Outside General Counsel Services

General Counsel Attorneys in Orlando & Tampa

Watson Sloane frequently provides general counsel services for businesses of all sizes, whether in the form of supplementing existing in-house legal departments or servicing as outside general counsel for those with no in-house legal departments. Our attorneys have prior experience in senior legal positions with large, multinational corporations as well as governmental entities. Many of our attorneys worked in non-legal positions in the private sector before law school. Accordingly, we know how internal business operations interact with legal departments and how some legal departments can cause log-jams in business processes.

Our attorneys work closely with clients to understand their business needs and counsel and consult on day-to-day and strategic matters. We and our clients routinely find that the more our clients involve us in their businesses, the more we are able to proactively avoid problems and lawsuits, the lesser their ultimate legal spending, and the more value we can provide on an ongoing basis. We don’t try to dictate business decisions to our clients, but rather to counsel and advise them so that they can make better business decisions and then to implement effectively the business decisions they make and mitigate the risks associated with them.

As outside general counsel, Watson Sloane routinely coordinates, manages and oversees contract negotiations, corporate filings, corporate governance matters, disputes and settlement negotiations, employment and human resources issues, arbitration, mediation, corporate finance, intellectual property, licensing, corporate restructuring, special projects, and mergers and acquisitions, among other things.

We offer a great deal of flexibility in structuring outside general counsel services, whether it is on an hourly, fixed fee, alternative fee, blended fee or other arrangement, as we firmly believe in structuring win-win (not we win, you lose) relationships with our clients based on their needs and objectives.