General Counsel Services


Seasoned and creative counsel that has been hands-on in the trenches from both a business and legal perspective can offer corporate Clients a practical approach to contract negotiation, drafting and implementation.  No one can know the Client’s business better than the Client, but working with an attorney with experience counseling in a wide array of matters, including during  times of great Client stress in make or break decision-making can be invaluable. Stephen Rizzieri has that experience and would like to help your business grow and prosper.


Whether you want to pick up the phone at a moment’s notice, have a short term project, overflow legal work, need added counsel for a long term assignment or want a virtual General Counsel without the associated overhead of a full time employee, flexible services are available to meet your needs. These services are available to entrepreneurs, small companies, private and public companies and individuals.

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2016 Corporate Law

  • Business negotiations and transactions

  • Strategic development and negotiation planning

  • Contract and operations implementation and enforcement

  • Project development, financial and reorganization counsel

  • Construction contract dispute resolution

  • Complex contract drafting

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract negation and oversight

  • Operating, O&M Agreements

  • Non-recourse financing project counsel and compliance practices

  • Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Business Dissolution Agreements

  • Project Transaction lead and support counsel

  • Non-trial dispute resolution, Collaborative Law

  • Day-to-day Operations

  • Corporate Governance, Formation, Articles, Bylaws and Minutes

  • Personal and Business Conflict Resolution, Mitigation and Litigation management

  • Employment Offer, Non-disclosure and Non-compete Agreements

Should My Company Hire Outside Legal Counsel?

Taking the right steps at the beginning of a transaction can help alleviate risk in the event of an eventual dispute related to a transaction. And, in the event of a future dispute, aside from business risks that all owners choose to take in the evolution of a transaction, effective counsel from the outset may prove to be a wise investment.

With more than 35 years providing business, corporate transactional and general counsel services – including experience as an Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel –  Attorney Stephen Rizzieri has a broad background and extensive experience  from which to assist entrepreneurs and owners to navigate legal issues affecting their ability to grow and efficiently operate their business.

General Counsel services can be performed in conjunction with existing in-house counsel where the subject matter or existing work-load would benefit from additional experienced counsel or where there is no current in-house legal counsel.

Challenging negotiations and relationships are approached from a goal-oriented and creative perspective based on the needs of the individual situation.  Savings over costs associated with large firm (“tall building”) lawyer overhead can be substantial.

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