Many consumers and small businesses are afraid to hire an attorney because they are afraid of the cost. Waiting means small problems may become big problems.
I enjoy practicing law and working with my clients. My goal is to build long-term client relationships, so I strive to charge a reasonable fee that reflects the value of my services.
Legal situations are usually unpredictable. Changing circumstances, new laws, and the conduct of other parties may drastically affect the amount of work needed to achieve the desired result. As a result, attorneys’ fees are traditionally based on an hourly rate.
When hourly rates are appropriate, I work with clients to predict possible costs. By working together we can minimize surprises and confirm that the legal fees will not exceed the value received by the client.
Clients want predictable costs. I offer flat fees for projects when the scope of the work is fixed. Examples include:
- Reviewing and drafting contracts,
- Creating a new business entity, and
- Preparing Wills and related documents.
A contingent fee may be appropriate for some plaintiff’s cases and some collection cases. These legal fees are a percentage of any amount that may be recovered. No fee is owed if there is no recovery. But the client may still be obligated to pay court costs and other expenses. Attorney’s fees may be computed before expenses are deducted from the amount recovered.
I will also use other alternative fee arrangements. The purpose of these arrangements is to align my interest as closely as possible with my client’s interest.
If you have any questions, please contact me to discuss your situation and the most appropriate fee structure for your legal needs.