A different landscape in which most companies are competing has shifted the role of corporate counsels and expanded the portfolio of concerns that are now filtered through the domain of legal departments.
With a next generation of employees moving in, human capital issues are becoming more dynamic. Meanwhile, a globalized supply chain has redefined what constitutes risk from concerns over disruptions to business continuity or enhanced sourcing standards under the watch of regulatory scrutiny.
The scope and nature of business issues and other matters that must now filter through the most minimal review of internal legal counsel and their teams has ballooned. Corporate counsels are under considerable pressure concerning budgets and outcomes.
As a result, corporate counsels and an organization’s broader leadership are increasingly seeking new ways of relating to their outsourced trusted advisors. They require interactions within a circle of influence and decision-making where the trusted legal advisor contributes specialized expertise as part of a greater understanding of the client’s operational and strategic business imperatives.
Fostering Trust, Predictability and Accountability
FGD Law was one of the first to recognize, and respond to, the changes in how clients prefer to engage with their legal advisors. We interact with you and your leadership team in a manner that fosters trust, predictability and accountability.
By configuring our resources as a seamless extension of your own, we render real-time solutions to your business issues as they unfold – avoiding the escalation that can disrupt your focus. Our team thrives on cost-efficient, high-quality service to deliver exceptional value from a deep understanding of your business and its operational context.
Our integrated service model provides end-to-end specialized resources to support the full complement of corporate legal needs, including matters to do with:
- Entity formation
- Intellectual property
- Corporate management
- Commercial transactions
- Business and individual taxation
- Private financings and investment funds
- Alternative investment representation
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Regulatory law
- Commercial real estate
- Wills, trusts and estate planning
FGD team members offer extensive experience at every stage of the developmental journey, from guiding executive leadership teams or business owners in setting up a corporation or entity, managing the initial actions and ongoing entity maintenance to developing a funding strategy and executing the plan to closure.
FGD Law also provides advice and representation – including negotiation – on matters to do with commercial leases and real estate acquisitions or sales, the purchasing of other businesses, selling a business, and navigating the complex tax issues that are core to these transactions.
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With our firm’s commitment to the environmental industry in New England, FGD Law has always had an affinity for companies advancing market developments in energy and clean technology within a region widely recognized for its proactive public policies and favorable economic climate.
Our team members offer an integrated portfolio of strategy, commercialization and legal guidance services to suit the unique requirements of early stage and smart growth companies in this sector.
Their issues range from conventional natural resources law to intellectual property and advanced materials – including matters related to the potential conflicts surrounding the placement of their technology. The business focus may revolve around developments in renewable energy, pollution control and the battle against climate change or the protection of natural resources and the creation of green jobs.
FGD Law clients are operating within one of four principle economic subsets: energy, water, materials or transportation. Their product and service categories may include: Energy Generation, Energy Storage, Energy Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency, Transportation, Water and Wastewater, Air and Environment, Materials, Manufacturing and Industrial, Agriculture, Recycling and Waste.
In addition to our core legal services, we also assist with matters to do with:
- Federal and state legislative, land use and regulatory issues
- Environmental impact – such as emissions and hazardous chemicals
- Disposal of hazardous materials
- Obtaining legal or regulatory rights to install underground systems
- Biomass, particularly when combustible fuels are used
- Zoning regulations
- Operating permits and licenses
- Performance-based contracting
- Leasing provisions – such as integrating environmental considerations
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All organizations regardless of their industry, competitive context, operational jurisdiction or stage of development are being drawn into the myriad of information technology (IT) management challenges and risks inherent with virtual commerce as it becomes more remote and mobile-based.
Legal and policy concerns around IT management are now a top strategic priority of most companies.
The terms and conditions under which IT products and services are provided – as well as the security, disposition and appropriate use of systems and information each require – has everyone looking at the legal implications routinely.
FGD Law works with clients at the critical intersections between invention, information, people, process and technology. We can help you craft effective strategies, policies and responses that address any of the legally significant issues in your IT, including ones that are unique to your industry context.
Many of our team members have expertise in a range of legislative currents, judicial decisions, rulemaking and other related events that impact the adoption and execution of IT business models and business decision-making involving IT ventures, enterprise management and corporate governance.
In addition to our core legal services, we also assist in matters to do with:
- Information based assets
- IT ventures
- Contracting IT outsourcing and online activity – including offshore
- Government regulation and jurisdiction over Internet-based activity
- Protection of databases and privacy rights
- Evidentiary aspects of stored information
- Ecommerce taxation
- Intellectual Property – including cyber security concerns
- Financial services and pharmaceutical industry concerns – Gramm-Leach-Bliley; HIPAA; EU Safe Harbor
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