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Our Fees

The following are typical or approximate fees for various standard services. Our actual fees will depend on your actual engagement agreement. All fees are agreed to in advance, in writing, so you do not have unexpected charges. We do not charge for ordinary office expenses, including photocopying and long distance telephone calls. You will be charged for fees we incur on your behalf, such as to file and/or register documents.

Corporate Counsel Services:

• Associate Counsel – Includes up to 50 hours of service per year, additional hours will be billed at $200.00/hour - Monthly Fee - $799.00
• Counsel – Includes up to 100 hours of service per year, additional hours will be billed at $175.00/hour - Monthly Fee - $1,299.00
• General Counsel – Includes up to 200 hours of service per year, additional hours will be billed at $150.00/hour – Monthly Fee - $1,999.00

Business Audit:

• Initial Review (includes sampling customer, vendor and employment contracts, intellectual property, corporate compliance and reporting) - $500.00
• Intellectual Property Position - $1,500.00
• Trademark Usage Compliance - $1,500.00
• Policy and Procedures Review (software, employment contracts, suppliers, customers,) - $5,000.00

Standard Rate:

• $250.00 per hour, with our fee to be agreed upon by you prior to commencing your work.

Retainer and Payment Policy
As a client of Simpson Law Offices, you can expect that our legal service will be on a professional and competent basis, and in a timely manner. We also strive to ensure you understand the work for which you are paying, both before we begin working for you and when you receive our invoice.

To ensure the timely delivery of services, it is the policy of Simpson Law Offices to request an initial retainer for legal services and costs and to request additional retainer funds, if needed, to be held in our Client Trust Account and applied to legal fees as earned and costs as incurred. Clients purchasing Corporate Counsel Services will be asked to provide a retainer equal to one month’s fees, which retainer will be held in our Client Trust Account and applied to the final month of the agreement. We will be pleased to review our fees and retainer agreement with you during our initial consultation.

As a client of Simpson Law Offices, you will receive our invoice on a monthly basis, and payment for any balance due is required within thirty (30) days. Balances unpaid after thirty (30) days are subject to a monthly finance charge. If you have any questions about services or charges for which you are invoiced, we would be pleased to discuss your concerns with you.”