Forming a new company. Does having the title of General Counsel or Chief Legal officer need to be a licensed attorney?
1 Answer from Attorneys
Sure, because it would be holding yourself out to the public as a lawyer if you use General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer. You can use Chief Compliance Officer that is not necessarily a legal position.
If you need clarification, I suggest that you consult with a lawyer in private and discuss your objectives in more detail. You can start by calling around to several for a free phone consultation, get some insights then pick the best fit to work with.
If you would like to discuss further over a free phone consult, feel free to contact me anytime that is convenient.
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