Consistent legal advice for small business.
Reliance & trust in a confusing environment.
Legal advice when and where you need it.
A personal counselor who knows your business.
Identify and mitigate risks before they arise.
Confidence and peace of mind amidst the busy hustle and grind.
Someone to help you make the big decisions.
Do exorbitant hourly billable rates make you hesitant to call your attorney?
Are you tired of funding the big firm’s associate training program?
Small-medium size businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies without experienced legal advisors face an uphill battle when it comes to handling their unique legal matters.
Larger companies pay executive salaries and give away equity to retain full-time general counsel.
While they need consistent advice regarding day-to-day legal matters, these companies struggle to afford quality legal counselors.
The result: key decisions are either never made, delayed, or completed with fingers crossed.
THERE IS A BETTER WAY!
At Shrum & Associates, we share your entrepreneurial spirit. We also share your passion for business and want to see you pivot to success – so much so that we developed a program to help businesses like you. We call it our VIP COUNSEL™ program.
There are so many legal questions and obstacles involved in managing a small to medium-sized business, it is imperative that you surround yourself with a good team, regardless of whether you are a fledgling startup or a medium-sized business with 5 or more employees. Entrepreneur magazine identifies “building a team” as one of “The 6 Startup Essentials for a Business That Will Succeed” and that team should include professional advisors. The legal member of your team is essential to mitigate potential risks and identify key deficiencies in business structure, management, documentation and strategy.
Advantages of the VIP COUNSEL™ PROGRAM
Paying those large center city firms to do your legal work is like burning your money. With the VIP COUNSEL™ program, Shrum & Associates assigns you with a qualified, experienced VIP Counselor who is dedicated to answering your legal questions without charging you an enormous billable rate in 10-minute increments. You can speak with your VIP Counselor at any time, for one low monthly rate, prepared especially for you.
The VIP COUNSEL™ program eliminates the risks of starting and running a small business. With the VIP Counselor who is assigned directly to you, you will have an expert who can help navigate the legal landscape, helping you make informed business decisions that mitigate potential risks and provide peace of mind.
As your VIP Counselor builds an in-depth understanding of your business and organization, their knowledge, insight, and experience will help uncover issues before they actually become problems and help your business become more efficient. Instead of “putting out fires,” you’re installing a fire alarm.
Shrum & Associates has a broad base of experience in legal issues related to starting a business. The VIP COUNSEL™ program gives you access to legal expertise across a variety of disciplines. This approach allows you to interface with one attorney to handle all your legal matters and streamline the management of lawyers who practice in various disciplines, drawing on their expertise at the right time, helping control overall legal spend.
Direct Sound, a world leader in studio headphones, has been a part of Shrum & Associates’ VIP COUNSEL™ program for over a year and I’ve been extremely pleased. It is like having your very own in-house counsel at a fraction of the cost.