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A Full-Service Partner and Guide

Businesses often find it difficult to locate the right legal resource to provide advice and counsel for both daily operational questions as well as larger organizational challenges and opportunities. Some firms lack a “big-picture”, business-first perspective or simply the right mix of expertise to handle client’s comprehensive and complex business legal needs.

At Felhaber Larson, we answer this challenge with our well-established Outside General Counsel Practice. The attorneys in our Outside General Practice are pragmatic and results-orientated, which has repeatedly led to our selection as Outside General Counsel to our clients’ businesses. Collectively, we are the Outside General Counsel for hundreds of companies of all sizes and in multiple industries across Minnesota and beyond. No matter the size, operational complexity, or organizational maturity of the business we serve, our representations in the capacity of General Counsel consistently provide seamless delivery of all the essential capabilities clients need.

Because we know and truly understand each other’s individual strengths and areas of practice expertise, we can quickly connect the specific Felhaber Larson attorney or other team member who can most efficiently, and cost-effectively, provide the guidance or representation clients need. Our approach to partnering with clients and working at the speed of business helps keep costs down for the client, while still ensuring the highest level of legal services. It also helps build the kind of long-lasting relationships that create the most value for clients. Our services include representation for:

Felhaber Outside General Counsel Experience

Together, our practices provide the comprehensive services clients need when hiring Outside General Counsel for Minnesota, Midwest, and national companies, including:

This broad range of representations and engagements keeps us up-to-date on business best practices and inspires cross-industry solutions and innovations. Our experience serving businesses organizations in the role of Outside General Counsel across multiple industries includes:


  • General and strategic advice and counsel
  • Guidance for employee issues, training and terminations
  • Retirement plan creation and review


  • Board, governance, and leadership support
  • Brand and technology issues and protection
  • Business banking, financing, and loan support
  • Business formation, financing & operations
  • Complex contracting
  • Compliance—local, Minnesota, other state, and federal
  • Contract negotiating, drafting, and revision
  • Corporate governance, including board of directors
  • Confidentiality and data privacy
  • Employment and labor matters
  • Intellectual property and data protection
  • Real estate property acquisition and leasing, including modifications


  • Acquisitions and brand expansion opportunities advice
  • Target identification
  • Financing
  • Negotiation
  • Deal documentation
  • Innovative entity formation
  • Tax and regulatory advice



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