All companies, big and small, need legal advice but not all companies are positioned to hire a dedicated executive general counsel nor to pay law firm rates to satisfy their legal needs. In addition, some companies may have an in-house legal team but need additional legal assistance that can walk in and pick up without needing training or hand-holding, and leave when the need is fulfilled.
One of the many benefits of in-house counsel is that he or she is a part of your team, with aligned interests and an understanding of your business’s unique culture and priorities. Your General Counsel can provide this benefits with the quick turn-around time you would expect of an in-house team member.
Your General Counsel has broad-based experience in a full range of a business’s legal needs, including corporate transactions, trademarks, contracts, employment matters, risk management, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, licensing, leasing and more.
Rather than re-educating numerous specialized firm attorneys which can result in duplicative and excessive costs as well as a risk of inconsistency, Your General Counsel can provide expert service by an attorney experienced in providing full service legal work. If the occasion arises where your company needs a specialized attorney for a large or unique project, Your General Counsel can provide you with referrals to top-tier specialized attorneys, manage the outside work and assist in fee management.
Your General Counsel allows your company the flexibility to have in-house counsel as much or as little as needed. Your General Counsel’s fee structure, on-site presence and level of involvement all will be tailored to your individual needs. The result is the benefit of having an experienced General Counsel without the commitment of hiring a full-time executive employee.