A general counsel’s role is to manage a company’s legal operations and execute on day-to-day legal projects, from commercial agreements to corporate transactions and employment questions. With substantial in-house experience, Wittliff | Cutter provides high-caliber, cost-effective general counsel services, either as a turn-key external solution, or as a supplement to a company’s existing legal operations. In this capacity as a “fractional,” outsourced general counsel, Wittliff | Cutter frequently drafts and negotiates commercial leases, executive agreements, independent contractor agreements, proprietary information and inventions assignment agreements, confidentiality agreements, offer letters, non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, separation agreements, equity compensation plans, employee vacation policies, vendor agreements, and insurance policies.
We also advise clients on legal issues relating to corporate governance matters, fiduciary duties, recordkeeping, protection of proprietary information, litigation management, employment practices, insurance coverage, unfair business practices, subpoena responses, protection of proprietary information, shareholder liability, and trademark/brand protection.
Wittliff | Cutter’s lawyers have also worked for startups, started their own companies, and managed early-stage corporate matters for new companies. Consequently, we have the broad perspective necessary to ensure our clients’ businesses are built to scale quickly and safely.
We advise clients on many aspects of formation and organization, including: selecting an appropriate legal entity and jurisdiction of formation; preparing stockholder, company, partnership, and other relevant agreements; implementing appropriate safeguards to protect intellectual property and proprietary information; drafting and negotiating employee offer letters, as well as employment, consulting, and independent contractor agreements.