Outside General Counsel / General Business and Commercial Law

Westermann & Associates, P.C. offers outside general counsel legal services to a range of clients, including portfolio companies of private equity funds and small and medium-sized businesses that have a need for prompt and qualified representation for everyday legal questions and issues that confront them. Clients of the Firm can draw on Mr. Westermann’s more than 20 years of hands-on experience across many practice areas without being required to engage a new attorney each time the need arises.

The Firm’s ongoing relationships with its clients allow it to be a repository of its clients’ institutional knowledge, eliminating the need for the client to “re-tell its story” or acquaint counsel with the clients’ values and objectives. In the event that a client’s needs are outside the expertise of lawyers in the Firm, the Firm works with the client to identify appropriate special counsel for the circumstances.

Among the services that the Firm routinely provides as outside general counsel, the Firm frequently drafts, reviews and negotiates:

  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Equipment leases
  • Waivers and releases
  • Settlement agreements