When looking for a lawyer, the first question that crosses many people’s minds is, “Can I afford one?” We think a better question is, “Will I be better off for having spent the money when the process is over?” We set out to make the answer to that question an emphatic, “Yes.”
At Rubric Legal, our goal is to make sure our clients receive value that is greater than the cost of our services. We achieve this through consistent and frank communication, effective and efficient advocacy and the ability to craft creative legal solutions for our clients.
So what exactly does that mean in dollars and cents? The answer—as is often the case with lawyers—is, “It depends.” And, what it depends on is what you need; what your case or contract or other legal need means for you, your business, your organization or your family; and what kind of legal costs make sense in light of your goals.
- For our family and business law clients—when we bill by the hour—our rate is usually $300. For nonprofit and exempt organization clients, that hourly rate ranges between $165 and $260 based on whether the organization is (or will be) a public charity, and what its gross annual revenues are. But we often don’t bill by the hour. Instead, whenever possible, we tailor a fixed-fee arrangement that fits your circumstances so you know in advance what our services will cost.
- In litigation, we’ll lay out each of the phases you can expect in the lawsuit, setting a fee for each phase in advance. You’ll know what’s coming up in your case, and be prepared for what it will cost.
- If you need a contract negotiated, drafted or reviewed, or if your company or nonprofit needs governing documents drafted or revised and you would prefer a flat fee, we’ll tell you what our fee is going to be before we get to work. The price depends on the complexity of the work and whether we are reviewing existing documents or preparing new ones. For example, if you were hiring us to review a contract, make edits and provide advice we might quote you as little as $500. But drafting a contract from scratch could result in a quote of $1,500 or more.
- For clients who find they need legal questions answered or documents reviewed on an ongoing basis, our lawyers can serve as your outside general counsel for a regular monthly fee. The services provided and the fees are tailored to each client’s needs.