Engagement involves signing an engagement letter and your agreement on a fee structure that works for you. The firm will present you with a scope of work that you will review and modify before engagement to meet your needs. We then provide services that meet your budget to the extent possible for the middle market, startups, non-profits, and publicly traded companies. Flat-fees plans offered on Strategic Sessions, early-stage transaction/dispute/formation sessions, and flat-fee projects work best for clients. External General Counsel services and Virtual Board of Advisors employ recurring fees the parties budget for in their operations. All ad-hoc or out-of-scope legal services are hourly fees and generally apply to novel facts, disputes, or transactions. Fee structures disclosed in writing, signed by you before the engagement, forms our understanding. We reserve the right to accept any assignment or not based on the facts and circumstances.
Are you experiencing surprise legal bills? Concerned about expenses and losses? Do you need to manage compliance and legal issues? External General Counsel (ECG) removes this risk, stress, and loss. Typical ECG clients have the following needs for legal services but are experiencing declines, immobilized, or unsure:
Strategic Sessions are a block of time, typically a half or a full day, that tackle a large and complex problem such as forming an entity, merger or acquisition, information privacy and security, transaction automation, blockchain strategy, intellectual property plan, dispute, litigation, or request for proposal development. You will leave this session with a plan and as many documentary tools as are possible to create within the time constraint. Execute the plan yourself or use it to guide your in-house, external counsel, legal team, or employees. You are offered this service as a flat fee that includes preparation, session, and follow-up call after the session.
MLG will build, curate, and chair the three to five key individuals you need to inform your business successfully. Our process ensures confidential candor that avoids conflicts of interest with a business-driven theme each month. The Virtual Board of Advisors (VBA) involves a recurring monthly meeting for companies that do not have the size, time, or resources to impanel a full-time board of advisors or are underwhelmed with volunteer boards.