Outside General Counsel Program

Through our Outside General Counsel Program, our attorneys act as legal advisors to clients at a discounted rate for a fixed number of hours per month. Such arrangement facilitates availability to clients through their most significant business events as well as their day-to-day operational matters, all while offering a predictable and practical approach for emerging companies operating on a lean budget.

Discounted fees

The Outside General Counsel Program offers a set number of hours per month at a considerably lower rate than our standard hourly rates, as well as the rates of other firms. Through our Outside General Counsel Program, we are able to provide this significant value while also providing the subject matter expertise that we are known for.

Our clients express appreciation for this program based on the level of predictability on monthly costs alongside the ability to consistently have the comfort of legal counsel only a call away.

Detailed & Thorough

Attorney-client relationships are at their best when they are durable and involve a depth of knowledge of our clients and their business. Through the Outside General Counsel program, working consistently with clients as part of the program allows us to provide the most effective representation over a company’s life cycle and allows us and our clients to be preventative of legal issues rather than responsive to legal issues, which historically is a cost-saving and time-saving approach for such clients.

Multidisciplinary expertise

The Outside General Counsel program allows clients to harness our vast legal expertise, extensive resources and variety of practice offerings, all at an affordable rate. As outside general counsel, we are available on an ongoing basis, whether the need relates to daily or relatively nominal legal and business-legal matters or to more complex and significant legal matters.

Having this service at the client’s fingertips facilitates our clients’ ability to keep up with crucial legal and business-legal maintenance. In doing so, this service mitigates risks and liabilities for our clients in exchange for less time-consuming and costly upkeep rather than expensive later corporate cleanup or problem-solving services.

Predictable, Proactive & Preventative

Our clients report that the Outside General Counsel Program provides important value, consistency, and predictability in Rogoway’s provision of legal services. This is particularly helpful for budgeting and for keeping up with important business and legal needs, before they become costly problems.

Additionally, because access to legal counsel is increased through this program (at a discounted rate), it allows our clients to learn about areas where they might have legal risk that they previously were unaware of (e.g. this program allows for more interaction with clients and preventative and corporate review services which services often mitigates risks our clients may not have even been aware of prior to participating in the program).

Through our Outside General Counsel Program, we assist our clients with many of their legal needs such as, but not limited to*:

Employment Law & HR

  • Offer letters
  • Employment agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Hiring practices and special trainings
  • Company policies
  • Confidential information and invention assignment agreements
  • Other IP assignment agreements or non-disclosure agreements
  • Ongoing approaches to mitigating risk (e.g. compliance, auditing, employee reporting and reviews)
  • Immigration paperwork
  • Risk-mitigating communications or transmittals with employees
  • Terminations, resignations and separation and release agreements
  • Settlement agreements
  • Labor Peace Agreements

Corporate Governance

  • Minutes books, meetings, consents and resolutions
  • Board and shareholder meetings, consents and resolutions or manager meetings, consents and resolutions (attendance and record-keeping)
  • Executive control matters (board or executive officer matters)
  • Voting matters
  • Control rights, veto rights, other rights, preferences and privileges carried by equity issuances
  • Governance issues with respect to accepting funding and with respect to mergers and acquisitions
  • Disgruntled leadership, partnership or founder issues

Commercial Agreements

  • Distribution agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Co-packing agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Rights of refusal agreements
  • Farm labor agreements
  • Road maintenance agreements
  • Supply chain agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Asset agreements
  • Vendor agreements
  • Sales contracts
  • Invoices with terms and conditions
  • Master services agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Statements of work

Intellectual Property Matters

  • Trademark and copyright registration
  • Brand and other intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Material transfer and trade secret license agreements;
  • Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs)
  • Confidential information and invention assignment agreements
  • Assignment and assumption agreements
  • White-label agreements
  • Celebrity endorsements
  • Trademark monitoring and enforcement
  • Pre-litigation correspondence

Regulatory Compliance

  • Commercial agreement review for compliance issues
  • Packaging and labeling review
  • Ongoing consultation for compliance questions and regulatory interpretation
  • Standard operating plans (SOPs)
  • Site visits and agency interactions
  • Regulatory communications assistance
  • Administrative enforcement actions
  • Metrc and other track and trace issues
  • Application inquiries and permit inquiries
  • License inquiries
  • Transfer and sale inquiries

Real Estate

  • Commercial leases
  • Property purchases
  • Rights of refusal
  • Due diligence and other services for acquisitions
  • Zoning advice
  • Guarantees
  • Financing agreements and loan documents

Environmental Law

  • CEQA compliance
  • Water use and discharge
  • Agency interactions
  • Neighbor relations
  • Terpene drift claims
  • Biotic issues

Licensing & Permitting

  • Submission and renewal of state license applications
  • Local permit renewals
  • Change of ownership filings
  • Change in financial interest holder filings
  • Premise and site plan updates
  • DPR services
  • Other regulatory-related filings and analysis involving permits and licensure


  • Policy review
  • Claim submittal
  • Correspondence with insurer
  • Indemnification
  • Related settlements


  • Pre-litigation collections
  • Demand letters
  • Negotiations between commercial parties

Legislative Tracking

  • Federal, state and local legislative developments
  • Stakeholder considerations

*Exclusions: The Outside General Counsel Program generally excludes very large one-off transactions, such as an imminent merger and acquisition or an extensive financing transaction, as well as excludes litigation. The program additionally excludes preparing and filing patent applications and representing clients in court for patent-related matters.

The legal service industry is changing rapidly. Client satisfaction is paramount and today’s law firms must provide both excellence and cost and time efficient services. The attorneys at Rogoway treat each client relationship as our most important client relationship and we understand the need to keep costs to a minimum while achieving the best results for each of our clients.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our Outside General Counsel Program.

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