Fee Structure

"A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock-in-trade." - Abe Lincoln

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In addition to our one-time flat fee enhanced Legal Strategy Session, RoundTable Legal offers a variety of representation options to suit your specific case and budget. We believe in offering modern fee structures for cases. In addition to offering the traditional billable hour service we also proudly offer more transparent upfront pricing for flat fee/unbundled/limited scope services and monthly outside general counsel subscription services. Payment plans may be available on certain representation options listed below. We offer:

  • Full-scope Representation (Traditional Billable Hour Legal Service)

Full scope representation means that we are available to do whatever work is necessary on your case and in return we will charge you an hourly rate for our legal services. Hourly rates will be discussed based upon the type of case. We strive to be as fair as possible with billing and charge in 6 minute increments. We require advance payment of an estimated minimum amount to secure our firm’s representation. Typical advance payment retainers are $2,000 – $5,000 depending on the complexity of the case, and payment plans are available.

  • Limited Scope Representation – Flat Fee Services

It is always best to have an attorney in your corner for every legal situation. So, if the cost of full legal representation is not within your budget, let us help you with a piece of the puzzle… We will work within your needs and budget to customize a litigation plan, so you only pay for the exact amount of help you need. This option is best for cases with a very specific goal, for example, performing a trademark clearance check and filing a trademark application. The engagement agreement both parties sign will list exactly what services are included for a pre-specified flat fee. Our flat fees generally range from $250 – $3,500 depending on the complexity of the case and the scope of work that needs to be done. Fees are discussed on a case by case basis because each case and each situation is distinct.

Although the limited scope engagement agreement specifically details what work we will do on your behalf, we also know to expect the unexpected when it comes to litigation. If issues arise that are outside the scope of our flat fee agreement, we are still happy to help you and will either charge our hourly rate for that work, or we will negotiate an additional flat fee for new issues. Rest assured that we will obtain your approval before beginning any work that is outside the scope of our agreement.

  • Subscription Monthly Flat Fees (Business Outside General Counsel)

We recognize that most businesses cannot afford a full-time lawyer as their general counsel while at the same time they require prompt and reliable legal advice at a predictable cost to reduce risk and unnecessary overhead. Breaking from the traditional law firm model of billable hours, RoundTable Legal believes in a different approach. When we are Outside General Counsel for your business, you pay a fixed monthly fee, giving you an incentive to contact us instead of being discouraged from doing so. This representation option is a bit of a hybrid between full scope and limited scope representation, and has proven very popular with our clients. Connect with us to discuss your business and options for Monthly services.

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