Counsel

subscription-based legal solutions

Affordable plans designed to help you pay less and run your business with confidence. Talk to a Legal Pro to find your business the perfect plan for your needs and budget.

Three Reasons to Try Counsel

It's Affordable

Save 80% off standard hourly rates when you subscribe to an annual plan. Mitigate expensive legal risks for as little as $200/wk.
Guaranteed rates
No service fees
Free contracts

It's Convenient

Legal issues can’t be scheduled. With Unlimited Legal Messaging™ you can message your General Counsel exactly when you need it.
Instant responses
24/7 legal convierge
Your own GC

Member Benefits

Get incredible savings on top brands and services available to members only.
Justworks Payroll Services
inDinero Accounting & Tax Software
WeWork Office Space

HOW IT WORKS

Find The Perfect Plan for You.

Select a payment plan that suits your company’s size. Plans start at $200/wk. Chat with a live legal pro to identify your legal needs.

HOW IT WORKS

Meet Your Counsel & Start Working.

Our algorithm will help you find the best general counsel for you. Start messaging your dedicated attorney anytime, anywhere.

All Plans Cover:

General Counsel  Services Document Review Corporate Maintenance Commercial Contracts
Legal issues can’t be scheduled. Message your personal General Counsel whenever you need to. Your GC can advise on legal documents during some of the most important decision-making times of your company. Make charter amendments, board consents, and fulfill your corporate compliance requirements. Don't wait weeks or days to prepare the vital commercial contracts that you need to run your business.
Hiring Employees
Trademark & Copyright
Regulatory Compliance File Organization
Onboard new employees, protect your company’s intellectual property, and issue equity compensation plans. File trademarks and copyrights each month to protect your brand and original works. Operating in an area with a lot of red tape? Use Counsel to navigate complex local, state and federal laws. Keep track of all your company documents in one place.

Legal Advice Anytime, Anywhere.

Legal issues can be costly and unpredictable. With Counsel, you can send your dedicated legal team a message whenever you’re near a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Your conversation carries over seamlessly across any browser and uses banking-grade encryption to keep it safe and confidential.

  Member Benefits & Perks  

All the things your business needs throughout the year plus more.

Dedicated Legal Pro

Access a 24/7 concierge that can answer questions, help you save money, and navigate through emergency legal issues.

Exclusive Business Discounts

Receive incredible savings of HR, accounting, and office space that will save your company thousands.

Managing Corporate Governance

Draft board meeting minutes, manage stock option plans, and file annual reports.

Unlimited Contract Downloads

Access hundreds of attorney-written legal contracts you need to grow your business.

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Frequently Asked,
So We Answered.

What is Counsel about?
Counsel offers you a guaranteed hourly rate (typically 80% less than the standard) on qualifying legal work in exchange for an upfront fee. Our mission is to provide businesses with convenient access to vetted General Counsels without the headache of hiring someone full-time.

We believe that an attorney should be a key business advisor, not just a legal technician. All Counsel attorneys have been senior executives at companies, so we provide a business-focused and practical approach to problem solving. We use our considerable business experience to provide members with proactive legal risk management, helping avoid problems before they arise.

With Counsel, you can send an attorney text messages anytime and anywhere in a private, chat room. Counsel stands out because of the affordability, convenience, and quality it provides.  
How can Counsel help my business?
Counsel helps your business with day-to-day legal matters, by giving you access to senior attorneys available on-demand and at a fraction of cost of hiring a full-time executive-legal general counsel or relying exclusively on law firm counsel.

