Outside General Counsel Services
Outside General Counsel Legal Services
Welcome to Lapin Law Firm, a leading provider of outside legal counsel services for businesses of all sizes.
At Lapin Law Firm, we understand the importance of having reliable and experienced legal representation to navigate the complexities of today’s business landscape. That’s why we offer a range of services to help businesses protect their interests and achieve their goals.
If you are a business in need of legal expertise but do not have the resources or need for an in-house lawyer, hiring outside general counsel may be the right solution for you. Outside general counsel are experienced lawyers who are hired on a project-by-project basis by businesses to help them with legal advice and support.
We offer a range of outside general counsel services to businesses of all sizes. Our team of experienced lawyers is here to help you navigate the legal parts of your business and protect your rights and interests.
Some of the benefits of hiring outside legal counsel include:
- Expertise and experience: Our team has years of experience in a range of legal areas, such as contract review & drafting, formation & corporate documents, employment law, and intellectual property. We can provide valuable expertise and guidance to help you navigate the legal aspects of your business.
- Cost-effectiveness: Hiring outside general counsel can be more cost-effective than hiring an in-house lawyer. We are paid on an hourly basis and only charge for the time we spend working on a particular matter.
- Flexibility: Because we are hired on an as-needed basis, you can bring in our expertise as needed. This allows you to be flexible and bring in specialized expertise when you need it.
- Objectivity: As outside counsel, we are not directly involved in the day-to-day operations of your business and can provide objective, unbiased advice. This can be especially important when it comes to sensitive legal issues or disputes.
- Compliance: We can help you stay compliant with relevant laws and regulations, which is essential for avoiding legal problems and protecting your business’s reputation.
Some examples of the types of services we offer as outside legal counsel include:
- Contract review and drafting: We can review and draft contracts to ensure that they are clear, concise, and protect your interests. This includes contracts for employment, contracting, partnerships, leases, and more.
- Intellectual property protection: We can help you protect your intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, and licensing agreements.
- Mergers and acquisitions: We can assist with the legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including due diligence and contract drafting & negotiation.
- Corporate governance: We can help you ensure that your business is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and provide guidance on corporate governance matters.
- Business litigation management: If your business is involved in a legal dispute, we can assist in overseeing and managing the litigation, by liasoning between the litigators and your business.
We are dedicated to providing personalized, client-focused service. We will work closely with you to understand your business and its legal needs. If you are in need of outside legal counsel services, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help your business succeed.
What does outside general counsel mean?
Outside general counsel services are legal services provided by law firms or full-time general counsels.
These services typically involve high hourly rates and costly full-time retainers. Outside general counsels or law firms may not be dedicated to your business and its needs, making it difficult for them to provide effective advice in a timely manner. Outside General Counsel Legal Services is a cheaper alternative with solutions that are made to fit the needs of your business.
Is a general counsel the same as a lawyer?
No, a general counsel is not the same as a lawyer. A general counsel is a senior executive who is in charge of an organization’s legal work and gives legal advice. Lawyers are professionals who provide legal services to individuals, businesses, and other organizations.
Why do companies need outside counsel?
1. Access to specialized expertise and knowledge
Hiring outside general counsel can provide companies with access to specialized expertise and knowledge. Outside counsel can act as in-house counsel if there aren’t any, or they can work with in-house counsel and bring valuable outside knowledge. They can also streamline attorney fees by providing cost savings on legal matters while still ensuring quality of work. Finally, retaining outside counsel aids in fair and impartial judgement of legal matters related to a company’s business due to their outside perspective on complex legal issues.
2. Increased Resources and Efficiency
Outside general counsel can increase resources and efficiency by providing legal teams with a broader range of expertise, access to specialized talent, and more efficient use of resources. By hiring outside counsel, companies can use the skills of experienced lawyers who may not be available within the company. Also, hiring outside counsel lets companies focus their internal resources on their most important business tasks and hand off non-essential tasks, like reviewing documents or answering discovery requests, to outside partners whose rates may be lower than what it costs to hire and pay an internal staff.
3. Opportunity for Enhanced Team Communication
Hiring outside counsel legal services can help enhance team communication by providing an extension of the in-house legal department, as well as setting expectations and communicating priorities. Outside counsel can also provide real-time visibility into the progress of their work, which helps ensure that trade-offs are made in a timely manner. Also, hiring outside general counsel services gives in-house lawyers a chance to encourage good behavior by tying some of their compensation to the goals of outside counsel management. Finally, formal performance reviews with outside counsel provide clear feedback on underperformance or opportunities for improvement which can help improve team communication overall.
