WHAT WE DO

At Pinnacle Risk Strategies, we help you both manage risk and strengthen your organization.

Our team is here to provide legal services to outdoor recreation, guiding, and educational organizations on critical legal, business, regulatory, and risk management issues.

 

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LEGAL RISK MANAGEMENT REVIEW

Providing a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s legal risk. What you don’t know can hurt you. As lawyers and outdoor industry experts, we bring a unique combination of legal acumen and deep insight into your industry. Our risk assessment is like an elite cross-training for your organization. Your business will come out stronger, safer, more efficient, more sustainable, and more resilient.

  • Thorough stress test for your company.

  • Deep dive into all organizational documents, record-keeping, and forms.

  • In-depth understanding of where communication can be improved within and among your organization.

  • Comprehensive process for ensuring local, state, and federal regulatory and statutory compliance.

  • Assistance with implementing industry best standards and practices.

  • Final report and recommended process for ensuring ongoing, excellent risk management and business practices.

 

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BUSINESS FORMATION

Choosing a business structure that strengthens your company. The legal form your business takes affects your entire operation, from liability to taxation. We help you choose and form the best business structure to meet your needs and growth.

  • Helping you select the best structure.

  • Filing the necessary state or federal documents.

  • Drafting your operating documents.

  • Conducting a trademark search.

  • Obtaining your EIN from the IRS.


 
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BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

Helping your organization navigate contracts, documents, and other business transactions. We carefully craft the documents and contracts your organization needs to work with outside parties and run efficiently.

  • Contracting with vendors.

  • Leasing, buying, or selling products and services.

  • Negotiating successful transactions.


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FORMS & DOCUMENTS

Drafting and ensuring that your organization’s forms and other communications are top notch and legally sound.

  • Participant registration forms.

  • Medical forms.

  • Assumption of risk forms.

  • Waivers.

  • Liability releases.

  • Indemnification.

  • Incident and near-miss forms (including state-of-the art, cloud-based incident reporting).

  • Documents used to communicate with participants, parents, media, and other outside parties.

  • Websites (including assistance with drafting terms of use and privacy policies).


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  • Hiring process.

  • Wages and benefits.

  • Workplace safety and OSHA compliance.

  • Independent contractors.

  • Diversity and inclusion.

EMPLOYMENT


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PROTOCOLS & PROCEDURES

Ensuring your organization’s protocols, policies, and procedures align with your programmatic goals and exceed industry standards.

  • Emergency response and crisis management plans.

  • Field protocols, including incident reporting, based on best practices.

  • Field administrative protocols based on best practices.

  • Medical protocols.


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PERMITS

Navigating the process of permitting on state and federal lands.

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TRANSPORTATION

Ensuring your company complies with all state and federal regulations.


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CRITICAL INCIDENT RESPONSE

Providing immediate and ongoing assistance to navigate a programmatic emergency.

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INSURANCE

Reviewing insurance policies to make sure you get the right fit for your company.


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CIVIL LITIGATION

Identifying appropriate responses to and advising on claims against your organization.

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EXPERT TESTIMONY

Providing expert testimony in litigation involving your organization.