Services include:
Negotiating and Drafting Contracts Software/Technology/License Agreements
Contract research and Development Agreements
Trial Agreements
Product Commercialization Agreements
Professional Services Agreements Development/outsourcing agreements
Handing employment and immigration matters
Offer Letters and Employment Agreements
Severance Agreements
Employee Handbooks
Nonimmigrant Work Status and Visas
Privacy and Data Security Healthcare Regulatory (HIPAA, ACA, STARK/Anti-kickback)
Data privacy (Privacy Policies, Privacy Compliance, US-EU Safe Harbor Certification)
Negotiating, Drafting, and Reviewing Lease Agreements
Trade Associations and Nonprofits
Which lawyer will provide me with legal services?
LawTrades has arranged to match you with an attorney from our invite-only network of vetted General Counsel attorneys. Our attorneys have attended top law schools like Harvard, Yale, and NYU, and worked at preeminent tech companies like Tesla, Google, and Apple. The network is screened, monitored daily, and are ready to handle your legal matters as soon as you send a message.
How do I contact my attorney?
After enrolling, you will be able to log in to your account and send your attorney text messages, audio messages, as well as picture and video messages in a private, text-based chat room.
What types of things can my attorney help me with?
Think of your attorney as your dedicated General Counsel who can help you will your day-to-day legal needs, contract review, securing trademarks, drafting employment agreements, general legal advice, and more.
Are there limitations to the legal plans?
Yes. We can’t help you with any personal legal issues like criminal law, speeding tickets, divorces, trusts & estates, etc.. While the plan doesn’t cover patent filings, M&A deals, venture financings, ICO’s and litigation--we do provide members with a 20% discount on these services through the LawTrades flat-fee marketplace.
Once I sign up for Counsel, will I have the same attorney?
Yes! You will be matched with a dedicated attorney that will develop intimate knowledge of your business to help you succeed. Just like a full-time in-house counsel, our attorneys will be available whenever you need them and take steps to be part of your management team.
How often will my lawyer respond?
Because our attorneys are real people who have multiple clients, each attorney is a little different. Usually your attorney will respond once or twice a day. Some members like to set up a specific time once a week with their attorney so they can message each other in real time. The best thing to do is talk to your attorney about your schedule and your needs, and see what works best for you.
What forms of payment does Counsel accept?
We accept all major debit/credit cards and bank transfers on a case-by-case basis.
How do I contact Counsel by LawTrades?
We value your input and encourage you to reach out to Customer Support if you have any questions about anything nothing mentioned here.

For any questions not covered, you can always contact us via email at support@lawtrades.com or call (646) 781-7197.

We will respond to most questions within one business day.
Vetted Attorney Network From Top Firms & Law Schools

Ready to Find Your Plan?

Speak with one of our Legal Pros to find your business the
perfect plan for your needs and budget. 

¹LawTrades is an online legal marketplace that makes it more efficient for entrepreneurs and businesses to hire and work with quality attorneys based on their preferences. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal advice or "lawyer referral services" and do not provide or participate in any legal representation.
Copyright © 2017 LawTrades Inc. All Rights Reserved.

INTRODUCING

Counsel.

Affordable plans designed to help you pay less and run your business with confidence. Talk to a Legal Pro to find your business the perfect plan for your needs and budget.

HOW IT WORKS

Find The Perfect Plan for You.

Select a payment plan that suits your company’s size. Plans start at $200/wk. Chat with a live legal pro to identify your legal needs.

HOW IT WORKS

Meet Your Counsel & Start Working.

Our algorithm will help you find the best general counsel for you. Start messaging your dedicated attorney anytime, anywhere.

What Our Plans Cover

General Counsel Services Document Review
Legal issues can’t be scheduled. Message your personal General Counsel whenever you need to. Your GC can advise on legal documents during some of the most important decision-making times of your company.
Hiring Employees
Trademark & Copyright
Onboard new employees, protect your company’s intellectual property, and issue equity compensation plans. File trademarks and copyrights each month to protect your brand and original works.
Corporate Maintenance 
Regulatory Compliance 
Make charter amendments, board consents, and fulfill your corporate compliance requirements. Operating in an area with a lot of red tape? Use Counsel to navigate complex local, state and federal laws.
Commercial Contracts
File Organization
Don't wait weeks or days to prepare the vital commercial contracts that you need to run your business. Keep track of all your company documents in one place

Legal Advice Anytime, Anywhere.

Legal issues can be costly and unpredictable. With Counsel, you can send your dedicated legal team a message whenever you’re near a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Your conversation carries over seamlessly across any browser and uses banking-grade encryption to keep it safe and confidential.

  Member Benefits & Perks  

Everything a business needs throughout the year plus more.

