Fractional General Counsel

Berman Strategic Legal Services (“BSLS”)  handles day-to-day legal matters, working as your senior business attorney, on an on-demand basis, at a fraction of the cost of either hiring a full-time executive-level general counsel or relying exclusively on law firm counsel.

Services include:

Negotiating and drafting contracts

  • Software/technology/license agreements
  • Contract research and development agreements
  • Professional services agreements
  • Development/outsourcing agreements
  • Early-stage financing agreements

Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing leases

  • Real estate
  • Equipment

Handling employment and immigration matters

  • Offer letters and employment agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Non-immigrant work status and visas, employment and family-based immigration visas and  permanent residence status, and U.S. Citizenship

Managing Corporate Governance

  • Attending board meetings and drafting minutes
  • Preparing and managing stock option plans

Risk Management Policies and Procedures

Privacy and Data Security

  • Healthcare regulatory (HIPAA, ACA, STARK/Anti-kickback)
  • Data privacy (privacy policies, privacy compliance, US-EU Safe Harbor Certification)


Because BSLS is available to work on site at your location, we develop intimate knowledge of your business, allowing us to develop trust relationships with key individuals. Like a full-time in-house counsel, we can have email addresses on your email system, have an extension on your phone system, and take other steps to be part of your management team.