Shields Legal Group is a different kind of law firm.
Your legal strategy should be aligned with your business goals. Your attorneys should provide you with strategic business insight, professional judgment and competence. In short, your attorneys should have a deep understanding of your company’s business model, risk tolerance and short and long term goals.
Shields Legal Group is owned, managed and staffed by trial attorneys with business backgrounds. We have successfully advised many different types of companies through all stages of growth and exit.
Not only do we have the legal background you’d expect, we have the business expertise you need.
Shields Legal Group’s experience encompasses a variety of practice areas including commercial litigation, insurance, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, civil litigation and employment law.
OUR INTEGRATED SERVICES MODEL PROVIDES A SOLUTION FOR ANY OF YOUR LEGAL NEEDS:
Shields Legal’s corporate and transaction services have been extremely valuable to my business. Their real estate experience, as well as the ability to structure and negotiate finance transactions, has proven valuable to grow my business. – BILL CAWLEY, CAWLEY PARTNERS.
LEGAL SERVICES, WHEN YOU NEED THEM.
Shields Legal Group is a full-service legal company owned and managed by corporate and transaction attorneys with years of business transaction experience. Every SLG attorney knows what it takes to succeed in business and they bring that knowledge to their clients. The result is legal representation by attorneys who make understanding your business needs their first priority.
Shields Legal Group provides traditional legal services as your partner and Trusted Advisor. Your day-to-day legal activities can be handled on an “as-needed” basis. Costs are reduced by using a “by-the-hour” payment structure and by handling all litigation and transaction needs.
Our practice areas include:
Loan and Financial Transactions
Mergers and Acquisitions
At Shields Legal Group we provide legal strategy that is aligned with your business goals.
WE ACT AS YOUR TRUSTED ADVISOR TO REPRESENT YOUR INTERESTS.
To learn more about how to partner with us for your all your legal needs, contact us today.
If not for SLG, I am convinced that TTS would not exist today as a viable and growing company. Our investors and shareholders would have lost everything. SLG resolved our life threatening lawsuit in a way that allowed the company to continue growing. – DOUG LIST, FORMER CHAIRMAN, TTS, LLC.
LEGAL REPRESENTATION WITH YOUR BUSINESS IN MIND.
Whether your company is the first or last name on the Pleading, litigation is disruptive, unpredictable and expensive. Inherent risks, whether they are known or remain unidentified, create an environment where decisive action is nonexistent. The future of your business may be in jeopardy.
That is the time to look to Shields Legal Group. As your Trusted Advisor, your business needs and goals are identified, analyzed and implemented into a litigation plan that provides a blueprint for future events. While litigation risks can never be eliminated, the lawsuit risks can be managed by strategic planning and tactical execution.
OUR LITIGATION ATTORNEYS HAVE EXTENSIVE BUSINESS BACKGROUNDS AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF ALIGNING LITIGATION RISK WITH YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS.
We have developed particular depth representing companies involved in business and contract disputes, financing and real estate matters. We understand what keeps you up at night. As your Trusted Advisor, we listen first, assess your goals and risks, then strategize with you to achieve the most reasonable outcome possible.
At Shields Legal Group, we provide legal strategy that is aligned with your business goals. We act as your Trusted Advisor to represent your interests.
To learn more about how to more effectively and efficiently manage your litigation, contact us today.
Corporate Litigation Advisors
Our investors, a mix of founders and private equity, were facing a total loss of their investment. Our legal strategy was simply unaffordable, but our attorneys seemed oblivious to this fact. We retained Shields Legal as our litigation management firm. They restructured our legal strategy, cut our legal burn rate by 75 percent, and gave the business a fighting chance, without requiring us to change nominal lead counsel. A year later, it was all behind us. Everyone else had written us off, but they were wrong. We survived because CLA was more worried about saving the firm than arguing the case. – DOUG LIST, FORMER CHAIRMAN, TTS, LLC.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY.
We believe in the simple principle that company executives should have the ability to focus on their business objectives, not their litigation. Monitoring litigation takes away valuable time from the day-to-day focus on business needs and objectives and does not always yield the best results.
That is why Corporate Litigation Advisors was created.
Through our expertise and methodology and in conjunction with your senior management, we create a strategic plan and litigation budget. Our litigation management team serves as your client representative and integrates with your litigation counsel to actively manage and measure the plan.
WE DEVELOP STRONG WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR ATTORNEYS, WHO ULTIMATELY APPRECIATE HOW WE ENABLE THEM TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE IN THEIR EFFORTS AND ACHIEVE BETTER RESULTS.
Attorneys who have worked with us acknowledge that our approach to managing legal disputes supports the client’s best interests to a higher standard.
Corporate Litigation Advisors provides a platform for success for all parties involved. The strategic plan developed through a CLA engagement leads to a desirable solution in less time than anticipated and with significant cost efficiencies.
AS A CLA CLIENT, YOU RECEIVE FOCUSED LEGAL STRATEGY ALIGNED WITH YOUR BUSINESS GOALS. WE ACT AS YOUR TRUSTED ADVISOR TO REPRESENT YOUR INTERESTS.
To learn more about how Corporate Litigation Advisors can help manage your litigation, please contact David A. Shields directly.
Growth to Exit
IS YOUR PRIVATELY OWNED BUSINESS READY TO SELL?
You have spent years, sleepless nights and suffered the pains and joys of owning and growing your own business. Now it may be time for you to realize the fruits of your labors and position your company for transition – either to sell or pass on to the next generation.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT BUYERS OR INVESTORS LOOK FOR WHEN
THEY VALUE A COMPANY?
Private owners or executives frequently need help in five critical areas that impact growth and valuations. As your Growth to Exit® advisor, we provide strategic business and legal advice in these areas to prepare your company for a sale or transition.
YOUR TOP PRIORITY IS TO MAKE YOUR COMPANY MORE VALUABLE.
We analyze your business model and practices and then engage your top executives to develop a strategy and implementation plan that clearly defines the goals, expected outcomes and execution.
Our goal is to increase shareholder value by helping you position your company with best practices in these critical areas:
Legal (contract review, corporate governance, risk management)
Finance/Accounting (review of capital and debt structure, A/R needs, growth capital needs, audits, ICFR)
Human Capital (policies/procedures, compensation aligned with roles, compliance)
Sales/Marketing (sales process, compensation, marketing & messaging alignment)
IT/IP systems (operating software, data security, disaster recovery plan)
When best practices are embedded in each of these five areas of your company, a potential buyer or investor is more likely to increase the enterprise value on your business.
THE GROWTH CYCLE OF A SMALL TO MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS REQUIRES
SKILL AND EXPERTISE.
SLG has been the valued voice at the table for many middle market companies transitioning through growth and to a fair exit. We help you plan for sustainable growth and guide you through the complexities of generational issues and succession planning.
For more information, please contact us to discuss your needs at 972-788-2040.