About Cisneros Wheat Legal PLLC
We are a small firm in Seattle, Washington, that was founded in 2018 and continues to grow in scope and impact. Our attorneys are deeply rooted in the metro area, often volunteering in their communities. Our practice’s dual focus includes both commercial litigation and transactional matters in business and estate law.
Our Talented, Diverse Team
Attorney Luis Cisneros Jr. is a Tagalog speaker from the Philippines who is fluent in several other languages as well, including Filipino, Bisaya and Waray-Waray, in addition to English. Before joining this firm, he handled estate planning, real estate and immigration for another firm and completed his own immigration case. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Filipino Lawyers of Washington.
Attorney Jeffrey Wheat, formerly a combat medic, has demonstrated throughout his life a capacity to tackle critical, high-stress situations. He is a member of several legal organizations and active within the legal community. He is a member of the King County Judiciary & Litigation Committee, the American Bar Association, The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, the Washington State Veterans Bar Association and the National LGBT Bar Association.
Todd Miller is of counsel and primarily focuses on real estate law and business law.
What To Expect From Us
We prefer to meet all new clients in person at least once, but we understand that this may not always be possible. We respect and accommodate our clients’ varied legal needs, including the following:
- Our corporate services include corporate planning and compliance, licensing, intellectual property (IP) strategies and technology solutions for corporate entities.
- We handle a wide range of litigation matters as well as arbitration, mediation and other alternative conflict resolution methods.
- Our transactional services include drafting contracts and navigating purchases and sales of property, IP and other assets.
Our clients have access to more than just our knowledge and experience since we are associated with other well-respected law firms throughout the Puget Sound area and beyond. Furthermore, we maintain a global network of contacts in the Philippines, South Africa, Australia, Israel and London. Our international expertise and connections are unique and highly useful for our clients with global concerns.
Our Fees And Financial Philosophies
Transparency about our legal fees is part of what honesty means to us and our clients. Generally, we use an hourly rate or value-added or flat-fee agreements. On occasion, when a client requests so and there is a clear recovery, we consider using a mixed contingency agreement.
Our attorneys charge an hourly rate of between $200 and $300 per hour for litigation or commercial legal advice before any case is filed. For a senior paralegal or junior attorney, we charge $100 to $175 per hour depending on the nature of the work. Administrative work is performed at the market rate.
We are always ready to work with clients on ways to keep our services within their budgets while supporting the continuity of our proven effective counsel and representation.