Outside General Counsel

For growing companies, you need a partner you can count on to give you sound and strategic legal advice.

Kimberly DeCarrera has served as in-house counsel, as a Chief Legal Officer. She knows what companies need – quick, to the point, legal advice that you can take immediate action on.

No need for long winded legal memos (unless you want that!)

You want bullet point pros and cons and a recommended action item.

That’s what you get with DeCarrera Law, LLC.

What’s an Outside General Counsel?

Many companies have a legal department. Their top lawyer is often called either a General Counsel or a Chief Legal Officer.

This lawyer is a generalist (hey, lawyers aren’t always known as the creative types when it comes to titles!) that does a little of everything, from contracts to legal org charts to employment law. They manage outside counsel and litigation matters. They are an adviser to the other departments.

But many companies are not big enough to need a full legal team. Or you do not have the resources for such a department.

That’s where the Outside General Counsel comes in! Think of DeCarrera Law as your legal department!

Can DeCarrera Law manage our litigation?

Yes! DeCarrera Law is experienced in managing multiple litigation matters simultaneously.

As your top lawyer, Kimberly DeCarrera will manage all the other lawyers that you might need. While you retain the ultimate decision making ability, Kimberly DeCarrera can help you select local or specialty counsel for specific litigation. She’ll advise on strategy and even review their bills. She’ll negotiate on your behalf and help you decide on next steps. She’ll even translate the legal speak into a language that you can understand, that’s relevant to your business!

Services Offered by DeCarrera Law

Here are the services that DeCarrera Law offers as Outside General Counsel:

  • Business Entity and Ownership Structure Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Legal Formation and Maintenance
  • Contract Negotiation, Drafting, Management
  • Employment Law
    • Employee Handbooks
    • Employment Contracts
    • Employment Policies and Procedures
    • Employee Related Investigations
    • Termination Advisement
    • Compensation Reviews and Advisement
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Due diligence
  • Litigation Management
  • Succession Planning