For our corporate clients, we provide advice on corporate structure including selection of entity, segregation of real estate assets into legally separate entities, corporate residence, ownership and management provisions in by-laws or operating agreements, investor protection and general legal advice. We assist in identifying and structuring various levels of financing for start-up, intermediate and mature companies. We have also negotiated the purchase and sale of businesses, non-compete/non-disclosure provisions, private placement memorandums, and option/warrant agreements. We assist with partnerships and limited liability companies.
Included in our business law practice is advice on employment matters. We assist companies and employees on employment related matters, specifically, we negotiate complex employment and benefit agreements for senior executives of Fortune 100 companies as well as draft employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, severance arrangements and noncompete agreements. We litigate employment contracts when negotiations have stalled or immediate action is required.
Many businesses do not need a full-time general counsel or a legal department, but still want a lawyer who fully understands its business and is alert to both how a discrete legal matter may impact many areas of the business and how changing laws or practices may impact business operations.
Macdonald + Macdonald offers an effective and efficient solution to these businesses. We act as the Outside General Counsel to a broad range of companies. We bring our full range of expertise to assist with board of director issues, employment, litigation, compliance and finance matters. We can identify when a matter requires a specialist in a discrete legal field to provide advice. With our vast network of lawyer contacts, we can save our clients time and cost in bringing in a legal specialist. While this service is offered on an hourly basis, we find it works best based on a monthly retainer.