FEES AND COSTS
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Fees and Alternative Billing Arrangements
In selecting an attorney to represent you and your business, knowledge of the attorney’s cost and billing arrangements are essential to creating a solid and productive working relationship between client and attorney.
A written attorney-client agreement setting forth the terms of the engagement is required prior to the commencement of any legal work on the client’s behalf by Mr. Coriden.
The following fees reflect Mr. Coriden’s forty-five years of representing business clients in complex and challenging transactional and civil litigation matters throughout the United States and the extraordinary value he can bring to your business.
General business matters: $300.00 per hour
An upfront retainer is required of all new clients – the actual amount will be determined based on the nature of the engagement.
Hourly rates are subject to change with prior notice to the client.
Alternative Billing Arrangements:
Mr. Coriden offers both flat fee and monthly retainer billing arrangements.
Flat Fee: Mr. Coriden will perform a specific project, such as formation of a new business entity, for a set flat fee. The flat fees vary according to the nature of the project.
Monthly Retainer: For clients who have a continuing attorney-client relationship with Mr. Coriden, Mr. Coriden offers a monthly retainer arrangement. This arrangement allows you to budget your monthly legal fees. In effect, Mr. Coriden serves as your retained General Counsel.
For an agreed monthly retainer, paid at the beginning of each month, Mr. Coriden will provide legal services up to a maximum number of hours per month to you and your business. Hours in excess of the agreed number of hours are then billed at a reduced rate from the above normal hourly rates.
One advantage of a monthly retainer arrangement is that you can call Mr. Coriden to discuss any matter or to simply bounce ideas off him without worries of “running up” the legal tab. This arrangement promotes the free flow of ideas and discussions.
In addition to the above attorney’s fees, clients will be invoiced for all reasonable costs incurred by Mr. Coriden during his representation of the client. These costs include, but are not limited to, the following: court and administrative agency fees, including fees payable to the court or administrative agency for filing documents and applications, the costs of serving process, fees of investigators, fees of court reporters to take and prepare transcripts of depositions, and expenses involved in preparing exhibits, additional investigation costs, additional deposition expenses such as, but not limited to travel and exhibit costs, computerized legal research, copying charges, costs to obtain expert reports and expert’s testimony, parking expenses, and other necessary expenses, and personal and travel expenses incurred by Mr. Coriden in advancing your cause.