Why Company Counsel


Since 2002 Company Counsel has provided high quality legal services to its clients. All of our our attorneys, prior to joining Company Counsel, practiced in major law firms and have continued to hone their skills with Company Counsel, so all have an understanding of what sophisticated entrepreneurs, operating companies and investors require from their general counsel.


Because of very real and practical cost constraints, emerging companies, even those with an exisiting law firm relationship, often forego crucial legal advice and counsel because of the rates charged by traditional “brick and mortar” law firms. These same cost structures make it difficult (and also unprofitable) for experienced attorneys at these firms to spend the time required to gain an in-depth understanding of their clients’ businesses and legal service needs. Company Counsel offers an innovative way to bridge this gap and enable clients to obtain cost-effective legal and business counsel for their day-to-day legal service needs, while allowing them to maintain their existing law firm relationships and to utilize the services of their outside counsel where the resources and specialized expertise of an outside firm is appropriate.


Our goal is to become a trusted independent advisor to you. We understand that achieving this goal takes time, a track record of quality performance, an understanding of your needs and a dedication to achieving your business goals. We are committed to doing all of these things and we will listen carefully, taking the time necessary to develop a detailed understanding of your business, management team and working style and respond to your inquiries promptly. We will make ourselves available to attend and participate in meetings of your management team and board of directors and advise them on legal issues as they arise.

We Work With Your Outside Counsel

We understand the importance, to many of our clients, of maintaining a law firm relationship for services requiring specialized expertise. Because we are corporate generalists, there will undoubtedly be situations that arise where it makes sense for you to enlist the expertise and resources of outside counsel and we will be the first to highlight this need to you.  If you already have an existing outside law firm, we will work with them (and we have excellent working relationships with most of the major Boston firms and many national firms) to ensure you get maximum value for your legal service dollars.  If you do not have an existing outside law firm, we can help you to identify an appropriate specialist attorney from within our extensive network of trusted specialist attorneys and firms, many of whom have long standing relationships with Company Counsel and a proven track record of providing excellent service to our clients.

“As a startup that quickly completed its first acquisition, NextVault required sophisticated legal advice from the get go. Company Counsel expertly handled these complex initial transactions and now provides experienced advice on all of our operational issues”
~ Kevin Harris – Co-founder and CEO of NextVault
  • In early stage angel financings, every dollar counts. Company Counsel combines significant venture capital experience with a cost effective rate structure ideal for angel investors.
    Arthur Fox, Angel Investor and Chairman of Royalty Capital Management