On-site, on-call, on-demand
The benefits and advantages of an in-house legal department at fraction of the cost.
Affordable, practical legal solutions and business strategies, tailored for small and mid-sized businesses.
Business problems require business-oriented solutions. Less obvious, but equally true, is that business owners and managers need lawyers to bring this practical, business-focused approach to solving legal challenges. In-house attorneys naturally understand this; outside counsel often do not.
30 Years Experience
As an experienced business founder, CEO and General Counsel for both public and private companies, I started my ﬁrm to address demand within the small and midsized business community for outside counsel who respond to business problems in an “in-house way.”
What is the “in-house way?”
Practical, timely, decisive business-oriented solutions, charged on a ﬂat fee or by project – not time – to eliminate hourly billing’s inherent ineficiency and unpredictability. Plus, no big law ﬁrm overhead, translating into cost savings for the client. I will work with you and your team to manage business risks and control legal expenses through proactive legal advice, best practices, practical solutions and applied business strategies to support your business goals and promote consistent business growth.
MORE than your legal advisor
I want to become a valuable member of your management team and your trusted advisor. I can save you more than just legal fees and payroll taxes. The more I work with your team and learn about your business, the easier it is to catch problems early. I will help you avoid the time, money and resources that you may have spent down the road.
Understanding Your Challenges
Having been responsible for making years of payrolls and managing to the bottom line, I bring a unique and valuable perspective to the role of in-house attorney. I understand your challenges. So, in addition to working with you on contracts and regulatory compliance, I can also structure and implement a fund-raising program, write a marketing plan, source and qualify management placements and negotiate an office lease...
“...I have done it all—and then some.”
Part-time cost.Full-time counsel.
In-House Counsel to small and mid-sized businesses
Michael S. Smith
Michael S. Smith, PLLC Services
- Contract drafting, negotiating and review
- Form/template contract development
- Employee Stock Option Plans
- Employment Law/HR Compliance
- Corporate governance
- Outside counsel retention and management
- Litigation management
- Dispute resolution
- Intellectual property issues
- Regulatory compliance
- Company policy and procedure review
- Business, strategic and contingency planning
- Risk assessments
- ISO 9001 Consulting
- Corporate ethics reviews
- Legal and business support to exec management