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General Counsel Services / In-House Legal Services

In today’s business climate, companies of all sizes face increased legal, compliance and regulatory challenges. Larger companies typically meet these challenges by employing an in-house general counsel – an attorney (or group of attorneys) employed full time – to provide legal support and guidance to the company. However, for many businesses, this may not be a viable option. The cost of hiring a full-time, in-house attorney to advise regarding entity formations, transactions, corporate governance, employment matters, dispute avoidance and resolution, regulatory compliance programs and other legal matters may simply be too high. These same companies may also find that engaging a law firm on an hourly basis is not the best solution, as legal fees can escalate quickly.

A&A offers an alternative. We provide outside general counsel services in India who provide Inhouse legal services on a fixed fee basis. In other words, A&A’s outside general counsel clients pay a relatively low, agreed-upon fee and that’s it – there is never a bill for hours worked. Because we do not bill our outside general counsel clients by the hour, A&A and its clients are aligned in their interest to find the most efficient and cost-effective solutions to legal and compliance challenges. Our outside general counsel clients never have to wonder whether a question is worth asking or whether an issue warrants consultation because there is no additional cost. A&A’s incentive is to resolve its clients’ challenges quickly and accurately, not to create billable hours.

Since each client’s requirement is unique, our services our tailored to meet each client’s specific requirements and after understanding those requirements specialized resources are assigned to provide services to the client.

The general services that we do provide our clients are as follows:

Advice relating to day to day operations of the Company;
  • Review of operations, key contracts, vendor relationships, processes, key documents.
  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing and dispute avoidance and resolution with respect to commercial contracts (including employment, independent contractor, vendor, customer, re-seller, purchase, lease, and licensing agreements).
  • Assistance with managing intellectual property.
  • Drafting, review and modification of privacy policies, terms of use and other internet and information technology matters.
  • Pre-litigation dispute resolution and assistance with collections strategies.
  • Regulatory compliance.
  • Risk analysis and mitigation strategies.
  • Overall day-to-day counseling and advice.
  • Ongoing advice on the legal implications of business decisions.
  • Early dispute identification, avoidance and resolution.
Advice related to Employment / Human Resources;
  • Review assess and revise employee handbook, written employment policies.
  • Review, assess, revise and/or draft restrictive covenants (non-competition, non-solicitation, nondisclosure or confidentiality agreements), tailored to the company’s business and protectable interests.
  • Employee review assistance.
  • Employee performance management, including progressive discipline tracking and assistance
  • Employee separation processing.
  • General labor law compliance.
Corporate Governance and Secretarial Services:
  • Entity formation analysis and filings.
  • Periodic corporate or other state or federal filings, fees, etc.
  • Assistance with minute books, preparation of board and shareholder resolutions and attendance at board meetings
  • Review and implementation of corporate governance procedures.
  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing, and dispute avoidance and resolution with respect to various company documents, including partnership or operating agreements, buyout agreements and bylaws.

Apart from the above, our firm also provides reduced rates for litigated matters for our clients who engage our General Counsel Services.

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