Info For Prospective Clients
We will provide a no-obligation thirty minute consultation to all new clients.
We prefer to meet all new clients in person at least once, but we understand this may not always be possible.
Generally, we use an hourly rate, value added, or flat fee agreements. On occasion, when our client requests so and there is a clear recovery, we consider using a mixed contingency agreement.
Hourly rate = $300/hr for litigation and $200/hr for commercial legal advice before any case is filed.
For a senior paralegal or junior attorney, we charge $100-175 per hour depending on the nature of the work. Administrative work is performed at the market rate.
Business subscription service
Our clients have told us what they want and we decided to listen!
We are now proud to offer our business subscription service to commercial clients to make sure they have the legal advice and peace of mind that they need, when they need it.
Stop watching the clock when you call your lawyer, and start figuring out how to navigate your business' legal issues!
So, how does it work?
This subscription service gives you your own lawyer without confusing or unpredictable billing - and we work weekends like you do!
Our pricing is sliding-scale based on the revenue your business earns.
You get regular access to your lawyer: a legal team that is familiar with your business at an affordable and predictable price.
Your expert legal team is available to you: five phone calls & ten email inquiries per month
Discounts on flat-fee services and hourly rates: discounts from headline rates for flat fee services, and our hourly or contingency rates. Semi-annual, informal risk audits: identify areas of your business that may be creating legal risks.
Commercial payment terms based on annualized enterprise budget management.
Sliding Scale Pricing
BUSINESS SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
This is affordable package that covers a lot of ground when it comes to having a lawyer.
For a reasonable fee, you are entitled to five phone calls per month. These phone calls will be typically responded within 48 hours of receipt. Also included in the package is ten emails per month, which will typically be responded within 24 hours of receipt (even on the weekends!)
This leaves out the guesswork of when your attorney will get back to you.
We pride ourselves in our quick response to our clients and being approachable. Additionally, there will be a semi-annual phone checkup to see if there are any issues that need to be dealt with for your business.
This subscription will open other discounted flat fee services that are typical with your business needs, for example, an operating agreement for properly running your LLC.
40% DISCOUNTS ON Litigation & Transactional sVC
Hourly rate = $300/hr for litigation and $200/hr for commercial legal advice before any case is filed - discounted price: $180/hr and $120/hr
10% DISCOUNTS For Flat-Fee Services
Operating Agreements - $200 - discounted price: $180
Multi Member Operating Agreements - $300 - discounted price: $270
Purchase and Sale Agreements (for standardized use in business) - $200 - discounted price: $180
Confidentiality Agreements - $200 - discounted price: $180
"Highly-Regulated Industry" Suite of Agreements - $1,000-$1,500
Shareholder Agreements - $1,000- discounted price: $800
Joint Venture Agreements - $2,500-$5,000
Partnership Agreements - $2,500-$5,000
What is not included in this subscription?
- expenses (court costs, filing fees, penalties, expert witness fees, any out of pocket expenses, etc.)
- loan document assistance
- family law matters
- non-commercial vehicle matters
- criminal matters not arising out of your business
"Our Billing Philosophy"
When it comes to billing we never take the client by surprise.
We want you - hopefully our future client - to be happy to pay our bill by the time we're finished fighting for you. Our goal is to provide the absolute best legal services and obtain the best outcomes for our clients, not to just make a quick buck and never return calls. We will use paralegals and legal assistants when possible to do routine tasks. We will forward billing statements monthly. They will contain a description of services, including the date, the person rendering the service, the amount of time involved, and a description of the task accomplished. Monthly statements will also itemize monies we have advanced on your behalf, such as service and filing fees, expert witness fees, charges for investigation, travel and accommodation, photocopies, postage, and deposition costs.
Social Media Warning
We strongly encourage you to refrain from participating in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Skype, and the like) during the course of representation. Information found on social media websites is not private, can be discoverable, and may be potentially damaging to your interests. Understand that information shared with others be it verbally; in writing via email, text message or letter; or even posted online could lead to the loss of attorney client privilege were that information to relate in any way to the legal matter that we are handling for you. Given this, we advise you to refrain from communicating with us on any device provided by your employer or any computer, smart phone, or other device that is shared with someone else. In addition when communicating with us, do not use your work email address or a shared email account. You should only use a private email account that is password protected and only accessed from your personal smart phone or computer.
File Retention Policy Notice
During our representation of you, we will be forwarding to you copies of all pleadings, documents, correspondence, and other information that are generated or received by this firm. These copies will be for your file which I encourage you to bring to every appointment so that both of us have all necessary information in front of us. At the conclusion of representation, we will close your file and retain it for five years. Your file will be destroyed after that time unless you instruct me in writing now or at the conclusion of representation that it is your wish to take possession of the file once our ten year retention period has expired.
Early Termination Notice
An effective working relationship is essential throughout the course of representation. Given this, should you become dissatisfied with our services at any point in time, please do not hesitate to immediately bring your concerns to our attention. Hopefully we will be able to discuss and resolve the matter. If not, you may terminate our representation at any time. In the event you elect to do so, you will remain responsible for the payment of any fees earned as well as any expenses incurred. We may terminate our representation of you only as permitted or required by law or regulation. Please be advised that after reasonable notice, your failure to pay on your financial obligations to us or make deposits when due are two such causes that will result in our terminating representation.
Succession Planning/Backup Attorney Notice
While we strive to deliver excellent legal services to each and every client, we also have an ethical obligation to protect your interests during any extended absences, such as a vacation, or in the event of my unexpected death or disability. To accomplish this we have named Tara Reck as our backup attorney who will be available during any extended absences or will step in to assist in the winding up of our practice should that ever prove necessary. We will personally provide you advance notice of any planned absences and our office staff or backup attorney will contact you with information on how to proceed should any unexpected event ever occur.