Lawyer for Life Program

We understand that life presents a number of legal issues and at times you would like to turn to a lawyer to ask either general or specific questions. Often these questions go unanswered as many fear the costs associated with asking their lawyer a question.  At Scott Legal Services our lawyers think that you should be able to turn to us when you have simple legal questions even when you have not formally contracted us.  As such, when you spend $5,000 or more and your engagement with us has terminated, you will be able to turn to us in the future to run ideas by and to answer your simple legal questions without charge.  Of course this does not include any written legal work, in person meetings or research, but we will not send you a bill for a 10 or 15 minute conversation about for example how you can get your security deposit back or whether you can sue for a dog bite or what types of Immigration Visas are available to you.  The idea here is that we want you to feel comfortable reaching out to us.  We strive to build a long lasting relationship with you and we are willing to spend the time working with you without charge to prove it.

What Will Our Services Cost?

We will always explain our fees to you so you understand what our services will cost before you are committed. We do not believe in surprises and we will not ever send you a bill for something that you did not agree to.  We are also committed to offering legal services at a reasonable fee.  We love what we do and do not feel that we have to charge an arm and a leg to help you.  See our comprehensive fee schedule below.

Set up a consultation to find out more about our services and related fees.  Click here to find out more about our consultation policy.

For your convenience, we accept major credit cards.  Click here to access our credit card authorization form.  (word) Click here for a PDF version.  

Our billing will either be a flat fee or an hourly rate.

Flat Fee

For services where we can reasonably predict the time to complete a task, we are happy to offer a flat fee.  This fee will include all legal work performed by our lawyers on your behalf as well as all other out of pocket costs such as postage, paper, courier, etc..   These fees do not include any Government imposed filing fees.  Our quoted fees will not change even if the task takes us longer than we anticipated.  Flat fees are typically associated with contract review, wills, filling immigration and family law petitions and bankruptcy matters.  We are comfortable giving you a flat fee for these matters as the nature and scope of the work is well within our control and we can gage the timing with reasonable certainty.  As always, the scope of our engagement will be clearly explained to you so that it is clear what the fees relate to.  See our fee schedule below or Click Here For pdf Fee Schedule

Hourly Rate

For some matters, it is not possible for us to give you a flat fee because it is too difficult for us to predict exactly how long the matter will take us. This is especially the case for matters where we do not control the nature, timing and extent of the work. For example, some civil litigations are impossible to gage the amount of work because the opposing party may significantly shorten or lengthen the amount of time required to represent you.  As we cannot control these external factors, for these matters we will charge an hourly rate and also for out of pocket costs such as postage, copies, couriers, etc..  We will attempt to give you an estimate of the costs in these matters but we will also explain that the estimate may vary depending on the nature & scope of the case.  As always, the scope of the engagement and our hourly rates will be clearly explained to you.  Our hourly rate is $350 per hour.  See our comprehensive fee schedule below.  Click here to see a sample engagement letter.

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Fee Schedule1

Immigration2

Citizenship

Service Price
Application for Citizenship $750

Green Card (Permanent Residence Visa)

Service Price
Family Based Green Cards $2000 & up
Spousal or Fiancé Visa $2000 & up
Extraordinary Ability (EB-1) $5000 & up
Inter-Company Transfer Manager/Executive & Professor Researcher (EB-1) $5000 & up
Employment Based EB-2 & EB-3 Visas (excluding Labor Certification) $3000 & up
Adjustment of Status (Green Card) $2000-$2500
Employment Labor Certification (EB-2 or EB-3) $10000 & up
Investment (EB-5) Varies
1 Hour Consultation ($250 for initial consult) $350

Employment Based Visas (Temporary Worker Visas)

Service Price
Treaty Trader/Investor (E-1 or E-2) $5000 (for most cases)
Specialty Worker (H1B) $3000 + $1,000 for LCA.
Trade National (TN Visa) $2000
Intercompany Transferee Manager/Executive or Specialized Knowledge (L-1A & B) $5,000 & up
Extraordinary Ability (O-1 Visa) or Performers (P Visa) $5,000 & up
Religious Worker (R-1 Visa) $3000
1 Hour Consultation ($250 for initial consultation) $350
Other Visas Varies

Other Visas/Other Services

Service Price
Consultation (Per hour) $350
Tourist Visas $300
Visa Lottery $300
Student Visa $300
Asylum (Application & Processing) $5000 & up3

Other Immigration Services

Service Price
Cancelation of Removal (Deportation) – Green Card Holder $5000 & up
Cancelation of Removal  (Deportation) – Non Green Card Holder $5000 & up
Court Appearances Varies
Waivers for Ineligibility and Overstays Varies
Appeals for Denial of Applications Varies

Contracts/Business Set Up

Service Price
Standard Contract $15004
Complex Contract Varies
Corporation Set-up (prices will vary depending on complexity) $2000
LLC Set-up (prices will vary depending on complexity) $2000
Sole Proprietorship Set-up $750
Debt Issuance Documents Varies
1 Hour Consultation or Consult Work (eg. Business Plan Development) $350 per hour
Contract Bundle Packages for Businesses Varies

Wills/Estate Planning & Trusts for our Entrepreneur, Business Owners & Investors

Service Price
Standard Will5 $7506
Triple Play Individual (Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy $1250
Complex Will $1250
2 Wills for Married Couple or Partners – Standard $12507
Super Couple Will Combination (2 Wills, 2 Health Care Proxy/Living Will documents & 2 Power of Attorney Documents) $2250
2 Wills for Married Couple or Partner – Complex $2250
Health Care Proxy/Living Will $250
Power of Attorney Document $750
Do it Yourself Will Kit With 1 hour Consult $5008
Do it Yourself Will Kit Without Consult $2509
1 Hour Consultation (initial Consult $250) $350
Trusts Varies10

 


1 The fees listed are only estimates and will increase if your case is complex or requires much more time than usual.  As always, we will never bill you for work that is not discussed and agreed with you.  Please contact our office for a price quote for your specific needs.  Also, based on financial need, some fees may be lowered to accommodate low-income households.  Finally, these fees do not include any filing fees imposed by the government and/or any other agency or court appearances.

2Fees do not include filing fees which are imposed by the U.S. government.

3 Court or Asylum office appearances are not included in this amount.

4 A standard contract is usually 2 or 3 pages in length.  We will communicate whether the contract you need is simple or complex at your initial consultation.

5 All Wills except the do it yourself Wills include Will execution.  We will provide the notary and two witnesses for an extra fee. No additional fee applies if you provide your own witnesses.

6 Most Wills fall under this category.

7 In order to obtain this discount, the provisions in the Wills cannot vary significantly.

8 A standard Will template will be offered for you to complete.  Once done, we will review the template and offer our verbal recommendations.  Will execution is not included in this price.

9 A Will Kit is provided which includes a standard template and a Will drafting guide.  Review and execution is not included.

10 Trusts are typically highly individualized products. In some cases a flat fee will be offered. In other cases, the hourly rate will apply.

See general description of fees a the top of this page.

 

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