Alternative legal advice for concerned executives.
Are you a Board member, CEO or Senior Executive faced with making a vital decision but dissatisfied with the legal opinion from your law department or outside counsel?
- Struggle with advice you believe to be inadequate;
- Challenge your colleagues without sufficient foundation; or
- Seek an intelligible and candid second opinion.
You have three options:
- Written opinions from big firms are dense, unintelligible and rarely definitive;
- Most lawyers don’t know how to explain their opinions to executives;
- Corporate lawyers and their large law firms are risk averse.
An executive’s individual questions need proper attention:
- Explain jargon-filled opinions.
- Explore alternative strategies under existing opinions.
- Provide questions for executives to ask their company lawyers.
- Identify and address issues that law firms dodge.
- Seek compromise solutions.
What makes Second Opinion different?
- Executives require quick, practical solutions.
- Fresh eyes provide new ideas.
- Regulatory compliance requires experience and common sense.
- 15 years of experience predicting legal outcomes provide a unique perspective.
- Flat fees are charged rather than hourly fees of law firms.
Why Second Opinion is the best option?
- During investigations by the SEC, the Justice Department, or State Attorneys General, company lawyers frequently tell executives to hire their own independent lawyers.
- Executives have no experience selecting competent counsel.
- Common practice is to provide executives with list of lawyers without recommendations.
- Second Opinion helps executives make informed choices.
- Interviews lawyers on the executive’s behalf.
- Selects partners who do their own research & use few associates.
- Requires partners to discharge associates when requested.
- After the lawyer is chosen, Second Opinion monitors the lawyer’s work.
When a corporation and its executive need different lawyers.