General Counsel Services

Conatus Counsel serves as outside general counsel, or “in-house”, to businesses and brands in a wide variety of industries and development stages. We offer a popular monthly flat fee service that allows us to handle any business legal needs that arise within a certain scope of work. Our clients appreciate having a trusted advisor on-call whenever something comes up in the day-to-day business setting.

Conatus Counsel can assist with entity selection and formation, investment and partnerships between owners, contracts and liability waivers, and then more specific legal issues, such as regulatory matters, depending on the type of business and goals of the Client(s). The purpose of these services is to increase our Clients’ success through their customer and client satisfaction by providing top notch services and products, while assisting with clear instructions and warnings, to decrease accidents and subsequent claims (personal injury, product liability, or other) or complaints. Further, by having systems in place that create affirmative and other defenses for our Clients we can potentially greatly reduce future claims and/or provide processes, which allow Clients to remove themselves from or resolve litigation much more quickly and, therein, cheaper in the long run.

One of the first goals of risk management is to separate and insulate business owners from the liabilities of the company or commercial endeavor. At the same time, the Firm assists companies and owners with entity structure to achieve investment goals and needs, future growth, and strategic partnerships that could be utilized for growth and sustainable success. Moving forward, as a business grows, the Firm is available to draft, review, and negotiate contracts or liability waivers with the purpose of meeting the Client’s needs and protecting its growth and success. We also find ourselves assisting with logistics and branding of companies, as our combined professional background with intellectual property and process experience allows us to provide a more complete real business solution with long term and overarching results.

We understand many businesses cannot commit to hiring an in-house counsel, yet they still have consistent and substantial legal needs that require an ongoing relationship with a trusted attorney. Whether it is negotiating a commercial lease, providing advice on employee stock options, preparing for regulatory compliance, or filing for a trademark, we are prepared to handle your business legal needs as general counsel. The increased communication, familiarity, and predictability that come along with having a general counsel for your business can pay dividends, as potential issues are spotted and addressed before they cause headaches later. To learn more about our general counsel plans, contact us today.

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