Outside General Counsel

Outside General Counsel

We often serve as outside general counsel to privately-held companies and start-ups doing business in the greater Bay Area and nationwide. Ideally positioned to be right-size for your business, we advise on matters ranging from business finance and real property negotiations to M&A due diligence, complex operational contracts, mission-critical product and services purchase and sale agreements, and litigation avoidance techniques.

Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

For businesses in the early stages of formation and growth, our attorneys help entrepreneurs and other new business owners get off on the right foot, starting with structuring your business and protecting your intellectual property rights. Whether you are buying a business or starting from scratch, we serve as outside general counsel to businesses without in-house counsel capabilities. As your trusted advisor, from determining business structure to funding, partnership, and operational concerns, we steer clear of the pitfalls to guide you toward realizing your expectations for the business.

Family Business Advice and Counsel

Whether collaborating with in-house counsel, or serving in this capacity, family-owned and privately-held companies benefit from our legal counsel in all aspects of their operations. We draw on a wealth of knowledge and industry know-how to gain an in-depth understanding of your business goals and objectives to provide timely and cost-effective legal solutions, even in volatile market conditions. Our experience includes highly-regulated industries ranging from financial services to wineries and ranches, as well as manufacturing, retail operations, and high-tech concerns.

Succession Planning & Intergenerational Businesses

We leverage our deep-seated familiarity with probate and estate planning to navigate the challenges and conflicting needs of intergenerational family businesses, and expand this planning to succession plans for businesses in general. With an eye toward the future and a respect for tradition, we help companies balance the conflicting demands of business and the changing ways in which they need to operate in order sustain growth and remain profitable. Our counsel concentrates on making your operations more efficient and keeping running costs low while continuing to focus on wealth management.