As a small business owner, you may be familiar with the concept of an in-house general counsel, who is an attorney that is an employee of a company who handles a variety of business-related issues extending across a number of legal disciplines.  The cost of employing an in-house general counsel, while a fixed expense, is often excessive for a small or even medium-sized business.  That is why Price Meese, along with its specialization in a variety of disciplines, has developed an expertise in providing “general counsel” services to smaller companies on an as-needed basis.


            These services include the following:

  • Business Formation and Tax Registration

  • Preparation of Shareholder Agreements, Partnership Agreements and Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements

  • Drafting and Negotiation of Contracts with Employees, Suppliers, Customers, Distributors, Independent Contractors and Business Partners

  • Preparation of Standard Contract “Terms and Conditions”

  • Real Estate Acquisition, Leasing and Development

  • Preparation of Employment Manuals, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Restrictive Covenants

  • Acquisition of Business Financing, Capital Raising and Bank Loan Closings

  • Counseling for Data and Business Information Protection

  • State and Municipal Regulatory Compliance, including Environmental Compliance

  • Representation in Litigation, Arbitration and other Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in New Jersey, New York, and Federal Courts nationally

  • Business Combinations, including Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Mergers

  • Company Succession Planning and Dissolution

We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate that we have the breadth of expertise to  fulfill your “general counsel” needs in a timely, personalized and cost-effective basis.  Please contact the author Rick Shulman by clicking on the following email address: to learn more about how the firm’s attorneys can assist your growing business.