Acting As General Counsel When Needed

In this role, we advise our clients on all of the relevant aspects of the matter, and we engage counsel from other firms, large and small, to assist us on those aspects beyond our capabilities, just as the in-house lawyers employed by a large corporations hire outside counsel as needed.

Sometimes, as in complex commercial litigation, our role may be limited to engaging and supervising such outside litigation counsel. Complex commercial litigation presents litigation management issues that may be beyond our client’s ability or desire to manage and often these businesses do not have in-house lawyers who can oversee the litigation team for them.

When we act as “general counsel” for individuals and families in building, controlling and defending wealth, we believe our law firm represents a different model for providing legal advice than either the boutique firm that concentrates on personal tax and estate planning or the “private client” section of a national or regional corporate law firm.