t|e General Counsel


Today's corporate environment requires companies to be innovative and nimble across all aspects of their businesses, including the retention and deployment of internal legal services. Whether you’re a technology start-up, a mid-sized insurance business, an established international manufacturer, or some other type of company, you need to carefully weigh legal counsel options. With vast in-house counsel experience across our team, t|e General Counsel offers efficient and predictable cost solutions to support companies of all sizes and across all industry verticals.

T|E General Counsel achieves success by providing solutions-driven, business-savvy counselling, and innovating in the legal space — not by doing business the old fashioned way. As an integrated and flexible partner, we can provide a wide range of client services with greater financial certainty. Our attorneys bring deep knowledge on a variety of critical business topics, ranging from mergers and acquisitions, to risk management and litigation, data security and privacy, employment matters, tax advice and controversies, intellectual property, ESOPs, and the list goes on. Our Outsourced General Counsel practice aligns all company stakeholders — founders, owners, boards of directors, executive management and operational teams — to fuel a transparent and productive business life cycle.





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In this episode of Conversations with TED, corporate team member Gray McCalley interviews Verso Corp Chairman Sean Erwin on the pandemic’s economic impact on corporate restructuring.

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Clients focused on growth–from entrepreneurs to early stage through more mature companies–are ideal clients for t|e General Counsel. The practice group includes attorneys with a dynamic mix of general counsel experience. As co-founder Allen W. Nelson notes, the team supports holistic legal and business service needs.

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t|e General Counsel co-founder Allen W. Nelson shares the rewarding aspects of his role and partnering with seasoned team members. Business-savvy attorneys in the fractional General Counsel practice bring a sensibility and understanding of complex issues that in turn produce client wins.

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Allen W. Nelson, t|e General Counsel co-founder, shares the power and productivity of the firm’s fractional general counsel offering. Composed of experienced, former general counsels and in-house attorneys, the team works with a range of clients from start-ups to mid-market companies. The team’s goal: to provide value-driven legal counsel and lifecycle business services.

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In the words of Allen W. Nelson, co-founder of t|e General Counsel, a fractional GC arrangement marries business-savvy legal counsel with predictable costs. For staffing companies, this model embeds experienced, former general counsel and other former senior in-house attorneys into the company, on terms driven by the client. This allows the fractional GC to advise on complex legal and business life cycle issues based on their own experience in business and sitting at the senior table of other companies. Serving a wide range of companies — from start-ups, to growth stage companies, to mid-size companies, and beyond — the fractional GC model allows companies to receive the legal counsel needed without the fully-loaded expense of a full-time employee.