Kwame Dougan

Commercial contracts attorney

Fearlessly Connecting the Dots of law, finance and strategy for mission-driven leaders and social impact investors operating across industries, cultures and jurisdictions.

Selected Presentations (*video)
International Financial Forum Symposium (M&A Advisors) - Faculty on Infrastructure Investing (Moderated by Abraaj’s CEO) (2016)
African Diaspora Investment Symposium - Panelist on Private Equity Investment (2016)
Ghana Investment Promotion Corporation (GIPC) - Business Roundtable
Columbia Africa Economic Forum - Young MBAs Panel (2016)*
Turkish TV (Expert on China-Africa Summit)(2016)
TEDxAccra Presenter “The Fear of Failure” (2015)
SXSW  - Moderator @  “Why You Will Invest in Sub Saharan Africa” (2015)
York University's Dean’s Circle of Scholars “Overcoming Disability” (2014)

Selected Press
Wall Street Journal, 2016
Atlanta Black Star (2016)
Toronto Star (2014)
 


Generally available between 11am-1pm, 2:30-4pm on weekdays, and on Saturday from 3pm-6pm. 

Highly recommended5.0 starsPosted by Kwame M 
January 5, 2018
 I have engaged Kwame via his firm (Scotch and Palm) on a number of cross-border transactions. He helped me negotiate a term sheet with a potential investor and is currently helping our venture fund seek redress on a fraud matter. In every case, I have found Kwame to be conscientious, dutiful and he really puts his clients interest first. His advice saved me a healthy amount of money, I wholeheartedly recommend him

Kwame M.

President of Energy Fund

Kwame Dougan review5.0 stars December 10, 2017

 Very grateful for Kwame's help and clear, lucid counsel! Kwame was kind and very patient with my questions.


J. F.

Client

Scotch and Palm is more than just legal help. They have been my trusted advisors for years, helping to guide me through key moments in developing my business. As a creative with a background in communications and community work, Scotch and Palm has been able to step in and provide me with financial advise that intersects with African and global cultures, legal jurisdictions, financial systems and politics. All in a straight forward, down-to-earth manner that is able to transcend class, education and background. This is the future of business for the continent and the world. Dynamic, intersectional and inspiring. Get ready to take notes and expand your horizons.  

Peace & Love-aa

Ashley M.

Owner, Creative Director, Omi Woods
Your ideas are looking really sharp!

You want to know what to do next and how to execute on a budget.

If this is your first meeting with a Concierge Lawyer, we have two goals in mind. 
FIRST, to help you decide whether to work with a lawyer in general.
SECOND, to help you decide whether this law practice and consultancy is right for you. If so, a more detailed discussion of your case will follow.

Below are ten questions to ask your potential lawyer.





At a minimum, you'll want to know about the lawyer's expertise and whether the lawyer is a veteran or beginner attorney.  For instance, our lawyers have at least five years of experience, either with a reputable law firm or had in-house experience with a global corporation.
Kwame graduated from Columbia Law School in 2010, worked in Beijing, China, before being admitted to the New York Bar in 2012.


This is an important, but often-overlooked question.   

For instance, we are mission-driven boutique commercial law practice at the intersection of innovation, technology and venture capital . 
Our mission is to Fearlessly Connect the Dots for emerging businesses and social-impact investors. That's niche group.  Previous clients include healthcare technology companies, non-profit organizations, and quasi-governmental development agencies. 


Kwame L.A. Dougan launched this practice in 2016, after . Here's a 60-second video introduction for you.   Here's a brief presentation about the firm's services.
This question is obviously an important one. You'll want to know whether you can afford the lawyer's services and how you will be required to pay. 
For instance, we practice value-pricing, which means the fee is based on a mutually-agreeable value of the work and is established before the work begins so that you know how much you can expect to pay ahead of time.

If you become a Concierge Client, you'll have to sign an Engagement Letter, which will outline the scope of work and all fees, usually in the attached Appendix (“Fee Schedule”).



