An Ally You Can Count On


Every major business and non-profit organization eventually obtains its own in-house attorney. The reason for this is that having a trusted advisor on hand can bring enormous savings in legal costs, lower risks, and allow for companies to get better deals that are more fair to them. In-house legal counsel is one of the major reasons why large businesses and non-profits are such a powerful force in our society.

Proactive Law


General Counsel is a proactive area of law in which the goal is to prevent future litigation from occurring by taking steps to ensure that a company’s practices are free of risk. This is in contract to reactive law where attorneys must respond to crises and lawsuits after they occur.  Proactive law may include drafting contracts, operating agreements and employee handbooks which are designed to give you the full protection of the law. Proactive law also includes handling sensitive matters and resolving them before they devolve into costly litigation. The role of General Counsel is also to help provide the general business advice which will help any organization succeed.

Professional Service from Former In-House Counsel


The Pittsburgh Business Attorneys at Stoner & Davé provide General Counsel to businesses and non-profits who have recurring legal needs but do not need a full time in house attorney. The General Counsel Services can be provided on an hourly basis or through an innovative new program where the services can be provided for a low cost flat rate monthly fee. Both of the Attorneys at Stoner & Davé  have worked in the in house legal departments at companies, including Corporate General Counsel at a small tech start up. The advantages of having a General Counsel to help your business should not be something only available for the “big boys,” give your business the advantage of having an experienced and proven Business Attorney.