General Counsel Services

general-counsel-servicesOur firm provides efficient and cost-effective legal services for companies at all stages of growth and maturity. We take a 360-degree perspective that encompasses the legal aspects of business, informed by backgrounds in economics and finance. We work with clients of all stripes to provide a solid foundation for growth. Our experience allows us to spot issues others might miss, making us a sought after resource to provide general counsel services.

Experience for Challenging Times

Recent experience in these challenging times has honed our abilities to provide the insight needed to effectively address business drivers, trends, uncertainties, and risks across a broad array of industries. While our experience includes general counsel services across the full spectrum, we focus our efforts on established and emerging companies in the wine/agricultural, healthcare, food and beverage, manufacturing, construction, retail, and entertainment industries, including the nonprofit sector. We are daily acquiring new expertise around current and proposed federal law around the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other coronavirus relief options available to businesses.

Private Business Counsel

We serve as outside general counsel to many private businesses, assisting them with corporate matters, new partnerships, strategic ventures, and contract negotiations. Clients seek our counsel for regulatory matters such as state licensing and compliance and navigating California’s new privacy regulations (CCPA). Our lawyers assist with structuring financial investments, changes to ownership, internal reorganizations, and new business ventures.

Company Operations

We enthusiastically represent emerging companies, support mom-and-pop operations, and help businesses transition through all phases of the company life cycle. We advise on all areas of operations, and are frequently called upon by larger companies to support their in-house counsel teams. Our comprehensive knowledge of the issues facing businesses large and small allows us advise companies in all areas of their operations, from their most challenging needs to daily legal matters.

Trusted Thought Leaders

As trusted thought leaders, we advise on key issues ranging from strategic corporate transactions, franchise, and ownership concerns to contract negotiations, dispute resolution, employment, and regulatory matters. Our counsel includes protection of intellectual property, particularly in the arena of brands, trademarks, and copyrights, structuring debt and equity finance, partner representation and management rollover solutions, mergers, and acquisitions. We also navigate real estate matters such as property transfers, purchase, sale, and lease agreements and land disputes.