How We Charge

Startup Package

$400 / $1,000

Our start up package provides you with all of the legal documentation needed to open your business.


For LLC organization, prices depend on the number of members:

  • single member: $400.00

  • 2-3 members: $800.00

  • 4+ members: $1,500.00


For C-Corp or S-Corp incorporation, the package starts at $1,000.00.

We also offer a discount on corporate counsel services to our startup clients, if a corporate counsel retainer is purchased with the start up package. 

Trademark Registration and Enforcement

$350 - $1000 and/or  retainer

​Our trademark services are largely dependent on how you are currently using your mark. All of our flat rates include the initial database search, as well as the government's filing fee. These fees are per mark, per class. If you:

  • are currently using the mark, you will need to file an Use in Commerce application: $1,000.00.

  • are not currently using the mark, but will be soon, you need to file an Intent to Use application: $750.00.

  • have previously filed an Intent to Use application and are now using your  mark, you will need to file a Statement of Use: $350.00. 

Most clients have a family of branding materials that they would like to have trademarked, but doing everything at once can be pricey. Therefore, we also offer monthly payment plans for registration of several marks, so the flat rate can be paid over time. 

For trademark enforcement, we offer retainers for specific mark enforcement (a monthly cost to monitor others' use of a mark) or flat rates for preparation of cease and desist letters. 

Document Preparation or Review

$150 - $2,000

Our documents are prepared and reviewed on a flat rate basis, always. We determine at the outset what you are looking for and we will quote you a flat rate. We will prepare anything your business needs. This variety, however, makes it difficult quote a flat rate before meeting with you.

We offer some document packages and usually bundle documents into a packaged flat rate if you need a few documents done at once.


  • Web-based business package: $500.00

    • privacy policy​

    • terms and conditions

    • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance

    • e-commerce compliance

  •  Residential lease package: $500.00

    • lease agreement​

    • lease application

    • move-in/out checklist

    • disclosures

Our document review is based on the complexity of the document and whether you want us to review and  comment or review and make proposed changes. 

Buying / Selling a Business

$500 - $2,000 and/or retainer

A transaction for a business varies widely in attorney involvement. Passing down a family business requires a much different approach than selling to an outside party. 

We offer a flat rate for preparation of the transnational document. A simple stock-purchase agreement or membership purchase would start at $500.00.  

If you are looking for an attorney to guide you in the transaction, whether that is investing in a startup or selling to a venture capitalist, we can help you through the process on a retainer basis.

Corporate Counsel Retainer

$40 / mo. retainer 

We want legal advice to be available to your business without watching a clock. We offer a retainer plan that will suit your business needs, regardless of the size of your business or the complexity of your project. The monthly cost is all you will pay, no additions, carve-outs, etc.


The plans start as low as $40.00 per month ($480.00 per year) for our startup clients (if purchased with the startup package) and would include:

  • access to 4 hours worth of free consultation regarding your  business, which can include document preparation or review, questions, or negotiation;

  • an annual review of your business at the end of the year; and

  • monthly legal resources tailored to your business, emailed to you directly.

Our other plans are determined by the volume or work, project length, etc. Common retainers are for collection work, general commercial work, or employment issues.

Business Litigation

flat fee and/or retainer

We charge a fixed monthly retainer for pre-litigation, then re-assess the retainer after a lawsuit is filed. The litigation retainer will then be fixed through the discovery phase of the litigation. This retainer is determined by projecting out the likely total cost and spreading that out over the litigation period. 

If we end up in a holding pattern in the litigation and nothing is completed, then you will not be charged for those months. 


We will then have a fixed fee for trial preparation and trial, in the event that is necessary. Usually, trial is the most expensive part of the case, but also cases rarely go to trial. By calculating it separately, we remove the expense of trial from the immediate cost. 

We base our package prices off our most typical business client needs to ensure the price is a generally accurate quote for most businesses. However, because each document or project is unique, and our work is tailored toward your specific business needs, the flat rate listed above will be altered to reflect the complexity of the project. 

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