Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ's

How do you bill clients?
While we do maintain an hourly billing rate, our Firm offers several alternatives to the traditional hourly-based rate.  For example approximately 60% of our work is billed as a quoted price range or a flat fee project, such as our popular “General Counsel” program.  These alternatives serve to remove much of the uncertainty over costs out of the professional relationship. 

How long have you been practicing law? 
Our firm was founded by Mark D. Klein, Esq. who has over 25 years direct experience in serving the needs of business owners while our staff has ample experience in rendering assistance to our clients.

What makes your services cost-effective?
Cost-benefit analysis is done on all legal recommendations to ensure that the advice we render makes good economic, as well as legal, sense. Recommendations, that may otherwise not be implemented due to budgetary constraints of clients, can be altered or right sized for the client.  On many projects, we are able to offer several viable alternatives based upon the client’s budget.

What distinguishes your firm from other law firms?
Often times practical, yet results not yielding more money to us, our recommended to clients, reflecting our commitment to a long term relationship rather than a short term payday. At KLEIN LAW CORPORATION, we understand that our responsibilities are to be available to you, whatever the circumstances, and to produce cost-effective, high quality work in a timely manner.  We do so by adhering to certain fundamental principles which we call our Big 7 .

Do you specialize in any particular areas?  Corporate finance, intellectual property, business/commercial transactions, estate planning and dispute resolution.

With how many business owners have you worked?
We are proud to have professionally participated in the establishment and growth of over 300 businesses.

What if I have a problem that is outside your firm’s areas of practice? 
We maintain a finely tuned network of professionals, both attorneys and other service providers, who stand ready to bring their skills to bear to assist our clients.

Do you specialize in any industry segments? 
We routinely meet the demanding challenges of a diverse group of domestic and foreign clients from a broad spectrum of industries.  The Firm’s has assisted clients in the finance, manufacturing, distribution, computer/high-tech, construction, professional service providers, and service sector businesses.

What is your approach to litigation when such becomes necessary?  Initially it must be pointed out that our Firm’s up-front involvement in major business decisions and projects allows for early identification and minimization of potential problems.  Furthermore, we actively promote litigation alternatives such as negotiation and mediation when disputes can not be avoided given our Firm’s philosophy that traditional litigation, with its exorbitant costs and time delays, rarely makes good business sense.  However, should litigation become necessary, we partner up with seasoned litigation co-counsel to aggressively litigate your matter.

When are good times to consult with my attorney?
Prior to the formation of a new business enterprise, prior to a purchase or sale of a business, prior to entering into a contract, at the early stage of a business dispute.

What should I expect from my attorney?
Your attorney should be willing to wear several hats by serving as an educator, advisor, counselor,  communicator, representative and an advocate, depending on the situation.
                                                                                                                                   
Do you offer a complimentary initial consultation?
We routinely offer our BUSINESS RISK ASSESSMENT program on a complimentary basis which enables a business owner to receive an assessment along with concrete recommendation for his or her businesses.  For non-business owners we are please to offer a initial one-hour consultation. [Please see Contact Us to submit an inquiry or schedule an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys].

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