Every business would benefit from experienced outside counsel. Our skilled team serves a range of clients, from startups to established multinational corporations. Our vast litigation experience also informs our other practice areas and makes us effective outside counsel for any business. Knowing what to do when things go wrong helps us to advise our commercial clients in being effectively proactive. We help businesses understand and evaluate their rights and responsibilities and avoid litigation, when possible.
Outside general counsel can help a business by providing important guidance related to business setup and operations. Some of the services outside counsel can provide include initial entity formation, drafting and reviewing contracts, and general compliance counseling. Many business owners choose to establish a continuing business relationship with outside counsel who knows the business, understands its corporate structure and governance, and can provide guidance and counsel on new and existing laws that may impact its day-to-day operations.
Outside counsel can be consulted whenever you have a legal need. A great time to hire outside counsel is when you are embarking on a new business venture. Outside counsel can help you to decide what business form best suits your enterprise and help ensure that you have complied with applicable laws and regulations. Outside counsel can continue to monitor compliance, address employment issues, and review other legal concerns that arise throughout the life of your business. Outside counsel can also help if it comes time to wind down your operations.
Starting out in a new business venture is an exciting and busy time. Legal considerations are among the many matters that will need to be addressed. What type of business structure makes the most sense for your operations? A corporation? A limited partnership? A limited liability company? Each of these business forms has its own requirements, as well as its own advantages and disadvantages. Also, different forms and documents will need to be prepared and/or filed depending on the business form involved. Plans for continuing compliance with any applicable rules and regulations may also be necessary.