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Outside General Counsel

As most small and even medium size business owners know, legal issues and litigation are not issues faced only by large companies. While larger companies may have entire legal departments, small and medium sized business owners are often left to deal with legal problems by themselves. This can take precious time away from the owner/entrepreneur managing and growing their business. Even if the small business owner has attorneys to handle legal matters, they are often faced with having to spend countless hours managing these matters and interacting with the attorney.
An outside general counsel arrangement can help free up a lot of the business owner’s time by performing many of the legal tasks that a business may need on a regular basis including:

• Employment agreements & termination issues
• Contract review, negotiation & drafting
• Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
• Non-compete, non-solicitation and non-circumvention agreements
• Insurance and liability review and assessment
• Managing incoming legal matters
• Identifying, hiring and overseeing specialized counsel as needed

Outside General Counsel services can be provided on an hourly, fixed fee, or retainer basis.