As legal counsel, to leading and emerging businesses, Marguerite A. Fletcher is an advisor who can creatively discuss business issues, assess/ minimize legal risk, and close deals quickly. Through a combination of law firm training and in-house experience, she knows how to communicate effectively with lawyers and various business people, including, engineers, scientists, salespeople and marketing professionals.Ms. Fletcher's experience allows her to strike the right balance between the competing pressures of preparing a contract that minimizes legal risk to her client and closing a deal quickly without expending too many cycles negotiating the legal terms. Ms. Fletcher's approach is practical and business oriented. She understand a client's need to get the deal done and knows what is necessary to protect the interests of her clients.
For clients without in-house counsel, Ms. Fletcher has functioned as a "part-time general counsel" and as a supplement to the services obtained from their law firm.For clients with a legal staff she has served as a specialist for certain projects and as an additional resource at busy times.Clients appreciate Ms. Fletcher's ability to (i) streamline their standard sales contracts, shortening the length and making them easier to negotiate, (ii) advise senior management as they create policies and guidelines for their operations, and (iii) manage outside counsel, relieving the CFO of this responsibility. With almost twenty years of practice, Ms. Fletcher has worked on a wide variety of legal matters.