Who We Are
Who We Are
Founded in 2016, Company Counsel LLC is led by Bernard A. Williams, Esq., a seasoned attorney who has honed his craft as a commercial litigator at some of the finest law firms in the nation. After leaving big law in 2008, Bernard started his own education company that helped high school students with study skills and test preparation.
Being a business owner, Bernard saw firsthand that forward-thinking legal counsel is not a privilege meant only for the wealthiest corporate conglomerates. Every enterprise needs sound legal advice and representation to survive, grow, and sustain success.
So Bernard built a team that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners live out their dreams, achieve their goals, and beat the odds by carefully reviewing their unique needs and working together to remove all potential legal roadblocks in their way.
We help business owners stay protected throughout their entire business life cycle, from incorporation to the sale or dissolution of their company. Regardless of whether the business is in growth or trouble mode, we are here to help you survive, grow, and sustain success.
What Sets Us Apart
We believe we win as a team. Our approach to your business’s legal needs helps you stay informed, prepared, and proactively protected from what may come. We champion diversity and value different perspectives and what each of us brings to the table. We are more than attorneys; we connect our clients with other professional services who will work to accomplish their goals and dreams. We do the right thing, the right way, for our clients because it is the right thing to do. We believe that the payment we receive is a reward for the work we do, not the reason we do it.
We don’t take it for granted that we are attorneys, nor do we feel we know all there is to know. Your business is unique, and the challenges you face may seem unconquerable. However, our team is continuously learning and improving our processes to allow you to concentrate on your business goals and not be bogged down with stress and worry. We play our game so you can focus on yours!
We help good people build great companies that impact the world!
How We Help Business Owners
The most successful business owners are passionate about their products and services, spend their time focused on their areas of expertise, and lean on trusted attorneys for their legal support. That’s where we come in. In our view, a great business lawyer must:
Have the ability to solve problems that do not have obvious solutions.
Offer wisdom and sage advice to clients, especially when the advice is something that the client needs to hear but is not what he or she wants to hear Pay attention to every detail while never losing sight of the big picture.
Be able to understand dense volumes of complex and obscure rules, codes, and case law, extract information that is applicable to the real world, and translate that information into a usable form that makes sense to a non-lawyer.
Actually listen to his client, remember that the client’s legal needs may be important but represent only one part of the client’s world, and put the needs of the client before the preferences of the lawyer.
There is a lot more to practicing law than most people realize, and to really do it consistently well, a lawyer has to love it. At Company Counsel LLC, we enjoy what we do. We like each other, we like our clients, and our work energizes us. We practice law because there is nothing else we would rather be doing. And, we think that enthusiasm comes across in our work.
- Champion Diversity
- We Win as a Team
- Do the Right Thing, the Right Way
- Proactive Protection
- Play Your Game
- More Than Attorneys
- Lifelong Learning & Continuous Improvement