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What Is a General Counsel?
A general counsel is usually thought of being an in-house chief lawyer of a business’s legal department. This attorney will report to the CEO of the business; however, smaller businesses do not have the luxury to hire a full-time lawyer. It is usually more economical to have an attorney you can call on retainer. For that, The Williams Law Firm can provide legal services on a wide range of topics.
What Does a General Counsel Do?
The Williams Law Firm will provide legal advice to the business’s senior leadership, but this role may go deeper than just providing advice on occasion when the business faces a serious legal concern.
In order to perform these tasks well, it may be helpful to have an annual meeting so that the attorney from The Williams Law Firm is aware of the business’s action, strategies, and plans. All transactions the company performs should be made available to the general counsel in order to avoid unnecessary legal risk. It may be appropriate to include the general counsel as part of big deal planning and strategy meetings in order to make sure large transactions start on the right track.
Because of the importance of limiting risk in today’s businesses, the general counsel provides guidance and recommendations as the business grows.