Fees and Expenses
Our fees for most services are determined on an hourly basis. The hourly rates vary depending
upon the skill and experience of the attorney or paralegal providing the services. In the case of
comprehensive estate planning projects and the organization of some corporations or limited liability
companies, we will provide services based upon an agreed upon fixed fee. We quote fixed fees only
after meeting with the client to gather the necessary information and to determine the scope of the
project and our role. Each engagement for legal services, whether based upon an hourly or fixed fee
arrangement, is reflected in a written fee agreement.
Our policy regarding costs is to request reimbursement only for the actual out-of-pocket costs
we incur. These out-of-pocket costs might include, among other costs, trust registration fees,
recording fees, State filing fees, overnight or hand-delivery costs, and title company fees. We do
not bill for overhead costs, such as copy, fax, postage or long distance phone charges.