How We Work
Whether you are an established business looking for an Outside General Counsel, a small or start-up business looking for business advice or an entity trying to do business abroad, Taylor | Legal makes it easy to start and continue working with a quality lawyer.
One of the reasons I started Taylor | Legal was so that I could be flexible and give clients access to quality legal services while ensuring that their commercial interests are protected. Taylor | Legal understands that different clients have different legal needs and different financial considerations and their businesses transition through various life-cycles. I am flexible in working with clients to determine the optimum retention agreement and payment methodology to enable long term successful relationships.TRADITIONAL RETENTION AGREEMENTS LEVERAGED WITH TECHNOLOGY FOR BEST VALUE
Taylor | Legal offers traditional retention agreements for clients that require hourly rates. For those clients, especially those with one-off matters or specific projects which require budgeted approaches, Taylor | Legal offers extremely competitive rates. Taylor | Legal also takes pride in its mantra, “Big Firm Quality without the Big Firm Overhead,” which gives clients comfort that no unnecessary work will be done, un-agreed services and hours will never be added to the invoice and the client will always receive the maximum value possible for time spent on matters.
Technology, competition and new business models drive Law Firms to be as efficient and give clients as much value as possible. Taylor | Legal embraces new models, uses technology as much as possible to leverage experience and thus, even Taylor | Legal traditional arrangements are extremely competitive for the clients.OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL SERVICES – DEDICATED BUSINESS ATTORNEY INSIDE YOUR BUSINESS
For clients seeking an in-house General Counsel who will handle the entire range of legal issues faced by a business, but who are not yet ready for the full time commitment and overhead of a permanent employee, Taylor | Legal offers flexible “General Counsel Services.” Taylor | Legal also offers similar flexible solutions for businesses with full time lawyers who also need an experienced in-house lawyer to help shoulder the burden.
An Outside General Counsel will be made available for one or more days a month, at a fixed fee, substantially less than any on-demand or hourly rates. When a client is willing to make a six month commitment (of one day a month), the arrangement will be structured so that unused “days” and “hours” can be rolled over for up to three months in order to ensure maximum value to the client. Follow-up phone calls, short e-mails and continuing discussions, during the month won’t be charged to “retained” clients, unless such work starts to become significant.
As an Outside General Counsel, I will come to your office (if you wish), and work directly with your business and team and address any and all legal and commercial matters that you would like to discuss.FLEXIBLE RETENTION AGREEMENTS FOR SMALL AND START-UP BUSINESSES
Start-ups and small businesses often face significant legal issues, but during delicate growth periods the high fees of traditional law firms and other advisors can be crippling. Taylor| Legal offers flexible arrangements with such firms to ensure that legal challenges are successfully addressed while fees are structured in such a way as ensure the viability and growth of the business.
The goal of these retention arrangements is to align the growth and incentives of the client and Taylor | Legal so that both succeed together. Long term free arrangements, discounts coupled with participation and other arrangements will be discussed with individual clients as requested.