Billing by the hour doesn’t work. It pits clients against their attorneys by making them question whether an issue is important enough to justify a hefty bill for a short telephone call, where the client is literally billed for exchanging pleasantries. Attorneys are pressured to put their best work on the table while billing a minimal amount of time. These pressures typically create a dynamic whereby attorneys are cut out of the loop on decisions, or, are not consulted early enough to be able to help a client avoid costly problems. We have the solution – a flat fee billing model.
How it works:
Clients pay one flat fee per month and get unlimited legal service available anytime. It’s that straightforward and easy. The monthly fee is based on anticipated need and prior use. The only items not covered by the flat fee are litigation (billed at a reduced hourly rate) and major projects outside of the scope of normal everyday use (“I’d like you to fly to California and attend a meeting with me.”) Whether you have a major disaster requiring 100 hours in any given month or have a normal need, you pay the same rate. By using this model, our clients typically save significantly on annual legal fees (up to 50%) and are able to accurately predict and budget for legal expenses.
Sound too good to be true? It’s not. By giving attorneys the ability to become involved before problems arise, we can help avoid pitfalls. This saves you time, stress, frustration and money, allowing you to focus on more productive projects. Our attorneys (often referred to by clients as “teammates”) work with you and your team to achieve your organization’s goals.
Give us a call today to discuss how a flat fee model can benefit you.