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General Counsel (GC) is the premier value-added partner to small and medium businesses in Southern California for outsourcing the General Counsel function. This allows you, the client, to focus on your own core competency while still being able to proactively access top quality legal counsel who is intimately familiar with your business. You can thus avoid problems before they occur, which results in a lower net expenditure of legal fees as well as much needed "sleep insurance."  Essentially, you can purchase the equivalent of a "time share" in an attorney to serve as your in-house general counsel. In this manner, you can have access to just the right amount of legal help - as much or as little as you need - without having to watch the clock or worry about billable hours every time you have a question.

GC proactively helps companies (1) spot legal issues, (2) cure potential problems before they arise, and (3) identify overlooked revenue opportunities. No matter what stage of development you are in, it is never too early to make costly legal mistakes. The simple truth is that management and the Board of Directors are often occupied with other equally important matters, so it can be difficult to know when the company needs legal help.

For instance, to increase cash flow, GC can revise your standard contracts to enhance revenue collection and reduce any liability.

In terms of day-to-day management, you can pick up the phone and say "I just got a weird fax. What does it mean?" or "We're about to close the Acme deal, and I'd like you to tell me what you think about their proposed contract?"


Case in focus:

Company called GC regarding the ramifications of implementing a planned "drive time" policy for remote technicians which, as drafted, violated the new overtime laws. GC revised the policy to comply.

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GC provides all the additional solutions of an in-house legal staff, without the expense and commitment of hiring full time employees.

By implementing GC's "best practices," you can actually save money in terms of lowered insurance premiums, better contracts, and more effective decision-making.