Outside General Counsel Services


Meeting All Of Our Clients' Legal Needs

Many of our clients are entrepreneurs or growing and mid-sized business that are large enough to require advice on sophisticated legal issues but not yet ready to employ a full time in-house lawyer.  EDG satisfies the legal needs of these clients by acting as their outside general counsel.  Our familiarity with the legal issues that growing businesses face, and our relationship as trusted advisors, allows us to anticipate the legal risks our clients are likely to face and to develop strategies for addressing those risks before they reach critical stages.  In addition, by acquiring an intimate knowledge of our client’s businesses, we are able to provide legal support consistent with our clients’ needs and budgets.  Whether dealing with corporate governance issues, negotiating a contractual relationship with a new vendor, addressing the termination of an employee or providing advice on how to minimize expense associated with a lawsuit, EDG works proactively with its clients as an integrated part of their business team to effectively and efficiently manage the legal issues affecting their growing businesses.  Examples of the type of outside general counsel services we frequently provide to our clients include:

  • Maintaining Corporate Governance Documentation
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Counseling officers and directors on fiduciary duties and strategic considerations
  • Filing and monitoring trademark applications
  • Drafting employment agreements, NDAs and non-competition agreements
  • Due diligence and deal support
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Employee termination advice and support
  • Advice regarding regulatory compliance
  • Lease drafting and negotiation
  • Litigation, arbitration and risk management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Risk analysis
  • Advice regarding insurance coverage disputes
  • Selecting, retaining and serving as liaison with local counsel, as needed
Recent News

Richard Bayer, Mackenzie Dimitri and Kelly Krug are co-authoring the New York chapter of the 2017 edition of the Franchise Desk Book.

Mackenzie Dimitri will be speaking on a panel for an ABA webinar on March 23, 2017. The panel will discuss ‘hot topics’ this renewal season, and will provide practical tips to address the new NASAA commentary, joint employer issues, data management and privacy concerns for franchisors, technology developments, Item 7 and refranchising programs and the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, as well as other subjects.

The firm recently obtained a preliminary injunction enjoining animal rights protesters from obstructing NY horse carriage operators from conducting their business and requiring that the protesters remain at least 9-feet from the horse carriages and their customers.

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