Companies large and small use SSRGA to supplement a company’s existing legal team or serve as outside general counsel to those businesses without in-house counsel capabilities.  Our team brings experience serving as in-house and outside general counsel and practical business insights to guide your company on day-to-day and strategic matters.  Whether you are a company without in-house counsel, a company’s first general counsel establishing the legal function, or a seasoned general counsel with an in-house legal team, SSRGA will quickly learn your business and provide tailored and cost-conscious counsel across the spectrum of legal issues.

Early- and late-stage start-ups and tech companies, many operating in highly regulated industries, rely on SSRGA to provide general counsel services.  We work closely with each client, developing an in-depth understanding of its business model and objectives. Relying on our “real world” experience, we provide clients with the best and most cost-effective solutions to their legal concerns. We emphasize a proactive approach that mitigates the client’s risks and eliminates issues that could lead to unnecessary problems or lawsuits.  We also collaborate with our colleagues with experience in corporate, employment, and litigation, to provide the advice and counsel that clients need.

As outside general counsel, we can coordinate and oversee, among other things:

• General business, day-to-day legal and compliance issues;
• Corporate governance matters, such as participation in Board meetings and drafting minutes, development of Board charters, advice on officer and director fiduciary duties, and
preparation of corporate governance documents;
• Drafting, review, and negotiation of: software, technology, and license agreements, financing agreements, vendor and services agreements, leases, and other commercial contracts;
• Employment and human resource matters, such as employment, non-compete, trade secret, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements, executive issues and compensation, employee
hiring, retention, and termination, employee handbooks; and workplace training;
• Equity program management, including drafting and administration of equity plans, drafting award agreements, and working with equity platforms,
• Contract management, developing and managing contract management processes and policies, including forms focusing on important issues for your business and processes to create
• Data privacy and security;
• Litigation Management, managing legal disputes and litigation on your business’s behalf, including liaising with outside counsel, drafting and reviewing legal pleadings, and
participating in settlement negotiations;
• Internal investigations on sensitive matters, managing the potential for litigation, regulatory and reputational risks;
• Regulatory and Legal Compliance, ensuring your business remains compliant with all relevant laws and regulations in its industry and geographic locations;
• Risk Management, identifying and mitigating legal risks your business could potentially face, including litigation risks;
• Strategic Advice and Counsel, providing legal insights and guidance to support your company’s growth and development;
• SEC reporting, including filing of Form 8-K, 10-K, and Forms 3, 4 and 5;
• Intellectual Property, including trademarks and copyrights;
• Supervision or evaluation of local or special counsel; and
• Special projects.

Our General Counsel trusted advisor services will work to develop, systematize, and manage processes to create efficiencies across your company and the legal function.  This, in turn, will enable you to make informed decisions based on trusted legal advice on a wide range of topics, including unanticipated government investigations, inquiries and litigation, working with legal counsel who care about understanding your business and industry.