Outside General Counsel

Corporate & Transactional Law

Outside General Counsel


Lane & Waterman attorneys routinely serve as outside general counsel for businesses throughout the region. We work closely with our clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their business goals and operations. The result is focused, client-centered advice and counsel on legal issues confronting today’s business leaders.

As outside general counsel, we provide efficient, day-to-day and strategic counsel across a range of legal disciplines, including:

  • Identifying actions and transactions that require owner or board approval
  • Obtaining more beneficial terms from vendors and customers
  • Resolving disputes among owners
  • Managing the resources of other subject-matter experts, including employment, employee benefits, government relations, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, regulatory and tax Negotiating and documenting major transactions, such as commercial contracts and licensing arrangements, joint ventures, acquisitions, and debt financing
  • Preparing for equity financings and "exits"(including the sale of the business or an IPO)