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Starting, running and operating a business is a time-consuming endeavor that requires many different skill sets and comes with a whole host of legal, financial and compliance issues that no one person can manage on their own.

You may not need a legal team, but don’t discount the power of having a trusted legal advisor available to help you as you grow.

Running a business requires you to be compliant with many local, state and federal laws, including filing the right paperwork when you hire new employees. Depending on your line of business, there may be specific legal requirements that you must uphold in order to remain compliant.

If you own a business in the Houston area, and need an attorney to help you, don’t hesitate to reach out today.

From business succession planning to compliance issues to contract review, Stafford Law Firm can help you stay on solid ground.

Legal Counsel Built to Serve Small Business

You don’t need to be a large organization to afford the luxury of trusted legal counsel for your business. Outside general counsel can be all you need to ensure every facet of your business is covered.

The dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about is that running a business often involves endless minutiae that, unfortunately, requires someone’s attention — except often these tasks are so excruciatingly boring or time-consuming that they endlessly move to the bottom of your never-ending to do list.

The problem is, these tasks are often required work that needs to be done in order to ensure your business is legally compliant.

What we are talking about is the LIFT systems that make up your business. LIFT is known as the Legal, Insurance, Financial and Tax issues that surround your business.

These are all the areas that can impact your business quickly if not addressed or dealt with properly.


Here are just a few of the ways we help our clients:

  • Creating business entities such as Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, Partnerships, Limited liability Partnerships and professional entities of all kinds
  • Drafting operating agreements corporate bylaws, shareholder agreements, membership interest agreements, limited partnership agreements and partnership agreements and certain employee benefit plans
  • Drafting business policies, and management agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating vendor agreements
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Resolving collections issues
  • Addressing employment issues, including legal aspects of hiring and termination
  • Business Licensing
  • Strategizing Pre-litigation issues
  • Business succession and dissolution

If any of these have been on your todo list for some time, the appropriate next step would be to schedule a free consultation, so we can address your concerns and help you understand how affordable outside general counsel really is.

General Counsel for Houston Businesses

Stafford Law Firm prides itself on helping people just like you in business and life. Our unique approach is that we understand the intersections between planning for your business and creating a plan that protects your assets. This guided approach means that what you build is protected and who you love will benefit from your hard work long down the line.

For a free consultation, call our office or schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

A general counsel lawyer will provide legal advice and guidance on matters of law as it relates to your business and its operations.

Typically, your attorney will review and draft legal documents, manage risk, assist in negotiations, and ensure compliance with any federal, state and local laws.

A Fractional General Counsel is essentially an on-demand attorney that works for your business on a contract basis. They are not an employee, but rather provide services as needed, through an affordable subscription option or per project work.

Unless you have the ability and demand to employ an attorney full-time, it is almost never advisable to hire a full-time general counsel. You can control the costs of legal services much easier by outsourcing your legal needs as they arise or partnering with a local attorney to outsource small legal matters, like reviewing contracts and other needed legal services.