Given the complexities of doing business in California, most companies would benefit from having an experienced attorney, with knowledge of the nuances of their business and the impact of applicable local, state and federal law, participating with company management in day-to-day decision-making.
Notwithstanding those benefits, many of those companies, large and small, elect not to employ in-house counsel due to the cost of having a full-time attorney on the payroll. In addition, a single attorney often lacks the experience and knowledge to be able to competently handle diverse issues that regularly confront large businesses or national corporations.
The Southern California business attorneys at Poole & Shaffery, LLP have a breadth of legal knowledge and years of experience in addressing the ongoing, day-to-day matters confronted by businesses today. Many of our attorneys have practiced both in-house as well as in nationally recognized law firms. With this background, the firm is the ideal provider of outside general counsel services for business clients.
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The goal of our general counsel services is to have long-term relationships with a client that makes it possible for the firm's attorneys to be an integral part of the client's management team as a cost-effective, efficient problem solver. With that background, many problems may be addressed with an exchange of telephone calls or emails. Further, if the firm does not possess the expertise in any specialized area required by a client, the firm will help identify appropriate legal specialists and coordinate with them to address the matter at hand.
If each legal issue is addressed by the firm, it is far more cost-efficient to the company, as the attorney is already familiar with the documents, processes, scope of business activities and other matters. There is no necessity to engage in a full review of the corporate documents or employee contracts, as the attorney is already familiar with all of these matters. This can mean significant savings in legal costs to the company, as well as the ability to call upon the firm to address any legal question and get a response quickly, with confidentiality and focused, professional service, in a wide range of business law matters.
As a service to clients, the firm periodically produces legal checklists to highlight the everyday legal obligations and concerns confronting businesses. The firm's California Employer Checklist provides a quick report card regarding employment policies; hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; employee benefits; wage and hour laws; harassment, discrimination and retaliations; and trade secret protection. The California Corporation & Limited Liability Company Checklist addresses topics including record keeping and meetings; legal filings and qualifications; management and asset protection; equity interests and securities laws; and permits, licenses and registrations. In addition, the firm will provide seminars for clients, including sexual harassment training.
An active relationship between clients and attorneys leads to earlier consultations and to faster implementation of courses of action to avoid controversies and to speed the advancement of business strategies. The Los Angeles business lawyers at Poole & Shaffery, LLP are dedicated to bringing cost-effective solutions to each client's legal affairs, and looks forward to being of service to your business. If you're not in Los Angeles County, contact any one of our offices in San Diego, Orange County, Walnut Creek, or San Francisco.
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