Hiring a general counsel and standing up your own legal department costs money. Not only do you need to hire an attorney, but you also need the resources to support them. In some cases, this may mean even more staff members and expenses. If your business does not need a full-time general counsel and legal department, you may be able to save money by outsourcing your legal needs.
Even if you need legal help today, it does not mean that your needs may be the same in the future. If you hire someone on a full-time basis, that person may be left on the payroll without a full work schedule in the future. Until you are convinced that you need someone permanently, outsourcing makes sense. Even then, outsourcing your general counsel needs can save you considerably on overhead. Every person that you employ means office space, support staff, and employee benefits must be paid.
At the same time, you will get the same level of service as if the attorney was on your staff. Their client is you, the same as it would be for a general counsel. You only pay for the services that you need, and you get someone who takes the time to become familiar with the workings of your business. Your outsourced general counsel becomes your partner, both now and in the future. As your dedicated legal person, they are equipped to handle a wide variety of questions, and they can bring in the right legal professional for a more complicated issue.
The Primum Law Group partners with businesses just like yours and provides legal services to match your needs and your budget. Call us today at 415.293.8042 or contact us online to find out how we can help your company.