Outside General Counsel
Many businesses do not maintain permanent in-house counsel. From entrepreneurial start-ups to large, privately-held companies, the cost of hiring full-time, in-house legal counsel often necessitates outsourcing legal support. At Freeman Law, we recognize that small and mid-size businesses face sophisticated legal challenges and risks that require dedicated legal counsel.
Freeman Law meets these needs through its Outside General Counsel Program—a program that provides clients with a unique opportunity and arrangement: a team of attorneys available to provide sophisticated legal counsel at a predictable cost. Through the legal team at Freeman Law and its strategic affiliations, the Outside General Counsel Program provides a customized, structured arrangement that delivers sophisticated legal services at a fraction of the big-firm hourly rate. Among the services available through the Outside General Counsel Program are:
- Entity formation, including corporate, LLC, and other entity structures
- Maintenance of corporate governing documents
- Operating and shareholder agreements
- Partnership and joint venture agreements
- Corporate restructuring
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Entity reorganizations and amendments
- Stock options and executive compensation
- Counseling regarding fiduciary duties and strategic considerations
- Transactional services, including drafting and negotiation
- Buy/Sell agreements
- Lease review
- Contract review
- Regulatory compliance
- Litigation and arbitration management, including risk assessment and strategic counseling
- Contract and other business disputes
- Risk management
At Freeman Law, we are changing the way clients do business. Our experienced tax counsel and business law advisors regularly guide our clients through complex domestic and international transactions, as well as oversee corporate governance. Our attorneys assist with our client’s day-to-day and most critical transactions, including drafting contractual agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and other documents. We provide our clients with the legal guidance and tools to achieve their liability protection goals and regulatory compliance, including unique experience with Bank Secrecy Act compliance, money transmission and currency reporting; anti-money laundering and know-your-customer compliance; and other regulatory regimes.
Because clients today face challenges like never before, they need—more than ever—counsel and insights that position them to respond to rapidly changing environments. Our attorneys are thought leaders and they are practical. And with our depth of accounting and business experience, we speak the “language” of business—all in a way that moves the ball forward, not back. With our adaptive tax and business counsel, Freeman Law’s Outside General Counsel Program is there to help change the way clients do business.
Answers to the most commonly asked questions about business and corporate tax planning.