In this episode Todd Wilkowski discusses the importance of bringing in outside general counsel and the value it provides in terms of expertise and support for small businesses. Listen in as Todd and Deborah talk about the fractional approach, which allows businesses to test the waters and build trust before committing to a long-term relationship with consultants. They emphasize the importance of being proactive and strategic in providing legal advice and the need for trusted advisors who can offer solutions to a wide range of challenges. They also discuss the future of professional services and the transformative impact of technology on the legal industry.
Todd focuses his practice on serving private, closely held and/or family-owned businesses as their outside general counsel and trusted advisor on all legal and risk issues. Besides a prior career as an Air Force officer, Todd also has unique background in construction law, where he has advised companies on myriad legal issues affecting the industry in both private practice and as a general counsel. Before joining Frost Brown Todd, Todd served for seven years as the general counsel for Baker Concrete Construction Inc., the nation’s largest concrete construction specialty contractor, where he had daily oversight over the company’s legal, enterprise risk management, contracts, ethics, compliance, political lobbying and government relations functions. Prior to Baker, Todd was a partner with a large Cincinnati law firm where he gained substantial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute experience while assisting the firm’s clients in resolving risk issues that threatened their profitable growth or continued sustainability. Todd's full time practice is serving as outside general counsel to private and family-owned businesses of all sizes. He (and his team of experts at FBT) provide timely, practical, strategic, and value-added advice on various issues and opportunities faced by closely held companies involving, but not limited to, enterprise risk management, contract drafting and negotiation, litigation and dispute resolution oversight, corporate restructuring, tactical and strategic HR and employment, and intellectual property and government compliance. He also offers business advice in areas such as succession planning/ exit strategies and strategic plan development. Todd takes a proactive approach on identifying and providing innovative solutions impacting his clients’ continued development and success. He also advises his clients on potential strategies for seizing current market opportunities while concurrently and effectively leveraging the risks commensurate with these opportunities.
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