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, P.C. 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.

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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 estimate 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.

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 litigation are impossible to estimate 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 rates range from $195 per hour for a law clerk to $495  per hour for our senior lawyers or Managing Director.  See our comprehensive fee schedule below.

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Fee Schedule1



Application for Citizenship$1,500

Green Card (Permanent Residence Visa)

Family Based Green Cards$2500 & up
Spousal or Fiancé Visa$2500 & up
Extraordinary Ability (EB-1) – I-140 Only$6000 & up
Inter-Company Transfer Manager/Executive & Professor Researcher (EB-1) – I-140 Only$6000 & up
Employment Based EB-2 & EB-3 Visas (excluding Labor Certification) – I-140 Only$2,500 (EB-2 NIW – $6,000 & up)
Adjustment of Status (Green Card)$2500
Employment Labor Certification (EB-2 or EB-3)$10000 & up
Investment (EB-5)Hourly Rates (Average fee for I-526 is $15,000)
1 Hour Consultation ($250 for initial consult)$395-$595

Employment Based Visas (Temporary Worker Visas)

Treaty Trader/Investor (E-1 or E-2)$6500 (for most cases)
Specialty Worker (H1B) & E-3$3000 + $1,000 for LCA.
Trade National (TN Visa)$2,000 and up.
Intercompany Transferee Manager/Executive or Specialized Knowledge (L-1A & B)$6,500 & up
Extraordinary Ability (O-1 Visa) or Performers (P Visa)$6,000 & up
Religious Worker (R-1 Visa)$3000
Consular Processing$750 per application
E-3 Visa$3000 + $1,000 for LCA.

Other Visas/Other Services

Consultation (Per hour initial Consultation $250 per hour)$395-595
B-1 or B-2 (Business or Tourist Visas)$1,500
Visa Lottery$500
Employment Authorization – I-765$750
Asylum (Application & Processing)$5000 & up3

Other Immigration Services

Cancellation of Removal (Deportation) – Green Card Holder$5000 & up (Hourly Rates)
Cancellation of Removal  (Deportation) – Non Green Card Holder$5000 & up (Hourly Rates)
Court AppearancesHourly Rates
Waivers for Ineligibility and Overstays (Eg. I-601, I-192) $5,000 & up
Appeals for Denial of ApplicationsHourly Rates

Contracts/Business Set Up

Standard Contract$2,0004
Complex ContractVaries
Corporation Or LLC Set-up (prices will vary depending on complexity)$2250
Business Plan – E-2 or L-1 Visa$2500
Business Plan EB-5$10,000 Average Fee (Hourly Rates)
Debt or Equity Issuance DocumentsHourly Rates
1 Hour Consultation or Consult Work (eg. Business Plan Development)$395 – $595 per hour
Contract Bundle Packages for BusinessesVaries

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.