Reasonable, Affordable and Transparent Fees

        The firm offers fees that are reasonable and affordable. Unlike many firms that bill $400 to $800 by the hour, this firm offers significantly lower hourly rates, flat rates and other fee structures for affordable outstanding legal services. Just as important, the firm’s fees are transparent, and the firm discusses all fees with clients in advance so that clients can make informed choices in procuring the firm’s legal services. The firm also offers a free initial consultation to persons seeking to commence a lawsuit.

Legal Consultation and Services

        Hourly rate of $175. $250 per hour for emergency legal services and legal services during nonbusiness hours and holidays. See Contact page for business hours.

Real Estate

        Flat fee of $1,500 to $7,500 for representation in real estate acquisition or sale. Single real estate lease or construction contract ranges from $750 to $2,500 depending on the complexity of the contract.

Estate Planning & Probate

        Flat fee for trust package, starting at $1,200 depending on the complexity of the client’s estate. Package includes trust, advance health care directive, durable power of attorney, and other supporting instruments.

        Attorney fees for legal services in probate are pursuant to probate laws, California Probate Code § 1810 et seq., which provides the following attorney compensation schedule for ordinary services based on the value of the estate:

        (1) Four percent on the first one hundred thousand dollars


        (2) Three percent on the next one hundred thousand dollars


        (3) Two percent on the next eight hundred thousand dollars


        (4) One percent on the next nine million dollars


        (5) One-half of 1 percent on the next fifteen million dollars


        (6) For all amounts above twenty-five million dollars

             ($25,000,000), a reasonable amount to be determined

              by the court.

*Special firm rate for probate: 10%-50% off. Please call to inquire.

Fees are effective until December 31, 2016.