4. Improved Understanding of Client Needs and Issues
An outside general counsel can often help clients better understand their needs and problems because these lawyers have experience in the field and can give helpful advice on difficult legal issues.
Companies can make sure they are getting the best advice possible on difficult legal issues. This helps them better understand their clients’ needs and issues, leading to more effective strategies and solutions.
5. Increased Quality and Accuracy of Work product
Hiring outside general counsel services can increase the quality and accuracy of work product because it provides an independent, objective view of the matter at hand.
By bringing in an outside law firm to handle legal tasks, businesses can be sure that their work product is free from any personal bias or other factors that could affect its quality. Also, being able to see information about how well a lawyer did in the past helps them make sure they get the most out of their legal budget by only paying for high-quality work.
6. Ability to Utilize Expertise in New Areas of Law
Outside legal counselors can help organizations utilize expertise in new areas of law. By teaming up with specialized firms and lawyers, businesses can get access to information and skills they might not have otherwise.
This allows organizations to make better decisions regarding which work should go where and why, as well as train department leaders on how best to make such decisions. Also, when companies hire outside general counsel services, they can build up their stable of niche or boutique firms, which, because they specialize in certain areas of law, can lead to cost savings over time.
7. Ability to Retain Focus on Core Competencies
A general counsel team can help a company stay focused on its main goals by bringing in outside legal help for complex issues that might otherwise take away from the company’s main goals. By hiring outside counsel, companies can free up their own resources to focus on what they do best while still getting high-quality legal services. Additionally, hiring experienced outside counsel with niche expertise in particular areas of law can help ensure that important issues are addressed properly while also allowing companies to save money by sending less complex work to lower-cost providers.
8. Improved Cost-Effectiveness
Obtaining an outside counsel can improve cost-effectiveness by providing organizations with access to legal expertise they may not have in-house. Outside counsel can also provide a broader range of services than an in-house team can, such as complex litigation or regulatory compliance work.
By hiring outside legal services, companies can focus their resources on their most important tasks and give more specialized work to people who are good at it. This helps keep costs down because it cuts down on the need for specialized staff in-house and lets organizations take advantage of economies of scale when they buy legal services from larger firms. It also allows companies to better manage their budgets by ensuring they get their money’s worth from each hour spent on outside legal work.
9. Improved Access to Latest Technology and Tools
When a business hires outside general counsel, it gets access to the latest tools and technology. Outside counsel can provide valuable insights into current trends in law, including emerging issues, technologies and regulatory changes that may impact a company’s operations.
By hiring outside general counsel services, businesses can get access to the most up-to-date technology and tools they need to run their business well and in accordance with the law. This includes tools such as data strategy solutions, e-commerce platforms and security systems designed specifically for businesses.
10. Increased Ability to Meet Legal Standards and Best Practices
Hiring outside general counsel services can help organizations meet legal standards and best practices. This is because law firms have the knowledge and tools to make sure that complicated laws and rules are followed.
By hiring outside general counsel services, businesses can get more information about their legal risks, better ways to deal with those risks, and better tools for keeping track of how well they are doing against their strategic goals. These benefits enable enterprises to meet their legal standards and best practices more effectively than they could on their own.
What to look for in an outside general counsel service.
When looking for an outside general counsel service, there are a number of qualifications that should be considered. These include:
1. Cost-effectiveness: The service should offer competitive rates and fees that fit within your budget.
2. Expertise: The service should have the experience and knowledge necessary to handle your legal issues effectively and efficiently.
3. Dedication: The service should be dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services that are tailored specifically to your needs as a business or individual customer.
4. Availability: The service should provide 24/7 access to experienced attorneys who can assist with any legal issue at any time of day or night, including weekends and holidays if needed (e..g., after hours phone calls).
Outside general counsel services typically charge a flat rate or hourly rate for their services. The compensation expectations will depend on the type of service offered and the experience level of the lawyer providing it. Generally, outside general counsel services offer a lower cost alternative to traditional law firms with high hourly rates. However, clients should be aware that these services may not be as comprehensive or dedicated as traditional law firms since they are not working exclusively for one client.
When hiring an outside general counsel service, it is important to consider the expertise of the provider. Look for providers who have experience in your industry and understand your business needs.
