Procurement and Management of Outside Counsel


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Although our goal at DailyGC™ is to make your business issues go away through a single day of General Counsel Services, we know that sometimes this is impossible. The nature of certain types of legal issues may require that they take weeks, months or even years to resolve or conclude. For a small business, this can be a daunting drain on your resources and a painful but unavoidable cost. However, we can help you to navigate through the legal process and ease that pain, by making sure that your matter is handled competently and cost effectively.

As former General Counsel of large companies, we are accustomed to taking a proactive approach to hiring outside legal counsel, identifying experienced lawyers with the requisite skill sets and negotiating fee agreements that work for you. In appropriate situations, we may be able to negotiate flat fees instead of hourly fees, or payments over time instead of a lump sum, taking less bite out of your businesses’ cash flow. We also are accustomed to overseeing the work of other lawyers, both to provide a second opinion on the direction in which your matter is proceeding and to ensure that your matter is being handled without unnecessary costs.

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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
� 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