Given the increasing legal and regulatory complexity of today’s business environment, many companies are faced with the choice of either committing more and more resources to pay escalating outside counsel fees, or of taking on additional headcount and the associated costs to build an in-house legal and/or human resource team. We set out to find a way to encourage our clients to contact us more regularly, to involve us before an issue becomes a problem, and to depend upon our extensive experience in advising our corporate clients. What we offer is a third, better option: a cost-effective way to retain the services of experienced corporate attorneys to guide and advise a corporate client each step of the way.
With the costs of legal fees soaring to all-time highs, we understand that businesses are too often reluctant to call upon outside counsel for fear of uncertain and excessive legal bills. Of course, when businesses fail to address important legal, HR, and corporate issues on the front-end, the legal costs associated with cleaning up the mess can easily exceed five to six times the cost had the client simply brought us in early on.
Wallace Meyaski offers a unique approach whereby the client pays us an agreed-upon fixed monthly fee to serve as the client’s outsourced General Counsel. At the end of the day, this approach encourages businesses to use and rely on us as your “inside” counsel on a regular basis while, at the same time, provides the client with a fixed cost that that it can properly budget without having to worry about surprising and unexpected legal costs.
While having an unassailable command of the legal issues important to a corporate client is essential, we believe that alone is not enough. By working closely with management and investing time to gain a deep understanding of a client’s business, industry, employees, and corporate culture, we are able to provide nuanced, tailored advice and guidance to help the client find the best business solutions in a way that most outside lawyers or less experienced in-house staff are simply unable to match. Instead of focusing just on the best legal solution to challenges, we apply sound judgment and business sense to deliver clear, direct and practical advice to help your company achieve the best overall outcomes.