Is Tier 4 Right for You?
As an established medium- to large-sized business, you likely face many ongoing legal and business questions that would benefit from the regular advice and guidance of legal counsel. While this is typically the role of in-house General Counsel, the cost of adding one to your team can be prohibitive. A Tier 4 MOGC subscription provides all the benefits of an in-house counsel at a fraction of the cost.
MOGC’s Managing Partner, Matthew C. Donahue of Donahue Law Offices, brings more than 34 years of experience in business law and litigation. Practicing in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, Matt is responsible for coordinating your MOGC legal services wherever they may be required. We begin by hand-selecting the attorney who best fits your specific legal or business needs, either from our firm or from our network of trusted member firms, with all of which we have personal, ongoing relationships. From the beginning, you will have a dedicated MOGC attorney who develops a deep, holistic understanding of your business, as well as your personal style and preferences. In addition, Matt will remain your overall point of contact whenever necessary. It is this personal commitment to you and your business that sets MOGC apart.
With your Top Tier MOGC subscription you not only have unlimited access to a dedicated Senior Partner attorney for answers to your legal and business questions, you benefit from unlimited strategy and negotiation sessions. Your MOGC Senior Partner attorney will also attend monthly board meetings as your legal advisor, meaning all communications during these meetings are bound by attorney/client privilege in the event confidential or controversial matters are discussed.
Flat-fee litigation? Yes! With a Tier 4 subscription, your MOGC General Counsel will coordinate with our litigators to provide you with a flat-fee for all claims under $25K. Meet business disputes head-on with predictable pricing and rest easy knowing you can defend your business from smaller claims without worrying about spiraling costs.
At this level, your MOGC attorney will also strategize and then draft Business Succession and Estate plans (for up to three owners), the potential value of which outweighs the entire annual cost of this subscription.
Benefits of Tier 4
- Unlimited Access to Legal Advice
Unlimited scheduled discussions via email, phone and/or video calls with your dedicated MOGC attorney about your company’s legal matters. In Tier 4, your dedicated MOGC attorney is always a Senior Partner.
- Secure Online Access
Securely access all of your company’s legal documents in one place
- Document Review/Modification (upgrade from Tier 3)
Review and/or modification of unlimited legal documents per month including, for example:
- Existing contracts such as employment contracts.
- Agreements, such as non-compete, confidentiality, and exiting employment agreements
- Initial review of claim letters received from opposing counsel/businesses
- Bylaws or operating agreement modifications made to specific sections
- Issuing stock certificates/membership unit certificates for members/shareholders.
- Maintenance of stock ledger
- Letters Sent on Your Behalf (upgrade from Tier 3)
Your dedicated MOGC attorney will write an unlimited number of letters per month for business matters that might include:
- Cease and desist
- General Attorney Letter as required
- Flat-Fee Litigation (new at Tier 4)
In addition to the early stage litigation analysis and strategy, your MOGC attorney will coordinate with our litigators to provide you with a flat-fee for any claim under $25K. Meet business disputes head-on with predictable pricing and rest easy knowing you can defend your business from smaller claims without worrying about spiraling costs.
- Discount (upgrade from Tier 3)
A 10% discount on all additional business legal services outside the scope of Tier 4. There may be exceptions for trials involving claims over $25K and we will be sure to discuss available options with you on a case by case basis.
- Business Advice
Your dedicated MOGC Senior Partner is committed to leveraging the depth and breadth of his or her business experience, gained not only from running a legal practice but also from years of advising clients across a variety of industries. Benefit from:
- Unlimited strategy calls
- Unlimited discussions regarding negotiation strategies
- Semi-annual in-person strategy meetings
- Annual Business Filings
Your MOGC attorney will complete all required annual business filings, including:
- Review to discuss annual company changes in preparation for revising the Annual Report
- Filing annual reports with the Domestic Secretary of State (filing fees not included)
- Legal Research (upgrade from Tier 3)
Ten hours of legal research annually are included at Tier 4. We will search statutes, regulations, policies, precedents and case law for answers to your legal questions.
- In-Person Attendance at Board of Director meetings (new at Tier 4)
Your MOGC attorney will attend your monthly Board meetings in the capacity of legal advisor, as required, allowing for free-flowing brainstorming or strategy discussions that are always bound by attorney/client privilege.
- Training Programs (new at Tier 4)
Your MOGC attorney is available to conduct up to 2 training programs per year, held at your place of business). Topics might include:
- HR policies and procedures,
- Investor Relations,
- Funding Sources, and more.
- Business Succession Planning (upgrade from Tier 3)
For private, owner-managed, or family-owned businesses, a solid succession plan can drive the growth of the business, reduce taxes, and set the stage for retirement. It can also provide peace of mind for you, the owner, knowing that you have prepared for the future to protect yourself, your business, and your family. Creation of a new business succession plan if necessary, a $5,000 value, is included in Tier 4.
- Estate Planning (upgrade from Tier 3)
Not only will your MOGC attorney review and assess any current plans you may have, they will draft new ones as necessary for up to 3 business owners, a value of $5,000-$10,000 each, potentially outweighing the entire annual cost of this subscription. Working with our network of vetted financial advisors, we will make sure everything – and everyone – is taken care of when you’re ready to retire.
Tier 4: $2,549/month
All MOGC service tiers require a one-year subscription and completion of either the Legal Health Assessment or Business Formation Package to get started. You may move to another tier at any time.