Entrepreneurs, start-up ventures and smaller companies require sophisticated legal services at early stages of their enterprises, long before in-house legal counsel is feasible or desirable. Other organizations with in-house legal departments may also need additional support and assistance for important recurring functions or special projects requiring specific expertise.
Our Outside General Counsel Practice is focused on providing the quality and level of assistance both situations demand. The basic concept is to provide the company with a way to enjoy the advantages of having an experienced senior attorney available to meet ongoing business needs without having to pay a full-time salary or law firm rates.
We develop relationships with client management and get to understand their business and goals. As experienced in-house and business lawyers, we work on an as-needed basis to handle the company’s inside legal needs. Unlike traditional law firms, rather than using associates to do the client work, we handle the work directly and remain hands-on. Our fees are modest compared to fees normally charged by experienced lawyers practicing at large law firms. Our services include:
- General Business Review and Management Participation
- Compliance and Business Ethics Programs
- Ordinary Course Contracting
- Outside Counsel Management
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Human Resources and Employment Matters