Working With Us
We interview a prospective client to determine if we can help them. It is important that a prospective client respond fully and forthrightly to our questions. We need to have a full understanding of the facts to determine whether and how we can help a prospective client. All of our communications with a prospective client are protected by the attorney-client privilege, whether or not the client retains us.
If we think we can help you, and we agree to work with you, we will prepare an engagement agreement for you to sign retaining us. We generally ask a new client to pay a retainer. We credit the retainer payment to the client’s account, and charge our first invoices to the client against it. A client is responsible for all of our charges on the client’s behalf, including those in excess of retainers paid by the client.
We charge for our time on a client’s behalf at our hourly rates in effect from time to time. We also charge for out-of-pocket expenses which we incur on behalf of a client, such as courier fees, filing fees, court reporter fees, and travel expenses. We issue bills regularly. If you have questions or concerns about one of our bills, you should promptly take them up with us. We want to deliver value to you.