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Many businesses, from startups to large companies, do not have in-house counsel, but need an ongoing go-to business lawyer. For this reason, UpCounsel has outside general counsels to handle the day-to-day legal work and be a trusted legal advisor for any company.
These highly skilled attorneys provide a cornerstone for a business’s legal needs - most were senior associates or partners at large law firms, and many served as general counsels at one point in their career. They have experienced many of the challenges startups and large companies have faced and may encounter, and will be ready to help provide winning legal solutions for your business when you need them most.
To get started, just post a free job request on UpCounsel and you will be matched with several applicable outside general counsel attorneys that you can compare, review, and communicate with. When you’re ready to proceed, you can simply hire the general counsel best for you and your unique business needs.
An UpCounsel outside general counsel can help handle day-to-day legal matters and provide ongoing advice. You can easily connect with and hire an UpCounsel attorney for a range of business legal services including, but not limited to:
- corporate maintenance
- stock issuances and stock options
- contract drafting and negotiations
- basic employment
- intellectual property protection
- and more
UpCounsel clients typically develop a working relationship with one outside general counsel lawyer but also have access to the whole team of attorneys in our network for specific law expertise.
An outside general counsel may charge $225 to $350 an hour. They are typically the most experienced business attorneys at UpCounsel, so their hourly rate tends to be a bit more expensive.
Can I work with the same lawyer over and over again, or do I get a different one for each project?
Yes. They are your partner for business. It’s best to form a long last relationship with these people.
Do I have access to my general counsel all the time?
Yes, you have access 24/7 to them. UpCounsel services as a way to manage the relationship. If you cannot get ahold of your attorney, your account manager can help.
Can a general counsel handle my securities and fundraising?
Yes. We have done this for hundreds of entrepreneurs.
Can I call my general counsel for legal advice?
Yes. Your general counsel is your legal advisor. You can call them and they will add this to your monthly bill. Your consultation, however, won’t be $800 for a single hour!