Corporate Counseling & Governance

Successfully navigating the complex legal terrain of corporate governance requires steadfast and trustworthy guidance, particularly amid periods of growth, transformation and turbulence.


Massumi + Consoli partners with clients to learn their business strategies, key priorities and management approach to deliver a wide range of corporate counseling and governance services, customized to meet their frequently evolving needs.

Massumi + Consoli’s Corporate Counseling & Governance practice serves as outside general counsel to clients, forging strong partnerships with management teams, governing boards and legal departments. Employing a blend of practical judgment, innovation and business acumen, our team delivers effective solutions to help teams navigate critical initiatives and issues, including a broad range of corporate governance matters.


We routinely counsel clients through corporate challenges and governance matters that may arise at any stage of a company’s life cycle—from formation to growth and the enhancement of day-to-day operations to financings and exit. At the outset of every engagement, we work quickly to learn a company’s business strategies, priority issues, structural concerns and internal policies and procedures to ensure alignment.


Our lawyers advise management and governing boards on corporate governance matters, including fiduciary duties, voting and consent rights, board composition and structure, equity arrangements and governance best practices. In addition, we provide a host of ongoing general counsel services, such as advising on internal restructurings and intercompany transactions, reviewing and negotiating nondisclosure agreements, joint venture agreements and commercial contracts (including licensing agreements, vendor contracts, leases and subleases) and preparing and maintaining corporate, capitalization and legal entity records.


We also leverage the firm’s other practices to give clients access to a full team of lawyers focused on the areas of tax, debt finance, litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property and technology, cybersecurity and data protection, labor and employment, executive compensation and benefits, and environmental, health and safety.

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