Virtual General Counsel
Spilman lawyers serve clients in a variety of ways to best advance the client’s needs and interests. A sweet spot of ours is serving as a “Virtual General Counsel,” where we become an extension of our client’s management team, working to prevent problems and providing careful, efficient guidance on legal and business issues.
Spilman lawyers are familiar with the risks, concerns and types of decisions our clients face on a daily basis. Many of our attorneys served as in-house counsel for energy, banking, governmental or other institutions before joining Spilman. As evidence of the firm’s entrepreneurial spirit, others have launched their own businesses. We carry the insights gleaned from those experiences with us into the way we approach our relationships with clients: as a partner to make their lives easier.
Because “easier” means something different for each client, we sit down with clients at the beginning of a new relationship to jointly determine legal needs, communication preferences and ideal outcomes. We develop a strategy and plan for execution. Whether this means placing an attorney inside their facility several days a week, a weekly team conference call and status update, or some other arrangement, we are flexible. And as needs change, we readily update the arrangement.
With attorneys versed in a wide variety of legal practice areas—including taxation, employment, regulatory, real estate, finance and more—we can provide a breadth of services and depth of knowledge at a fraction of the cost of staffing an in-house lawyer.
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