Running a successful business is no small feat. In addition to facing operational and competitive challenges, a business, whether a family-owned enterprise, a privately held corporation, or a U.S. subsidiary of a foreign entity, must navigate a complex web of local, state, and federal laws. An outside general counsel with a wealth of experience in representing companies in the United States and abroad can be a tremendous asset.

At Transnational Matters, our attorneys provide general counsel services for foreign and domestic businesses. Transnational Matters works with a variety of small- and mid-sized businesses that do not have an in-house legal department or full-time general counsel. Our team will take the time to fully understand your business needs and determine the best possible strategy to achieve your goals. 

You can depend on us to give you the powerful representation you need. Reach out to us today to schedule a confidential consultation.

Transnational Matters General Counsel Services 

As a business owner, you can trust our knowledgeable attorneys to assist you with the most common day-to-day legal tasks efficiently and effectively. As your outside general counsel, we can help with the following: 

  • Business Formation. One of the most important decisions a business makes is its formation: whether to choose an LLC, Corporation, or another type of business. Selecting the wrong formation can cause many issues later on.
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts and Agreements. In any business, various documents and forms are essential. Whether your business requires employee contracts and handbooks, customer agreements, government contracts, shareholder negotiations, or waivers, you need to know what these forms should contain to uphold your business needs. 
  • Conflict Resolution. Issues abound for even the most responsible business owners. So, knowing how to handle them properly can make all the difference in the world. Whether it’s a breach of contract or a sexual harassment issue, having a knowledgeable attorney who can help you understand what to do next is key. 
  • Real Estate and Property Disputes. When you have a business location, you will probably require the help of an attorney. Whether you rent or own space, a business lawyer can help negotiate your lease or sale and ensure that you get what you are entitled to. 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions. Many businesses deal with being acquired by a larger company or buying a competitor company. You’ll want to ensure that you understand the process and carry it out correctly. This requires the assistance of a business lawyer. 
  • Intellectual Property. Whether you have a copyright, trademark, or patent, you’ll want to protect your intellectual property so that no one else can profit from your hard work. By registering your IP, you not only protect yourself but can also boost your reputation as an expert in your industry.
  • Maintain Corporate Books and Stock Records. Understanding your record-keeping responsibilities and carrying them out properly are necessary. A qualified attorney can help with this.
  • Other Legal Issues. No matter which legal issues arise for your business; you always want to protect it. Having general counsel you can call upon during these times can help keep your business alive and well.
close up of a globe

Why having law firm counseling services matters:

Having an attorney provide counseling in foreign and domestic matters is crucial for businesses for several reasons:

1. Navigating Complex Legal Landscapes

Businesses must comply with a myriad of laws and regulations, both locally and internationally. An attorney with expertise in these areas ensures the company adheres to all relevant legal requirements, avoiding potential legal issues and penalties.

2. Risk Management and Mitigation

Legal counsel helps identify and mitigate risks associated with business operations. This includes drafting and reviewing contracts, ensuring regulatory compliance, and addressing potential liabilities. Proactive legal advice can prevent costly disputes and protect the company’s interests.

3. Strategic Business Decisions

Attorneys provide valuable insights into the legal implications of business decisions. Whether it’s expanding into new markets, mergers and acquisitions, or intellectual property protection, legal advice ensures that strategic decisions are sound and legally viable.

4. Dispute Resolution

In case of disputes, having legal counsel is essential for effective resolution. Attorneys represent businesses in negotiations, mediations, and litigation, aiming to achieve favorable outcomes while minimizing disruptions to operations.

5. Contract Management

Contracts are fundamental to business operations. Attorneys draft, review, and negotiate contracts to ensure they are fair, enforceable, and protect the company’s interests. Proper contract management can prevent disputes and clarify business relationships.

6. Compliance with International Laws

For businesses operating internationally, compliance with foreign laws is critical. Legal counsel with expertise in international law helps navigate the complexities of cross-border transactions, trade regulations, and foreign investment laws.

7. Protection of Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) is a valuable asset for many businesses. Attorneys specializing in IP law help protect these assets through patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, ensuring that the company’s innovations and brand are legally safeguarded.

8. Employment Law

Compliance with employment laws is vital for maintaining a productive and lawful workplace. Attorneys guide hiring practices, employee rights, workplace policies, and dispute resolution, ensuring that the company adheres to labor laws and minimizes the risk of employment-related litigation.

9. Corporate Governance

Good corporate governance is essential for the sustainability and growth of a business. Legal counsel assists in establishing governance policies, ensuring compliance with corporate laws, and advising on shareholder relations and board responsibilities.

10. Crisis Management

In times of crisis, such as regulatory investigations, cybersecurity breaches, or public relations issues, legal counsel plays a crucial role in managing the situation. They provide strategic advice, handle communications, and work to protect the company’s reputation and legal standing.

Due to their comprehensive expertise and strategic approach, Transnational Matters is the premier choice for businesses seeking counseling in foreign and domestic matters. Our team excels in navigating complex legal landscapes, managing risks, and ensuring compliance with local and international regulations. With a deep understanding of corporate governance, intellectual property protection, and employment law, they offer tailored solutions that align with long-term business goals. Their global network and multidisciplinary capabilities provide invaluable support, making them a trusted partner for businesses operating in diverse markets.

U.S. Counsel Services for Foreign Businesses 

Suppose your business is outside the United States, but you engage in U.S.-based operations. In that case, it’s critical that you seek legal counsel from an attorney who understands the complex issues involved. Whether you have ongoing legal issues related to a business expansion or are engaged in a singular transaction, the lawyers at Transnational Matters can assist with all the legal aspects of your American endeavors.

Transnational Matters Offers a Comprehensive Range of General Counsel Solutions

Our firm is dedicated to catering to the diverse legal requirements of businesses through our flexible, on-demand services. We tailor our offerings to align with each client’s specific business goals and objectives by:

  • Assisting entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in structuring transactions to optimize profits and minimize tax liabilities and risks, with robust due diligence and transaction support.
  • Guiding corporate directors on their legal responsibilities under relevant corporate governance laws, attending board meetings, and preparing resolutions and minutes.
  • Facilitating business financing in compliance with state and federal securities regulations.
  • Safeguarding clients’ intellectual property, encompassing trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.
  • Collaborating with business owners on employment law matters, covering compensation, benefits, and non-discrimination policies.
  • Negotiating, composing, and examining various business contracts, such as employment agreements, non-compete clauses, confidentiality agreements, sales contracts, insurance policies, and leases.
  • Providing business counsel in mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, debt refinancing, and recapitalizations.
  • Resolving disputes involving employees, customers, and conflicts among owners, directors, or managers.

Contact Transnational Matters for Both Foreign and Domestic General Counsel Services

We can assist foreign and domestic businesses with transactions and general corporate needs. We offer hourly and flat rates based on your company’s size and needs for a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time lawyer or team. We would love to discuss your needs with you. Contact our experienced transnational litigation and arbitration attorneys today to schedule a confidential consultation.