Whether a new organization or one that is more mature, every organization will need legal help at some point. Various factors may lead a business to determine that hiring a full-time, in-house general counsel does not make sense.
Whether a new organization or one that is more mature, every organization will need legal help at some point. Various factors may lead a business to determine that hiring a full-time, in-house general counsel does not make sense. Similarly, hiring a large law firm with unnecessarily high hourly rates for help as issues and questions arise, as well as for help with ongoing business needs, may be too costly and time consuming for your team members managing the relationship.
Riesterer Law can take some of the stress out of this piece by acting as your outsourced general counsel. For a flat monthly fee, we can manage the day-to-day legal needs of your business. We know every organization runs in its own way, so we take the time to learn about your business and build a strong relationship. Our goal is to truly feel like part of your team. Having worked with a variety of organizations, we have significant experience helping all kinds of businesses and we use this knowledge to help ensure your company is well protected. In this type of arrangement, we provide legal support at all levels—from the owners, board of directors, and executives to all business units like human resources, marketing, operations, and administration.
Why Hiring Outsourced General Counsel Makes Sense
Every company needs extra attention in different ways, but generally as your legal team we help with some common areas. Drafting and reviewing contracts and business agreements is typically one of the most important functions we tackle. Employment agreements and any business transactions issues related to employment can be an area of focus as well. General help with risk management, as well as help with any regulatory and compliance needs can be addressed too. Corporate governance and strategic planning can also fall under our purview if needed.
Ultimately, with an outsourced general counsel arrangement, we are there to address all the issues that come with the ebbs and flows of your business. If a legal issue arises that falls outside the scope of our agreement, we will work with you to find a recommended course of action. Having our firm as your partner allows you to not have to think about balancing escalating costs with getting legal advice.
Do you think an outsourced general counsel arrangement might be right for your company? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 216-245-2580 to discuss partnering with Riesterer Law for your legal needs.