What are your Fees? Do you offer flat-fee legal services?
We try to make our fees affordable to the clients we serve and like to provide flat-fee legal services. This is not a one-size-fits-all standard, so we have to talk to prospective clients to learn their situation and resources. Overall, we try to keep our overhead low to pass the savings on to our clients.
Flat fee legal services
We strive to provide all legal services for predictable flat fees. This is straightforward for startup formation services, contract drafting, and negotiation or distinct foreseeable transactions.
Business litigation is different because we cannot predict the course of any lawsuit in advance. Nonetheless, we try to provide these legal services on a flat fee basis too. We hate billing by the hour, and we don’t like to surprise the client with high invoices and invoices that are inconsistent from month to month. We think the billable hour arrangement is outdated and not client-friendly. The client should not have to pay for lawyer inefficiencies that would show up in hourly billing. So our litigation flat fee services usually proceed like this: First comes the initial consultation. Here we get to know you, learn about your issues, and spitball possible scenarios and solutions. If you decide to hire us, we will present you with a retainer agreement and a very detailed list of flat fees for each foreseeable phase of litigation (certain exceptions apply, for example, document discovery and review). Since every case is different, we cannot post a universal price list in advance; we will have to work with you to come to a model that fits your case.
Hourly-based legal services
If, for some reason, you like the billable hour model, we are happy to do that for you as well.
Subscription-based legal services
If you are a business that requires legal counsel on speed dial, we can discuss monthly subscription-based arrangements which may be more affordable than pay-by-transaction flat fee legal services.
Will I be required to sign a Retainer Agreement?
Yes, once you decide to work with us, we require you to sign a retainer agreement. The retainer agreement sets forth important terms about our representation and informs you of your rights, the fees we charge, and so forth. It is ethically required, and it is really in your best interest.
We also usually require advance payment before beginning work on your case. Advance payments are kept in an escrow account and will be returned to you if not used up by the services performed for you.
What are Forms of Payment accepted?
For all services, flat fee legal services, and others, we accept personal checks, direct transfers from your account into ours by Zelle or Venmo, and any major credit cards.
Do you offer Initial Consultations?
Initial Consultation by Phone or Email
We always have time to talk to prospective clients over the phone or by email to explore their legal problems and give them guidance regarding the help they would need. In most cases, it is best to contact us first by email.
In-Person Initial Consultation
We are always available for an in-depth, in-person initial consultation. Call us for details.