Articles that discuss using General Counsel, Outside General Counsel, and how to get the most out of interacting with your business’s General Counsel attorney(s).

Protecting Your Small Business from Immigration Problems

Until such time as Congress finds the wherewithal to do its job, immigrants and illegal aliens in the U.S. who are engaging in commerce, here, will have to deal with significant uncertainties. Nashville business attorney Noel Bagwell explains how businesses owned by nonresident aliens can protect their business interests from immigration problems.

Protecting Your Small Business from Immigration Problems 2017-09-14T10:42:09+00:00

Protect Your Million-Dollar Company with One Powerful Decision

This powerful decision will help you protect your million-dollar business by going beyond cutting costs to maximize your company's value. Usually, when it comes to legal services, you'll find that striking this delicate balance between cost and value is not easy, and will require you to foster a relationship with a business attorney.

Protect Your Million-Dollar Company with One Powerful Decision 2017-02-01T11:52:17+00:00

Signet™ General Counsel Legal Service Plans Changing in 2017

We now have three tiers of Signet™ General Counsel legal service plans: an Essentials plan for start-ups and micro businesses, the Advantage plan for most small businesses, and the Ultimate plan for businesses that want our most robust preventive legal solution. Now, with more variety and better scaling, our General Counsel legal service plans will tailor themselves to your business like never before.

Signet™ General Counsel Legal Service Plans Changing in 2017 2017-01-26T15:23:52+00:00

Business Formation Legal Service Plans Changing In 2017

In 2017, our excellent Business Formation and Signet™ General Counsel legal service plans are more affordable than ever. We now offer a greater variety of service plans, a more scalable pricing formula for Signet™ General Counsel, and improved synergy between our Business Formation and Signet™ General Counsel legal service plans.

Business Formation Legal Service Plans Changing In 2017 2017-01-26T15:23:52+00:00

Using General Counsel Well: Three Tips for Entrepreneurs

Sometimes, entrepreneurs have no idea how to work with their General Counsel to protect and add real value to their business. You need to communicate with them about your needs. You need to be clear. You need to remember that they want to help you...

Using General Counsel Well: Three Tips for Entrepreneurs 2017-01-26T15:23:53+00:00

Staunching the Flow of Bleeding Hearts, Bleeding Wallets

What is your business? Are you selling goods and services, or are you giving away goods and services? In other words, which comes first, charity or profit? Your bleeding heart doesn't have to bleed your wallet dry, but it will if you don't make the right choices, prioritize your activities, and rely on good professional guidance to get from where you are to where you want to be.

Staunching the Flow of Bleeding Hearts, Bleeding Wallets 2017-01-26T15:23:54+00:00

The Maker-Trader Principle

The Maker-Trader Principle, as first stated by me, is: "You can do what you do, or you can do the business of what you do, but most people cannot do both well." Examine your role in your start-up. Are you a maker or a trader? If you are like most people, you're going to need to connect to either a maker or a trader--whichever you are not--if you want to successfully launch a start-up.

The Maker-Trader Principle 2017-01-26T15:23:54+00:00

Workplace Investigations by Outside Counsel – What Do You Have to Lose?

Courts have placed increasing responsibility on employers to conduct investigations of alleged violations of employment laws, and an employer’s defense in seeking to minimize both liability and damages in these situations often depends on its prompt corrective action. Whether or not an employer chooses to use its own legal counsel for such an investigation will directly impact the application of the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work product doctrine.

Workplace Investigations by Outside Counsel – What Do You Have to Lose? 2017-01-26T15:23:55+00:00

A Lawyer’s 7 Laws of Texting in Business (With Commentary)

Our communication, in business, should always be context-appropriate, safe for work, and delivered in the most effective, efficient way possible. Failing to communicate well can lead to business disruption. There are times when texting is appropriate, but using text messages inappropriately is unprofessional and potentially dangerous. Text carefully.

A Lawyer’s 7 Laws of Texting in Business (With Commentary) 2017-01-26T15:23:55+00:00

5 Reasons You Need General Counsel Now

Smart entrepreneurs and business decision-makers find ways to build teams both inside and outside their company to provide them with essential services upon which their long-term success depends. Every single entrepreneur and business needs General Counsel, and here are five reasons why you need General Counsel, now.

5 Reasons You Need General Counsel Now 2017-01-26T15:23:55+00:00

The ExecutiveLP™ Commitment to Affordability

ExecutiveLP™ understands that having options about how and when you pay for legal services can make the difference between having the preventive legal services when you need them, and having to pay too much because you waited too long. Read about our Six Months Same as Cash plan, Military Discounts, and our Commitment to Affordability Program.

The ExecutiveLP™ Commitment to Affordability 2017-01-26T15:23:55+00:00

Three Simple Solutions for Managing Legal Risks

When we observe that legal risk is everywhere, it's not a scare tactic; that's just the reality in living in our litigious, over-regulated society. As a businessperson, you can acknowledge the reality in which you live and adapt to it, or you can stick your head in the sand. Managing legal risk is about preemptively spotting and plugging holes. Read three simple steps to make sure you don't look like an ostrich in a suit.

Three Simple Solutions for Managing Legal Risks 2017-01-26T15:23:56+00:00

Is Becoming a Franchise Right for Your Business?

Is becoming a franchise right for your business? Deciding to start a franchise really does not depend on what goods your business produces or what kind of services it provides; rather, whether your business is franchise-eligible largely depends on how well you can instruct others to replicate the business of what you do. We present five questions to ask yourself if you are curious about franchising your small business.

Is Becoming a Franchise Right for Your Business? 2017-01-26T15:23:56+00:00

Your 2016 New Year Solutions

This year, don't just make resolutions. Instead, actually focus on real solutions. Legal solutions, like Signet™ General Counsel legal services from ExecutiveLP™, are a necessary part of the support your business needs. Our Signet™ General Counsel legal service plan has been carefully crafted to be the can't-live-without, essential legal solution for small businesses in search of General Counsel at a reasonable price.

Your 2016 New Year Solutions 2017-01-26T15:23:56+00:00

Finding Value in the Multifaceted Role of General Counsel

Today, General Counsel attorneys do more than ever before for the companies they serve, because the need for excellent General Counsel has never been higher. In this article, learn how General Counsel attorneys bring value to your company by serving a diverse array of needs each company has.

Finding Value in the Multifaceted Role of General Counsel 2017-02-13T12:04:00+00:00

We Hate the Billable Hour and You Should Too

Executive Legal Professionals HATES the billable hour. Here are three reasons you should hate it too. Incentives matter, and minimizing use the billable hour has brought my incentives in line with my clients’ incentives and improved my ability to add value in the matters for which they have hired me.

We Hate the Billable Hour and You Should Too 2017-08-15T16:54:55+00:00

HALF

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell asks & answers: "Is Your Ex Entitled to Half Your Business," and discusses how to keep them from taking HALF.

HALF 2017-01-26T15:24:07+00:00

Free White Paper: Franchising

Are you considering franchising your successful business? This is a must read! Business law firm Executive Legal Professionals, PLLC, offers free White Paper, "Franchising," to help educate prospective franchisors. Learn about legal requirements, best practices, account needs, and tips on how to increase survivability and maintain perspective in your franchise business.

Free White Paper: Franchising 2017-01-26T15:24:16+00:00