Outside General Counsel

NOVA BLG offers its Outside General Counsel Program to local companies large enough to need consistent legal advice, but that may not yet require a full-time general counsel. We provide legal counsel, and help companies draft, implement, and manage the corporate governance policies that will help them grow and compete in a rigorous market. All successful companies are well structured. Long term stability requires organization, efficiency, and preparation. The policies and procedures that make large companies powerful are every bit as necessary to the growing company because they reflect time-tested business principals.

We will design a program that best suits your business operations and objectives. Our services include:

  • Drafting and reviewing corporate policies, such as document retention, non-disclosure, non-compete, or drug and alcohol testing policies;
  • Drafting employee manuals and employment agreements;
  • Drafting corporate governance documents, such as by-laws, operating agreements, and resolutions, and helping companies maintain proper corporate records;
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts;
  • Drafting or revising form agreements;
  • Providing assistance with legal and regulatory requirements affecting the company;
  • Providing legal advice to company executives and management regarding proposed company actions and long term strategy planning; and
  • Managing pre-litigation dispute activities. We focus on steering companies to avoid litigation, but recognize litigation is sometimes necessary. We will help you identify issues before they become expensive problems. Avoiding a single law suit, for example, can produce huge savings. GarbiaPlocki, LLP also has an experienced litigation staff should the need arise.

Many developing companies are simply too busy actually operating their business to focus on infrastructure and administrative policies. In fact, many companies do not focus on such issues until they are forced to review and produce those policies in an audit or litigation context.

Our firm has the time, experience, and knowledge to develop your corporate governance policies, manage those policies over time, and anticipate, avoid or manage litigation as needed. Our attorneys spent the last 10 years developing expertise in business formation and commercial transactions, corporate governance, commercial litigation, and immigration and naturalization law. We trained at some of the biggest law firms in the Washington D.C. area. Our business model is simple: we deliver traditional big-firm work product at traditional small-firm prices.

We welcome the opportunity to meet you, get to know your company, and help design and implement an Outside General Counsel program to suit your needs.