Jun 8, 2023
We can't say enough good things about our Goodlawyer Fractional Counsel, Pat Veilleux — he has been incredibly helpful in moving forward projects and initiatives that we had put on the back burner.
Marjorie Junio-Read, CFO
Helcim is a Calgary fintech scaleup providing businesses across North America an avenue for seamlessly accepting payments at affordable and transparent rates.
A wide range of online, e-commerce, cloud-based, mobile and retail payment options allow Helcim to offer a total payments solution — all with complete transparency to their customers and a human touch. No cancellation fees, no monthly minimums and no long-term contracts have made Helcim the preferred choice for credit card processing, and one of Calgary’s most exciting scaleup companies, raising an impressive $16M Series A in 2022.
As their team and business have grown, they’ve struggled to find legal support that matches their business needs. Helcim was looking for the right balance between a more nuanced understanding of the business, broad yet in certain areas, deep legal expertise and budget management. In search of a better solution, they turned to Goodlawyer to learn more about Fractional Counsel
Meet the Goodlawyer, Pat.
Patrick Veilleux has over 15 years of experience as a commercial, technology, procurement, and strategic partnerships lawyer, delivering results for some of the world's fastest-growing technology companies, including Shopify where he spent five years as the Director of Legal for the Products & Commercialization division.
I crave and thrive on the opportunity to solve difficult problems with engaged and passionate people. My north star is to be a fellow problem solver that demystifies issues and addresses my clients' concerns with practical, relevant, and cost-effective solutions.
— Patrick Veilleux
Goodlawyer Fractional Counsel.
Fractional Counsel offers scaleup and enterprise clients the dedicated legal and strategic counsel they've been missing.
As an embedded team member, a Goodlawyer Fractional Counsel is fit to serve as a true business partner rather than the transactional mandates offered by traditional firms. Most importantly, Fractional Counsel is designed to augment your executive team; they get to know your business, attend key meetings, and are able to produce actionable and nuanced legal support with high efficiency.
The end result: clients get senior legal counsel at a fraction of the usual law-firm rates, saving upwards of 60% on their monthly legal bills.
As a company built on camaraderie and teamwork, Fractional Counsel has been and continues to be a game changer for Helcim’s CFO.
As Marjorie put it: “Pat has been a really great fit with our team from a personality, mindset and approach perspective. He’s visiting our office in Calgary in July, which will allow us to build deeper relationships with the team and get even more context to continue creating impact.”
Together, Helcim and Goodlawyer are showing the value of transparency, teamwork, and innovative approaches to problems that businesses have been facing for decades.
The Community Impact
Helcim and Goodlawyer working together is an excellent example of local companies supporting each other, and this kind of teamwork is essential for Calgary's economy. When local businesses work together, it can lead to more jobs and a more robust business community keeping our economy more stable, especially during tough times.
By tapping into local resources and ideas, businesses can improve faster and offer better services. The partnership between Helcim and Goodlawyer is good for Calgary's economy. It shows that working together can help create a strong and thriving business community.
Fractional General Counsel offers scaleup and enterprise clients the dedicated legal and strategic counsel they've been missing — learn more.
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