Scale your business.
Don’t stress about legal.
The dreaded billable hour should not slow down your growth.
To avoid high legal fees founders often skip, delay, or DIY their legal needs. But without proper legal counsel, you risk making costly mistakes, such as:
- Making uninformed “gut” decisions.
- Using Google as your lawyer.
- Drafting your own contracts.
- Focusing on unimportant issues and slowing down deals.
- Entering due diligence unprepared.
- Missing opportunities.
Set your business up for success.
Get fractional General Counsel for your startup.
General Counsel is a new approach to law for startups. At Westaway, you can get your own fractional general counsel for a flat monthly fee. Our plans provide ongoing legal services for all the day-to-day needs of high-growth startups so they can scale with peace of mind that legal is taken care of.
- Book your free consult.
- Choose your plan.
- Scale with confidence.
100 Day Promise
It’s really nice to have a lawyer you can bounce ideas off of – without worrying about the cost of each question.
Vikram Sahai, CTO, Carbon Counts
As an entrepreneur I have a billion fires to put out. With General Counsel, legal is one I don’t have to deal with.
Dave Levin, COO, Hala Systems
General Counsel helps us empower our sales team to close deals fast.
Manoj Dadlani, CEO, CosmosID
General Counsel meets 99% of my legal needs, and I’ll never be surprised by a legal bill.
Chad Owen, CEO, Stimulus
We get more legal judgment from this service than the traditional hourly model. By taking the transaction out of the equation we are actually learning more and have more confidence in legal matters and our internal processes.
Aron Bohlig, CEO, CompCap
Especially for early stage companies like ours that are about to enter the next phase of growth, the clarity General Counsel provides allows us to take the next step with confidence.
Denee Reaves, HR & Ops Manager, Third Sector Capital
We are a fast-paced startup. General Counsel allows us to get actionable advice quickly so we can keep moving forward.
Kellan Hays, COO, Good Nature Agro
Why founders like you love General Counsel.
Choose your plan.
|Unlimited Calls / Emails|
|Contract Reviews Per Month||2||6||10|
|Master Service Agreement|
|Independent Contractor Agreement|
|Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreement|
|Terms of Service|
|Stock Option Grant|
|Ready to Raise|
|Series Seed Funding|
|Cap Table Management|
|Series A Financing|
|Series B Financing|
General Counsel can save your company up to:
Avoid these 10 rookie legal mistakes.
Which General Counsel Plan is best for me?
- Launch is best for Pre-seed Startups, Solo Consultants, Small Agencies, and Small and Growing Businesses.
- Grow is best for Seed Stage Startups, Boutique Consulting Firms, Boutique Agencies, Mid-sized Businesses.
- Scale is best for Series A / B Startups, Consulting Firms, Agencies, Mature Businesses.
Unlimited calls and emails, really?
This seems a little too good to be true. How can you make this work?
What is not included in General Counsel?
We’ve been working with founders for over a decade. From our experience, General Counsel covers about 90% of a startup’s legal needs. Although issues like regulation, taxation, international structuring and M&A are not included within the scope of General Counsel, everything listed above is included. When projects are out of scope, we often work with our General Counsel clients on a per project basis.
How do you calculate the cost savings?
Our cost savings are based on the price to get the services on a per-project basis here at Westaway. If numbers excite you, check out this Google Sheet that gives an itemized breakdown for each General Counsel Plan. All calculations are based on our publicly available transparent pricing list averaged over 12 months. Of course, keep in mind that our prices tend to be 20-40% less than most startup law firms, so the cost savings compared to those firms will be significantly greater.
What types of contracts are included under contract review?
Contract review includes reviewing, editing and negotiating any contract that is 20 pages or less with any counterparty.