Why COR Legal?
“COR” means “heart” and the heart or essence of COR Legal is to create the optimal combination of positive relationships and value for its clients.
Our focus is fractional in-house counsel services to drive efficiency and cost savings for businesses. We work "on-demand" for small, medium, and mature businesses.
COR Legal is a law firm which offers in-house legal expertise to companies which need regular, on-going legal support but do not wish to hire a full-time in-house lawyer, or add more full-time resources to their existing in-house legal team.
COR Legal’s value comes from highly responsive, practical, business-oriented legal advice that is more cost competitive than a company’s usual outside law firms.
For companies without in-house legal counsel, COR Legal relieves non-lawyer executives of burden of “wearing the hat” of General Counsel:
• CEOs / COOs can run the business!
• CFOs can be the CFO!
COR Legal provides judgment and advice as to when specialized outside legal expertise really is needed – if it isn’t needed, companies get quick, competent legal advice, the way an in-house counsel operates.
If special outside law firm expertise is needed, COR Legal takes the burden of managing outside counsel off the plates of company executives and streamlines the communication process.
COR Legal also assists in-house legal staff handle overflow work. We do this at a lower cost than using a typical outside law firm. With COR Legal you get a senior business lawyer with the in-house experience you need.
Who is COR Legal?
COR Legal was founded by J. Scott Pusey with a vision to be a unique and innovative firm that functions both as a legal advisor and a business partner. COR Legal thereby becomes a core, essential asset to each client’s business success.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, Scott has a unique and diverse background with experience in large law firm practice in Denver and New York and several in-house legal counsel roles.
Scott also has expertise in process improvement consulting and in-house legal operations leadership. Scott also held C-Suite level executive leadership positions for eight years with a global manufacturing company in Risk Management and Safety, Health and Environmental, and also worked as a strategic risk management consultant.
Scott is a member of the bars of Colorado and New York. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at Columbia University School of Law in New York, NY and a B.S. in General and International Business at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.