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Having an outside general counsel offers real advantages for many companies in our area. Determining whether outsourcing your legal services is the right decision for your business requires some careful thought about the relative costs of in-house vs. outsourced general counsel services. Here are some points to keep in mind when considering general counsel outsourcing for your company.

General Counsel Outsourcing Is Cost-effective

Depending on your company’s legal needs, you may not need a full-time attorney on staff to manage your requirements. This is especially true for start-ups and small businesses that only require occasional help with legal matters. General counsel outsourcing allows your company to pay only for the services it uses, which can save you a considerable amount in salary obligations and benefits over the course of an average year.

Outsourcing Your Legal Requirements Can Save You Time and Effort

Trying to deal with the complexities of contract law and legal cases can take up valuable time for your management team. Entrusting these matters to a law firm that specializes in civil litigation and business law will typically allow your staff members to focus their attention on your core business activities. This can pay off in increased productivity and improved morale throughout your organization.

Working With One Legal Firm Makes Sense

Outsourcing your legal matters to one law firm will allow you to build a relationship with your attorneys that can streamline the process of dealing with contracts, claims and lawsuits. Your chosen general counsel law firm will maintain records of past contracts and actions taken on behalf of your company. This will allow you to manage recurring legal issues more effectively and will promote the best and most consistent results for your business both in and out of the courtroom setting.

General Counsel Outsourcing Can Supplement Your In-house Attorneys

Even if your company already maintains internal counsel to manage your legal affairs, general counsel outsourcing can provide you with help in areas that are outside the regular duties and experience of your in-house attorneys. For example, working with a law firm that provides insurance defense services will often help you to achieve the best results for cases involving claims against your company for slip-and-fall or motor vehicle accidents.

At the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group, we offer outside general counsel services for companies throughout the states of New York and New Jersey. Our partners have the experience and the knowledge needed to navigate a wide range of civil litigation matters successfully. all us today at (973) 343-5736.


Andre F. Hewitt is a partner at the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group. Mr. Hewitt is experienced in all aspects of litigation. He devotes a substantial amount of his practice to handling high exposure cases ranging from Complex Commercial Litigation, Complex Commercial Auto/Trucking Litigation, Coverage Litigation, Complex Personal Auto Litigation, Personal Auto, Products Liability Litigation and Subrogation.

Robert J. Di Lauri is the founder of the Di Lauri & Hewitt Law Group.  While Mr. Di Lauri is experienced in all aspects of litigation, he devotes a substantial amount of his practice to personal injury/insurance defense, commercial litigation, employment litigation, contract disputes and criminal law/municipal court matters.