Businesses of any size, both large and small, encounter legal issues, regulatory issues, compliance issues and can benefit from having a legal perspective on their team. But many businesses can’t afford a legal department. Startups, in particular, hiring a full-time lawyer would be an impossibility. So, using outside general counsel is really the best way to get cost-effective service, but also have continuity.
I get to know my clients and their businesses and work with them on a variety of projects. So, we’re not starting over every time. When they call, I’m their go-to person, their first point of contact, but I bring in other experienced people and expertise from my colleagues when necessary. That’s one of the best things about using a firm like Avisen, the breadth of experience we have in so many industries and legal areas.
I also work with clients who are in-house counsel in legal departments. I could act for overflow capacity when they can’t get to everything, but I also bring in expertise in specific areas to fill in gaps that they might have and do that on an ad hoc basis.