Senior business, technology & energy lawyers with substantial law firm and in-house experience, providing legal services for new, growing and mature businesses at a fraction of the cost of hiring full-time internal lawyers or relying on typical law firms.
As the CFO/COO at SixPlus and COO at my previous company, I have worked with Joe as our outside counsel for several years and gotten to know him both professionally and personally. Joe is smart, experienced and attentive. He learns our business, keeps us up to date, and identifies and weighs legal and other risks while also balancing our business needs. He is quick, efficient, low-cost and also always available when we need him. Joe has provided excellent, strategic legal and business counsel across a range of issues, including obtaining our trademarks, preparing equity and convertible note financings, advising on and documenting our corporate governance needs, and working on potential acquisitions and joint ventures. He has negotiated all of our commercial contracts, including employment and consulting agreements, commercial leases, confidentiality agreements and vendor and customer agreements.
I've known Joe for over 15 years and worked with him on 3 separate companies now, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Joe's professionalism and knowledge have helped my companies navigate legal obstacles, avoid risk, and create additional value above and beyond original business deals. I highly recommend him for any legal needs a company may have.
STARTUP AND EMERGING GROWTH BUSINESSES
We counsel startup and emerging growth businesses, advising on matters ranging from formation to exit, including incorporation, intellectual property, financing, contracts, employment and more.
Startup Services Include:
We provide experienced startup lawyer services to guide you through the process of establishing your business for success. We will go over your business plan and preferences when advising which legal entity you should form and where, discuss relevant tax, liability, investor and cost issues with you, handle your filing requirements and prepare all the “Day 1” documents and other agreements you need to turn your idea into a reality.
We can handle your day-to-day legal matters, working on-demand at a fraction of the cost of either hiring a full-time general counsel or relying on typical law firm attorneys.
OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL
Clients typically develop a working relationship with us but have access to a broad network of attorneys and other services for specific expertise. We strive to develop intimate knowledge of your business, and take pride in helping our clients:
- Execute quickly to close important business deals
- Protect valuable intellectual property and avoid undue risk
- Identify and creatively solve business issues
- Avoid the financial burden of full-time legal staff
We have broad expertise in energy, with a focus on energy marketing and trading, renewable energy projects and products, and risk issues facing today’s industry.
With decades of combined in-house legal expertise and experience at Fortune 500 publicly-traded companies and private companies, international electric and gas utilities and independent power producers, we understand current trends and industry pressures, the markets, and how to work directly with the front and back office, operations personnel, customers and senior management across diverse companies.
We provide commercial support for all energy marketing and trading operations, supply-chain/ procurement and intellectual property matters, and significant support for regulatory issues, M&A and other strategic transactions.
We have successfully negotiated, documented and advised on hundreds of physical and financial transactions, energy derivative and commodity trading enabling agreements, and many other forms of transactions.