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General Counsel

General Counsel

You have your client’s back. We will always have yours.

Protecting Your Business

As a business owner, legal disputes have the potential to negatively impact your reputation and finances.  Large corporations minimize these risks by employing in-house counsel – an attorney(s) on standby to deal with the many issues business owners face. With PLF, you can have the same benefits for a fraction of the price! 

Our General Counsel clients enjoy the following benefits:

  • Answers to Everyday Questions – don’t guess about your next move, give us a call and get straightforward answers so you know you are making the right choice.
  • Contract Reviews – what you don’t know can hurt you. We break complex contract language down in easy terms so you can sign with confidence or negotiate a better deal.
  • Contract Preparation – presenting a strong, customized contract to your clients ensures you are protected, look professional, and – most importantly – that you get paid.
  • Confidence in Deal-Making – not sure if that business opportunity is the right choice? We will walk you through it and, if necessary, join you in negotiations to make sure you make the best decision for yourself and your business.
  • Employee Issues – from making sure you are paying your employees correctly to protecting your confidential information, we got you covered!
  • Employee Training and Handbooks – imagine your business making money while you are on vacation – it is possible! We can help you create policies and procedures that ensure your staff knows what to do, even when you are not there.
  • Increased Profit – how can an attorney help you make money? Attorney Portuondo has a background in systems and a keen eye for spotting inefficiencies and developing automation to help you save time and money so you can have a life!
  • Business Growth and Brand Recognition – at PLF we are passionate about helping our clients grow their businesses. We love to make connections and involve our clients in fun networking events and opportunities to grow and promote their brands.

We Make It Easy – we use technology to help you get back to what you do best – running your business and enjoying your free time. When you work with us you will be e-signing documents from your smartphone, receiving text reminders for appointments, and you don’t even have to call us to schedule a call or a meeting!

Peace of Mind – A Message from Marisa

Perhaps the most important benefit of having general counsel is the peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your business are protected. When I first went out on my own, I was scared. I didn’t have a lot of money to invest and there was no safety net if I failed. I didn’t sleep for months! I understand the stress that comes with running a business because I have been there. When my clients talk to me about their problems, I empathize because more often than not, I have experienced the same insecurity, fear, and anxiety. 

There is nothing like knowing that someone has your back. I left a well-paying job working for insurance companies so that I could do what I loved – help people grow successful businesses and assist them in finding satisfaction. Happy business owners make more money, it’s a fact!

I tell my clients not to think of me only as their lawyer, but to consider me their partner in business. I will be there to help when things go wrong and to celebrate when success abounds. I will never lead you into a lawsuit for the sake of making a quick buck off you. When you are tempted to burn everything to the ground because you want justice (or worse, revenge), I will remind you that there are better, more affordable, and less destructive ways to resolve your issues. When someone is threatening you and your livelihood, I will be your champion. I didn’t have someone to guide me or to hold my hand when I started my business, but you can.

I look forward to working with you in the future to grow your business and get your life back! Contact us today.