Traditional law firms charging exorbitant hourly charges might not have the requisite level of experience for your case. When compared with traditional law firms that charge by the hour, outside general counsel services can provide more committed and cost-effective services.
Cost, availability (both full-time and part-time) and billing are just some of the considerations that should be made when weighing the pros and cons of using an outside general counsel service. Hourly billing rates at traditional law firms are exorbitant, and they may not be able to meet your unique business needs.
With an easily understandable pricing structure, a committed staff of lawyers who are familiar with your company’s needs, and specialized packages that are adapted to your financial limits, Outside General Counsel Legal Services offers businesses cost-effective solutions.
When evaluating the communication skills of an outside general counsel service, it is important to consider their ability to clearly and effectively communicate with both clients and employees. Good communication skills can help ensure that everyone is on the same page, understands their role in accomplishing goals, and feels comfortable asking questions if needed.
Due to their emphasis on income generation rather than offering value-added services, traditional legal firms with high hourly billing rates may not provide the amount of client communication sought. Additionally, traditional law firms may not be as aware of a business’ needs as an outside general counsel service would be since they are not dedicated solely to one company or project.
When hiring an outside general counsel service, professionalism should be expected. An outside general counsel service should provide cost-effective, full-time legal services that are tailored to meet the needs of your business. They should have experience in a variety of industries and understand the unique challenges faced by each one. Additionally, they should have high ethical standards and adhere to best practices when providing legal services. Finally, an outside general counsel service should offer timely responses to questions or issues and provide clear billing statements so you can track costs effectively.
7. Service orientation
When considering the service orientation of an outside general counsel service, consider issues such as cost, full-time general counsel services or traditional law firms with high hourly billing, and services that are dedicated to your business and its needs.
Traditional law firms may not provide the same level of service as an outside general counsel service because they usually have high hourly billing rates and do not focus specifically on your business needs. Additionally, many traditional law firms are unaware of the needs of today’s businesses due to rapid changes in technology and industry practices.
When evaluating the teamwork of an outside general counsel service, it is important to consider factors such as cost, quality of services, alignment with business needs, and level of communication between all parties involved.
It is also important to recognize that not all in-house lawyers are equally successful at managing outside counsel. General counsel should be aware of what makes some individuals more successful than others and find ways to encourage them while still allowing for individual creativity in their approach towards external work. Additionally, it is important for general counsel to find time for additional responsibilities such as supervising outside resources so that they can avoid any potential problems down the road.
9. Client focus
An outside general counsel service should focus on providing clients with a client-focused approach in order to ensure that they receive high-quality, personalized services. A client-focused approach involves understanding the needs and goals of each individual business and tailoring legal services accordingly. An outside general counsel service that employs a client-focused approach will be able to provide more tailored solutions for their customers, as well as deliver higher quality services at more competitive rates than traditional law firms with high hourly billing rates.
10. Risk management
An outside general counsel service should offer risk management services such as:
– Providing strategic and legal advice on issues such as intellectual property, contracts, labor laws, regulatory compliance, and more.
– Assisting with employee relations issues such as employee disputes or terminations.
– Advising on best practices in areas such as data privacy regulations and cyber security threats.
– Helping businesses understand their legal obligations and rights in different jurisdictions around the world.
11. Legal compliance
An outside general counsel service should provide a wide range of compliance services, including but not limited to the following:
• Advising on applicable laws and regulations
• Drafting contracts and other legal documents
• Providing guidance on employee management issues such as hiring, firing, compensation and benefits
• Handling intellectual property matters such as patents and trademarks
• Representing clients in court or at administrative hearings when necessary
When selecting an outside general counsel service, it is important to consider factors such as cost, experience, and expertise. Traditional law firms with high hourly billing rates can be costly, but outside general counsel services provide more affordable rates while still offering quality services. Additionally, outside general counsel services often have experience working with businesses like yours and are able to provide tailored solutions for your specific needs.
On the other hand, traditional law firms offer full-time dedicated staff who are aware of your business needs and can provide comprehensive solutions for long term success – something that outside general counsel services may not be able to match due to their limited resources.
When looking for an outside general counsel service, it is important to consider experience. Ideally, you should look for a company that has experience providing legal services to businesses similar to yours. This will ensure that they are able to provide the right expertise and guidance for your specific needs. Additionally, you should look for a service with cost-effective rates and one that offers full-time dedicated attorneys who are aware of your business and its needs.
