Types of Consultations and Fees
Please review the following to determine which type of consultation applies in your case:
General Consultation (up to 1 hour): $350 online, $450 in-office. Pertains to residential, commercial, investor, and business matters. Does not include entity-structuring or asset protection (see alternatives below). Currently available online only.
Review/Comment on Real Estate Contracts: $350 for a sales price of up to $1M; $450 for a sales price up to $1.5M; $550 for a sales price up to $2.0M; $750 for a sales price in excess of $2.0M. Available for unsigned contracts, online only. Use this link for details on all our services (including combined lawyer-broker services) in residential real estate transactions.
Entity-Structuring Consultation (up to 2 hours): $550 online, $750 in-office. This category pertains to clients who want an in-depth exploration of different options for developing or improving an asset protection structure. Not available to those in pending or threatened litigation – see asset protection review below. Currently available online only.
Asset Protection Review (up to 2 hours): APR fees are $750 for issues up to $1M; $1M to $1.5M – $850; $1.5M to $5M – $1,250; in excess of $5M – $2,500. The APR is particularly suitable in cases where assets are exposed to judgments or pending or threatened litigation. Currently available online only.
While we strive to adhere to our posted flat fees, not every client situation fits within the standard framework. In cases that are more complex or unusual, we may instead offer a retainer option (a fixed fee for 30, 60, or 90 days) or our hourly rate. Our hourly rate, with a two-hour minimum, is $350 online, $450 in-office, and $550 in court.
Consultations are stand-alone value-added legal services and are not credited toward future fees. Also, consultations are offered with the understanding that our firm is not obligated to accept or handle the case going forward.
We offer a broad range of legal services relating to real estate, business law, and asset protection. Review our comprehensive fee schedule which also includes terms of service that apply to all clients without exception.
Transmission of Your Supporting Documentation
We will need to see your background documents in order to thoroughly advise you, so after retaining us (not before please, since we will not yet have set up your file), you should electronically transmit copies of supporting documents by email or by fax to (832) 201-5327 Please do not send us original documents in the physical mail. Emailed documents should be sent as standard attachments in pdf, Word, or WordPerfect. Use our general office email address, LoneStarLandLaw@aol.com.
Please provide only documents that are directly relevant to your case. Sending us a hundred-page title company file when we’ve requested only a three-page warranty deed would be an example to avoid. This adds to download and handling time and could increase your fees. Also, for reasons of legibility and clarity, please avoid jpeg or i-phone photos of documents.
And we always appreciate it when a client provides us with a concise written summary of the facts plus a list of specific questions, if any.
We ask that you not impose barriers to our accessing your documents, such as passwords or encryption; attachments that cannot be downloaded or printed; or requiring that we first go to a third-party document site, obtain a password or learn a process to enter; etc. As you might imagine, a real estate law office works with dozens of emailed documents daily. We need immediate and easy access to these documents to do our job. If you are not comfortable with the security of this process, then you may wish to consider consulting another law firm, at their offices, where you can present your documents in person.
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