Why Your Business Needs It:

We live in a fast paced business world where companies need flexibility in their arrangements with their attorneys. While every company can benefit from sound, dedicated legal advice and counsel from an attorney with intimate knowledge of its business, the traditional model – hiring a full-time general counsel – is outdated and costly. As modern technology has brought us all closer together, opportunities now exist for your business to obtain the same level of dedicated, knowledgeable service previously only available with an in-house attorney through an outside, experienced and less costly adviser.

What We Do:

As outside general counsel, we are available on a schedule that works for you and within your desired platform. Our clients contact us when they need assistance and guidance with legal issues impacting their business, and we promptly respond in the same manner as a staff attorney. If a client needs a few hours of advice every month – no problem.  If a client requires one or more days of help a month, we have you covered. We can perform our services at your place of business or remotely. We are available from morning to night by telephone, electronic mail, video conference and text message.

Services on Demand:

  • Operations
    • General and strategic advice and counsel
    • Employment law advice and counsel; employee hiring, training and terminations
  • Business Matters
  • Business formation, financing & operations
  • Compliance
  • Contract negotiating, drafting, and revision
  • Corporate governance, including board of directors
  • Data, technology and personal information protection
  • HIPAA, ACA, STARK/Anti-kickback, 201 CMR 17
  • Employment and labor matters
    • Policies, practices, handbooks, hiring, firing, restrictive covenants
  • Good will and intellectual property protection
  • Real estate property acquisition and leasing, including modifications
  • Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Risk assessment – due diligence
  • Negotiation
  • Documentation drafting and review
  • Corporate formation
  • Real estate – purchase & sale
  • Leases
  • Litigation, Collections and Business Disputes
    • Defense of administrative (government) actions
  • Class action defense
  • Contract claims and commercial collections
  • Employment litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicitation/confidentiality litigation
  • Fiduciary duty claims
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Insurance regulations, coverage, & disputes
  • Real estate and construction litigation
  • Unfair competition, trade secrets
  • Negotiating and drafting contracts
  • Professional services agreements
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Software/technology/license agreements
  • Leases
  • Purchase & sale
  • Product and Equipment purchases and leases

Our Promise:

We are strategic advisers. We help our clients avoid legal pit-falls and guide them to well-reasoned, cost-effective decisions. We develop a full understanding of our client’s history, current operations, policies, practices and goals. We provide efficient, thoughtful, and innovative solutions to our client’s business related legal issues.  We are responsive.  If you do not reach one of our lawyers directly, we will respond to messages within 24 hours. (If you have an emergency, we will respond with 2 hours.)

Flexible, Economical Fee Arrangements:

Finding a seasoned, business-minded general counsel is difficult and expensive. Our research has shown that the average base salary of an in-house general counsel in eastern Massachusetts lies in the range of $165,000 to $225,000. With benefits and related employment costs, that number is far higher. We create fee arrangements with our clients that (1) fit the service model requested by the client; and (2) will cost their business far less than an on-staff general counsel.

We often provide our outside general counsel services in return for a set retainer.  We can build a retainer around daily, weekly or monthly service arrangements.  If a client wants to hire us for a particular project, we can provide a flat fee to cover that scope of work. Those clients who prefer a strict on-demand arrangement pay us based upon our time investment at our hourly rate.

A summary of our fee arrangements is available upon request.  Please contact Tim@foleylawpractice.com