Why Large Companies Have a Legal Department

Carlos J. Reyes, Esq. - Reyes Law Group

Now small to mid-sized Companies can afford their own Legal Department

It’s fair to say that if you’re Coca Cola, American Airlines, Microsoft, and legions of other Fortune 500 companies, legal counsel or a legal department are presumed to be part of their operation and critical to their function, growth, and long-term viability.  There are generally no qualms about all the legal issues that companies with 50 or more employees have to address, right?  Yet, small or mid-sized businesses all too often fail to understand just how many legal concerns, questions or issues arise during and throughout the course of their days, weeks, and months. All needing proper legal attention.  How issues relating to their real estate environment, employees, contract arrangements, how they sell their products or services, and more, require legal input, review or oversight.  How it is that not just “big” decisions require legal advice and counsel, but how seemingly smaller decisions would benefit from legal review and input (lest we you become unnecessarily exposed to liability or legal implications).

It’s for this very reason that we created the RLG Outside Counsel Program.  Through our representation, we strive to help meet the legal needs of growing companies on a legal expense that fits your budget. Our Block Time Program serves to provide legal services at the varying stages of your business, while offering an accommodating and unlimited access to phone consultations, and preferred pricing on litigation and commercial real estate services. We become your Legal Department.

Companies Who Stand to Benefit the Most from RLG’s Outside Counsel Program:

  • Growing small and mid-sized companies who see a routine need for legal advice.
  • Companies that want to better budget their annual legal expenses.
  • Owners seeking a trusted legal advisor to routinely consult with on their business affairs throughout the year.
  • Companies looking for a law firm to better manage their legal affairs.
  • Executives wanting to call a trusted legal advisor for advice without the concern of how costly it will be.
  • Companies wanting to establish a fixed rate for certain services and affordable rates for unexpected legal needs.
  • Companies having legal counsel that are actually familiar with their business and don’t have to re-learn who and what they do every time there’s a legal problem.
  • Company owners wanting to protect the business as it grows.
  • Companies wanting confidence or assurance that their practices are legal, employment law practices are in compliance, and their contracts actually serve to grow and protect their business.

A Legal Department provides preventive legal management that is key to avoiding costly mistakes, or worse, the punitive impact of decisions made without legal counsel.  If you’re interested in reviewing how the RLG Outside Counsel Program can help provide your company the year-round legal protection it requires, give us a call.

Today, more than ever, you need an experienced legal team that knows business, can truly offer experienced “advice & counsel,” and knows how to handle strategies, tactics, and procedural rules for navigating both transactional and litigation matters.  Moreover, with this comes the experience of knowing when to negotiate and settle a matter since all too often, that’s the most prudent solution to the problem.  The key, of course, is to implement a business arrangement that provides an affordable, predictable monthly cost that will fit into your budget or an hourly arrangement that is viable!  If you have a growing company frequently needing “advice & counsel” – this is YOU!  Ask me about the RLG Outside Counsel Program – we can help you meet the needs of your growing company, while also allowing you to budget your legal expense.  Having the array of business-centric legal services we offer clients to help them deal with their legal challenges is more important than ever!  When we say, we “defend your property, and preserve your rights” – we mean it!


Carlos J. Reyes  is the Principal of Reyes Law Group. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988 and practices state-wide.  Carlos has been awarded a rating of “AV Preeminent” which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell – a well-recognized legal resource. The RLG Legal Team also include attorneys Melissa J. Ulloa and the RLG Legal Support Team to bring you a dedicated, experienced and dynamic legal team to handle your legal needs.

We also assist clients in the areas of: Civil LitigationReal Estate LitigationResidential Purchase & SalesCommercial Acquisitions & SalesResidential Landlord-Tenant LitigationCommercial Landlord-Tenant LitigationShort Sales NegotiationsLoan ModificationsCorporate Work, and Labor & Employment Law.

Call us for a FREE consultation at (954) 369-1993  Se Habla Español.

Visit our firm website ReyesLegal.com and review our credentials.

We are located at 150 South Pine Island Road #210, Plantation, FL 33324


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Reyes Law Group represents clients in a multi-disciplinary legal practice involving real estate transactions and litigation with a “footprint” that covers the State of Florida. Over the firm’s first 10 years, Reyes Law Group has closed over $100M in commercial closings, representing buyers and sellers in contract negotiations, due diligence, and the related title review and policy issuance related to closings. In litigation, the firm has commercial litigation experience focused on prosecuting or defending claims such as breach of contracts, partition actions, trade secret violations, and breach of non-competes. However, our firm’s MAIN FOCUS is assisting asset and loan portfolio managers, investors and private lenders with a “ 4-PILLAR APPROACH” to the legal challenges they face with non-performing assets: 1) LOAN WORKOUTS; 2) COMMERCIAL FORECLOSURES (across the State of Florida); 3) COMMERCIAL EVICTIONS; and 4) REO COMMERCIAL CLOSINGS.30+ years’ legal experience means - WE CAN HELP!

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