Mr. Roach provides outside general counsel services to serve businesses without in-house counsel and to meet the overflow needs of businesses whose in-house lawyers are stretched thin. In either instance, Mr. Roach fulfills his client's legal needs using his business and legal experience to proactively mitigate legal risk in order to avoid problems before they arise and to advance the client's business objectives.
Available to work at his clients' offices, Mr. Roach's approach seeks to develop an in-depth understanding of his client's business activities and objectives and to form trust relationships with key business personnel. This familiarity eliminates the client's need to repeatedly bring new counsel up to speed about the operations and objectives of the business and allows Mr. Roach to provide more informed and cost-effective counsel on the legal issues confronting the client.
In addition to meeting client needs as they arise, Mr. Roach recommends and performs trainings and periodic legal reviews of his clients' contracts, policies, and other legal documents, in order to identify and mitigate risks, ensure regulatory compliance, enhance corporate ethics, and to provide updates to conform to industry and/or legal best practices.
The following are examples of services that can be performed by Mr. Roach – at a fraction of the cost of a full-time, in-house attorney and at rates significantly cheaper than firms traditionally charge:
- Commercial contracts and leases
- Non-disclosure agreements
- Covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements
- Vendor contracts and relationships
- Licensing agreements
- Compliance matters, including regulatory risk assessments
- Manager and employee trainings to enhance regulatory compliance and corporate ethics
- Litigation, arbitration, mediation, or other dispute resolution
- Managing responses subpoenas and other requests for production of documents, including e-discovery
- Corporate governance
- Advising on fiduciary duties
- Internal investigations
- Employee hiring and employment contracts
- Employee termination and reductions in force
- Concerted protected activities
- Drafting employee handbooks, policies, and regulations
- Collection efforts