We Bring Legal Problem Solving
to the people and businesses transforming our region.
Outside Counsel was built to deliver efficient and practical legal services to help catalyze innovation and growth in Pittsburgh. We have replaced the outdated delivery models and fee structures used by most attorneys and law firms and replaced it with an experience that is better suited to the needs of the marketplace. Our goal is to provide unparalleled client service that supports and counsels the entrepreneurs, businesses, and creative people driving cultural and economic transformation here at home.
Who We Are
Outside Counsel approaches client service differently. We proactively take steps to align our services with client goals and interests. Where other firms are focused on time spent generating billable hours, we focus on the value delivered through results and outcomes. This means transparent and simple billing practices and not dinging clients with fees for small tasks – like picking up the phone to ask a question or touch base on a project. We always discuss pricing in detail, in advance, for any work we do. We think relationships are the best part about this business, and we’re always available to meet for coffee, a drink, or a meeting at the office.
“Hello, it’s nice to meet you.”
The first stage of any relationship begins with an introduction. We love meeting new people, whether they are referred to us by our friend Steve or our friend Google. Give us a call, send us an email, or schedule an appointment through the website.
“IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN HELP YOU WITH?”
Once we’ve met, we’ll help you understand what legal issues you have, if any. Clients often don’t understand the full scope of what their problems are or how to fix them – or whether they even need an attorney. Regardless of the issue, we’ll engage in a dialogue to help you understand what you are looking at and how Outside Counsel can help. This may include engaging Outside Counsel to do work, or connecting you with one of our trusted contacts who is more specially suited to meet your need.
“How are we going to do this?”
Once we’ve identified your legal needs, we’ll put together a proposal to include the fees involved and a project timeline. We frequently do flat-fee billing for projects, and/or create billing benchmarks for hourly project to avoid surprise bills. Regardless of how the project is billed, clients understand what they will be paying prior to the commencement of any projects, and will sign an Engagement Letter before any work is started. Certain projects may require an upfront payment or ongoing billing arrangements, but we typically attempt to keep billing aligned with client deliverables.
“Let’s get to work!”
Once all the details are worked out, we can get started with your project. You will be provided with regular updates and we are always available to speak throughout the duration of your relationship with us. You will never be charged for asking a question or picking up the phone to see how your project is coming along. We do our best to keep lines of communication clear and open and genuinely want our clients to be satisfied with the quality of work they are receiving. If anything about woking with Outside Counsel does not meet or exceed your expectations, we want to hear about it.
SCHEDULE A 30 MINUTE FREE COFFEE MEETING
Have a business idea, questions on where to start, or looking to learn more about an industry from a legal perspective? Schedule a 30 minute block of time with us below and let’s grab coffee.
OUTSIDE COUNSEL LLC
203 W New Castle Street, Zelienople, PA 16063 | T: 724-473-0184
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