“Consulting”: derived from the Latin word Cōnsulō /ˈkon.su.lo/ verb 1. to consider, deliberate, take counsel 2. to take care of, to look after the interests of…

What We Believe

There was once a time when business clients viewed their attorney as a partner and confidant. However, as legal services have become ever more niched and specialized, the “consulting” aspect of lawyering has diminished over time, particularly for clients without the need (or resources) to access expensive law firms. We believe that smaller business clients deserve legal counsel with the breadth of skills and experience to be not just a lawyer, but an advisor, consultant and advocate — in other words, a true partner and confidant.

We are also mindful that the “correct” legal answer is not always the best legal advice, especially for clients who may not have the leverage or desire to fight every battle. We believe that small business clients simply want reliable, pragmatic legal guidance to help them identify and manage risks, at a reasonable cost that reflects value added, not just time billed. Providing that guidance requires not just deep legal knowledge, but a keen understanding of each client’s business, goals and circumstances.

That’s why we describe our role as “Legal Consulting”.

What We Do

Kaplitt Legal Consulting is a unique legal consulting firm focused on serving small businesses in New York and New Jersey. We assist our small business clients by consulting with them on whatever legal issues or questions that may arise. These can range from a quick pass at a non-disclosure agreement, to an in-depth review of a complicated credit agreement or commercial lease, to handling the sale or purchase of a business.

Regardless of the task at hand, our approach is the same:

* We carefully draft or revise every contract and legal document, and we diligently negotiate with counterparties, to ensure that our clients receive the maximum benefits and protections possible in each unique situation;

* We identify and explain the most important risks so our clients can make informed business decisions;

* We consult with our clients to determine, together, whether those risks are acceptable and how to mitigate them; and in the rare cases where we feel proposed “final” terms would pose unacceptable risks, we advise our clients accordingly

* We explain to each client, in plain English, not only what they want to know, but also what they need to know.

* We (almost) never say “no”; instead, we help our clients examine the potential benefits, risks and pitfalls of a proposed choice, and then we consult with them to find the best alternative that comes closest to achieving the same result.