Santon General Counsel is a boutique law firm that provides business, transactional, and outside general counsel services to startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits throughout California. SGC partners with clients from the outset to manage legal risk from a business-oriented perspective on an ongoing basis.
SGC provides legal services in the areas of entity formation, corporate governance, compliance, risk management, board strategy and advice, litigation strategy and management, contract drafting and review, employment issues, brand protection and trademarks, intellectual property portfolio management and privacy and data security compliance. SGC also provides legal services to nonprofit organizations in the areas of formation, tax exempt status, governance and legal compliance.
SGC’s fundamental premise is built on knowing clients’ businesses and industries and serving as a problem-solver, advisor and business and legal strategist. Clients receive the benefits of an in-house counsel without incurring the costs of a full-time employee or large law firm rates. Because SGC works with a carefully vetted group of specialists, clients receive close and careful attention from one lawyer but also have the benefit of a breadth and depth of knowledge typical of a larger law firm.
SGC's core values are to be efficient and lean, to cultivate an environment of creativity and innovation, and to use sophisticated technology and systems to provide high quality and effective legal services at affordable and predictable rates.