Outside General Counsel

Outside General Counsel ("OGC") is an attorney not employed by a company, but engaged by a company to provide a broad range of corporate legal services. OGC is qualified by years of legal knowledge, experience and set of skills. A company will hire OGC if it is not in the position to have in-house legal counsel, its in-house counsel is busy, or the in-house staff is stretched thin with other legal matters.

  • OGC is good for small or large companies.
  • You pay no employee payroll or payroll taxes.
  • You pay no internal overhead.
  • You utilize OGC based on your needs and on your schedule. So OGC means also on-demand and on-time general counsel.

OGC services:

Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Conducting and supporting M&A transactions, including finding appropriatevaluators
  • Due diligence
  • Deal support for all transactions
  • Closings and closing books
  • Working with lenders
Negotiating and drafting contracts
  • Equipment leases
  • Software/technology/license agreements
  • Development/outsourcing agreements
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
Intellectual Property
  • Trademark registrations, domestic and international;
  • Copyright
  • Litigation and litigation assistance
Handling employment matters
  • Employment contracts
  • Restrictive Covenants including noncompete and nonsolicit agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Professional services agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Performance evaluations
  • Exit interviews
  • Anti-violence policies
  • Firearms policies
  • Anti-discrimination policies
Managing Corporate Governance
  • Drafting and amending bylaws, partnership agreements and operating agreements
  • Sending out notices for board and shareholder meetings
  • Attending board and shareholder meetings and drafting minutes
  • Preparing and managing stock option plans
  • Ownership Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Succession planning
  • Supplement in-house counsel
  • Avoiding minority oppression litigation
Real Estate Services
  • Real estate purchase/sales agreements
  • Real estate leases
  • Closings
Risk Management Policies and Procedures
Litigation support
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