General Counsel

Hiring an experienced law firm that understands your day to day business needs and can offer General Counsel services is valuable in protecting your business and avoiding many common legal issues.

Most small and medium-sized businesses do not have the financial ability to employ an in-house attorney full-time. According to the United States Department of Labor, many large businesses are increasing their in-house legal staff to keep costs under control.  Small and medium sized businesses, however, do not face the same legal challenges as bigger corporations and having in-house legal counsel is not always worth the investment.  That’s where Harms & Harrigan, LLP comes in.

General Counsel services should be tailored to suit your needs. At Harms & Harrigan LLP, time is taken to understand your business’s goals. The attorneys help you anticipate potential legal challenges and do everything they can to assist you in avoiding problems before they begin. Best of all, this focused, personalized service is provided in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Assisting Long Island Businesses with Legal Issues

The attorneys of Harms & Harrigan, LLP are able to help your business with a variety of legal issues, including those related to human resources, Contracts, customer relations, potential liability issues and ongoing operations.

We assess your business’s needs and determine the best strategies you can use to avoid and manage legal issues. This requires a high level of understanding of your business and an investment of our time and resources. We get to know your business and remain actively involved in your business decisions, so we’re able to meet your needs.

Hiring an Attorney before a Dispute

Finding an attorney before you are involved in a dispute is a smart way to avoid frustration. Your business needs someone with a clear understanding of your goals and how you operate on  a day to day basis. According to advice from, if you wait until your business is being sued, it’s already too late.

Providing General Counsel to Long Island and Woodbury, New York Businesses

General Counsel should be able to assist with all of your legal needs, including:

  • New business launch
  • Entity formation or transition
  • Creation and review of forms and contracts
  • Strategic business decisions
  • Employment issues, including policies and disputes
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Franchise advice and management
  • Sales or acquisitions
  • Lease Preparation, analysis and negotiation
  • Legal training for employees
  • Risk management
  • Litigation management

At Harms & Harrigan LLP, the attorneys are familiar with  the local Long Island and New York business environment. They understand state laws and know how they affect your business on a regular basis. They will help you reduce the risk your business faces by guiding you through the legal system and we’ll also provide representation if and when the time comes.

For more information or to speak to someone about your business’s legal needs, contact the Long Island attorneys at the law firm of Harms & Harrigan LLP.