Virtual In House Counsel

“He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” – Abraham Lincoln

A “virtual in-house counsel” (aka: “virtual general counsel”) is an experienced business transactional attorney who can help guide you and your business, someone you can call, email, text, or instant message with a legal question before it escalates into something that cannot be easily resolved. A “virtual in-house counsel” is an experienced legal advisor, one knowledgeable about a wide range of business, commercial, trademark, employment, and other contractual legal matters, plus help you protect your assets and eventually pass them to your heirs using effective estate planning. Every business owner would love to have such a person on staff, ready to provide information and advice to the owners and management. Any experienced business owner will tell you that an ounce of legal prevention is worth A TON of cure!™

It makes sound financial sense to be proactive in order to avoid costly and time-consuming disputes with employees, independent contractors, vendors, clients, licensing authorities, and state and federal tax collectors. If you deal with the public, this is particularly true, especially in a state like New Jersey, which has a Consumer Fraud Act that can be very easy–and expensive (treble damages!)–to violate.

A “virtual in-house counsel” is someone who understands the demands of being a small or closely-held business owner, and all of the stress that comes from being self-employed, someone who is ready to take things off of your shoulders so you can take a deep breath, relax a bit, and focus on running your business. Maybe the greatest value that a good virtual in-house counsel can provide is the peace of mind and confidence that comes from knowing that you have someone working hard to help you head off potential legal issues. Contact Ely W. Sluder, an experienced business/corporate “virtual in-house counsel” attorney.

Call 609-208-0999 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Not only has he been a small business owner, he has nearly 15 years of experience as a business transactional attorney serving closely-held business owners as their “virtual in-house counsel.” He has helped clients handle things such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, asset sales and purchases, stock transfers, business entity formations, equity-owner agreements with “buy-sell” provisions, commercial leases, employee “phantom stock” plans, and general contract drafting and review. Ely also advises clients regarding asset protection and their overall tax and estate planning goals.