Fees

3953772Change How You Pay Your Lawyer

We are passionate about identifying billing relationships that make sense for our clients and allow us to be deeply involved in our clients’ business. Although we can provide services on an hourly basis for about half the comparable rate of experienced lawyers practicing at large law firms, many of our clients prefer to use creative billing structures that free them (and us) from the pressures of hourly billing and unexpectedly high legal bills. Some examples of these alternative fee arrangements are described here. If you have other ideas about how changing the way you pay your lawyer might meet the needs of your business, we would love to discuss them with you.

Alternative Fees

Fixed Monthly Retainer. For a fixed monthly fee, we will be available as often as you need us. This frees you from imagining a clock running every time you talk to us. It also creates an incentive for you to keep us involved in your business, rather than waiting until a legal problem becomes too big to ignore.

Per-Service Fixed Fee. We can provide any of our services for a fixed, pre-negotiated fee. This gives you certainty about your legal costs and frees us to spend as long as it takes to provide the best legal services possible.

Equity Compensation. Depending on a client’s circumstances, we may be able to accept an ownership interest or equity position in the client’s business in exchange for discounted hourly rates or other fee reductions.

Deferred Billings. For some clients, particularly strong start-up clients who do not yet have a steady revenue stream, we may be willing to defer your legal fees, in whole or in part, until the business meets certain operational thresholds.