Having San Francisco outside general counsel allows entrepreneurs and executives to focus on their respective roles. Such counsel can significantly increase the productivity of entrepreneurs and executives and reduce the liability exposure that the company may face. Having our attorneys serve as San Francisco outside general counsel can create the ability to set up an alternative to the billable-hour fee structure. Perhaps most importantly, this type of relationship can allow for the company to have the input of a business-focused legal advisor, so that better strategic decisions are made.
Running a startup is exciting and consuming. There are also many legal perils that companies face. Entrepreneurs and executives need to be focused on building their businesses not learning how to practice law.
Issues that San Francisco Outside General Counsel can help address.
The law firm of Putnam Gordon, P.C. can act as San Francisco outside general counsel and advise your Bay Area company on issues such as:
- Securities and financings are critical for the growth of your company. Based in San Francisco, outside general counsel can assist with issuance of debt and equity securities in California.
- Employment concerns are the cornerstone of running a company. Having outside general counsel in San Francisco can assist your company with having the right employment and contractor agreements in place.
- Intellectual Property (“IP”) is where a great part of the value of a company lies. Without the right agreements in place, a company is jeopardizing its value and chances of success. Sophisticated lawyers that are based in San Francisco and can act as outside general counsel can help ensure your company has full ownership of its IP portfolio of patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.
- Contracts memorialize the relations between the company and others. Having San Francisco outside general counsel can aid in negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts and licenses.
Although we are based in San Francisco, outside general counsel is a role we fulfill for local, national, and international startups and middle-market companies doing business in California.
If you think we may be the right fit to serve as your company’s outside general counsel, please contact us by calling 415.986.7200 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In summary, whether you have a software, hardware, cybersecurity, virtual reality, augmented reality, App or video game company contact one of our San Francisco Bay Area based attorneys who can serve as your company’s outside general counsel.