We believe our Corporate Payment Plans are beneficial for our Clients and our Firm. We can promise you professional services on a whole host of legal and business issues far beyond what you could expect from other attorneys or Law Firms at four or five times the price. You will not have to worry about the ‘billable hours' and the financial hardship that could cost your business.
In addition to the Monthly Fee Programs, we can also provide 'flat fees' for nearly every issue related to your business resulting in significant savings.
Business Startup Services.
Starting a business requires thorough planning.
- Businesses that react -- fail.
- Businesses that plan -- succeed.
We guide business owners in forming legally sound business entities and help entrepreneurs devise business strategies that assist them in achieving their goals.
"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
- Sun Tzu
Our Associated Company, US Business Incubator (USBI), specializes in professional-grade business finance documentation, start-up services, and full-service business incubator services. We approach each project by assessing the current stage of development, the exit strategy, and gaining an understating of the entrepreneur's ultimate goal.
The unique business development process begins with the first interview, which takes less than an hour of the Client's time. The team completes its due diligence and research that supports the overall business model. This is followed by building business and financial models, all of which are reviewed with the Client continually.
Finally, the necessary documents are put through a review and revision process with the Client until the Client is satisfied.
Specific services for New or Start-up Businesses include:
- S-Corporation formation
- Limited Liability Company (LLC) formation
- Partnership formation
- Partnership Agreements
- Stock Purchase Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Asset Purchase Agreements
- Joint Ventures
- Strategic Alliance Agreements
- Operating Agreements
- Lease Agreements
- Service Contracts
- Releases and Waivers
- Real Estate Agreements
Buying and Selling Businesses:
We can guide business owners in the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business, including:
- Due Diligence
- Legal Strategies
- Negotiation Strategy
- The Structure of the Transaction
- The Terms of the Transaction
- Drafting the Buy/Sell Agreement and the Related Documentation.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
- Marcel Proust
Have you ever had your legal matters passed around to different, often inexperienced lawyers at a large firm? Have you needed to explain your issues time and time again to different lawyers and then get billed for the time you spent explaining your problem? Have you had to forgo legal advice you knew you needed due to the exorbitant fees charged by large firms?
In addition to traditional hourly fees, we offer Legal Plans that allow our Business Clients to receive in-house corporate rates paid on a monthly basis and our Individual Clients to receive personal attention for a variety of legal matters at a monthly discounted rate.
Today, it is critical for Businesses to legally protect themselves, yet many simply cannot afford the hourly rates charged by law firms.
We have created an innovative way for businesses and individuals to obtain legal services without paying exorbitant hourly fees. Our Plans offer Businesses a specific number of hours per month for a flat monthly fee. You will receive a certain number of hours dedicated to your Business each month, depending on the monthly service fee you choose to pay. Businesses can select the Plan that best fits their needs.
Businesses that utilize our Monthly Service Plans will actually retain our firm and its entire staff and associates and partner at a very reasonable monthly service fee. Rather than have a large firm that charges by the hour for every call, letter, or discussion about your Legal Issues or Business Matters or Life Estate Questions, our firm can become your Full-Service Business Counsel and Consultant, and be at your service any time of the day at a fraction of the cost you would pay on an hourly basis
Think of it as having a Full-service Legal Concierge on call. In addition to the special, personal service offered by retaining our firm, you also have a Full-time Advocate working on your behalf literally 24/7 for all the important aspects of your Business and your Personal Life Estate matters.
Good business people and entrepreneurs know they should not and cannot wait until a crisis happens before calling a lawyer, and that an ounce of prevention is, indeed, worth a pound of cure. Business people need to know that they are doing everything possible to avoid legal pitfalls or entanglement at each step of the way. Having a Full-service Legal Concierge on-call provides the peace of mind of knowing that you can obtain a legal review or opinion before undertaking a business matter, signing a contract, or moving forward with a costly, time-consuming project.
Since our firm will be part of your staff, working with you week-to-week, or day to day, if necessary, there will be no need to review your history or bring us up-to-date every time you call us.
Strategic Business Planning requires more than just a Business Plan that covers the nuts and bolts of your business; it also requires you to plan for the future and review your life's work within the context of Asset Protection and Succession Planning, all of which is part of a Complete Life Estate Plan.
There are, in fact, three (3) Key Elements to a Business Plan:
- Business Strategy to ensure the growth of the business;
- Asset Protection to ensure that the business can survive during the lean years or in the event of a situation that may result in liability and exposure to potential creditors; and
- Business Succession to ensure that the business can transition in the event of the death, illness, or retirement, of a key employee or major shareholder, or in the event of a merger or sale of the business.
Each move you make as a business person will involve a legal issue. Having our firm as a Real-time Consultant will make your life easier and allow for a smoother and safer transition and long-term growth resulting in a true legacy.
Business and Estate Planning Concierge Service: We can be your On-call Legal Counsel.
Our Corporate Plans were designed with the Client in mind. Our staff can advise you on any number of specialized areas of the law. If we cannot help you directly, we will find an expert who can, and we will work with him or her and you to provide you with the services you need to protect you and your business. In most cases, it really is a team approach. We are always at your side working with you and your team of advisors.
Corporate Plan Benefits:
- Legal Services in Real-Time
- Business Advice in Real-Time
- Day to Day Business Consulting
- Flexibility to use Services When Needed
- Avoidance of Legal Emergencies
- No More Costly Crises
- Controllable Legal Costs
- Ongoing Legal Protection
Corporate Plan Services Include:
- Overall Business Review
- Legal Advice on for Start-ups & General Business Decisions
- Preparation and Review of Contracts and Legal Documents
- Analysis of Business Strategies
- Business Succession Planning
- Expert Consultants in a Variety of Specialties
- Team Approach to Business Planning and Decisions
- Business Succession Planning
- Referral Network for Specialized Legal Needs
Since you and your Business need to receive excellent legal services at a fair price, the method of payment that seems best for everyone and allows for long-term stability is a flat monthly fee. Normally, attorneys charge on an hourly basis at an average of $350.00 to $500.00 per hour.
We have Plans based on hourly commitments to you and your Business. Since we only work for a small, elite Group of Clients, we can devote the hours required to fulfill your business and legal needs without excessive invoicing.
Plan I: For the Entrepreneur Seeking Answers to Basic Questions.
$750.00 per month.
This Plan provides you with a minimum of two and one-half (2.5) hours a week, for a total of ten (10) hours a month. (At an hourly rate of $350.00, these services would normally cost $3,500.00. You realize a savings of $2,750.00.)
Plan II. For the Start-up Looking to Launch & Avoid the Pitfalls.
$1,500.00 per month.
This Plan provides you with a minimum of five (5) hours a week, for a total of twenty (20) hours a month. (At an hourly rate of $350.00, these services would normally cost $7,000.00. You realize a savings of $5,500.00.)
Plan III: For the Business Looking To Grow To Next Level.
$2,400.00 per month.
This Plan provides you with a minimum of eight (8) hours a week, for a total of thirty-two (32) hours a month. (At an hourly rate of $350.00, these services would normally cost $11,200.00. You realize a savings of $8,800.00.)
Each of these plans run for three (3) months and are reviewed at the end of that time.
Under this arrangement, our firm is available in “real-time,” except for certain unavoidable emergencies and necessary travel time for other Clients. There may be other costs involved beyond the flat monthly fees; for example, the normal cost of travel and related expenses, which you, the Client, would approve beforehand.