What are your Fees?

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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.

We strive to provide 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 can provide you with estimates for every step of the way and possibly provide certain distinct phases for flat fees.  For example, we may agree to file a complaint for a fixed fee.  Then if there is a particular motion, we can talk about flat fees for the motion.  

If for some reason, you like the billable hour model, or your case is appropriate only for the billable hour model, we are happy to do that for you as well.  Depending on your circumstances, our hourly rates are currently between $350 and $450.

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 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 through video conferences 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, so that we can prepare a little for an initial conversation.

In-Person Initial Consultation

We are always available for an in-depth, in-person initial consultation.  Call us for details, 212 253-1027

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