We ask that you return documents in a timely manner, return phone calls, emails/messages diligently, provide necessary information, and pay fees by the date they are due.  If you have questions or do not agree with an invoice, you agree to promptly contact us. 
We are guided by three (3)Unique Core Values
FIRST | Squares Can’t Circle | Whenever we are considering a taking on a client, matter, or employee, there must be a FIT.  If there's any doubt regarding fit, it’s probably a NO!
SECOND | Punch with a Golden Fist | We do onto others what must be done, but only if we would respect someone else treating us similarly. 
THIRD | Asymmetry or Death | Pretending to be normal is exhausting.  We are not normal. We lack resources to compete directly against the best, biggest, smartest.  Therefore, we MUST rely on novel tools to remain effective. We readily embrace unconventional strategies to get the desired outcome .



www.scotchpalm.com | +917-737-9920 
| ask@scotchpalm.comMailing Address
|3979 Albany Post Road #2018 |Hyde Park, NY 12538
Please take a few minutes to complete this intake form if you haven't done so already.  After completing the form, you'll receive an email summarizing the key issues in your matter (search for "Needs Assessment Questionnaire").  If we haven't already had a consultation, please schedule one ASAP    


Signed engagement letter (search your inbox for "cudasign") and payment

Your formation, registration documents (State, Federal-if a non-profit)

Licensing documents (State, City, as applicable) 

 

Warm regards,







Kwame 

 

After the consultation, we take approximately three days to review your matter, including mission, vision, and all documents provided,  conducting a conflict check to confirm that there's a mutual fit between your needs and Scotch + Palm's mission and values.  

Second, we'll schedule a follow-up call to discuss a) the Scope of Work (SOW) and b) Value-Pricing. 
Here’s how it works:  After you provide information about your situation, including the facts involved and the goals of the representation, we evaluate a few approaches, the pros and cons of each option and chose the most efficient way to achieve your goals.

  a) Scope of Work:  Once we've decided what makes the most sense, we'll develop a scope of work and gives you a customized, fixed fee before representation begins.  As long as the scope of work does not change due to unexpected circumstances, this fixed fee is the amount you can expect to pay. We'll explain our vision, values and process then ask what you expect from us (timelines, communications, advise) so we can internalize your expectations.

b) Value-pricing:   S&P no longer subscribes to the outdated billable hour.  Instead, we offer Value Pricing as we strive to demonstrate the real value of the knowledge and experience clients have purchased.  

Last, there are some documents we need to confirm before we can start working on your matter,   and you'll receive valuable resources that we share with clients.




Kwame Dougan

Commercial contracts attorney

About Me

Fearlessly Connecting the Dots of law, finance and strategy for mission-driven leaders and social impact investors operating across industries, cultures and jurisdictions.

Selected Presentations (*video)
International Financial Forum Symposium (M&A Advisors) - Faculty on Infrastructure Investing (Moderated by Abraaj’s CEO) (2016)
African Diaspora Investment Symposium - Panelist on Private Equity Investment (2016)
Ghana Investment Promotion Corporation (GIPC) - Business Roundtable
Columbia Africa Economic Forum - Young MBAs Panel (2016)*
Turkish TV (Expert on China-Africa Summit)(2016)
TEDxAccra Presenter “The Fear of Failure” (2015)
SXSW  - Moderator @  “Why You Will Invest in Sub Saharan Africa” (2015)
York University's Dean’s Circle of Scholars “Overcoming Disability” (2014)

Selected Press
Wall Street Journal, 2016
Atlanta Black Star (2016)
Toronto Star (2014)
 


Generally available between 11am-1pm, 2:30-4pm on weekdays, and on Saturday from 3pm-6pm. 

Book Me

Testimonials

Highly recommended5.0 starsPosted by Kwame M 
January 5, 2018
 I have engaged Kwame via his firm (Scotch and Palm) on a number of cross-border transactions. He helped me negotiate a term sheet with a potential investor and is currently helping our venture fund seek redress on a fraud matter. In every case, I have found Kwame to be conscientious, dutiful and he really puts his clients interest first. His advice saved me a healthy amount of money, I wholeheartedly recommend him

Kwame M.

President of Energy Fund

Kwame Dougan review5.0 stars December 10, 2017

 Very grateful for Kwame's help and clear, lucid counsel! Kwame was kind and very patient with my questions.


J. F.

Client

Scotch and Palm is more than just legal help. They have been my trusted advisors for years, helping to guide me through key moments in developing my business. As a creative with a background in communications and community work, Scotch and Palm has been able to step in and provide me with financial advise that intersects with African and global cultures, legal jurisdictions, financial systems and politics. All in a straight forward, down-to-earth manner that is able to transcend class, education and background. This is the future of business for the continent and the world. Dynamic, intersectional and inspiring. Get ready to take notes and expand your horizons.  

