General Counsel

General Counsel

No one knows the operational side of your business enterprise like you and your management team, but when it comes to legal issues, it’s necessary to turn to experienced attorneys who can ensure your business interests are protected. While some companies employ a full time in-house lawyer, this may be too expensive for many smaller companies. Hiring one of our experienced business lawyers as outside general counsel can ensure you have an experienced legal advocate by your side when you need it without the cost of maintaining  full time n in-house lawyer.

How Does Outside General Counsel Work?

An outside general counsel is a non-employee attorney who acts as the legal representative of a business as needed. This attorney can help resolve current legal issues, and help to avoid foreseeable legal problems. Outside general counsel is ideal for many businesses because they often don’t require enough legal help to warrant a full time in-house attorney, but still need the legal foresight and protection a lawyer provides.

Benefits of Outside General Counsel

Businesses usually choose to utilize outside general counsel because it is a cost-effective option for legal representation, but there are other business advantages. In-house attorneys may become very familiar with the law as it relates to your business field, but will still require outside legal advice from a firm that handles cases in other areas of the law. This kind of diverse legal knowledge can only be gained by a legal team devoted to different practice areas and that handles dozens of different legal matters as well as litigation in Texas state and federal courts.

Why Choose Adair Myers Graves Stevenson?

There are many reasons a company might choose a law firm like Adair Myers Graves Stevenson as their outside general counsel. Perhaps it doesn’t fit their needs to have full-time attorneys on staff. Perhaps the company doesn’t need 2,000 hours per year of legal services. Perhaps the in-house lawyers are appropriate for specific areas of operation but not matters where different or more specialized legal experience is required. Our Houston business lawyers are well suited to find creative business solutions and implement legal devices within the business structure to help avoid disputes and grow the company. Assisting with business formation and governing documents, writing and negotiating solid contracts, and even strategizing in the event of a dissolution: Adair Myers Graves Stevenson knows how to guide businesses through every possible scenario.

When you hire the Houston law firm of Adair Myers Graves Stevenson, you will work directly with your attorney – not a paralegal. Your company may not need legal representation everyday, but when it does, you will have the full force of our litigators at your disposal. Contact us today to learn how our attorneys can work as outside general counsel to help your business thrive.