When evaluating the communication skills of an outside general counsel service, it is important to consider how well they communicate with their clients. Good communication skills include clear and concise messaging, effective listening skills, and the ability to respond quickly to questions or concerns.
Outside general counsel services should also be able to clearly explain complex legal matters in layman’s terms so that clients can understand their options thoroughly. Additionally, outside general counsel services should have excellent interpersonal skills in order to build strong relationships with clients based on trust and confidence in their abilities.
An outside general counsel service should expect you to do research on your business and its needs, such as:
– Identifying the specific legal issues that need to be addressed.
– Researching applicable laws and regulations related to those issues.
– Identifying potential solutions and strategies for addressing the issues.
– Assessing potential risks associated with each solution or strategy considered.
– Considering any relevant precedents or case law that may apply in this situation.
16. Client testimonials
When evaluating an outside general counsel service, it is important to look for client testimonials that can give you an idea of the quality of services provided. The following are some examples of what to look for:
• Clients who have seen a significant decrease in their legal costs.
• Clients who are satisfied with the level of expertise provided by their general counsel service.
• Clients who have received timely and accurate responses to questions or concerns.
• Clients who have been able to take advantage of additional benefits such as reduced billing rates or 24/7 access to lawyers through online chat services.
17. Skill in writing
Writing skills are an important factor when selecting an outside general counsel service. Good writing skills allow the service to clearly express their thoughts, provide detailed explanations and instructions, and effectively communicate with clients. This ensures that all parties involved in a legal matter are on the same page and understand what needs to be done. Additionally, strong writing skills can help reduce misunderstandings and avoid costly mistakes. Furthermore, good writing skills can also help create trust between the client and their outside general counsel service as it shows professionalism and competence in their work.
18. Skill in communication
Communication is an important factor to consider when choosing an outside general counsel service. Communication between the client and the service provider is vital in order to ensure that the needs of the business are being met. Good communication can help reduce misunderstandings and ensure that both parties are on the same page. It is also important to ask questions about a potential service provider’s experience with similar projects, as well as their hourly billing rates, so that you can make an informed decision about which option best fits your budget.
19. Skill in legal writing
It is important to hire an outside general counsel service with good writing skills because it ensures that all legal documents are written clearly and accurately. Good writing skills ensure that both parties understand the terms of the agreement and can act accordingly. Additionally, well-written documents are more likely to stand up in court if necessary. Finally, good writing skills reduce the risk of mistakes or misunderstandings due to sloppiness or lack of clarity in the document’s wording or structure. Therefore hiring an outside general Counsel with good writing skills is essential for ensuring a successful business partnership or transaction between parties.
20. Skill in research
Research skills are an essential attribute for an outside general counsel service. An outside general counsel service should have the ability to research and understand your business and its needs in order to provide effective legal services. This includes identifying relevant laws, regulations, and case law that may impact your business or industry, as well as researching potential solutions to legal issues you may face. Additionally, a good outside general counsel service will be able to provide insights into trends in the industry which can help businesses make more informed decisions about their operations.
What is the best way to find the right outside general counsel for your business?
Step 1: Research legal practices and experience levels
1. Research the legal practices and experience levels of potential outside general counsel for your business by looking at their websites, speaking with colleagues at different in-house departments, and creating a list of quality “niche” firms.
2. Consider cost savings when deciding which work should be sent to which firm or lawyer; be sensitive to which work goes where and why.
3. Push a certain percentage of your yearly legal spend to those firms on your list in order to build up relationships with them over time while also reducing costs associated with hiring outside counsel services.
Step 2: Research firms’ cost and predictability levels
1. Review vendor data collected in your spend management tool to determine how your vendors spend billed hours and the speed of their work.
2. Look at the raw data to discover revealing insights such as average matter spend by the law firm, matter cycle time by the firm, number of AFAs and discounts on offer, diversity profile of law firm timekeepers, etc.
3. Ask team members for qualitative feedback on their experiences with specific law firms to gain further insight into how they perform overall as well as their fee structure (e.g., hourly rate).
4 Create a list of quality “niche” firms and make an effort to push a certain percentage of your yearly legal spend toward those firms (e.g., 30%). Make sure this list is based on personal experience or speaking with colleagues at different in-house departments about which firms provide high-quality work at low costs.
5 Monitor results from each project sent out to these niche/boutique firms over time so that you can adjust if needed (e.g., sending more complex projects out or fewer simple tasks).
