General Counsel Services

Many small and mid-size businesses cannot afford experienced full time in-house counsel, but nevertheless have a strong need for informed legal advice, based on an understanding of their business operations, customers and employees, as well as the expertise that can only result from years of experience.

I can address that need as I bring exceptional experience to the General Counsel Services offering.  I have been the General Counsel for three different companies during my career, and managed two of them through their IPO’s and subsequent sales to publicly traded competitors.  I have also closed transactions in Europe, Asia and New Zealand, and have managed litigation in over 26 states and several foreign countries.

General Counsel Services include General Corporate Matters, Employment Related Matters, Real Property Matters, and Litigation Management.

GENERAL CORPORATE

  • Corporate Governance / Code of Ethics / Compliance Programs
  • Advising Board of Directors and Committees
  • Board and Shareholder Records, Minutes
  • Securities laws compliance
  • Stock Option Plans and Agreements
  • Company formations (corporations, LLC’s, General Partnerships,
  • Limited Partnerships) and recapitalizations
  • Preferred Stock Investments
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Investor Rights Agreements
  • Registration Rights Agreements
  • Voting Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreement (Non-Disclosure Agreements)
  • Dissolutions and liquidations
  • Press Releases
  • Legal Audits
  • Corporate Financings
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity
  • Loan and Secured Loan Agreements
  • Secured Transactions
  • Software Licenses
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Development of standardized and customizable customer contracts
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Equipment Leases

EMPLOYMENT RELATED

  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Executive Compensation (stock options, warrants, etc.)
  • Employee Policy Manuals and Handbooks
  • Employee Training Programs
  • Company Policies
  • FCPA Compliance

REAL PROPERTY

  • Leases: office, retail, and industrial
  • Acquisitions
  • Landlord / tenant relationships

LITIGATION MANAGEMENT

  • Cost effective counsel on risk management, the appropriate use of insurance, and the retention and management of outside litigation counsel.
  • Settlements and Releases

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