30 min | $179
An initial legal consultation to discuss your legal issue with a quick overview of how Business Law Group can help resolve the problem or advance your interests. This session is not a sales pitch. You will come away from this session with a clear understanding of what your issue entails from a legal perspective and you will get legal advice on the best way to proceed in your situation. You will leave the consult knowing:
- where your legal matter/issue falls under the law (often times a complex legal issue will involve several areas of the law, you need to be aware of each one and how they intersect to make the best decisions)
- what your options are for resolving the matter
- our advice on the best, most cost effective way to proceed and solve your problem
Complete LIFT Strategy Session
1 hour | $349
Develop a long term legal strategy for your business in order to ensure optimal legal leverage. We begin our initial LIFT Startup Session by identifying your key Legal, Insurance, Financial and Tax issues (LIFT). We then develop a strategy to maximize your legal leverage for yourself or your business going forward. These sessions are on-demand and are typically the best fit for clients looking to take a proactive approach to their business, or who are making plans to exit and sell their businesses. That process is optimized when you address any legal issues prior to marketing your business for sale.
Our LIFT Strategy Sessions guide you, step by step, through every aspect of your business that requires legal attention. You will leave the session with a Step by Step plan.
Legal Lease Review
1 hour | $349
Our Legal Lease Review includes an hour long session focused on your lease, any particular areas of concern, your legal rights and the best ways to address defaults and/or remedies. It is a fact intensive session and you will need to complete the Lease Intake Form and book a consult in order to get started. As discussed here, our cost for a full commercial lease review and redline is $1,500- $2,500, depending on whether: (i) a guaranty agreement is included, and (ii) it is a free standing space or it is within a strip center or shopping mall. Residential lease reviews and forms start at $400.
Trademark Strategy Session
20 min | $99
Interested in registering a trademark for your business? Establishing a trademark is a great way to protect your business or brand. During this session, we will discuss the trademark process and you will come away from our review understanding the differences between the two types of trademarks, and our advice as to which type or types would be best for your business.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Why would I pay for a legal consultation with you, I thought lawyers usually give free consultations?
Answer: A free legal consultation will typically just be a sales pitch for the attorney to sell you on hiring them and paying them a large retainer, usually between $2,500-$5,000. No specific legal advice is given to you in these "free" calls, it's just done to warm you up for a large retainer ask by the law firm. We believe this approach is a waste of your time and ours. We are looking for clients that see the value in superior legal advice, that's delivered quickly without haggling over a large retainer. That's why we use a flat fee model when possible and give legal advice from the outset of the relationship. Regardless of whether you determine to engage us to continue advising you on your matter, you will come away from our session with valuable knowledge and best steps to proceed.
2. What if I schedule this consult and there is no way for the attorney to help me?
Answer: We do not accept clients for initial legal consultations that don't fit into our core practice areas. We will only confirm and accept your legal consult if you are a good fit for our attorneys and we believe that we can address your situation. We want to become your trusted legal advisor and our expertise is wide, but there are some limitations. For example, we do not handle most family law matters or criminal matters and will not accept legal consults for those areas of practice. We will, however, send you a list of local attorney referral partners that we are proud to recommend.
3. Can you take my case on a contingency fee basis?
Answer: Most likely not. We do accept some employee-side employment law matters on a contingency basis if we believe the employee has a demonstratively good case. Our ideal employee client (we are committed civil rights advocates) understands that the odds are stacked against him/her, is truthful, compelling, responsive and resolved to enter into battle together with us. Our favorite employee cases address:
- unequal pay for women
- sexual harassment
- retaliation for reporting any of the above
If you would like your employment case to be considered by our firm, we ask that you complete the following intake questionnaire.
The initial consult fee will be waived for any potential client that submits the intake questionnaire to have us review your case.
In the event we can't take your employment law case on a contingency basis, we can offer a reduced hourly rate and/or advise you on how to handle the matter pro se (on your own in court).