Flex-time General Counsel and COO expertise without FTE overhead. Trusted fiduciary, business advisor & attorney with 25+ years of experience within a monthly flat-fee compensation model.
We integrate business and legal/regulatory applications to offer solutions that are both practical and profitable, tailored to your organizational mission and risk/reward model.
Contracts are the backbone of any business. Your profit is in the details of your contracts. We offer contract ecosystem improvements that can increase your net profitability. From negotiations in the bid stage to contract drafting in award stage to post-award contract audit and management, we proactively negotiate and draft better contracts for a variety of companies. We also perform contract ecosystem audits. Studies show companies lose 9.2% of contract value annually. Multiply your annual contract volume by 9.2% to understand the impact contract value leaks can have on your bottom line. We systematically identify contract value leaks and provide solutions to boost net profitability.
Dispute Resolution Avoiding Legal Action
We proactively negotiate & draft clear contracts that optimize cash flow solutions.
Business litigation is caused by a bad relationship, a bad contract, or both. We integrate relationship expectations into the contract details to help you achieve optimal net profitability and help avoid costly litigation.
Whether a solution for a single crisis or an organizational policy/practice, our team of legal and health care professionals offer more than 40 years of combined risk management experience.
Have a construction claim or business dispute? As an experienced C-Suite executive and trial lawyer, Steve can provide a fresh perspective for early dispute resolution to optimize your net recovery. If your claim or dispute seems stuck in litigation, we can offer a second opinion or intervene as Resolution Counsel working with your current trial attorney.
Steve donates at least 50 hours annually for U.S. Veterans by providing negotiation coaching and legal advice solutions.
A perfect solution for mid-market businesses with revenue @ $4M+. GC & COO expertise without FTE overhead. Focus is on operational integration of complex laws, rules, and regulations tailored to increase cash flow and net profitability.
5 Value-Add Reasons
1. Flat Fees
CFO's love predictable, budget-friendly flat fees.
2. Speed, Availability, Accuracy
CEOs love same-day response plus accurate advice and practical solutions without hourly billing.
3. Experience & Active Listening
Through a lens of experience and active listening, we offer tailored solution options relying on interdisciplinary legal and business know-how.
4. Profitability & Cash Flow
Integrated GC & COO perspective is infused on every touchpoint from contract ecosystem to daily ops.
5. Profit is in the Details
We use proven methodologies to scrutinize details and identify, optimize, and monetize value.
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Nearly 60% of M&A deals fail, attributing contracts and operational integration as primary causes.
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As attorney advisor for business deals or resolving business disputes, Steve Schinker serves clients as a fiduciary attorney working in the client's best interest.
1. A proactive approach to negotiating and drafting clear contracts that integrate client objectives helps avoid liability, minimize risk, and foster sustainable business relationships.
2. Contract law expertise for buying/selling business assets, healthcare, tech, construction, manufacturing, real estate, etc.
3. Get back to business with early B2B alternatives versus expensive and time-consuming litigation. We explore dispute resolution through direct negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or state-specific business courts.
As a USAF veteran, Steve supports all communities served through volunteer and financial support.
Scottsdale ~ Tucson
Denver Metro ~ Colorado Springs
Fort Collins ~ Durango
Fort Myers ~ Jacksonville
Tampa ~ Vero Beach
Madison ~ Milwaukee
Minocqua ~ Wausau
Cert. Advanced Negotiation Master
Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation
J.D. with Distinction
WMU-Thomas Cooley Law
LL.M. in Environmental Law
Pace University School of Law
State Bars of AZ, CO, FL, WI
U.S. District Courts in CO & WI
World Commerce Contracting
Past Wisconsin State Bar Board
Adjunct Professor Experience
MBA Strategic Business Planning
Business Law & Ethics
Univ. of Wisconsin System
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