Attorney fees are rightfully an important concern of all clients. At the first meeting, attorney fees are fully discussed, and all questions and concerns are addressed. While many legal services may be billed on a flat fee basis, the time that will be required for certain legal services is unknown and must be represented on an hourly basis.
For example, the fees for business formation documents and most estate planning documents may be represented on a flat fee basis because it is known what will be required to complete those documents.
However, the time required to discuss and prepare documents that involve other parties (purchase of a business and sale of a business are examples in the business law area) is unknown because all issues may be easily resolved or some issues may be more complex and take more time to resolve. Litigation must be represented on an hourly basis because it is not known how much time the litigation will take. The litigation may be resolved easily or it may require substantial time to resolve, sometimes depending upon the issues involved and sometimes depending upon the personality of the opposing party or the opposing party’s attorney. Some real estate matters may be represented on a flat fee basis and other real estate matters require an hourly rate, again depending if it is known what will be required to complete the real estate matter and what the real estate matter involves.
I have known Don for over 25 years and have used him exclusively as our legal counsel in our various companies. Don has a vast business background that has been invaluable in guiding our companies through a number of complicated issues over the years. He has always been very professional in all of his dealings as well as bringing common sense solutions to solve a number of business problems. I highly recommend Don McCullough.
I wanted to thank you for helping me with my mother’s estate after her passing. In times like these it’s hard enough to get the necessary arrangements taken care of for the funeral, let alone trying to handle the probate issues with an estate. Knowing that you were taking care of the paperwork was a great relief to my family and me.
Your previous work in preparing the trust for my parents was also a blessing when dealing with the estate. There were no questions as to the disbursement of my parent’s property. I will surely recommend your services to family and friends in the future. Thanks again
Don has done a wonderful job in helping us come up with a will that provides us with a strong ease of mind that our children will be provided for with our passing. He helped create a simple will a number of years ago and then mold it into a more complete document which meets any number of possible contingencies. We knew what we hope to provide our children, but Don had the expertise to make it a reality. Thank you for all your encouragement to start the process and finally the peace of mind provided by the final product.
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