It can be daunting for an individual to negotiate a matter with a company sitting on the other side of the table – especially when that company is one’s would-be employer. goodcounsel can help level the playing field and buffer the employee from potentially contentious or uncomfortable conversations.

How does goodcounsel help with individual representation matters?

The knowledge and expertise we have cultivated in our regular engagements with startups serves us well in our representation of individuals. The issues are much the same, but we come at them from a different perspective.

We represent individuals in a variety of contexts, such as:

  • Negotiations between co-founders.
  • Individual negotiating an employment and equity package.
  • Investor negotiating the terms of an investment in a company.
  • Advisor/consultant joining a company and negotiating a service agreement.
  • Employee leaving a company and negotiating severance and a separation agreement.

How much leverage an individual has in these negotiations depends on the circumstances. Regardless, we will take the time to understand your goals and help you achieve as many of them as possible. 

After drafting or revising the necessary agreements, we will provide you with written or verbal feedback. We can also negotiate with the counterparty or otherwise, help think through strategy and provide you with some bullet points if you prefer to do the talking.

How much will this cost?

Individual representation is usually handled on an hourly basis. However, if during the course of our work, we see opportunities to handle some parts of the scope on a fixed-fee basis, we will communicate that to you and provide a proposal.

How long will this take?

We know that these matters are important to you and we will handle them with all due speed. We will be glad to provide you with a timeline after discussing your needs.

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