Are You A Washington Business or Startup? 4 Reasons Why You Need ME and My Services

Starting or running a business takes a lot of work, and in the vast majority of cases, owners of those businesses aren’t legal experts. Large corporations are able to bring on an in-house counsel to handle any legal needs, but that is not financially possible for companies that are just starting out, or those that have limited budgets. This is why APH Law offers experienced outside general counsel, which can provide needed legal services at a price that is much more affordable. The following are some of the most significant reasons why your business needs outside general counsel, and why APH Law is the ideal provider of these services.

Diverse Services

Outside general counsel can provide many different types of services to businesses. The following are some of the most important services we provide:

  • Startup Documents – Starting a business requires detailed documentation filed with the state and local governments in addition to the documents that provide the governing roadmap for your business.  We can help form your startup through establishing partnerships, corporations, LLCs and more.
  • Contracts – We write new contracts, review proposed contracts, or negotiate terms to give you the advantage.  
  • Protecting Intellectual Property – Protect your business’s intellectual property with copyrights, tradename and trademarks.
  • Compliance – Our team will help ensure your business is in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Advisors – We’ll be there to provide you with advice on a wide-range of business matters.

Efficient Use of Your Resources

Most businesses, especially startups, really don’t need an attorney on their staff 40-hours per week. Instead, attorneys are only needed to complete specific tasks on an as needed basis. When you have outside general counsel, you can reach out to us and get the help you need when you need it. This allows you to have all the benefits of an attorney at a fraction of the price, making this a very efficient option for many businesses.

Unsurpassed Experience

APH Law has been providing outside general counsel to clients throughout Washington for many years now. We know how to navigate the often complex and difficult court systems, and ensure everything is handled correctly from beginning to end. Our years of experience will help your businesses get up and running, or expand to reach exciting new heights.

Committed Relationship

When we are retained as outside general council for a Washington business or startup, we make it our goal to really get to know the business itself, and the owners. This helps us tailor our recommendations and services to meet your specific needs. Just like an in-house counsel offers customized legal recommendations for their employer, we will help ensure you have the legal advice and services you need based on your specific situations.

Simple Pricing

“Retaining” an attorney for your general counsel needs can seem expensive, and it can be without understanding your options for hiring counsel.  Where other firms charge a monthly fee for the privilege of being your lawyers, APH Law only charges as the work is needed-and we never round to the next 15 minutes.  You pay fees only for the time that I or a member of my team works on your behalf.  

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about how our outside general counsel services can help you, please contact APH Law to schedule a consultation. We can answer your questions, and explain how our services can help your business or startup.

Written by APH Law PLLC


When we founded APH Law PLLC in 2010, we did so out of a desire to connect business owners with more and better opportunities. No matter what industry you’re operating in, creating a strong foundation, preparing for the future, and protecting against challenges are key to long-term success. It is this kind of support that we take tremendous pride in helping businesses.