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 included, if 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.

When we mutually agree, verbally, to our representation for your matter, we will set up a Client Portal for you. There, with a login password of your choosing, you will be able to view, sign and upload the Representation Agreement mentioned in the previous paragraph; upload documents to the Portal; view our comments and download; view revised documents and download; and provide payment for any outstanding retainers and invoices.

                                                                             

AFTER OUR INITIAL TELEPHONE CONVERSATION, DON'T WANT TO TRAVEL FOR A MEETING? WE CAN SCHEDULE FOR YOU TO MEET WITH THE ATTORNEY BY VIDEO CONFERENCE MEETING ON YOUR PHONE, TABLET OR COMPUTER, CURRENTLY USING SKYPE FOR BUSINESS, WITH ITS SECURITY FEATURES.

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