General Counsel Services

General Counsel Services

Wittliff Cutter excels in managing a company’s legal operations, executing day-to-day legal projects that range from commercial agreements to corporate transactions and employment questions. With our substantial in-house experience, our attorneys provide high-caliber, cost-effective general counsel services. These services are tailored either as a turn-key external solution or as a supplement to a company’s legal operations. As a “fractional,” outsourced general counsel, Wittliff Cutter frequently handles a broad spectrum of legal documents and agreements.

Drafting and Negotiating Agreements

Our expertise includes drafting and negotiating commercial leases, executive agreements, independent contractor agreements, proprietary information and inventions assignment agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

Employment and Corporate Documentation

Our attorneys have significant experience in offer letters, non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, separation agreements, equity compensation plans, employee vacation policies, vendor agreements, and insurance policies.

Wittliff Cutter also provides comprehensive advice on legal issues related to corporate governance, fiduciary duties, recordkeeping, protection of proprietary information, litigation management, employment practices, insurance coverage, unfair business practices, subpoena responses, shareholder liability, and trademark/brand protection.

Our lawyers have experience working for startups and managing early-stage corporate matters, offering a broad perspective necessary to ensure clients’ businesses are built to scale quickly and safely. We advise on many aspects of formation and organization, including:

Business Formation and Organization

Selecting an appropriate legal entity and jurisdiction of formation, preparing stockholder, company, partnership, and other relevant agreements.

Intellectual Property Protection

We work with our IP litigation team to help clients protect their intellectual property and trade secrets. We also help companies develop strategies with respect to their patent portfolios, especially in relation to our clients’ competitors.

Wittliff Cutter’s approach to representing startups and early-stage companies is to ensure that our clients’ legal foundations are solid, facilitating business growth and safeguarding against legal risks.