It makes sense for large companies to hire a full-time lawyer to help them avoid legal problems and manage their litigation. Most small and medium-sized businesses, however, do not need to have a full-time lawyer on their payroll and may not have room in the budget for one.  Yet these businesses have some of the same legal needs as larger companies and could benefit greatly from having on demand access to the same high quality, legal advice that Fortune 1000 companies receive every day.  

Rick has spent the last ten years working in the legal department of a publicly traded Fortune 1000 company.  As that company’s General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, his job was to identify potential legal problems and find solutions to them before they became real legal problems that could adversely impact the company’s bottom line or interfere with its strategic goals.


The old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  It’s absolutely true when it comes to legal advice.  A little legal advice along the way can help you avoid making decisions that result in costly legal problems down the road.  

Our firm can provide you with the General Counsel solutions you need at a fraction of the price you would pay to put a full-time lawyer on your payroll.  You’ll find that our hourly rates are fair and reasonable.  Other work, such as contract review, can be done for a flat fee.  Best of all, you can rest assured that we’re not going to nickel and dime you by passing along routine expenses like postage, long-distance, copies or legal research fees. Unless it’s an extraordinary expense, then it’s included in the firm’s hourly rate.

How about an even better value?  For a fixed monthly dollar amount, you can purchase a block of hours that will provide you and your leadership team with access to General Counsel advice at the touch of your fingertips.  Such advice may include, among other topics:

· Employment claims and issues

· Contract drafting, review and negotiation

· Asset purchases and divestitures

· Federal, state and local regulatory compliance

· Litigation management and oversight

· Corporate and regulatory investigations 

· Risk management and insurance

· Responding to legal demands, notices, service of process

· Union avoidance efforts and collective bargaining 

· Executive contracts and non-competition agreements

Contact the firm to learn more about its General Counsel Solutions and how our services can be tailored to meet the needs and budget of your growing business.  816.800.5001.

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