Does your business handle multiple transactions or deals at any given time? Are your outside attorney fees getting too expensive? Would it be too expensive to hire a full time attorney in house to look over every single transaction? LOKK provides Outside General Counsel Services as a solution for you. LOKK can serve as an “advisor” for a very reasonable rate where we act as your General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer from our own office.
A general counsel or chief legal officer (CLO) is the chief lawyer of a legal department, usually in a company. The position typically reports directly to the CEO, and its duties involve overseeing and identifying the legal issues in all departments and their interrelation, including engineering, design, marketing, sales, distribution, credit, finance, human resources, production, as well as corporate governance and business policy. This would naturally require in most cases reporting directly to the owner or CEO overseeing the very business on which the CLO is expected to be familiar with and advise on the most confidential level. This requires the CLO/General Counsel to work closely with each of the other officers, and their departments, to appropriately be aware and advise.
General counsel often have broad roles encompassing crisis management, compliance reporting management and public policy advocacy. Many companies also hire in-house counsel to handle specialized tasks such as tax work, mergers and acquisitions, labor law and intellectual property, sometimes building in-house practice groups that rival the practices of major law firms
While it might seem like this would be too expensive, we encourage you to speak with us about your company’s needs. You might be surprised at how reasonable a solution we can create for you.