Harry doesn’t work for us, but we enjoy supporting independent artists. Photo by Alecu Gabriel.

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Outside General Counsel

For a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time in-house General Counsel, our seasoned business attorneys fill your corporate and business needs without breaking your budget.

We can supplement your current legal team—including any existing outside counsel—or embed seamlessly into your organization for a more organic arrangement.

What's with the elephant?

Meet George

George doesn’t work at LLP, either, but we thought he was more interesting than a standard corporate image we could have stuck here.

Photo by Jay Mantri.

Life Sciences Governance, Risk Management, & Compliance (GRC)

We are your Brand Attorney and Compliance Officer, providing GRC counsel to pharma, biotech, medical device, diagnostic, and cannabis companies.

Our in-depth expertise is garnered from in-house experience, and we continuously monitor and parse the complex issues that impact your highly regulated industries.

This is Herb, who is, essentially, a very hairy cow. Because… why the heck not? Photo by @livin4wheel.

Supporting Matters

You need your attorneys to go above and beyond; that’s precisely what we do. In addition to providing our clients with corporate and regulatory support, we also provide ancillary services that each business needs but can often be overlooked.

Who will take over the company should you get hit by the proverbial bus and pass away? Or worse yet, if you survive in a coma? How can you expand your community impact with related nonprofit entities? How can you set up a footprint for your business designed to help you grow? 

We’re here to answer those questions, too.

Gertie

Of course. 

Photo by Juan Gaspar de Alba.

Our Full* Menu of Services

* We use “full” loosely here. We’re quick learners, especially with legal topics in our wheelhouse that aren’t necessarily listed here.
Don’t see something below that you need help with? Let us know, and if won’t be the best people to assist you, we’ll connect you with attorneys who are.

Corporate Law

Outside General Counsel &
Corporate Governance

Funding & Securities

  • Entity Selection
  • Entity Formation
  • Organizing Meetings
  • Government Filings
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers
  • Memoranda of Understanding
  • Federal & Blue-Sky Compliance
  • Placement Memoranda
  • Investor Evaluations
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Voting Trusts
  • Succession Planning
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buyouts
  • Acquisitions

Corporate Governance

  • Board Meeting Management
  • Corporate Recordkeeping
  • Fiduciary-Duty Trainings
  • Insurance Programs
  • Indemnification Matters
  • Governance Policies & Procedures
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Standard Terms & Conditions
  • Drafting & Negotiations
  • Contract Databasing
  • Deliverable Tracking
  • Covenant Monitoring

Intellectual Property

  • Identification
  • Protection Measures Implementation
  • Protection Monitoring
  • Identification & Cataloging
  • Marking
  • Registrations
  • Viability Analyses
  • Marking
  • Current-Use Searches
  • Application Preparation
  • Application Filings & Prosecution
  • Identification & Viability
  • Applications (with outside partners)
  • Cease & Desist Letters
  • Licensing Negotiations
  • Enforcement Actions

Litigation & Outside Counsel Management

  • Initial Factfinding
  • Causes of Action Evaluations
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • Litigation Strategy
  • Trial Counsel Management
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Civil Actions
  • Derivative Actions
  • Class Actions
  • Discovery
  • Witness Preparation
  • Evidence Collection
  • Case Presentation

Financial Matters

  • Investment Tax Credits
  • Limited-Term Tax Credits
  • Industry & Locale-Specific Tax Credits
  • Entity Organization Counseling
  • Recommendations Implementation
  • Ad-Hoc Legal Counsel
  • Legal Confirmations
  • Comfort Letter Support

Labor & Employment

  • Customized Human-Resources Support
  • Employee Manuals
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Onboarding
  • Employment Records
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Legislation Monitoring
  • Federal & State Legal Updates
  • Policy & Procedure Updates
  • Legal Notices
  • Exit Interviews
  • Severance Agreements
  • Disciplinary Reviews
  • Termination Procedures
  • Government Agency Defense
  • Civil Action Defense

Compliance & Regulatory

  • Industry-Specific Regulations
  • Internal & External Investigations
  • Compliance Best Practices
  • Government Agency Reporting
  • Trade Group & Watchdog Reporting
  • Legislative Updates
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Government & Media Relations

Regulatory Law

Life Science GRC (Governance,
Risk Management, & Compliance)

Outside or Interim Chief Compliance Officer

  • Program Review
  • Program Development
  • Program Management
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Medical
  • Clinical Affairs
  • Review Team Member
  • Ad-Hoc Advisor
  • Patient Assistance Programs
  • Grants
  • Charitable Giving
  • All-Hands Staff Trainings
  • Focused Trainings & Presentations
  • Interactive & Online Resources
  • Written Guidance & Handbooks
  • Ad Boards
  • CME Programs
  • Speaker Programs
  • Publication Planning
  • Medical & Clinical Trial Information Dissemination

Risk Assessments & Gap
Analyses

  • Risk Profile Review
  • Benchmark Identifications
  • Audits & Reviews
  • Gap Identification
  • Improvement Recommendations

Sunshine Laws & External Reporting

  • Physician Payment Sunshine Act Reporting
  • State-Level Reporting
  • Average Manufacturer Price
  • Average Sales Price
  • State-Level Price Transparency Reporting
  • Adverse Events Monitoring
  • Field Alert Reports
  • Annual Reporting

Regulatory Approvals

  • New Drug Applications
  • Orphan-Drug Designations
  • Premarket Notifications
  • Premarket Applications
  • Humanitarian Device Exemptions

Supporting Law

Ancillary & Supplemental Matters
Essential to Businesses (or Life)

Succession Planning, Wills, & Trusts 

  • Continuity Plans
  • Emergency Operations
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Creation
  • Execution
  • Creation
  • Trustee Support
  • Termination

Non-Profit Entities &
Governance

  • Incorporation
  • Organizing Meetings
  • IRS Filings
  • State Filings
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Formalities
  • Permissible Activities Monitoring

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

  • Initial Factfinding
  • Causes of Action Evaluations
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • Litigation Strategy
  • Paperwork Preparation & Filing
  • Hearing Preparation & Counseling
  • Client Preparation
  • Mediation Briefs
  • Mediation Appearances
  • Arbitration Claims
  • Case Presentation
  • Award Confirmations
  • Pleadings Drafting & Filing
  • Law & Motion Advocacy
  • Discovery Plan Development
  • Document Demands
  • Interrogatories & Admissions
  • Subpoenas
  • Deposition Taking
  • Deposition Defense
  • Witness Preparation
  • Evidence Collection
  • Case Presentation

Real Estate Transactions

  • Contract Drafting & Review
  • Landlord Negotiations
  • Contract Drafting & Review
  • Closing Assistance