Joel Sowalsky

Joel Sowalsky, Daily General Counsel, PLLCJoel Sowalsky has been a business lawyer for over 30 years and has been providing General Counsel services to businesses for nearly 20 years.   He has worked with companies in a wide range of industries, including construction, banking/finance, medical, travel, food service, telecommunications, textiles, non-profits, international commerce, real estate and government.  He also has served on the Boards of Directors of several companies, both profit and non-profit, and on the Governing Board of the American Bar Association’s Forum Committee on the Construction Industry.

Immediately prior to joining DailyGC™, Mr. Sowalsky worked for five years as Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Environmental Interiors, a national construction company.  Mr. Sowalsky began his legal career as a staff attorney for the Toledo (Ohio) Legal Aid Society, advancing to the position of Managing Attorney.  After moving to Boston in 1979, he accepted an Associate position with the Boston law firm of Roche, Carens and DeGiacomo (n/k/a Murtha Cullina LLP), where he became a Partner in 1987 and stayed until 1992.  In 1993, he was a founding partner of the Boston law firm of Smith & Sowalsky (n/k/a Smith, Segel & Ruddock), where he remained until 2007.

PRIORITY ISSUES DESCRIPTIONS
At DailyGC, we provide legal advice and counsel on the full range of legal problems and legal-related business issues that small businesses and startups routinely face in their management, sales, operations and administration. The following are examples of these kinds of problems. You may use these descriptions on your Priority Issues Identifier Form� or you may write your own descriptions.
Business Contracts and Relations:
� Customer Contracts and Disputes
� Vendor Contracts and Disputes
� Collections
� Bank/Lender Relations and Issues
� Landlord/Tenant Relations and Issues
� Bonding/Insurance
� Nondisclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
� Procurement and Management of Outside Counsel
Employment:
� Recruiting/Hiring Practices
� Employment Agreements
� Employee Compensation and Benefits
� Employee Manuals, Policies and Procedures
� Compliance with Government-Required Benefits Programs
� Payroll Compliance with Court Orders
� Discrimination and Harassment Claims
� Management and Discipline of Problem Employees
� Terminations
� Unemployment Insurance Claims
� COBRA Procedures
� Hiring Independent Contractors
Dispute Resolution:
� Case Analysis and Assessment
� Mediation/Arbitration
� Strategies for Litigation, Discovery and Negotiation
� Settlement Analysis
General Corporate:
� Entity formation
� Corporate Governance and Record-Keeping
� Shareholder Relations
� Compliance with Governmental Regulations
� Compliance with Corporate Contractual Obligations
� Contract Review, Analysis and Negotiation Coaching