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Outside General Counsel Services

The Ferrette Law Firm provides outside general counsel services to emerging companies with no in-house legal staff. We handle ongoing legal matters so companies can stay in business and focus on their bottom line.
The Ferrette Law Firm focuses all of our clients’ general counsel legal affairs including contracts, corporate governance, coordinating regulatory/compliance, tax, employment and intellectual property matters.
Acting as a strategic advisor to our clients, the Ferrette Law Firm works swiftly and effectively to implement the right solutions and resolve the matter at hand with an eye toward the future.
As outside general counsel, the Ferrette Law Firm understands its clients’ current business operations, past history, and future goals in order to provide efficient, thoughtful, and innovative solutions to their business related legal issues.
The Ferrette Law Firm provides legal support to its clients’ executive team and board of directors on strategic initiatives (including joint ventures and acquisitions), corporate planning and customer/supplier agreements. Other key responsibilities include the identification of key intellectual property issues (i.e. patent protection, technology licensing), coordination of legal aspects of regulatory compliance and managing and resolving disputes.

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As outside general counsel, The Ferrette Law Firm is an expert in the three C's of business: corporate governance, compliance and commercial transactions.


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Chelsea Ferrette
Chelsea has 13 years of experience as an attorney, both in private practice and in-house, dedicated to helping companies stay in legal compliance, reach more customers and grow their business. Chelsea has years of experience as counsel to financial services, non-profits, technology, consumer services and retail companies. Early in her legal career Chelsea served as Associate General Counsel at Citigroup. While in private practice, Chelsea advised financial institutions, particularly in the context of corporate governance and securities law.
Chelsea received her JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, New York, and Maryland.


Clients are the heart and soul of the Ferrette Law Firm. From the formation of the idea of starting a business, to getting the business up and running, to running the day to day general counsel legal operations and negotiations of sales and vendor contracts, the Ferrette Law Firm is there for its clients. By utilizing the years of legal knowledge and experience we offer real solutions for real clients with real legal concerns.

Jane Hali & Associates
When Jane Hali was looking to acquire the financial service research division of a market research firm, she tapped the Ferrette Law Firm to negotiate the sales contract and all other logistics to ensure client continuity in services. Since the formation of JHA, the Ferrette Law Firm provides general counsel services and established the legal framework for all practices, policies and business activities, ensuring that decisions are consistent with this boutique retail buy-side research firm’s core objectives and values.

Zeke’s Coffee of DC
Zeke’s Coffee of DC was already a known entity at local DC farmers’ markets. When Zeke’s decided to move to a brick and mortar small batch roastery in DC they called the Ferrette Law Firm to provide general counsel services and to do a compliance due diligence review. The Ferrette Law firm oversaw regulatory issues and processes to insure effective compliance practices were in place and executed. The Ferrette Law Firm is proud to service Zeke’s, one of the Rhode Island Avenue, NE Main Street group of businesses.

GoGo Fitness
When fitness sisters, Erica Berry and Dani Tucker, needed intellectual property protection they called the Ferrette Law Firm. We were able to secure GoGo Fitness’ trademark of “DaGoGo” and provide general counsel services to the fitness company who has been featured on NBC, ABC, NPR and SXSW.

Clearly Innovative
When this innovative mobile app developer wanted a outside general counsel service law firm, they hired the Ferrette Law Firm for the task. Whether it is negotiating service contracts, drafting and negotiating commercial real estate lease agreement, reviewing and updating compliance policies or advising on general corporate governance, the Ferrette Law Firm answered the call.

BottomsUp App
What’s a mobile application without financial backing? A really great idea going nowhere! BottomsUp App contacted the Ferrette Law Firm to counsel on early stage venture financing and to decipher the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), and Regulation A.


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