Teamwork and continuity of service:as your VirtualGC, I perform legal work at or above law firm standards, but unlike an outside firm, I work as part of your team to:
Negotiate contracts as a member of your organization and attend important sales, investor, and other meetings; and
Know your staff, learn your business, add networking and business value, and advance your product, sales, and exit strategies.
Using Virtual General Counsel can provide a veneer of sophistication and professionalism that reflects on your organization, a big advantage when competing against larger companies.
Customized services tailored to your business objectives:I will help you customize your business models, sales strategies, and distribution channels to your product, business and exit strategies.Having represented companies through their full life cycle and worked closely with numerous successful entrepreneurs, I can provide insight that will enhance your product positioning, business planning, financing initiatives, and exit possibilities.
> Example: by working with an eye towards due diligence for a future sale of the business or an IPO, I will help you document corporate actions, financings, revenue streams, and ownership of important assets, and even help you prioritize which assets and business objectives to pursue.
Management of outside specialties and budgets:if you already use lawyers for specialties and litigation, keep these relationships.But use VirtualGC to manage your projects:as a veteran consumer of legal services, I will frame questions and projects -- and set budgets -- to utilize only the expertise you need without paying law firm rates to keep them up to speed on your business.I can also bring my own network of specialists and experts as you need them.
>Example: trademark applications usually cost $1,000 to $1,500 (and up, plus filing fees).I leverage my discount relationship with an IP boutique that typically charges $400+/hour and I perform much of the preparatory legal work at lower rates, resulting in an application customized to your business for about $600 to $900 plus filing fees and expenses -- a 40% savings with better results.
Cost effective services to fit your budget: because I keep overhead low, leverage your business infrastructure, and (if you desire) provide alternatives to standard hourly billing, my VirtualGC rates are half or less than what you would pay a law firm for comparable services.
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