General Counsel as a Service

Get predictable on-going legal support as you scale your business with our fractional General Counsel Services.

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The status quo is unacceptable

When you're a startup, every second counts. You need help, without worrying about racking up your legal fees.

Most lawyers don't know how to provide this. The fact is that most legal services are stuck in a different century.

You can't just pick up the phone to talk to someone without worrying about the clock ticking. The invoices are vague and rack up. You can't ever be sure of what you're getting with these services. You wish things were easier for your business.

We set out to create just that.

the status quo is unacceptable

Enter Fractional General Counsel Services

What you need is a General Counsel...on a fractional basis. That's exactly what we created.

Your Fractional GC scales up as you scale up. Consider them as someone who's part of your team, but with the backing and expertise of a full-stack law firm behind him.

With smart technology to automate routine work inside your firm, and expertise to answer questions, you get all the benefits of a General Counsel, without the large price tag.

Enter Fractional General Counsel Services

What's Included

  • Unlimited calls and emails (including monthly check-in on priorities)
  • Contract reviews, revisions & negotiations (NDAs, SaaS, SOWs, SLAs, master services agreements, sales agreements, etc.)
  • Advisory & risk assessments to protect your interests and your IP
  • Organizing and streamlining legal ops using cutting-edge legal tech (client portal via a built-in Rally licence)
  • Free integrated eSigning capabilities
  • Compliance advice, including regulatory and statutory interpretation on all areas affecting your business
  • Assisting with negotiations and mediations
  • Ready to raise – investor readiness & governance considerations
  • Reviewing & adjusting company & user policies (e.g. privacy policy, T&Cs)
  • Formalizing strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Advice & correspondence regarding business disputes (and potential or ongoing litigation)
  • Suite of automated template legal agreements (e.g. USA, RVA, ESOP, PIIA, NDA), including DIY templates
  • Automation of your core legal agreements that you can manage directly with your customers/suppliers, or flag for legal review
  • Preferred access to complementary Renno & Co services
  • Preferred access to corporate services (e.g. acting as registered office for annual returns, attending board meetings)
Starting at $1,500/month.

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Trent Skanes

Meet Trent, the Head of Fractional General Counsel Services.

Trent is from St. Johns, NL.Trent acts as general counsel for tech companies on a fractional (usually subscription) basis. He has expertise in tech law contracting, the legal needs of startups and emerging companies, and privacy & data protection law. He helps high-growth companies to commercialize and scale their operations while keeping mindful of the legal risks (and challenges) and navigating them effectively.

Before Renno & Co, Trent was also a Partner at McInnes Cooper. Finally, he loves curling and the Blue Jays.

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