Outside General Counsel

Outside General Counsel 2019-05-07T15:44:22-05:00

Outside General CounselBig businesses aren’t the only ones who benefit from — and can afford — their own general counsel!

Do you ever wonder:

  • how to save money and be more efficient in addressing legal matters?
  • which legal issues you really need to worry about and which are just noise?
  • if you’re overlooking something that might come back to bite you?
  • whether you really need to hire an attorney to do that for you?

If you answered “yes” to at least one of these questions, your business might benefit from having its own outside general counsel. Call us today to find out!

Work smarter and protect your business

The success of your business depends on getting your legal ducks in a row. But many small and mid-sized businesses worry that they don’t have the budget to do this.

The truth is that not all legal needs are created equally. We pride ourselves in helping our clients make the choices that maximize their rights and opportunities while reducing their risks. By helping you prioritize your legal needs, we can help you work smarter.

Because our ultimate goal is to help your business succeed.

Choose the efficient, cost-effective one-stop-shop for legal assistance

Prioritizing, consolidating, and streamlining your legal work helps you preserve precious time, money, and resources so that you can focus on building your business. When you hire the Law Offices of Gretchen McCord as your outside general counsel, you hire an experienced team to manage and coordinate all of your legal matters so you don’t have to.

As your general counsel, we will:

  • work with you to prioritize your legal needs
  • help you spot red flags and avoid costly surprises
  • advise you regarding processes to increase efficiency
  • counsel you about acting proactively to prevent problems from occurring

We will learn your business well so that we can provide a holistic approach to your legal needs in the context of your culture, goals, priorities, and — not least — budget.

Because our ultimate goal is to help your business succeed.

How we help you get more bang for your buck

We also help your bottom line by being flexible in structuring how we charge for general-counsel work. We will work closely with you to establish a billing structure that best fits all of your needs, legal and financial, and we will reevaluate that structure periodically to ensure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck.

Because our ultimate goal is to help your business succeed.

With a committed, collaborative, client-focused advocate on your side

Schedule a free phone consultation to discuss your needs, goals, and priorities so that we can create a proposal tailored tor your business to help you maximize opportunities, minimize risk, and contain your legal costs!

Schedule your free call now!

  • You negotiate more than just a few agreements (such as customer/client agreements, MSA/SOWs, licenses, or distribution agreements) every year
  • Your business involves multiple entities
  • Your business is growing quickly, expanding, or considering mergers or acquisitions
  • You create several new brands
  • You need help managing your intellectual property, including brands and the rights in what your business creates
  • You are looking for a point person who can respond to a wide range of needs, identify and engage specialists as needed, and coordinate the work of those specialists.

We can:

  • Work with you to prioritize your legal needs…
  • …including honestly informing you when certain tasks don’t really require an attorney
  • Help you spot red flags
  • Advise you regarding processes to increase efficiency
  • Counsel you about acting proactively to prevent problems from occurring (thus saving unnecessary expense)
  • Work with you to identify the legal issues you really need to worry about so that you can eliminate the noise

Schedule a free phone consultation with us to:

  • Explore your situation
  • Discuss the type of terms, agreements, and/or policies you should consider
  • Understand the various approaches you might take
  • Discuss the pros and cons of each, so that you can make the decisions that are best for your business

Schedule your free call now!

I absolutely love working with Gretchen. My company offers on-demand, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) services via mobile and/or web app, delivered by live human interpreters in specialized fields such as medicine. Gretchen has taken the time to understand our business, our goals and direction. She listens and asks questions to then clearly lay out all options, pros and cons, as well as recommended path. She’s conscientious about costs – a major concern for a start-up – and is diligent about delivering on time and on budget. It is so good to have someone on “our team” that I can confidently rely on to help carry the load. Without reservation or hesitation, I highly recommend Gretchen to anyone!

Celeo Mandujano, Celeo Technologies

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