General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer Services

The evolving role of the Chief Legal Officer or General Counsel is more important now than ever before. No longer simply the company's "lawyer", the General Counsel is often responsible for business decisions as well as being a trusted strategic advisor to the business.  In effect the General Counsel is taking his or her place as a key member of the executive management team dealing with the complexities of running a business and not just the complexities of the laws affecting the business.  But having a full-time, in-house lawyer and legal support team can be expensive.  The solution to that expense is outsourcing.

Outsourcing your legal needs to an experienced law firm not only brings a cost savings to your business but it also provides you with top-notch legal representation. Outsourcing gives your business access to a full service law firm and all of the firm's resources at a reasonable cost. Outsourcing also saves you the cost and expense of hiring an in-house attorney and the necessary support staff. 

The benefits of an outsourced legal services include:

  • improved efficiency and stability;

  • a stable legal team supporting your business;

  • access to a wider range of expertise than in one in-house lawyer;

  • allowing your management to focus on business development activities rather than risk and compliance;

  • reduced staff headcount and costs; and

  • flexibility to scale the service to your needs depending on your business activities and priorities.

We at the Maroto Law Group understand this more than ever and realize that the General Counsel’s role, both advisor to the board and management team as well as the custodian of non-financial risk, means that their profile and responsibilities in the company are greater than ever. As a trusted advisor, the General Counsel needs to balance commercial imperatives and the conscience of the business.

Our goal is to be regarded as a trusted advisor to senior leaders within the company and those legal professionals they rely on. With a deep understanding of this highly specialized need, we provide an exceptional level of insight, advice and unrivaled access to knowledge and talent.  Our innovative approach offers your company the advantages of experienced in-house legal counsel on an affordable outsourced basis. We have worked in-house and know how companies operate. We use a business-centric, practical approach to address your company's legal needs. We make regular visits to your business or legal department or work virtually so you get the capable help you need, when you need it.

Meeting the needs of clients’ businesses, we have a track record of helping to find the right business solutions, taking into account the financial as well as the legal needs of the company. In particular, we have a reputation for bringing to the table a breadth of commercial acumen, strategic leadership and a proactive and pragmatic solutions that every management team needs in order to succeed.

Our attorneys provide general counsel services in a number of legal areas, including:

  • GENERAL CORPORATE

    • General Counsel – managing the day-to-day legal affairs and directing the work of outside lawyers.

    • Corporate governance and advising Board of Directors

    • Stock option and purchase plans

    • Corporate Compliance Programs/Codes of Ethics

    • Intellectual Property/Licensing

    • Company formation

    • Contract negotiation and management

  • COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS

    • Development and Review of Contract Templates; Contract Negotiations

    • Purchase and Sale Agreements

    • Professional Service Agreements

    • Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements

    • Independent Contractor Agreements

  • FINANCE

    • Financing, venture capital and private equity

    • Mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs

    • Due Diligence Reviews

  • LITIGATION MANAGEMENT

    • Early case assessment

    • Dispute resolution, litigation strategy and management

    • Outside counsel selection and management

    • Settlement analysis

    • Negotiation and discovery

  • LICENSING, DISTRIBUTION AND OTHER BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

    • Technology development and joint development agreements

    • Joint ventures and strategic alliances

    • Franchising and Distribution agreements

    • License agreements, including support and professional services

    • User agreements and privacy policies

    • Trademarks, advertising and branding

    • Counseling to protect trade secrets, copyright, trademarks, patents and inventions

  • REAL ESTATE

    • Office, retail and industrial leases

    • Real estate property acquisitions and divestitures

    • Construction and permanent financing

    • Landlord/tenant relationships

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If you would like to hear more about our experience and how we may be able to help your business, please contact our offices today to set and appointment to speak with one of our professionals.

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