Of all the fees charged by professionals, lawyer’s fees seem to be the most controversial. No doubt some of the problem rests with us in the legal community but let’s be clear, legal services are not inexpensive. Having said that, good legal help can be invaluable. As a business person as well as a lawyer, I know the importance of “getting what you paid for” and make every effort to ensure my clients get value for their money.
Legal Research: $140.00 per hour
Legal research is "the process of identifying and retrieving information necessary to support legal decision-making". In its broadest sense, legal research includes each step of a course of action that begins with an analysis of the facts of a problem and concludes with the application and communication of the results of the investigation.
Experience has taught me that a couple of hours looking into a problem can have multiple benefits. First and sometimes most important, we have much more success working with emotional responses when we feel prepared. And good research means good information, good information is the life blood of decision making.
Document Preparation and Review / Customary Legal Advice: $165.00 hour
As a transactional law practice much of my work consists of drafting and/or reviewing documents. Examples include:
LLC Operating Agreement - Residential and Commercial Construction Contracts - AIA Construction Document Compliance
Settlement Agreement - License Agreement - Service Agreement - Letter of Intent - Purchase Agreement
Settlement and Release - Assignment of Contract - Loan Agreement - Promissory Note - Partnership Agreement - Joint Venture Agreement - Guarantee Agreement- Security Agreement - Employment-Related Contracts - Employment Agreement -
Partner Non-compete Agreement - Independent Contractor Agreement - Consulting Agreement - Distributor Agreement
Sales Commission Agreement - Confidentiality Agreement - Nondisclosure Agreement - Employment Separation Agreement
Sales-Related Contracts - Indemnity Agreement - Sales Agreements for Goods or Services - Warranty Agreements
Security Agreement - Licensing Agreement - Warranty Agreement - Commercial Lease - Equipment Lease
Other Legal Representation: $195.00 per hour
Sometimes you just wind up in court. While I am not a trial lawyer, I am a capable litigator and will litigate certain matters for existing clients as part of our ongoing relationship.
I prefer to bill hourly but will charge a flat fee for specific matters after consultation.