Proactive
Business
General Counsel

Preventing problems creates more enterprise value than solving them.
A proactive business general counsel will provide proactive solutions 
that will ultimately save clients’ time and money. Increasing the value
of your organization and providing competitive advantage.

Your Business General Counsel Provides Proactive Legal Function Management

When you own or run a company, it’s critical to retain a business attorney who provides proactive counsel. Unfortunately, clients often see legal services as an unnecessary cost because they do not perceive that service’s value when rendered. They don’t realize that although preventing a problem may not create immediately measurable results, the importance of prevention in the longterm cannot be overlooked.

Future problems like litigation, regulatory enforcement, and audit examinations are more costly to resolve without proper preparation, administration, and compliance measures in place. In fact, it is cheaper to prevent problems than to solve them later at perhaps a 10 to 1 ratio or more. In other words, it costs $1 to control but $10 to solve.

Since preventing problems creates more enterprise value than solving them, Spizzirri Law, L.L.C.’s mission is creating enterprise value through preparation and planning.

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Paul is an attorney I’d want in my corner…period! Paul is extremely knowledgeable in his field and researches trending legal issues frequently. Paul is very results driven and I have every confidence in recommending him to any corporation, company or individual. Very happy with the work Paul has done for me. – G.H.

Paul was our attorney for a large acquisition we did in Atlanta in 2011. He helped us close that deal very quickly and took care of all aspects of the acquisition including negotiations, financial management, taxes etc. I would say he helped us beyond his responsibilities as an attorney. He continues to help with various matters even after those purchases. – A.C.

PAUL is a strategic and business minded individual. He has helped me grow my companies over the last decade. And is my most trusted adviser. I am happy to have the opportunity to work with such a dynamic, versatile, and business oriented mind. – J.Z.

After helping us incorporate our company in 2007, Paul has been instrumental in helping our business grow from 3 employees to over 125. He has been there from the beginning and added a tremendous amount of value and expert advice ranging from tax, corporate advisory, legal, and high value introductions. Additionally, he has high integrity and has been easy to work with. – J.M.

I hired Mr. Spizzirri to represent me regarding a complex partnership exit strategy. The issues were multiple and centered around contractual obligations and financial and fiduciary responsibilities to the corporation. The recommendation to retain Paul came from another attorney with whom I was already working who felt that the scope of the issues requiring representation went beyond his bailiwick. I got comprehensive and effective representation from Mr. Spizzirri, and I am glad that I followed the other attorney’s advice and retained Paul. The end result has definitely been worth it. – M.Y.

Business General Counsel: Typical Practice Areas

A proactive approach shifts legal resources from wasteful spending to investing in dedicated legal services that cultivate profitability and foster strategic growth.
Are your litigation costs too high? Are you in court/mediation/arbitration too often for too many issues?
Do your operations stall while your lawyers attempt to resolve disputes?
If you’ve ever wondered what value your business derives from its legal counsel, you may be ready for a new approach to general counsel services.
I’m Paul M. Spizzirri, an accomplished business attorney in practice for more than 20 years, and I’m prepared to show you how to change the way you interface with your legal counsel.
As your outside general counsel, I am a strategic partner, not a detached observer. I don’t just step in when you get into trouble; I get in the way of trouble so it doesn’t reach or affect you.


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As a full-service business law firm, we have extensive experience handling a wide range of tax-related practice areas, including tax law opinions, tax preparation and filing review, federal tax audits with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax audits with the Georgia Department of Revenue, collection defensive measures, and criminal tax defense.
Our reputation for integrity and professionalism among entrepreneurial individuals and businesses helps us work effectively even under the most adverse circumstances to resolve tax problems favorably for our clients.

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Our transaction advisory services help businesses by providing comprehensive legal counsel for strategic growth throughout the transaction life cycle.
Our advice helps identify and ameliorate risks so you can make fully informed decisions about the efficacy of your strategic choices.
If your small to medium-sized business is ready to grow, or if your company is facing questions about divestiture or reorganization, trust Spizzirri Law to guide you through the transaction process.
The firm’s transaction advisory service methodology delivers value by identifying and controlling risk and advancing your corporate strategy.

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Are your litigation costs too high? Are you in court/mediation/arbitration too often for too many issues?
Do your operations stall while your lawyers attempt to resolve disputes?
If you’ve ever wondered what value your business derives from its legal counsel, you may be ready for a new approach to general counsel services.
I’m Paul M. Spizzirri, an accomplished business attorney in practice for more than 20 years, and I’m prepared to show you how to change the way you interface with your legal counsel.
As your outside general counsel, I am a strategic partner, not a detached observer. I don’t just step in when you get into trouble; I get in the way of trouble so it doesn’t reach or affect you.


SEE MORE

As a full-service business law firm, we have extensive experience handling a wide range of tax-related practice areas, including tax law opinions, tax preparation and filing review, federal tax audits with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state tax audits with the Georgia Department of Revenue, collection defensive measures, and criminal tax defense.
Our reputation for integrity and professionalism among entrepreneurial individuals and businesses helps us work effectively even under the most adverse circumstances to resolve tax problems favorably for our clients.

