What Are On Demand GC Services?
On Demand, or Outside General Counsel services are a unique approach to legal services for growing or mature businesses. Our team fulfills your businesses legal needs with our in-house expertise as needed at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time General Counsel or relying exclusively on high-priced law firm attorneys who do not understand your business. We've been in the business of healthcare and understand the true impact of legal issues on your day-to-day business. We are like having a General Counsel but at substantially less cost.
Companies who engage our On Demand GC Services fall primarily into two categories: (a) those without in-house counsel who need regular, on-going legal support but don't desire to hire an in-house attorney, and (b) those with in-house counsel who do not wish to add more full-time resources to their existing in-house staff. Our clients typically use or have used law firms, but find those law firms to be too expensive or not quick enough in responding to daily legal issues.
Like a full time in-house counsel, our On Demand solution can have emails on your email system, have an extension on your phone system, or work in other ways to be part of your management team. Because we have worked within healthcare companies and have substantial industry knowledge, we get up to speed quickly on your business and, like an in-house attorney, develop an intimate understanding of your systems.
The most amazing part of these services is that they are customizable to meet your needs now and in the future.
What Types of Work Do You Handle?
We help you keep your business operating and provide strategic counsel on all things. We will also help manage your legal issues and find excellent experts when general services are not enough.
What About the Cost?
Our fee structures for our On Demand offerings are flexible and customizable to create the best fit for your company. Generally, we structure contracts in one of two ways:
1. Pure On Demand Services. We charge an hourly rate that is substantially less than the rate charged by law firms when you need us to do work. We are always pleased to provide firm budgets for specific projects, to enable you to plan more appropriately your legal spend.
2. Retained. For clients who want us to serve as their "Outside General Counsel", and with a time commitment of at least one full day per week for the client, we often agree on a weekly or monthly rate. We've found that these rates are significantly less costly than what other law firms charge for services.
Also, we never charge for ordinary expenses like photocopies and phone bills. We charge our clients for our legal expertise, not for our ordinary costs of doing business.
Please contact us to discuss your specific needs and we can work on a fee structure together!