Dedicated Legal Pro

Access a 24/7 concierge that can answer questions, help you save money, and navigate through emergency legal issues.

Exclusive Business Discounts

Receive incredible savings of HR, accounting, and office space that will save your company thousands.

Managing Corporate Governance

Draft board meeting minutes, manage stock option plans, and file annual reports.

Unlimited Contract Downloads

Access hundreds of attorney-written legal contracts you need to grow your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Counsel about?
Counsel makes General Counsel’s available and affordable to all businesses. Our mission is to provide more entrepreneurs with convenient access to vetted General Counsels who can help founders run their business more efficiently and avoid costly legal mistakes.

We believe that an attorney should be a key business advisor, not just a legal technician. All Counsel attorneys have been senior executives at companies, so we provide a business-focused and practical approach to problem solving. We use our considerable business experience to provide members with proactive legal risk management, helping avoid problems before they arise.

With Counsel, you can send an attorney text messages anytime and anywhere in a private, chat room. Counsel stands out because of the affordability, convenience, and quality it provides.
How can Counsel help my business?
Counsel helps your business with day-to-day legal matters, by giving you access to senior attorneys available on-demand and at a fraction of cost of hiring a full-time executive-legal general counsel or relying exclusively on law firm counsel.

Services include:
Negotiating and Drafting Contracts Software/Technology/License Agreements
Contract research and Development Agreements
Trial Agreements
Product Commercialization Agreements
Professional Services Agreements Development/outsourcing agreements
Handing employment and immigration matters
Offer Letters and Employment Agreements
Severance Agreements
Employee Gandbooks
Nonimmigrant Work Status and Visas
Privacy and Data Security Healthcare regulatory (HIPAA, ACA, STARK/Anti-kickback)
Data privacy (Privacy Policies, Privacy Compliance, US-EU Safe Harbor Certification)
Negotiating, Drafting, and Reviewing Lease Agreements
Trade Associations and Nonprofits.
Which lawyer will provide me with legal services?
LawTrades has arranged to match you with an attorney from our invite-only network of vetted General Counsel attorneys. Our attorneys have attended top law schools like Harvard, Yale, and NYU, and worked at preeminent tech companies like Tesla, Google, and Apple. The network is screened, monitored daily, and are ready to handle your legal matters as soon as you send a message.
How do I contact my attorney?
After enrolling, you will be able to log in to your account and send your attorney text messages, audio messages, as well as picture and video messages in a private, text-based chat room.
What types of things can my attorney help me with?
Think of your attorney as your dedicated General Counsel who can help you will your day-to-day legal needs, contract review, securing trademarks, drafting employment agreements, general legal advice, and more.
Are there limitations to the legal plans?
Yes. We can’t help you with any personal legal issues like criminal law, speeding tickets, divorces, trusts & estates, etc.. While the plan doesn’t cover patent filings, M&A deals, venture financings, ICO’s and litigation--we do provide members with a 20% discount on these services through the LawTrades flat-fee marketplace.
Once I sign up for Counsel, will I have the same attorney?
Yes! You will be matched with a dedicated attorney that will develop intimate knowledge of your business to help you succeed. Just like a full-time in-house counsel, our attorneys will be available whenever you need them and take steps to be part of your management team.
How often will my lawyer respond?
Because our attorneys are real people who have multiple clients, each attorney is a little different. Usually your attorney will respond once or twice a day. Some members like to set up a specific time once a week with their attorney so they can message each other in real time. The best thing to do is talk to your attorney about your schedule and your needs, and see what works best for you.
What forms of payment does Counsel accept?
We accept all major debit/credit cards and bank transfers on a case-by-case basis.
How do I contact Counsel by LawTrades?
We value your input and encourage you to reach out to Customer Support if you have any questions about anything nothing mentioned here.

For any questions not covered, you can always contact us via email at support@lawtrades.com or call (646) 781-7197.

We will respond to most questions within one business day.

Ready to Find Your Perfect Plan?

Speak with one of our Legal Pros to find your business the perfect plan for your needs and budget. 
Copyright © 2017 LawTrades Inc. All Rights Reserved.