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Outside General Counsel Services

Whether you need a small business legal advisor or legal representation for a significant business matter, businesses often require counsel. When you rely on our outside general counsel in New York, it's similar to having in-house counsel.

We have the knowledge and experience to handle a multitude of legal matters for businesses throughout Buffalo and New York state. Contact Lawyer For Business today to schedule your business lawyer consultation.

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Trusted Legal Advisors to Support Your Business in New York State

You may have a small business or be interested in starting a business, so you might not have the financial resources to have in-house counsel. Alternatively, you may have in-house counsel but need further legal assistance. When you require legal services for your business, you can turn to an outside general counsel team.

Lawyer For Business is an experienced legal team ready to tackle all of your needs. We provide legal services for several areas of law, including:

  • Corporate business law
  • Compliance
  • Operations
  • Contracts
  • Business startup

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional, high-quality legal services to every client. Our team finds innovative and creative ways to solve business legal problems and give clients the satisfaction they deserve.

If you need outside general counsel services, count on the legal advisors at Lawyer For Business.

Our Outside General Counsel Services

At one point or another, you or your business may require assistance from qualified outsourced general counsel. Our clients use our skills to tackle various legal matters, including but not limited to the following:

Business Contracts: Review, Drafting, and Negotiation

Our team is highly experienced with drafting and reviewing contracts as well as negotiating contract terms. Agreements commonly used in business include:

  • Vendor agreements
  • Customer agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Professional services agreements
  • Terms and conditions

We strive to make the contract process simple and manageable, protecting your interests with experienced small business legal help as needed.

Handling Employment Matters

Employment matters cover any topic relating to your employees, including:

  • Employment offer letters and employee agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Drafting and updating employee handbooks
  • Employee manual, non-compete, non-disclosure, and independent contractor agreements

Employee-related topics matter greatly. We can provide the guidance and business legal advice you need.

Corporate and LLC Formation and Compliance

Corporations and LLCs have certain internal requirements. This topic can be confusing for many, but our legal team has the knowledge and experience to provide sound business law advice, helping ensure your business remains in compliance to avoid any issues. 

Due Diligence and Business Deal Support

When you have a reliable outside general counselteam, you can trust we’ll do our due diligence before you make any deals for your business. We’ll also support your deals in any way we can.

Mergers and Acquisition Support

Mergers and acquisitions are significant business transactions. Our legal team can support these deals in several ways, including performing due diligence and managing integration efforts.

Protecting Intellectual Property/Trademarks

Our legal team wants to protect your intellectual property. We can manage your intellectual property portfolio, oversee intellectual property transactions, and draft essential agreements, including licensing agreements.

We protect your business like it’s our own. Schedule a consultation with a Lawyer For Business today.

Businesses We Help with General Legal Advice

Our outside legal counsel team has extensive experience helping businesses of all sizes, from solo entrepreneurs all the way to large corporations. Your business is in capable hands with Lawyer For Business.

  1. Small Business

    Small business legal help is one of our strong suits. Small businesses can benefit greatly from outside general counsel services. We can provide valuable legal advice for small business owners to help build and maintain a strong business.
  2. Startups and Solo Entrepreneurs

    Whether you work for yourself or have a startup business, you may encounter situations that require our legal services. We’re here to ensure your business ventures go smoothly and successfully.
  3. Franchises

    Navigating franchise businesses can be tricky, but our external legal counsel is here to assist. Whether you’re interested in franchising your business or you’re purchasing a franchise, let us provide the legal services you need.
  4. LLCs

    Limited Liability Companies, or LLCs, are regulated by state law. If you’re interested in establishing your LLC or need help maintaining your LLC, our outside general counsel team can assist.
  5. Non-Profit Organizations

    Under state law, non-profit organizations must be incorporated and registered correctly. We know all the necessary details about how to start non-profits and keep them running successfully.
  6. Mid-Sized Businesses

    Mid-sized businesses often require assistance with a wide variety of business law matters. When your mid-sized business is in need of exceptional legal services, count on our firm.
  7. Corporations/Large Businesses

    Most corporations and large businesses already have their own in-house legal counsel, but many others rely on outside counsel for legal help. Our legal team can handle your entire legal matter or come in to assist your in-house attorneys on complex matters.

When Should Your Company Hire Outside General Counsel?

1. When Your Company Is Growing

Hiring outside general counsel to attend to your legal work can greatly encourage growth. They can act as a consultant, focusing on contract risk management and reviewing your company's overall standing to keep you out of trouble and on an upwards trajectory.

