2. In-Depth Knowledge of the Law

My experience in real estate in Pennsylvania led me to develop a truly comprehensive understanding of regional laws and regulations. This depth of knowledge will always back the advice and guidance I give you. You and your family deserve nothing less. Finding an estate planning or real estate attorney to serve you and your family is a significant decision. So, put your trust in an attorney with experience in the local area and one who has worked with the community which you call home.

3. Passion for the Process

The laws and regulations involved in buying and selling property can be complicated. So let me help you make sense of it. I’ll explain the what and the why behind the decisions that need to be made. I genuinely enjoy helping turn real estate ideas into concrete realities. By keeping clients involved along every step in the process, the collaboration can offer benefits for all involved. Since clients are kept in the loop, you can feel well-informed when making such significant and possibly life-changing decisions.

4. Reasonable & Affordable Fees

Property prices have skyrocketed in Dauphin County, Lancaster County, and the rest of Pennsylvania. As your real estate lawyer, I take a cost-benefit approach to each transaction, ensuring that my rates remain cheaper than the typical commission owed to a real estate agent. With significant experience helping clients throughout Pennsylvania and Elizabethtown, and Gettysburg, specifically, you can rest assured that the knowledge and tools you seek in an attorney will be present to ensure you are getting the best deal at the pinnacle of service in the area.

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