Fairfax General Counsel Attorney
Providing Civil Legal Advice & Representation Throughout Virginia
Are you a business owner with general legal questions? Or does your commercial organization require sound legal advice and representation? Rothermel Law Firm, PLC is a Fairfax civil law firm that provides general counsel services to businesses large and small throughout Virginia.
General counsel is a way of providing legal advice, assistance, and/or representation to businesses that don’t possess their own in-house legal team. Our firm’s general counsel practice is designed to assist in those matters in need of the assistance only a legal professional can provide. Our Fairfax general counsel lawyer can represent you and your business in court, draft and review legal documents, be your advocate during negotiations, and more.
If you are an individual representing a business that requires legal advice and guidance for a case but not necessarily representation, we are here for you. If you are facing a class action lawsuit or other litigation, we can assist you there as well. We can also work regularly with Virginia companies to provide legal advice and representation on an as-needed basis. Our goal is to help businesses and individuals solve their legal problems in any way we can.
What Is General Counsel?
General counsel is available to organizations that require assistance with civil (i.e., non-criminal) legal issues. Most large companies and corporations have their own legal teams, but many small and medium sized businesses do not. However, this does not mean that such companies never face legal challenges. Most businesses require legal help at some point, regardless of their size and other factors. This is where a general counsel attorney comes in. General counsel is generally considered a more cost-effective way for businesses to get legal assistance for everyday affairs when they can't afford or don’t require an in-house legal team.
A general counsel attorney is useful in solving common business legal matters (contract review, general legal advice, etc.) as well as tackling more complicated matters such as litigation. A business can also hire a general counsel attorney on a retainer to do a number of things for them as needed. Having an arrangement with one general counsel lawyer who can handle a broad range of business legal matters can greatly benefit your company.
Our General Counsel Services
At Rothermel Law Firm, PLC, we understand that most businesses either cannot afford or do not necessitate a full-time lawyer on staff to act as their general counsel. However, most businesses encounter legal issues at some point regardless. Our general counsel services are available when you need prompt and effective legal advice on a budget to reduce the likelihood of your business suffering risk and unnecessary costs. As our firm gets to know each business, we are able to offer suggestions proactively to avoid disputes and structure transactions in your company's favor.
A general counsel lawyer can also advise or represent your business in cases involving:
- Business litigation
- Commercial real estate transactions
- Contract drafting
- Contract review
- Employment law issues
- Filing for bankruptcy
- Handling contract dispute claims
- Other commercial legal matters
Why Choose Us?
Our personal injury clients never pay legal fees unless we win money for you. While legal fees in other types of representation will depend on the matter in question as well as the associated factors, our rates are always competitive, and we will work with you to determine a budget that best fits your needs. All prospective clients are entitled to a free and no-obligation consultation during which we will discuss your case and lay out our expectations. We offer these case evaluations at no risk to our clients because we don’t want you to avoid seeking legal advice because you believe you can’t afford it or will be roped into a contract. We are here to offer sound legal counsel free of charge and will be happy to represent you in whatever capacity you prefer should you choose to hire our firm.
We specialize in personal injury and business litigation matters but may be able to assist with other civil law cases as well. If we believe we cannot personally handle your case, we are happy to refer you to another great local attorney who can.