PROCESS EFFICIENCY EQUALS SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME.

Managing your business means you experience some roadblocks and opportunities as you move forward. No surprise there. Having Clements Legal at the ready has several benefits. Not to mention our simple, straightforward approach to teaming up with you. We’ll roll-up our sleeves and work directly with you to execute. The result? You get the personal attention that you need and you’ll never feel like a little cog in a big-firm machine.

We’ll work with you to take your business from seed, to startup, helping to guide your business’s growth and establishment, through to its expansion and maturity.

EVALUATE

We will hold a team meeting with you at the start of any engagement. We want to develop an in-depth understanding of your business, its landscape and legal requirements. We‘ll pursue your work conscientiously and without delay and we’ll work together with you to establish time specific goals and objectives that meet your needs. We provide documentation that outlines the scope of the legal services to be provided; the potential timeline for handling the matter; a list of the client team members and alternate service contact, with their fields of expertise; and our lawyers’ contact information.


Consult

Consulting on and representing your business’s interests in relationship to external parties (dispute resolution, complex transactions, negotiations, regulatory matters) is best accomplished once we provide recommendations that support your goals and challenges. We become a part of your management team. We tailor our service offerings to better meet the needs and demands of your business in the short term and long term and we’ll ask you about your service preferences before, during and after each engagement. 


ANALYZE

We research, author and prepare all needed documents and representation activity for you, accessing our team and resources. We keep current with developments in your industry, reading industry publications and participating in industry organizations. Additionally, we want to vet your current team to ensure you have all skill sets in place so your team is poised for success. Once completed, we will have developed a course of action based on sound business and legal principles.

RECOMMEND

We will again meet with you to make our reasoned recommendations and solicit feedback to ensure you are comfortable.  This stage may take several meeting because we want to ensure your success.

IMPLEMENT

Clements Legal attorneys will work with your staff while you implement your business objectives.  Our goal is to be available for any legal issues that arise and be a constant sounding board for upper management. We will maintain effective channels of communications including keeping you informed of all significant developments in your legal matter and responding to your contact in a timely fashion.

REPEAT

Our goal is to maintain a long-term relationship, which makes for even better service. New challenges will continue to arise in any business and our process lends itself to continued advice and representation.  Whether you are a startup or an established company, we can assist you in achieving success.

All of us at Clements Legal recognize that your business needs and the industries you work in are in a constant state of flux.  As a result, our client service efforts must constantly change in order to keep pace. As such, our client service efforts always wrap-up with a benchmark survey of your satisfaction – to know where we’re starting from and how we can improve.  Our surveys continue on a regular basis, with your feedback used to continuously improve our credo and standards.


GUIDING YOUR BUSINESS
AT EVERY STAGE 

You expect your business to change. You want it to grow and have a life that reaches various milestones in its lifetime. At Clements and Shackle, we’ll Shepard you through every facet of business growth and development, working alongside you to focus on challenges and financing sources you will need to succeed. From an idea sketched on paper to start-up. From positioning it for healthy, justifiable growth to expansion, maturity and exit strategy, we are with you.

CONCEPT
In the concept stage, matching the business opportunity with your skills, experience and passion is important. Other critical elements include deciding on a business ownership structure, finding professional advisors, and an evaluation of the need for operating cash for the coming months is critical as well. We stress that completion of a multi-year business plan is the biggest success factor for an emerging company. It also helps to convince new shareholders to support the next phases of development.
START-UP
Here, Clements Legal works with you to set up the legal structure of the business, filing all the proper documents and subsequently, keeping your new business on good legal footing as you market services and products and gain customers. We’ll also support your sourcing and negotiations for securing additional capital where needed, employee issues, etc
GROWTH
As your business grows, revenues and customers are increasing with many new opportunities and issues. Legal challenges also evolve, with revised and more effective management requirements and the need for a possible new business plan. With growth, comes the need for hiring more employees and the H.R. challenges that come with that need. In addition, you’re looking at new and expanded markets, and more business partnerships. Understanding the legal landscape of these markets and partnerships is also important.
SUSTAINING
Your business is now enjoying good market share and loyal customers. In tandem, the marketplace remains competitive and the task of protecting your brand and space in the business landscape continues. There will always be legal challenges associated with this stage. Contracts for outsourcing, government relations, financial institutions must help support continued productivity.
EXPANSION
Your business is now enjoying good market share and loyal customers. In tandem, the marketplace remains competitive and the task of protecting your brand and space in the business landscape continues. There will always be legal challenges associated with this stage. Contracts for outsourcing, government relations, financial institutions must help support continued productivity.
MATURITY
Competition remains constant and can become overwhelming in many cases. Eventually, a decision is needed whether to expand or exit the company. A huge difficulty for any successful CEO is managing the daily business and not turning a blind eye to the long-term issues related to either acquisition or the possible sale of an business. This depth of expertise is really complex to manage and there are numerous legal questions and options to tackle.
EXIT
Clements Legal can help define a clear strategy of the development of your company for a sale, joint venture or acquisition. Selling a business requires your realistic valuation. It may have been years of hard work to build the company, but what is its real value in the current market place? How do you make the business worth more to a potential buyer? What’s the legal implication of a buy-sell agreement? There are plenty of decisions to make, all of which have legal aspects to them. We’re there to help you make the best decisions for your success.