Many businesses rely upon outside counsel to act as their in-house and general counsel. Polsinelli lawyers routinely serve as outside general counsel for businesses throughout the country. Working closely with our clients, we gain an in-depth understanding of their business activities and objectives. Because of this, we are able to provide focused, client-centered, and cost-effective advice and counsel on legal issues confronting clients on a daily basis.

In our role as outside general counsel, we typically receive the first call when our clients encounter business issues with legal implications. Acting as strategic advisors to our clients, we work swiftly and effectively with diverse practices throughout the firm to implement the right solutions and resolve the matter at hand with an eye toward the future.

We understand our client’s current business operations, past history, and future goals when acting as outside general counsel, and we provide efficient, thoughtful, and innovative solutions to our client’s business related legal issues.

As outside general counsel, we coordinate and oversee:

  • SEC and state securities law filings and reporting obligations 
  • Commercial contracts, licensing agreements and strategic transactions 
  • Corporate governance, board and shareholder resolutions, consents, directors meetings, shareholder meetings, and minutes 
  • Capital raises 
  • Counseling officers and directors on fiduciary duties and strategic considerations 
  • Employment matters, including hiring, retention, termination and employee handbooks 
  • Executive compensation, including stock options, restricted stock agreements, and equity and non-equity based incentive compensation 
  • Trademark, patent and other intellectual property protection 
  • Litigation, arbitration and risk management 
  • Real estate purchases and commercial leasing