Most large companies, counties, cities, and organizations employ an in-house lawyer, or even many in-house lawyers as their legal team. The lead attorney (called General Counsel, Chief Counsel or Chief Legal Officer) reports directly to the CEO. The company’s legal team oversees and identifies legal issues in all aspects of the company’s business. This gives big companies a huge advantage in strategy, planning, problem solving and risk avoidance since the CEO can literally walk down the hall and talk to their General Counsel about whatever important legal issues need attention. The General Counsel then helps guide the organization in the right direction, and if necessary, the General Counsel also identifies outside law firms to handle a specific issue.
We believe small and mid-size businesses, including non-profits organizations and public governments should also be able to obtain excellent legal advice from an attorney who, while not an employee, functions as the organization’s General Counsel. So the Law Firm of Tom B. Kirkbride, P.C., have developed a unique Outsourced General Counsel Program for business, non-profit, and governmental agencies & authorities in Georgia. This will allow your business, organization, or municipality to have all the advantages of a General Counsel and legal team at a fraction of the cost of a full-time team of employed in-house attorneys.
Our Outsourced General Counsel Program provides your organization with access to your own team of attorneys with expertise in business transactions, litigation and employment matters. We become the legal member of your organizations executive team. We learn about your organization, your mission, your brand, your vision, and provide you with General Counsel services that fit the needs of your organization at every stage of its growth, at predictable, affordable rates billed on a monthly or annual basis. Our Outsourced General Counsel Program provides focused and effective legal team services equal to or better than comparable in-house staffs or outside firms.
Call or email the Law Firm of Tom B. Kirkbride, P.C., if you have questions about our Outside General Counsel services for your organization.