Qualities to Look for in a General Counsel

Business owners today are expected to juggle a thousand tasks and projects at once. Any little thing that could need their attention ends up requiring their attention. With such a hectic yet rewarding lifestyle, it is crucial for a business owner to find free time and support whenever possible.

By hiring a general counsel attorney for your business, you can take a great deal of stress and uncertainty out of your daily life. Whenever you have a legal question regarding your business, you know exactly who to turn to for answers. Have a serious concern about potential litigation in the future? Your general counsel is there to handle it. Assuming you have hired someone you know you can trust.

When considering a general counsel, always look for someone who is:

  • Recognized: Your general counsel is going to be your go-to attorney all things business law. Team up with someone who has been recognized by professional organizations as a leading in their field. Some prestigious rating and recognition groups include Super Lawyers®, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), and Avvo.
  • Experienced: You never know what sort of legal trouble might be right around the corner, but your general counsel should. With years of experience comes unmatched knowledge and the ability to take on any legal challenge, big or small.
  • Flexible: Running a business touches on several legal fields and areas of law. You might need a contract review, an employee conflict amicably resolved, a partnership dispute ended, and so forth. Your general counsel should be your Jack-of-All-Trades or your Girl Friday when it comes to managing a wide variety of legal concerns.
  • Reasonable: If cost is a priority for you, look for a general counsel with reasonable terms and conditions. Price options that vary depending on your need are even better.

At Nisar & Mason, P.C., we believe our New York business law attorneys should be your general counsels. We have numerous professional recognitions, 20+ years of combined experience, know business law back-to-front, and have three different service packages from which to choose. We would love to be able to tell you more about our law firm. Contact us online or call us at 800.496.3076 today.