workingteamDedicated Legal Services

Our primary legal services model is to hold regular, on-site office hours at your location, at least once a week.  This cost-effective model allows us to participate in your business the way an in-house General Counsel would, while avoiding the cost pressures of hourly fees.  It allows us, for example, to participate in management meetings and to interact regularly with your employees.  These activities help bring legal issues to the surface before they become crises—and to resolve them quickly and efficiently. It also allows us to provide legal advice and business counsel rooted in the unique circumstances, culture, and larger goals of your company.

Alternatively, we also provide legal services on a traditional hourly basis. Regardless of how we structure our relationships, we strive always to be a true partner that helps you create value, rather than an impediment to doing business, as legal services can so often be.

Specific Areas of Expertise

Contracts Drafting and Negotiation.  We have a unique blend of experience both drafting and litigating contracts.  We can help you develop a library of standard contracts, review contracts proposed by your customers and vendors, and negotiate any needed changes.  Getting legal counsel involved in drafting and negotiating contracts often helps avoid significant problems later.

Human Resources.  We help you make key decisions about hiring, disciplining, or terminating employees.  By advising you as these decisions are made, we can help avoid the significant potential liability that follows any employment decision.

Intellectual Property.  We know how to protect your intellectual property in a way that preserves the value of your company, and we can use that knowledge to help you draft licensing agreements and related documents.

Mergers & Acquisitions.  We can help you evaluate potential acquisitions and other business deals, conduct your diligence review, develop an integration plan, draft the legal paper work, or manage your outside counsel.  If you are considering selling your company, we can help you select the right investment banker, prepare management presentations, and respond to diligence requests.  We understand investors and what they want to see when buying a company.

Managing Outside Counsel.  Let us help you identify and retain the right outside lawyers, manage their activities, and review their bills.  No one understands lawyers better than other lawyers.

Dispute Resolution.  We have extensive litigation experience that we can use to help avoid litigation or, if that is not possible, either conduct the litigation for you or help you hire the right lawyer for the case.