General Counsel: Grow

The General Counsel Grow plan is designed to empower your team as you enter the next stage of growth. For a simple flat monthly fee, you will get unlimited access to an attorney, up to 6 contract reviews per month, the essential suite of documents and equity management.

$4,000 / month

Our General Counsel service was recognized as one of Fast Company’s 2021 World Changing Ideas.

General Counsel is everything you need to get through your next round cleanly.

DENEE REAVES| THIRD SECTOR CAPITAL

Scope of Services

Master Service Agreement
Unlimited Calls / Emails
Contract Reviews Per Month 6
Incorporation
Employee Agreement
Independent Contractor Agreement
Advisor Agreement
Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreement
Separation Agreement
Mutual NDA
Unilateral NDA
Recipient NDA
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Licensing Agreement
Contract Playbook
TM x 5
Stock Plan
Equity Grant
Stock Options Grant
Cap Table Management
Ready to Raise
SAFE
Convertible Note
Average Annual Savings $80,300

They help us solve problems we don’t even know we will have.

CHINWE ONYEAGORO | CEO

Grow is best for:

SEED STAGE STARTUPS

BOUTIQUE CONSULTING FIRMS

BOUTIQUE AGENCIES

MID-SIZED BUSINESSES

We focus on:

Why entreprenuers like you love General Counsel:
Peace of mind.
As a founder, your attention is stretched. We make sure nothing slips through the cracks, so you avoid costly mistakes. Since we don’t bill you in 10-minute increments, you can reach out any time without breaking the bank.

As an entrepreneur I have a billion fires to put out. With General Counsel, legal is one I don’t have to deal with.

DAVE LEVIN | COO, HALA SYSTEMS

Get smart.

You don’t know what you don’t know. But we do. We’ve helped hundreds of entrepreneurs like you grow. Kyle brings his personal experience as an entrepreneur as well as his professional experience teaching entrepreneurship at some of nation’s best law schools to help you move from confusion to clarity.

A lot of bigger firms don’t take the time to invest in explaining and educating you. Westaway met me at my comfort level.

TARA | CEO, loT COMPANY

Save time.

Close deals fast. The billable hour incentivizes to over-lawyer every deal and slow down your momentum. By having a clear understanding of your specific needs, we focus on the negotiating the issues that really matter. Our approach results in less back and forth, so that you can close deals quickly and move forward.

General Counsel helps us empower our sales team to close deals fast.

MANOJ DADLANI| CEO, COSMOSID

FAQ

The beauty of General Counsel is that you can choose the plan that fits your needs. However, in general:
  • Launch is best for Pre-seed Startups, Solo Consultants, Small Agencies, and Small and Growing Businesses.
  • Grow is best for Seed Stage Startups, Boutique Consulting Firms, Boutique Agencies, Mid-sized Businesses.
  • Scale is best for Series A / B Startups, Consulting Firms, Agencies, Mature Businesses.
Yes really. The whole point of General Counsel is to be there when you need us. By removing the billable hour, we’ve made it frictionless for you to reach out to us on issues big and small. This completely changes the dynamic of the relationship from transactional to partnership.
We work smarter, not harder. Because we designed the firm specifically for entrepreneurs, from day one we’ve been relentlessly focused on the efficient delivery of quality legal services. Our model is built on the 3 Ps: (1) Partner – Each General Counsel client is paired with a Partner with 10+ years experience in startup law. (2) Paralegal – The partner is supported by a Senior Paralegal with 20+ years of experience. (3) Process – We’ve invested in automation (and are exploring AI) to make our process quick, smooth and highly accurate.
We’ve been working with entrepreneurs for over a decade. From our experience, General Counsel covers about 80% of a growing company’s legal needs. Although major milestone transactions like incorporation, financing, and M&A are not included within the scope of General Counsel, everything listed above is included.

Our cost savings are based on the price to get the services on a per-project basis here at Westaway. If numbers excite you, check out this Google Sheet that gives an itemized breakdown for each General Counsel Plan. All calculations are based on our publicly available transparent pricing list averaged over 12 months. Of course, keep in mind that our prices tend to be 20-40% less than most startup law firms, so the cost savings compared to those firms will be significantly greater.

Contract review includes reviewing, editing and negotiating any contract that is 20 pages or less with any counterparty.