Move faster with Fractional GC.

We developed Fractional General Counsel for high-growth companies who need dedicated legal support, without the cost of a full-time in-house counsel.

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Samir, Fractional GC

Former In-House, Walmart

Scale faster with Fractional GC

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In-house experience

From startups to Fortune 500 — your Fractional GC understands business.

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Strategic value

Transform your legal from an overpriced cost into a strategic contributor on your team.

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Less stress, more time

Fractional GCs anticipate and deal with legal issues — so founders can focus on other stuff.

Who is Fractional GC for?

Fractional GC was designed for founders and executives in high-growth companies who need to efficiently close deals, commercialize complex IP assets, or rapidly scale their team.

Meet some of our Fractional GCs

Our unique combination of technology and specialized legal talent gives your team the dedicated lawyer you need to scale. Browse some of our trusted Fractional GCs here.

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Cleantech, energy, securities, financing

30+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Cleantech, energy, securities, financing

30+

IP, software, medtech, manufacturing

25+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

IP, software, medtech, manufacturing

25+

IP, software, agriculture, mining

25+

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Years of Experience

IP, software, agriculture, mining

25+

IP, software, electronics, hardware

25+

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Years of Experience

IP, software, electronics, hardware

25+

ESG, non-profit, securities, M&A

20+

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Years of Experience

ESG, non-profit, securities, M&A

20+

Software, privacy, international, M&A

20+

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Years of Experience

Software, privacy, international, M&A

20+

Employment, human resources

20+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Employment, human resources

20+

Media, copyright, communications

20+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Media, copyright, communications

20+

Commercial, IP, employment

20+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Commercial, IP, employment

20+

Employment, labour, human resources

20+

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Years of Experience

Employment, labour, human resources

20+

Privacy, compliance, commercial

20+

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Years of Experience

Privacy, compliance, commercial

20+

Aviation, financing, software

15+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Aviation, financing, software

15+

Fintech, banking, regulatory

15+

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Years of Experience

Fintech, banking, regulatory

15+

Fintech, retail, cannabis, crypto

10+

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Years of Experience

Fintech, retail, cannabis, crypto

10+

Regulatory, financing, crypto

10+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Regulatory, financing, crypto

10+

Manufacturing, finance, employment

10+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Manufacturing, finance, employment

10+

Corporate, commercial, crypto

10+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Corporate, commercial, crypto

10+

Corporate, IP, entertainment, sports

10+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Corporate, IP, entertainment, sports

10+

Corporate, franchising, software

5+

Area of Expertise

Years of Experience

Corporate, franchising, software

5+

Getting started with a Fractional GC

You're three easy steps away from adding a trusted legal expert to your team.

1. Book a consultation

Book a call with our team. We use structured data to generate a custom shortlist of the right Fractional GC candidates for your business.

2. Review your options

Compare lawyer profiles and schedule free intros with your preferred candidates. You can also message lawyers or request project-specific quotes.

3. Hire your Fractional GC

Goodlawyer enables you to book, pay, message, and share files with your Fractional GC — all directly within our secure platform.

What Fractional GC can do for you

These are the top benefits Goodlawyer Fractional GC customers are experiencing

As an embedded team member, a Fractional GC is there to create and serve a longterm business relationship, not a one-off transaction. Fractional GCs integrate into your organization and get to know your team to become an expert in your business — producing actionable and specific legal advice that supports better business decisions.


They can also help improve internal operations and strategy by proactively mitigating risks before issues arise. A Fractional GC can even replace the senior law firm partner as the CEO’s primary counsellor, becoming a core member of management and participating in decisions and actions that touch both law and business.


On the heels of the pandemic and the Great Resignation, senior legal talent is leaving established law firms and migrating to startups for alternative engagements and Fractional roles. This is great news for startups and scaleups, especially those in regulated industries, where senior legal expertise and guidance is essential.


Our Fractional GC candidates have strong technical legal training, experience working with successful organizations, and years of practice operating in a practical, business-minded way in your industry. With the right combination of technical legal expertise and industry experience, your Fractional GC will help your team solve legal challenges efficiently and effectively, while contributing to the company’s growth and success.


It’s easy to lose track of external legal engagements and fees. Under the traditional billable hour model, growing businesses can easily rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars in external legal bills. We've seen it. Due to the high-costs of working with external law firms, many scaling businesses limit their legal engagements to major transactions only, missing out on the strategic value of operationalizing their recurring legal needs during a critical growth stage. 


With our Fractional GC model, our customers are realizing the benefits of embedding a legal partner to manage their recurring legal operations, while drastically reducing the size of their legal bills. Premised on fixed monthly fee arrangements, the Fractional model means that all your business’ legal questions and operations get addressed, without worrying about being “on the clock”.


A typical fractional legal counsel engagement often begins with a comprehensive legal assessment of your organization to evaluate legal risks, identify your legal priorities and build a roadmap for your legal and business operations. Armed with the confidence of organizational clarity, your fractional legal counsel can take ownership of the legal roadmap, so your executive team can concentrate on growing the business.

CEOs, CFOs and founder teams are spread thin. They manage many responsibilities within their organizations, rarely finding time to hit everything on their (always-growing) to-do-lists. 


An effective fractional legal counsel reduces the demand on executives’ time, so they’re able to concentrate on their core management tasks, rather than delegating and managing legal work. Imagine how fast your organization could move with your executive team focused on exactly what they do best.

Ready for Fractional GC?

Stop dealing with the stress and expense of outside legal counsel. Book your free consultation to learn more about Fractional GC.

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