Growing companies tend to face costly legal issues before they can justify hiring a general counsel to manage them. This workbook walks you through simple, proven strategies that even non-lawyers can use to get the most out of their attorneys.
Growing companies tend to face costly legal issues before they can justify hiring a general counsel to manage them. This workbook walks you through simple, proven strategies that even non-lawyers can use to get the most out of their outside attorneys.
When it comes to managing lawsuits and major deals, growing businesses can learn a lot from the world's largest companies. Over the years, they have developed proven strategies for selecting great attorneys and achieving outstanding results without overspending. You might think that what works for the Fortune 500 won't work for a smaller business. But you'll be amazed at how well these techniques scale down for leaner enterprises that don't even have a single lawyer on staff.
This book covers obvious cost-control strategies like setting billing guidelines, reviewing legal invoices and, if need be, negotiating write-downs. However, the most effective techniques are not so obvious. The real savings come from anticipating the risks facing your business, hiring appropriate attorneys, and organizing your company's documents in a lawyer-friendly way. The best part: with these hidden cost-saving strategies, you have control. No uncomfortable conversations. No fee disputes. Just a bit of effort that pays huge dividends.
Among other things, this interactive e-book will show you:
How much "lawyer" your business really needs.
How to find knowledgeable, efficient attorneys.
How to get buy-in from them on reasonable cost-control policies.
How to enforce a legal budget for any project.
How to find – and challenge – overcharges in a legal bill.
How to figure out whether your attorneys are actually worth what you are paying them.
This workbook contains nine interactive worksheets that you can fill in as you go. Instead of just reading about these strategies, you will put them to use right away.
This workbook takes you through each step of a legal project, from hiring an attorney through reviewing the bill and deciding whether the results achieved were worth the cost.
With twenty-nine brief sections and nine useful, interactive worksheets, this workbook will hold your attention. No legal jargon. No time-wasting fluff.
Just a laser focus on simple, proven strategies for cutting your legal expenses.
Even if you only have fifteen minutes a day to spare, you will gain valuable insights quickly. Hover over the table of contents below for short descriptions of each section.