Clients of all sizes often need assistance with regard to the provision or acquisition of consulting services, and with general business legal issues. We have experience assisting independent contractors who need non-disclosure agreements and consulting services templates that can be used for multiple engagements. We also have experience representing large consulting services organizations with the development of high-value custom agreements with customers in a variety of industries. In addition, having represented both companies that were seeking outside investment, and venture capital firms considering such investments, HTLF has the inside knowledge that enables the firm to help prepare clients for the audits that come with outside financing.

HTLF provides individual consultants and entrepreneurs, emerging companies and established business of all sizes and in all industries with the following legal services:

  • Custom and template independent contractor agreements for engagements of varying sizes

  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements

  • Partnering evaluation agreements

  • Employee ideas and inventions agreements

  • Business-to-business evaluation agreements

  • Business process licensing agreements

  • Consulting agreements for complex business and/or “shared” services

  • Agreements for outsourcing revenue cycle, supply chain, payroll processing and other business processes and services

  • Joint ventures, virtual joint ventures and joint operating agreements

  • Mergers and asset acquisition and disposition agreements

  • Collaborative arrangements, including strategic alliances, teaming and value-added reseller agreements

  • Marketing, co-promotion and sponsorship agreements

  • Grant agreements

  • Counseling regarding development of internal policies for the effective management of contracts and vendor arrangements

  • Counseling regarding, and structuring of, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Responses to RFPs

  • Assisting with evaluation of Responses to RFPs

  • Counseling regarding contractor non-compliance

  • Conducting due diligence reviews as part of internal audits, and in connection with mergers, acquisitions and potential outside investment

What We've Achieved

  • Negotiated and drafted multiple complex consulting services agreements ranging from $5 million to $40 million for a major national consulting firm in multiple market segments in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.

  • Represented a multi-national private equity company in all aspects of corporate procurement and vendor contracting, including drafting and negotiating more than 100 vendor contracts across diverse business units.

  • Created comprehensive suites of template agreements for, and conducted client training on the proper use of, non-disclosure/confidentiality, partnership evaluation and engaging independent contractors for numerous clients in multiple industries including biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, education, information systems and technology, engineering, and general business consulting.

  • Empowered internal contracting resources for a global private equity and venture capital company via creation of comprehensive suite of template agreements for use when engaging consultants and vendors across multiple geographic regions.

  • Conducted numerous due diligence reviews, including managing teams of junior attorneys and paralegals, as part of both internal corporate due diligence efforts, corporate acquisitions and venture financing preparation.

  • Formed Sole-Member and Dual Member Limited Liability Companies, including creating initial Operating Agreement and Resolutions and registering with the State of Maryland, for multiple companies.