Our Fees/Your Rights
OUR FEES/YOUR RIGHTS
Our Fees for Transactional Matters are
generally billed on an Hourly basis or portions of an hour for our
services. These Fees are due regardless of the success or outcome of the
matter. We usually require the payment of an advance retainer to our
Trust Account depending
upon the nature of your matter (any Costs will be calculated and
possible, as well). We will deduct Fees due for services rendered from
that retainer. You will, of course, receive a statement of retainer and
fees (if your matter is ongoing, then so shall be the statements sent to
you). At the conclusion of our representation for the matter or matters,
you will be refunded any funds remaining in our Trust Account, after our
earned fees and costs are deducted.
A “Flat Rate” Fee is possible under
certain circumstances. These could include Formation of an Entity,
Review of a Simple Contract or others; but this depends upon your
particular set of circumstances (such as the number of people involved). In these cases, we usually require
advance payment of the Fee and Costs (if Costs are applicable and
possible to determine in advance).
Your Rights: We will ask you to read, and
if acceptable to you, sign a “Representation Agreement.” This Agreement
will specify the Fee structure and also spell-out each of our
mutual obligations as attorney and as client(s) and will also state what
potential remedies each of us has, if needed, if there is a problem with satisfying
that Agreement. We will also sign that Agreement.
The hiring of a
lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon
advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written
information about our qualifications and experience.