Fractional General Counsel Service

In today's dynamic business landscape, legal support is not just a necessity but a strategic asset. However, not every business requires, or can afford, a full-time in-house General Counsel. Recognizing this gap, the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles is proud to introduce a solution tailored to the unique needs of small, medium, and growth-oriented businesses: the Fractional General Counsel (GC) service.   Contact us at (602) 617-3938 for more information, or schedule a free consultation.  

What is the Fractional GC Service? 

Customized Legal Support for Every Client

Our Fractional GC service is like your part-time General Counsel.   It is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, our service is highly customized to meet the specific needs of each client, ensuring that you get the most relevant and effective legal support that you deserve.

Ideal for Small, Mid-Sized, and Growing Businesses

If you're managing a small to medium-sized business or steering a growth-oriented enterprise, our Fractional GC service is designed for you. Many businesses in this segment do not have the need or resources for a full-time, in-house General Counsel. Our service fills this gap, providing you with top-tier legal representation without the overhead associated with a full-time hire.

Flexible, Predictable Pricing

We offer our Fractional GC services on an hourly or monthly subscription basis, with flexible service packages tailored to your needs and budget. To ensure our services continue to align with your business goals and financial planning, pricing and scope of work are reviewed with you on a regular basis and adjusted where needed. 

Proactive and Forward-Looking

As your Fractional GC, our focus is on being proactive and forward-looking, rather than reactive. We aim to anticipate potential legal issues and address them before they become problems, saving you time, resources, and stress in the long run.

Comprehensive Legal Services

As your Fractional GC, attorney Jennifer Settles will serve as your part-time General Counsel, offering a wide range of services tailored to your needs, which may include:

  • Formation of New Entities
  • BOI FinCen filings
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Review, Negotiate, Redline, and Draft Commercial Contracts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Due Diligence
  • Commercial Real Estate Deals
  • Legal Compliance and Risk Management
  • Collaboration With Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  • Strategic Guidance from a Legal Perspective 
  • Referrals to Local Counsel
  • Oversee Outside Counsel and Litigation

What are the Benefits of the Fractional GC Service? 

For many companies, using our Fractional GC service is the best approach.   Some of the benefits include:

  •  Fixed and predictable legal spending
  •  An "on call" experienced and trusted attorney 
  •  An attorney who has developed a deep understanding of your business, goals, and company history
  •  Quick service and response times 
  •  Proactive risk management
  •  Customized legal strategies
  •  In-depth, coordinated strategic planning 
  •  A trusted liaison to coordinate on your behalf with team members and  business  partners  
  •  Streamlined, consistent and protective contracts 
  •  Smoother and less stressful closings 
  •  Enhanced corporate governance
  •  Regulatory compliance   
  •  Avoiding the need to scramble to retain a business attorney in a time of need    

How Do I Start?

It's easy . . . 

  1. Schedule a no-obligation, free consultation with Jennifer Settles, Esq. Call (602) 617-3938 or contact us through the website.
  2. We meet and discuss your goals and objectives, and we will share more details about the Fractional GC program.
  3. We will then send you a formal proposal with detailed information, describing the scope of work and pricing.
  4. If you decide to move forward with the program, we sign an Engagement Letter and you make your first payment.
  5. We launch the program!  At a time convenient for you, we will have our first strategy meeting, and we'll meet on a regular basis thereafter.

Embark Today on a Strategic Legal Partnership

Our Fractional GC service is more than just legal support; it's a strategic partnership designed to help your business thrive. Our program will help you navigate complex legal landscapes and build a robust legal foundation for your company.