2. When You're Struggling and Need Legal Advice

If your company starts experiencing legal troubles or just needs questions answered in general, outside general counsel can prove a lifesaver. Business litigation is best handled by experienced attorneys and law firms with a strong background in these types of disputes

3. When Your In-House Team Needs Support

The combination of in-house and outsourced general counsel can be incredibly effective, with the outsourced team offering support on an as-needed basis. They can attend to routine issues and other particular needs, while in-house focuses on more pressing disputes

4. When the Benefit Outweighs the Cost

Civil suits are expensive, and typically, hiring an outside general counsel team will be less expensive than losing that suit. If the cost of getting an outsourced team is lower, then it's definitely worth it on an on-demand basis.

What Is the Cost of Our External Legal Counsel Services?

The cost of our legal services depends on the activity or legal matter you need assistance with. Some tasks require more time, while others can be accomplished relatively quickly.

During your consultation, we can discuss how our legal team can assist you and go over the cost of your services.

Working with reliable outside general counsel contributes to the health and expansion of your business while mitigating any potential risks of legal exposure. You receive the same level of effort and dedication as an in-house legal team without the cost of one.

Just as you outsource other aspects of your business, like payroll and marketing, you can outsource your legal services.

Working with Lawyer For Business is like adding a valuable member to your business team — we’ve got your back.

Why Choose Lawyer For Business as Your Outside General Counsel Law Firm?

At Lawyer For Business, your business is not seen as just another client. We treat your business with the same care and passion as if it were our own.

When you choose to work with Lawyer For Business, you can expect to receive:

  • High-quality legal services
  • Dependable legal advice
  • Personalized attention
  • Commitment to the growth and protection of your business

Working with reliable outside general counsel contributes to the health and expansion of your business while mitigating any potential risks of legal exposure. You receive the same level of effort and dedication as an in-house legal team without the cost of one.

Just as you outsource other aspects of your business, like payroll and marketing, you can outsource your legal services.

Working with Lawyer For Business is like adding a valuable member to your business team — we've got your back.

When you're looking for a unique approach to your legal matters and a proactive method to mitigating legal risk, look no further than Lawyer For Business. From legal advice for small businesses to legal support for corporations, we're ready to help you.

Our outside general counsel team is eager to work with you to take your business to the next level.

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Our NY General Counsel Packages 

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  • Gold Legal Plan
    $1,500/month*
    • Recurring 1-hour monthly meeting to perform legal audit, discuss concerns, create plan
    • Up-front, flat-fee pricing for legal entity formation and trademark filing
    • Review of up to 2 commercial documents
    • Priority turnarounds, typically 1-3 days
  • Diamond Legal Plan
    $4,000/month*
    • Recurring 1-hour monthly meeting to perform legal audit, discuss concerns, create plan
    • Up-front, flat-fee pricing for legal entity formation and trademark filing
    • Review of up to 2 commercial documents
    • Priority turnarounds, typically 1-3 days
    • Review of up to 5 contracts or commercial leases
    • Bi-weekly 30-minute client conference to discuss legal concerns and create plan
  • On-Demand General Counsel
    $7,500/month*
    • Recurring 1-hour monthly meeting to perform legal audit, discuss concerns, create plan
    • Up-front, flat-fee pricing for legal entity formation and trademark filing
    • Review of up to 2 commercial documents
    • Priority turnarounds, typically 1-3 days
    • Review of up to 5 contracts or commercial leases
    • Bi-weekly 30-minute client conference to discuss legal concerns and create plan
    • Review and revise up to 10 contracts or commercial leases
    • Weekly 30-minute client conference to discuss legal concerns and create plan
    • Unlimited emails with a New York State licensed attorney
    • Dedicated phone line for priority calling

*12-month annual commitment required for pricing shown. Month-to-month pricing available at additional charge of 20%. Cancel at any time. 30 days’ notice required to cancel month-to-month plans.

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When you’re looking for a unique approach to your legal matters and a proactive method to mitigating legal risk, look no further than Lawyer For Business. From legal advice for small businesses to legal support for corporations, we’re ready to help you.

Our outside general counsel team is eager to work with you to take your business to the next level.

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FAQs

What is the outside general counsel?

Outside general counsel is an affordable method for businesses to hire an independent contractor to work in tandem with or separately from in-house counsel. They handle a variety of matters, including attending to employment agreements, commercial contracts, and civil court, and offering legal advice.

What is the difference between Corporate Counsel and General Counsel?

There's no practical difference between general and corporate counsel, and the terms can be used interchangeably. However, it makes sense to refer to lawyers as corporate counsel when referencing a corporation.