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Our transaction advisory services help businesses by providing comprehensive legal counsel for strategic growth throughout the transaction life cycle.
Our advice helps identify and ameliorate risks so you can make fully informed decisions about the efficacy of your strategic choices.
If your small to medium-sized business is ready to grow, or if your company is facing questions about divestiture or reorganization, trust Spizzirri Law to guide you through the transaction process.
The firm’s transaction advisory service methodology delivers value by identifying and controlling risk and advancing your corporate strategy.

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How a Business General Counsel Can Save Money, Enhance Value and Increase Your Competitive Advantage

At Spizzirri Law, L.L.C., our business general counsel is experienced in International Law, including Corporate Law and Business Litigation, and practices federal law throughout the United States.

Unfortunately, small and medium-sized businesses can easily find themselves in a bind when it comes to legal counsel. Since they are not yet ready to employ in-house counsel, management may be reluctant to consult outside legal advisors until a potentially expensive problem arises.

To deliver value, clients must readjust their processes. A proactive attorney will identify areas of potential concern and areas for growth and development. They will help their clients secure intellectual property and improve their trade secret protection so that they can maintain their competitive advantage, monetize those assets, and avoid being forced to litigate violations later. Clients should act now to avoid problems that will cost much more to fix later.

Get to Know Your Business General Counsel

At Spizzirri Law, L.L.C., our primary responsibility is to add value for our clients. The initial due diligence assessment we conduct is the first step toward accomplishing that. Instead of waiting for work to arise, such as waiting for the client to be sued, we take a proactive approach. We put the client in control and start immediately by regulating workflow to match the cash-flow.

Our skilled team will get out ahead of issues to deliver value to our clients and keep them from becoming litigation subjects. Spizzirri Law L.L.C. can also help with:

  • Budget and financial control, including proactive planning and time management
  • Contract management, including dispute prevention 
  • Enterprise risk management, including prevention and litigation
  • Regulatory compliance, including Anticipating NewRegulation through Government Affairs
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including settlement optimization
  • Global perspectives, including strategic decision making for International trade

Learn more about Mr. Spizzirri and the firm’s approach here.

Consulting a Business Attorney for Corporate Needs

Starting and adequately running a company can be a legal nightmare without consulting a business attorney to help you with your corporate or partnership needs. Although they are not limited to this, a corporate law attorney offers legal counsel for the following practice areas:

  • Asset protection
  • Collections
  • Commercial and securities litigation
  • Commercial banking issues
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Corporate formations
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Corporate securities
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes

Rather than reacting to a crisis, proactive business lawyers practice risk reduction and encourage proper time management to serve their needs better. This results in a more predictable cash flow and improved profitability to increase its enterprise value and reduce the cost of capital and the tax burden.

Litigation Support from an Experienced Business Lawyer

Often, companies consult a business lawyer for litigation when they would have been better off avoiding it in the first place. It’s an all-too-common scenario: A company has a $20-million contract with a subcontractor, and a dispute arises over a $500-thousand item in their agreement. Lawyers for the company litigate the dispute to the tune of $1.5-million in legal fees and pat themselves on the back when they win the case.

To deliver more value to a client, at Spizzirri Law, L.L.C., we do our best to get out ahead of the issues and endeavor to avoid litigation by turning adversity into opportunities to strengthen relationships. When that’s not possible, we are not afraid to litigate your case in court.

Some of the common aspects involved in business litigation include:

  • Antitrust, unfair practices, and trade regulation violations
  • Banking and creditor issues, including lender liability
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business torts
  • Construction law
  • Environmental law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark infringement
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate
  • Securities
  • Toxic tort

Litigation is not always the right move and can often be avoided. Civil litigation distracts corporate officers from executing their strategic mission and rarely generates profitability in excess of profits derived from regular operations.

Although they have won (pending appeal), have they delivered value for the client when the legal fees are three-times more than the amount they recovered? Chances are, the work on that lucrative contract stopped during litigation, and relations have become strained between the company and vital potential partners on future projects.

Contact a Top Business Law Firm

Your company deserves a proactive business general counsel to advise you and represent your interests. As a business owner or executive, you want your endeavor to be profitable and thrive, minimizing your expenses and maximizing your return on investment. Clients need to act now to prevent problems that will cost much more to fix later.

The proactive approach to business law changes the dynamic between lawyer and client. The reactive lawyer makes money while his client loses, but the proactive lawyer makes money while helping his client make more of it. At Spizzirri Law, L.L.C., we want to be a strategic partner in your success.

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If you are spending too much of your company’s budget on legal fees, or you are just tired of the reactive approach to business law, Paul M. Spizzirri is prepared to help. Schedule a consultation to learn how my approach can produce value for your business. Call (404) 999-2161 or contact my Atlanta office online.