Step 3: Select firms based on data (not hunches)
1. Review vendor data collected in your spend management tool to determine the speed of each law firm’s work, as well as their average matter spend, matter cycle time, results achieved on matters they worked on, number of AFAs and discounts offered.
2. Ask team members for qualitative feedback on the law firms they work with in order to gain further insight into their performance and suitability for tasks you need done.
3. If you are unhappy with a particular law firm or made a mistake sending low-value work to a high dollar firm, move that work to another firm offering cost savings that justify the change.
4 . Build up your stable of niche and boutique firms by creating a list from in-house experience or speaking with colleagues at different departments and making an effort to push certain percentage of yearly legal spend towards those firms .
Step 4: Create and enforce billing guidelines for vendors
Creating and enforcing billing guidelines for outside vendors can help save costs, reduce surprise fees, unauthorized charges, and late invoices. It also helps ensure that the vendor understands your expectations so they can deliver on them. An e-billing solution like SimpleLegal can be used to set up these guidelines and process good invoices automatically or flag invoices that don’t meet your guidelines. This helps make sure that you are not paying for items you do not want to pay for or services rendered incorrectly. Additionally, having an established billing policy in place with each new matter will help make sure outside counsel is on the same page as you when it comes to legal billing matters.
Step 5: Request budgets and track spend against them
Requesting budgets and keeping track of spending can help you find the right outside general counsel for your business by giving you insight into their performance, helping you plan projects better, improving the quality of work, and keeping track of spending against budgets.
By understanding how much an outside counsel is spending on a matter and the assumptions behind that estimate, you can better evaluate their performance and determine if they are a good fit for your business. Additionally, having a budget forecast allows you to exercise proactive real-time reductions or change priorities in spending if necessary. This helps ensure that you are getting value for money from your outside counsel while also allowing them to focus on important aspects of the matter according to billing guidelines based on their budget.
Step 6: Select recommended vendors from your network
1. Research top vendors and promote them on LinkedIn or in other networking groups if you’re a part of them.
2. Review the raw data collected in your spend management platform to find revealing insights, such as average matter spend by law firm, matter cycle time by firm and number of AFAs and discounts on offer.
3. Ask your team for qualitative feedback on your law firms to get the best results possible with a vendor survey tool.
4. Use data from past performance to discover which law firm is the best fit for a legal task instead of guessing based on hunches or personal bias towards certain vendors/lawyers/firms etc.
Step 7: Negotiate alternative fee arrangements wherever possible
1. Establish a billing policy for outside counsel with every new matter, or as a yearly update. This policy should clearly outline what you do and do not pay for, such as online research tools, car services, and food if someone from your company was present.
2. Reserve the right to reject any bills not received within three months of work being performed in order to ensure budget planning is not disrupted by unexpected bills being received months after services were provided.
3. Be willing to agree on key assumptions with outside counsel and be flexible if those assumptions are wrong in order to successfully implement an alternative fee arrangement such as a flat fee or fixed fee for legal services rendered (difficult but possible).
4 . Consider caps on matters overall or by phase so outside counsel has some flexibility in their billing process (less difficult than finding an entire flat fee).
Step 8: Pay invoices on time
It is important to pay invoices on time when hiring an outside general counsel because it encourages law firms to deliver good work and saves you money. By paying invoices on time, you show appreciation for the firm’s work and encourage them to continue providing high-quality services. Additionally, an e-billing system like SimpleLegal can automatically adjust invoices based on rules before they are routed to the correct person for approval, saving you time while ensuring accuracy. Furthermore, clear billing guidelines will help reduce surprise fees, unauthorized charges, and late invoices which can throw off your budget. Therefore it is beneficial to both parties if outside counsel has clear expectations of what is needed from them in order to deliver quality results quickly and efficiently while reducing costs associated with delayed payments or missed deadlines due to unclear guidelines.
What are outside general counsel services?
Outside General Counsel Services are legal services provided by full-time general counsels or traditional law firms with high hourly billing rates.
Outside General Counsel Services can be costly due to the fact that they involve paying for the services of a full-time lawyer or law firm. Additionally, these services may not be dedicated to your business and may not be aware of its needs, resulting in ineffective advice and guidance. Outside General Counsel Services also come with high hourly billing rates that can add up quickly if you use them frequently.
What is the process for retaining Outside Counsel?
1. Determine if Outside Counsel is right for your business: Consider the cost/benefit of hiring outside counsel versus in-house counsel, as well as the value add they can provide to your company.
