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Do You Need Outside Counsel in New Jersey?

The outside general counsel provides legal services to small, medium, and larger businesses on an on-demand basis. Businesses that engage outside general counsel fall into two main categories: (1) those without in-house counsel who need regular, on-going legal support but do not wish to hire a full-time in-house lawyer, and (2) those with in-house counsel who do not wish to add more full-time resources to their existing in-house counsel who do not wish to add more full-time resources to their existing in-house staff.

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The outside general counsel provides clients with guidance on corporate governance, regulatory issues, labor and employment disputes, as well as transactional advice and litigation representation.

More specific examples of outside general counsel services include:

  • Business formation
  • Maintaining corporate governance documentation
  • Drafting employment agreements, NDAs and non-compete agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Employee retention and termination advice and support
  • Advice regarding regulatory compliance
  • Lease drafting and negotiation
  • Litigation, arbitration, and risk management
  • Selecting, retaining and serving as liaison with local counsel as needed
  • Management of litigation docket and outside litigation counsel
  • Consulting on intellectual property, trade secrets, and licensing issues

Benefits of Having Your Own General Counsel in New Jersey

The outside general counsel anticipates the legal risks a business is likely to face and to develop strategies for addressing those risks before they reach critical stages. As an integrated part of your business team, the outside general counsel provides cost-effective counsel on legal matters affecting businesses’ daily operations.

Legal Support and Experience for Your Business' Success

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Epstein Ostrove’s attorneys have extensive experience providing outside general services to a variety of small, mid-sized, and larger companies, throughout every state of business development.

As part of your business team, Epstein Ostrove’s attorneys offer a personalized client service, working proactively to manage the legal issues affecting your business effectively and efficiently.

With a range of diverse backgrounds and knowledge of the evolving corporate landscape, outside general counsel services from Epstein Ostrove can improve your business relationships with vendors, third-party companies, and employees. We take pride in our high-level communication with clients and strive to be a valuable partner in your business endeavors.

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