Focused on business.
Our Multi-Dimensional Approach
To be successful in business, you will have to successfully navigate through stormy waters. The road to success certainly won’t be a linear or straightforward path. Like with any aspect of your business, it’s best to prepare for contingencies ahead of time – and that’s what we’re here for. But we’re also here to help you weather any storm en route to your destination.
Too many times, a lawyer’s involvement can unnecessarily sink a business deal. Not with us. Our focus is on your business and your objectives. We take the time to actively listen to your story. We take the time to discuss your current business’s situation and future business goals. We think things through. We think things through some more. And we get to work. “Simple” things aren’t taken for granted, but neither do complexities act as a deterrent; in fact, we welcome challenges. But, that’s probably why you reached out to us in the first place.
What Your Business Needs
Your business’s legal paperwork is important. And while our focus is on the wide-range of business documents and agreements that we draft, review, and/or negotiate for you to ensure your business’s continued success, our Business Law practice can provide entrepreneurs, businesspersons, and specialized employees with various customized services depending on their unique requirements.
Fixed-Fee and Alternative Fee Arrangements
We hate surprises, but only when it comes to pricing. We do our absolute best to maintain a fixed-fee payment structure in our firm’s Business Law practice, including a combination of fixed-fee and other alternative fee arrangements. Our work can only be valuable to you if we’ve met (or exceeded) your expectations, and integral to assessing that value is the cost of our services.
Your Starting Point
We provide small business consultations categorized into different tiers, depending on the scope of the requested consultation. These involve retaining us on a limited-scope basis so that we can take a deeper dive together and discuss various legal issues and general information about your business. Sometimes, this may be all that you need. Other times, you may need to retain us for a specific task. Either way, this will be an informative starting point.
You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first thing to do is to fill out the Consultation Intake Form to allow us to obtain some background information about you and your business. It’s also the first step in allowing us to assess your questions, concerns, and needs in the context of your unique business.
Next, we’ll proceed to schedule a free 20-minute initial consultation by phone or videoconference. This consultation will help us determine if and how we can help you, how much it will cost for our help, and whether you’re on board. In most situations, this is all the time that we’ll need with you; sometimes, we’ll have to talk a bit longer than 20-minutes, but there’s no charge for that. We’ll then send you an engagement (retainer) letter outlining the scope of our services and our fees. You sign it back and we’ll get started.
There are some instances when you may need to consult with us for a longer period of time in order for all of us to get the lay of the land. If we see this happening during our free 20-minute initial consultation, we may recommend one of our Small Business Consulting packages. You may want one of these packages anyways (you’re entitled to a free 20-minute initial consultation in any case). If you want one of these packages, we’ll send you an engagement (retainer) letter outlining the scope of our services and our fees for the small business consultation. You sign it back and we’ll schedule the appropriate consultation by phone or videoconference. After our small business consultation, you may be satisfied with the information we provide and that may be it. (Time to get back to world domination.) Or you may want to retain us for a specific service. If it’s the latter, we’ll discuss if and how we can help you, how much it will cost for our help, and whether you’re on board. We’ll then send you another engagement (retainer) letter outlining the scope of our services and our fees. You sign it back and we’ll get started. Any charges you incur for the Small Business Consulting will be deducted from your next invoice(s) that relate to our subsequent retainer.
We’re a small business ourselves and, rest assured, we’ve been through thick and thin. We’d be happy to talk to you. Keep in mind that you can start with the free 20-minute initial consultation by phone or videoconference. One of the things we can discuss at that time is your unique situation, including your budget and how (or if) we can work around it. Contact us or start by completing the Consultation Intake Form.
If a document is not listed, please contact us. Sometimes, you may not even know the exact name of the document (or the area of law for that matter) that you need help with, but you can describe your unique situation to us and we can help you.
We’ve tried to comprehensively list as many documents and agreements as possible that we can draft, review, and/or negotiate for you; however, in setting a fixed-fee price for each type of service, we’ve had to consider a starting point by setting the price for introductory-level services (whether for reviewing, drafting, or negotiating) for the specific document in question. Each business situation is unique and the service we are called on to provide will be different from situation to situation. For example, negotiating a shareholder agreement for one business situation may take three times longer than another situation. The price point will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. That being said, the biggest differences will be in situations involving the greatest uncertainty, such as for document and agreement negotiations.
Yes, we’d be happy to consider your specific needs and help you if we can. Our main focus is the stuff listed in this section, but we can help you with a variety of different things. Please contact us or use the Consultation Intake Form to get started and tell us your story and how we can fit into it.
In order to remain compliant with our professional rules of conduct, we may have to identify you (whether you’re an individual or an organization) and obtain certain basic information about you.
Then, depending on the circumstances, we may sometimes be required to verify your identity by looking at and taking a copy of independent source documents, data, or information which will differ depending on whether you’re an individual or an organization (e.g. a driver’s licence for an individual, a corporate profile report for a corporation, a copy of the partnership agreement for a partnership).