We maintain a database of qualified prospective independent contractors that we can draw on with short notice to create a structured team to work on projects, transactions, or a dispute resolution process.
What are Structured Team Members?
Structured Team Members are typically very experienced professionals and other experts who have had their qualifications reviewed in advance by Procido LLP. Many Structured Team Members have worked together with Procido LLP lawyers in the past on projects, transactions, and dispute resolution processes and have offered to be contracted by Procido LLP to provide similar future services. Structured Team Members are not employees, Associates, or Partners of Procido LLP – they are prospective independent contractors to Procido LLP. Structured Team Members are professionals such as lawyers, engineers, accountants, architects and doctors who are: (i) fully qualified in any Canadian jurisdiction with at least 5 years of post-qualification experience; (ii) with a focus in a particular industry or practice area; and (iii) if not an engineer, with a particular technical expertise or technical skill. The Procido LLP renewable energy group may be able to offer land agents for site acquisition, engineers for facility design, financial advisors for project modeling and project managers to drive projects forward as Structured Team Members to clients.
How do clients pay for the Structured Team?
A Procido Structured Teams Agreement (PSTA) or standard form retainer agreement is entered into between Procido LLP and the client, which provides for an agreed pricing option to the client for the structured team to undertake and complete a defined scope of work. The PSTA or standard form retainer agreement entered into between Procido LLP and the client, can be for a fixed fee for a defined scope of work, monthly payments for access to use the structured team as required, or billable hourly rates applied for each Procido LLP lawyer and Structured Team Member.
What is the smallest structured team that a client can use for a project or transaction?
Unless there is a single direct contract between the Procido LLP client and Structured Team Member, either Chad Eggerman or Troy Baril will act as the client relationship manager and quality assurance supervisor. However, a Procido LLP client may engage only one single Structured Team Member directly if that is most suitable for a particular project or transaction. Typically, structured teams are comprised of one Procido LLP Partner, one Procido LLP Associate and one Structured Team Member.
What type of projects, transaction or dispute resolution processes are most suitable for structured teams?
Larger projects, transactions, and dispute resolution processes are most suitable for structured teams. For example, projects with a total project cost exceeding $25 million CAD, transactions exceeding $10 million CAD, and dispute resolution processes involving claims exceeding $5 million CAD. However, clients can utilize structured teams for much smaller projects, transactions, and dispute resolution processes – particularly those that require a specialized skillset in addition to legal skills. Structured Teams are most suited for a project, transaction, or dispute resolution process which requires a significant amount of human resources to be mobilized very quickly and then swiftly be applied intensively over a short and defined period of time. Because the Structured Teams Roster has a focus on Structured Team Members with technical skills, the ideal type of engagement requires both legal and technical expertise to be applied simultaneously. Examples of projects most suitable for the Structured Teams approach are renewable energy projects, mine site power generation projects, transmission line projects, oilfield transition projects, greenfield mines, infrastructure projects such as arenas, bridges, hospitals and motorways and any Indigenous-lead projects. Examples of transactions suitable for the Structured Teams approach are any transaction in a highly technical industry such as agriculture, chemicals, fertilizer production, hydrogen production, public-private partnerships, carbon capture usage and storage, rare earth mineral processing, and any Indigenous-lead transaction. Examples of dispute resolution processes suitable for the Structured Teams approach are any dispute which is highly technical in the energy, construction, mining, agriculture, chemical, oil and gas, infrastructure industries or any commercial Indigenous dispute.
Can Procido LLP clients contract directly with Structured Team Members?
Yes. If it makes the most sense for an existing Procido LLP client to contract directly with a Structured Team Member, Procido LLP can assist the client and the Structured Team Member to do that in order to ensure the project, transaction, or dispute resolution process is completed or resolved as efficiently as possible. In this situation an STMA and PSTA are not necessary – Procido LLP just makes the necessary introductions and provides the support to facilitate whatever agreement is desired between the client and Structured Team Member. Procido LLP and the Structured Team Member will coordinate their respective work with each other as required by the mutual client.
What is the contractual structure for the Structured Teams service?
How do I access the Procido LPP Structured Team service?
If you are an existing Procido LLP client interested in accessing legal capacity from our Structured Teams Roster, simply contact your Procido LLP client relationship lawyer and they will make arrangements for a specific Structured Team Member(s) to be made available to you for your project, transaction or dispute resolution process.
If you are not an existing Procido LLP client, then contact us to discuss entering into a Procido Structured Teams Agreement (PSTA) or standard form retainer agreement in order to create and engage the Structured Team for your particular project, transaction or dispute resolution process.