Every business has basic legal needs. Whether it is a shareholder agreement, corporate formations, operating agreements, purchasing or selling a business, or simply attempting to resolve collection debts, a company is frequently faced with legal issues. So, it is important to have someone to turn to who can assist the business when those needs arise. A general counsel can handle some matters, but not all (and if any attorney tells you they can handle all matters, they are lying). However, a good outside general counsel can coordinate matters among attorneys and ensure that your interests are protected.
Robert Altman serves as an outside general counsel for a number of firms, assisting them with their frequent corporate needs. He will let you what he is comfortable handling and areas that he is not. For example, although experienced in litigation, Robert no longer handles large-scale litigation cases. But he frequently assists companies with finding the right counsel, and then, if requested, overseeing such counsel and explaining matters to his client, IN PLAIN ENGLISH.
Robert S. Altman, Esq., PLLC handles most matters on an hourly basis, but does provide for flat fee arrangements for incentive work and for government relations. His current hourly rates vary depending on the type of work for which he is engaged between $335 and $500 per hour.