Peace & Love-aa

Ashley M.

Owner, Creative Director, Omi Woods

FAQ

Your ideas are looking really sharp!

You want to know what to do next and how to execute on a budget.

If this is your first meeting with a Concierge Lawyer, we have two goals in mind. 
FIRST, to help you decide whether to work with a lawyer in general.
SECOND, to help you decide whether this law practice and consultancy is right for you. If so, a more detailed discussion of your case will follow.

Below are ten questions to ask your potential lawyer.





At a minimum, you'll want to know about the lawyer's expertise and whether the lawyer is a veteran or beginner attorney.  For instance, our lawyers have at least five years of experience, either with a reputable law firm or had in-house experience with a global corporation.
Kwame graduated from Columbia Law School in 2010, worked in Beijing, China, before being admitted to the New York Bar in 2012.


This is an important, but often-overlooked question.   

For instance, we are mission-driven boutique commercial law practice at the intersection of innovation, technology and venture capital . 
Our mission is to Fearlessly Connect the Dots for emerging businesses and social-impact investors. That's niche group.  Previous clients include healthcare technology companies, non-profit organizations, and quasi-governmental development agencies. 


Kwame L.A. Dougan launched this practice in 2016, after . Here's a 60-second video introduction for you.   Here's a brief presentation about the firm's services.
This question is obviously an important one. You'll want to know whether you can afford the lawyer's services and how you will be required to pay. 
For instance, we practice value-pricing, which means the fee is based on a mutually-agreeable value of the work and is established before the work begins so that you know how much you can expect to pay ahead of time.

If you become a Concierge Client, you'll have to sign an Engagement Letter, which will outline the scope of work and all fees, usually in the attached Appendix (“Fee Schedule”).



We ask that you return documents in a timely manner, return phone calls, emails/messages diligently, provide necessary information, and pay fees by the date they are due.  If you have questions or do not agree with an invoice, you agree to promptly contact us. 
We are guided by three (3)Unique Core Values
FIRST | Squares Can’t Circle | Whenever we are considering a taking on a client, matter, or employee, there must be a FIT.  If there's any doubt regarding fit, it’s probably a NO!
SECOND | Punch with a Golden Fist | We do onto others what must be done, but only if we would respect someone else treating us similarly. 
THIRD | Asymmetry or Death | Pretending to be normal is exhausting.  We are not normal. We lack resources to compete directly against the best, biggest, smartest.  Therefore, we MUST rely on novel tools to remain effective. We readily embrace unconventional strategies to get the desired outcome .



www.scotchpalm.com | +917-737-9920 
| ask@scotchpalm.comMailing Address
|3979 Albany Post Road #2018 |Hyde Park, NY 12538
Please take a few minutes to complete this intake form if you haven't done so already.  After completing the form, you'll receive an email summarizing the key issues in your matter (search for "Needs Assessment Questionnaire").  If we haven't already had a consultation, please schedule one ASAP    


Signed engagement letter (search your inbox for "cudasign") and payment

Your formation, registration documents (State, Federal-if a non-profit)

Licensing documents (State, City, as applicable) 

 

Warm regards,







Kwame 

 

After the consultation, we take approximately three days to review your matter, including mission, vision, and all documents provided,  conducting a conflict check to confirm that there's a mutual fit between your needs and Scotch + Palm's mission and values.  

Second, we'll schedule a follow-up call to discuss a) the Scope of Work (SOW) and b) Value-Pricing. 
Here’s how it works:  After you provide information about your situation, including the facts involved and the goals of the representation, we evaluate a few approaches, the pros and cons of each option and chose the most efficient way to achieve your goals.

  a) Scope of Work:  Once we've decided what makes the most sense, we'll develop a scope of work and gives you a customized, fixed fee before representation begins.  As long as the scope of work does not change due to unexpected circumstances, this fixed fee is the amount you can expect to pay. We'll explain our vision, values and process then ask what you expect from us (timelines, communications, advise) so we can internalize your expectations.

b) Value-pricing:   S&P no longer subscribes to the outdated billable hour.  Instead, we offer Value Pricing as we strive to demonstrate the real value of the knowledge and experience clients have purchased.  

Last, there are some documents we need to confirm before we can start working on your matter,   and you'll receive valuable resources that we share with clients.