COVID-19 Update: FAQ and Other Information for Clients

Outside General Counsel

Your General Counsel – Just Down Someone Else’s Hallway

KHF offers a broad range of outside general counsel services, particularly to new and emerging entrepreneurial companies, on both regular and as-needed bases at a fraction of the cost of employing an in-house legal team. KHF’s affordable services help companies achieve their business goals by giving them the freedom to allocate resources to efficiently and effectively run their businesses while still ensuring they receive the appropriate level of legal support and guidance. KHF regularly works closely with small and mid-size companies in a variety of industries, assisting them with the following types of matters:

  • Internal and external investigations;
  • Compliance with subpoenas and litigation hold letters, including overseeing and managing complex electronic discovery collection and production;
  • Counseling officers and directors on fiduciary duties;
  • Employment matters, including the drafting and negotiation of employment and severance agreements, as well as severance and termination-related disputes;
  • Protocols for protection of trade secrets and proprietary business information;
  • Corporate structure and governance;
  • Recruitment of officers and directors;
  • Shareholder notices and annual meetings;
  • Drafting and negotiation of non-disclosure and confidential disclosure agreements;
  • Creation, drafting and implementation of company policies, manuals, handbooks, and procedures;
  • Corporate formation and maintenance, and the creation and drafting of organizational documents, including operating agreements, partnership agreements, bylaws, voting agreements, buy-sell agreements, and shareholder agreements;
  • Corporate restructuring, conversions, and dissolutions;
  • Asset sales and purchases;
  • Licensing agreements and issues;
  • Commercial contracts;
  • Real estate transactions, including sales and purchases, leasing and development;
  • Contracts for vendors and third-party companies
  • Franchise-related issues;
  • Press releases and media content;
  • Attending board meetings and preparing minutes;
  • General legal strategy; and
  • Risk management and litigation avoidance.

As a small business itself, KHF understands the many issues small and mid-sized businesses face, but have the resources and bandwidth to support the legal needs of companies of various sizes. The lawyers at KHF are proven problem solvers who add significant contributions to their clients’ growth and success. Although at a different physical office, KHF lawyers become intimately familiar with each of their clients’ businesses and organizations so that it can provide the most effective guidance. When an issue arises for one of their company clients, KHF is often considered part of the team, and receives the first call. KHF’s clients know that, by making that call, the company’s issue, no matter how big or small, will be competently and efficiently handled. KHF offers Outside General Counsel services at a monthly flat fee for 5, 10- and 30-hour increments. Please contact us for more details.