General Counsel for Successful Businesses

Does your company have, $5MM to $500MM in revenue…

Does your company aim to have such revenue….

Every successful business has a trusted legal advisor.

You need outside General Counsel – Smith & Associates

Why you need Smith & Associates:

Larger Companies have full-time in-house attorneys called General Counsel.  There is enough work to justify his full-time salary and legal questions need to be addressed all day (and sometimes all night).  We hope you will get there one day.

In the meantime, you need someone who can answer and address and tackle all your legal questions, needs and “situations” as they arise.

The value of Smith & Associates as your company outside General Counsel:

  • We are on call for when you need your attorney on a range of issues.  You pay for what you need, when you need it.  We work with you to plan your legal spending plan to make sure you get the legal bang you need for your hard earned buck.
  • Our attorneys collectively can cover a broader range of issues with better depth and more experience that a single in-house attorney.  Issues we address:
  • We get to know your business so you don’t have to start from scratch every time you have a question.  When you have an issue that needs to be addressed we already know where you are coming from and where you are going.

Who can benefit?

  • Corporations in the United States and around the world
  • LLCs
  • Partnerships
  • Investors
  • Company owners – shareholders, members, partners

Industries served:

  • Manufacturing
  • Internet
  • Food production
  • International wealth management advisory
  • Telecommunications
  • Engineering
  • Apparel
  • Hedge funds
  • Investors
  • Foreign companies making an acquisition in the United States
  • Start up companies with sufficient investor capital for an appropriately sized legal budget for serious growth

E. David Smith, firm founder, is well-regarded for the value he brings to his clients:

  • Expert
  • Insightful
  • Holistic
  • Level-headed
  • Client centered advice and guidance
  • Responsive
  • Honest in advice and billing
  • Dependable

What you will get when you hire Smith & Associates:

  • On call attorney – we will know you and your business when you need us
  • Your questions answered with you in mind
    • You already have a relationship with us and we understand your business setup, your personal and business goals, your tolerance for risk
    • Navigation inside the world of relations with partners, shareholders, investors, employees
    • Navigation in the outside world of regulators, litigation, property issues
    • Advice on protection of your assets, intellectual property, trademarks, inventions, trade secrets, key staff, insurance
    • Up front pricing estimates, clear articulation of your outcome and pricing/total spend goals
    • Help you define what you want so that you can get what you want every time from us

We will advise on questions such as:

  • How to protect intellectual property
  • Employment issues and disputes
  • Litigation – how to avoid, how to handle and how to get the best result
  • How to deal with investors, partners
  • Setting up to sell
  • Buying another business – competition or a new line or to increase capacity
  • Real estate acquisitions
  • Insurance disputes
  • Loan documents
    • Protecting against the bank
  • Regulatory issues
    • How to respond to and adapt to rapidly increasing regulations such as the new Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCare)

We are General Counsel and Counsel for Generals

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