What is easy access to legal advice?
There is a lot to keep track of when you're running your own business. From inventory to client lists and who is currently being a squeaky wheel, but getting the right legal advice should never be something you need to keep track. Neither should your contract deadlines, your annual reporting requirements, or your intellectual property protection.
You need to be able to run your business from day to day and leave the legal, tax, and accounting technicalities to the professionals. We're here to help make sure that you get the right legal advice quickly and easily when something comes up so you can go right back to working on your business without missing a beat. That's why we use a secure online portal, as well as take calls, emails, and text messages from our VIB General Counsel clients.
How do I know I'm getting the right advice?
Before we'll even offer any advice, we get to know you. We need to know what's important to you, what your plans are for your business, and what your exit plans are. We want to build your business for how you plan to use it, not try to shoehorn your business into a stock plan that doesn't work for you or your goals.
We'll ask you questions, get to know more about you. Then we'll start talking about advice. That's how you know you're getting to the good stuff - because we've personalized our advice to fit your situation. Websites are great, I mean, come on! We have one, but the information provided here is generic, we've hidden all the gold in our general counsel programs.
What happens if I don't get good legal advice?
Best case scenario? The problem goes away and never rears its ugly head again? Worst case scenario? Years and years of painful, expensive, and intrusive litigation? By nature, lawyers are extremely risk-averse creatures, so we don't recommend that you turn a blind eye to a problem that you know you have. We want to help you figure out the best solution that will help you save money and reach a resolution as quickly as possible.
How does easy access to legal advice benefit me?
It helps you by giving you access to the same tools and advice that large companies can get from their in-house legal departments. By treating your business that the business that you want to build, you'll be able to get there faster and more easily than if you run around from one project to the next. By paying attention to your contracts, your vendors, your taxes, your employees, your inventory, and your valuable intellectual property, by investing in compliance and risk management, you'll be able to avert the problems that lead to corporate and personal bankruptcy, that prevent you from growing your business to its full potential.