Many businesses, from startups to well-established companies, elect not to have in-house counsel or a legal department and prefer instead to outsource this vital corporate function. Similarly, many general counsels have additional administrative responsibilities that limit the amount of time that they can spend on day-to-day legal issues and need to outsource certain legal tasks. Whether our clients are relying on us to perform the entire general counsel function or to provide support to an in-house legal team, attorneys at Shepherd PLLC are focused on providing timely, cost-effective results and becoming long-term, trusted advisors.
Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the legal and business issues facing corporate clients and substantial experience and expertise in providing outside general counsel services. Members of our team have served as general counsel to large public and private companies as well as the U.S. operations of international conglomerates; we have also served as outside general counsel to companies ranging in size from new startups to large private and public companies. Additionally, members of our team are experienced businesspeople who understand the issues that are important to our corporate clients. This knowledge and experience allows us to work closely with our clients to manage expectations and risks, set priorities, and focus on business solutions.
We work with each client to understand its business model and industry in order to provide customized service targeting each client’s unique needs and available resources. Among the services that we provide are:
- Corporate governance
- Agreements related to product development, production, sales and distribution
- Agreements relating to technology acquisition and protection
- Agreements and policies relating to company management and employee matters
- Agreements related to real estate acquisition and leasing
- Agreements related to capital leases and other equipment acquisitions
- Commercial contracts
- Mergers and acquisitions, as well as other strategic transactions
- Stock option plans and other equity related incentives
As a boutique firm, we are able to tailor our representation to fit our clients’ unique needs. We offer a range of select legal services to further our goal of complete client satisfaction. By listening to our clients, our attorneys offer those services that best fit a client’s business plan and legal budget.