2. Identify an Outside Counselor: Search for an experienced attorney who specializes in the area of law you need help with and has experience working with businesses similar to yours in terms of size and industry sector.
3. Establish a Relationship: Build a strong relationship with your chosen outside counsel by speaking with them on a regular basis about relevant issues that may arise in your business or industry sector, so they remain fully knowledgeable about all aspects of your company’s operations and legal matters related to it (e.g., products/services offered, revenue streams).
4 .Pay for What You Need : Pay only for what you use when using outside counsel – no overhead costs associated with them like there would be if using an in-house attorney (e.g., healthcare).
What are the conflicts of interest when working with outside counsel?
When working with outside counsel, there are a variety of potential conflicts of interest that may arise. These include:
– Representing a party whose business interests are adverse to the clients.
– Representing or proposing to represent another party in a proceeding that is adverse to the client’s business interests, even if the client is not named in the proceeding.
– Accepting retainer or engagement from competitors in industries such as rubber, tires and fleet management sectors without prior consent from the client.
– Taking positions on issues that may be adverse, harmful or otherwise prejudicial to the interests of the client in other matters (including decisions taken by outside counsel before administrative and regulatory agencies).
What types of matters does Lapin Law Firm handle?
Lapin Law Firm handles a wide range of matters, including bankruptcy and creditor’s rights, collections, environmental law, federal, state and local taxation, foreclosures and real estate transactions. They also provide general business and corporate legal advice as well as commercial litigation services.
What are the benefits of using the Lapin Law Firm for Outside General Counsel Services?
Using the Lapin Law Firm for Outside General Counsel Services provides numerous benefits, including:
– Cost-effective and efficient legal services with competitive rates.
– Dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys who are familiar with your business needs.
– Access to a wide range of legal services including corporate, commercial, estate planning and probate law.
What is the billing process for Lapin Law Firm services?
1. Create clear billing guidelines to reduce surprise fees, unauthorized charges, and late invoices. These should include key information such as expected staffing levels for different projects or tasks, invoicing and billing procedures, timing requirements, etc.
2. Ensure that outside counsel understands these guidelines by providing them with a copy of the policy when you begin working with them on a new matter or as a yearly update.
3. Use an e-billing solution like SimpleLegal to enforce your billing guidelines by setting up rules that automatically process good invoices or flag those that don’t meet expectations..
4 . Monitor invoices regularly to ensure they are being followed correctly and adjust policies if necessary .
How does Lapin Law Firm ensure the quality of its Outside General Counsel Services?
1. Lapin Law Firm ensures the quality of its Outside General Counsel Services by hiring experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who are dedicated to providing high-quality legal services.
2. The firm hires full-time general counsels with experience in a variety of areas, including business law, employment law, intellectual property law, real estate law, trusts and estates law and more.
3. Lapin Law Firm also provides 24/7 access to its outside general counsels through email or phone so that clients can get answers to their legal questions as quickly as possible without having to wait for an appointment or take time out of their busy schedule.
4. Furthermore, the firm offers competitive rates for its services which are tailored specifically according to each client’s budget needs – making it more affordable than traditional law firms with high hourly billing rates!
Does Lapin Law Firm offer discounts for its services?
Yes. Lapin Law Firm offers discounts for its services, including flat fee packages and free hours for attorneys to get up to speed on your matter. Additionally, the firm may be able to provide you with reduced costs depending on your individual needs or circumstances.
What is included in Lapin Law Firm’s Outside General Counsel Guidelines?
Lapin Law Firm’s Outside General Counsel Guidelines include the following:
– Costly, full-time general counsel services or traditional law firms with high hourly billing rates.
– Services that are not dedicated to your business and are unaware of its needs.
– Advice on legal matters, including contracts, intellectual property rights, labor laws and employment issues.
– Assistance in establishing policies and procedures for your business or organization.
What qualifications do the Lapin Law Firm’s Outside Counsel need?
The Lapin Law Firm’s Outside Counsel needs to have the following qualifications:
1. An attorney who is not, or a law firm whose attorneys are not, employed by the Attorney General’s office pursuant to Section 67-5-7 et seq., which the Attorney General hires pursuant to Section 67-5-5 to represent, provide legal advice, or counsel to an agency of the State.
2. Designated as “Special Assistant Attorney General”, as determined by the Attorney General.
3. Experience in providing legal advice related to commercial transactions and/or real estate matters in Massachusetts or other states where applicable laws are similar (e.g., New Hampshire).
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