Hanna Law Fee Schedule
EFFECTIVE 10/1/2018 - SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE & SUBJECT TO VARY BASED ON UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES. THE INFORMATION BELOW SHOULD BE USED A GUIDE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON WITHOUT FIRST CONTACTING OUR OFFICE. CLICK HERE TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY TODAY. FINAL AMOUNTS DUE FOR LEGAL SERVICES RENDERED MUST BE IN WRITING.
Prior to the commencement of any legal service(s), Client may be required to pay Hanna Law a Retainer Fee ("Retainer), the amount of which is negotiated and made part of a binding Legal Retainer Agreement ("Agreement"). Retainers are due and payable in advance of any services rendered and upon execution of the Agreement. Hanna Law utilizes various and distinct Retainer arrangements depending on the Client's needs and circumstances.
A) Retainer for Attorney Availability: A Retainer for Availability ensures to the Client that Hanna Law will have an attorney available upon short notice to handle any particular matter for the Client. The entire amount of the Retainer is considered earned upon receipt, the Retainer is nonrefundable, and the Retainer is deposited into the bank account of Hanna Law’s choosing. Generally, this arrangement is recurring on a monthly or quarterly basis.
B) Retainer for Hourly Services: A Retainer for Hourly Services ensures that payment will be made to Hanna Law upon delivery or completion of its services. This applies primarily to services rendered on an Hourly-Based ("Hourly") payment arrangement with a Client. The entire amount of the Retainer is deposited into Hanna Law's IOLTA Client Trust account. The unearned balance of this type of Retainer is refundable to the Client upon written demand, or upon completion of the services rendered, or upon termination of the Attorney-Client relationship. Clients who enter into an Hourly arrangement are subject to the requirements of remitting a non-refundable Retainer to Hanna Law; an amount generally equal to the estimated time for a matter multiplied by the then-negotiated hourly-rate.
C) Retainer for Costs & Expenses: A Retainer for costs and expenses allows Hanna Law directly pay for any costs, expenses and other third-party services associated with the Client's matter. Such expenses often include, without limitation, court costs, filing fees, service of process, etc. The unearned balance of this type of Retainer is refundable to the Client upon written demand, or upon completion of the services rendered, or upon termination of the Attorney-Client relationship. Clients who enter into an Hourly arrangement are subject to the requirements of remitting a non-refundable Retainer to Hanna Law; an amount generally equal to the estimated time for a matter multiplied by the then-negotiated hourly-rate.
Hanna Law's current hourly billable rate is set at $290.00 USD for most in-office legal services.
Hanna Law's current hourly billable rate is set at $345.00 USD for any court-appearance/proceedings.
Upon depletion of any retainer, and any credits to Client’s account, the above hourly-rate shall be billed calculated and billed to Client. Hanna Law bills on a quarter-hour (¼ hour) basis with one quarter-hour being the minimum amount for any services rendered on behalf of a Client who has agreed to an hourly-based arrangement. If applicable, Hanna Law bills first to the retainer in Hanna Law's IOLTA Client-Trust account, and, upon depletion of any monies therein, Client shall pay additional fees, if any, upon presentment and delivery of a billing statement by Hanna Law.
Coverage Services: Hanna Law offers coverage services for other law firms/attorneys at a rate discount of 50% of the current hourly billable rate.
Hanna Law's current contingency rate is set at 33.33% (1/3) of any monies earned or collected as a result of its pre-litigation collection efforts and 50.00% (1/2) of any monies earned as a result of its post-filing and post-judgment collection efforts. Unless there is a written agreement to the contrary, these contingent amounts are exclusive of costs, expenses and other third-party services associated with the collection and litigation process.
Upon collection of any amount, whether in-full or in-part, including payments on account, Hanna Law retains for its services a gross amount of the above listed percentage(s) of any such amount earned, settled or collected; the balance of which shall be remitted within 30 days of receipt, verification and settlement of such funds to Client via check or other similar method of payment. Any damages or awards of "Attorney-Fees" (include the same which may be identified by other similar designation such as court-ordered sanctions against the other party) are considered additional legal fees and belong exclusively to Hanna Law and are not subject to setoff from the above listed contingency percentage(s).
Listed below is a non-exhaustive list of fixed-rate (AKA flat-rate) services offered by Hanna Law.
$150 - Cease & Desist Letter
$350 - Residential Lease Agreement
$500 - Commercial Lease Agreement
$500 - Drafting/Review of General LOI & Purchase Agreement
$300 - Residential Eviction Court Proceeding w/ one Appearance
$400 - Commercial Eviction Court Proceeding w/ one Appearance
$950 - Company Terms & Conditions governing Sales and/or Services
$500 - Promissory Note (Loan Agreement)
$500 - Mortgage/Discharge (Drafting & Filing w/ County ROD)
$500 - UCC/Termination (Drafting & Filing w/ Michigan SOS)
$450 - Incorporation/Organization for new Entity (LLC, LLP, LP, GP, Inc., Ltd., etc.)
FREE - New entity service includes General Bylaws / Operating Agreement
FREE - New entity service includes application for Federal Tax ID/EIN
$150 - Debtor/Defendant Identification Report (AKA Skip-Tracing)
$250 - Michigan Traffic Ticket (Civil Infractions)
33.33% - 60% Contingency-Fee (+ $100 Retainer) - Debt Collection & Payment Demand Letters
33.33% - 60% Contingency-Fee (+ $250 Retainer) - Returned Check (NSF) Collection Letters
33.33% - 60% Contingency-Fee (+ $250 Retainer) - Post-Judgement Collection efforts/remedies.
The aforementioned services and respective amounts are subject to change without prior notice; are further subject to vary based upon the unique circumstances of the Client; and, are subject to increase based upon market conditions, attorney availability and Acts of God. Actual costs, filing fees and other expenses not included.