Scale your business.
Don’t stress about legal.

Get ongoing legal counsel for your startup at a fixed monthly fee.

The dreaded billable hour should not slow down your growth.

To avoid high legal fees founders often skip, delay, or DIY their legal needs. But without proper legal counsel, you risk making costly mistakes, such as:

  • Making uninformed “gut” decisions.
  • Using Google as your lawyer.
  • Drafting your own contracts.
  • Focusing on unimportant issues and slowing down deals.
  • Entering due diligence unprepared.
  • Missing opportunities.

Set your business up for success.

You have enough on your plate. Legal should not be an additional  source of stress. Get an attorney in your corner to avoid costly mistakes, and breathe easy knowing you’ll never get a surprise legal bill.

Get fractional General Counsel for your startup.

General Counsel is a new approach to law for startups. At Westaway, you can get your own fractional general counsel for a flat monthly fee. Our plans provide ongoing legal services for all the day-to-day needs of high-growth startups so they can scale with peace of mind that legal is taken care of.

  1. Book your free consult.
  2. Choose your plan.
  3. Scale with confidence.

100 Day Promise

We promise to get your legal house in order within the first 100 days. First, we put out any existing legal “fires”, then we draft your custom contracts so you’re equipped to grow with confidence.

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It’s really nice to have a lawyer you can bounce ideas off of – without worrying about the cost of each question.

Vikram Sahai, CTO, Carbon Counts

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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

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

Manoj Dadlani, CEO, CosmosID

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General Counsel meets 99% of my legal needs, and I’ll never be surprised by a legal bill.

Chad Owen, CEO, Stimulus

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We get more legal judgment from this service than the traditional hourly model. By taking the transaction out of the equation we are actually learning more and have more confidence in legal matters and our internal processes.

Aron Bohlig, CEO, CompCap

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Especially for early stage companies like ours that are about to enter the next phase of growth, the clarity General Counsel provides allows us to take the next step with confidence.

Denee Reaves, HR & Ops Manager, Third Sector Capital

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We are a fast-paced startup. General Counsel allows us to get actionable advice quickly so we can keep moving forward.

Kellan Hays, COO, Good Nature Agro

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Why founders like you love General Counsel.

Choose your plan.

We offer three plans that meet the needs of startups at every stage of growth.

LAUNCH

For startups who want to get it right from the start.
$2,500 / mo

GROW

For startups who want to grow their business confidently.
$5,000 / mo

SCALE

For mature startups ready to scale.
$10,000 / mo

Compare plans.

LAUNCH

GROW

SCALE

Unlimited Calls / Emails
Contract Reviews Per Month 2 6 10
Incorporation
Master Service Agreement
Employee Agreement
Independent Contractor Agreement
Advisor Agreement
Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreement
Separation Agreement
Mutual NDA
Unilateral NDA
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
Stock Plan
Stock Grant
Stock Option Grant
SAFE
Convertible Note
Licensing Agreement
Contract Playbook
Trademark
B Corp Certification
Ready to Raise
Cap Table Management
Series Seed Funding
NVCA Funding
Company Policies
Board Meetings
Monthly Cost $2,500 $5,000 $10,000

General Counsel can save your company up to:

/ year

Avoid these 10 rookie legal mistakes.

Legal missteps can be some of the most costly problems startups face, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Download this FREE guide to get simple actionable tips on how to avoid these common mistakes. By following these simple tips you will save your startup time and money.

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 founders for over a decade. From our experience, General Counsel covers about 90% of a startup’s legal needs. Although issues like regulation, taxation, international structuring and M&A are not included within the scope of General Counsel, everything listed above is included. When projects are out of scope, we often work with our General Counsel clients on a per project basis.

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.

Most entrepreneurs want a trusted legal partner, but they hate surprise legal bills. At Westaway, we take care of your startup’s legal needs for a fixed-monthly fee so you can control your costs and focus on scaling your business.