Legal Advice Plan

Many Small Business owners face legal issues almost daily. But the high cost of attorneys deter them from calling for some simple legal advice. Now there is an attorney on your side. Below is a low cost membership plan that will help you protect your business. Contact the firm if you are interested in learning more about the program.

______ 1-10 employees, including owners and/or officers of company $50/Month (+$15 one time    enrollment fee)

______  11-20 employees, including owners and/or officers of company $75/Month (+$15 one time   enrollment fee)

______  21-30 employees, including owners and/or officers of company $100/Month (+$15 one time             enrollment fee)

______  31-50 employees, including owners and/or officers of company $125/Month (+$15 one time             enrollment fee)

By initialing one of the above plans, you certify that your current employee level is of that stated; and, if your employee levels increase or decrease, you will contact THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC with the new employee count for an adjustment to your rate.

Coverage Details:

Legal Consultation Services Telephone consultations with THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC

When you aren’t sure of a legal procedure, you won’t have to worry about the cost of consulting a lawyer. You’ll be able to call THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC when you have a question about the legal aspects of your business such as:

  • Employee hiring/firing
  • Equipment leases
  • Joint ventures
  • Verbal or Written contracts
  • Incorporation
  • Intellectual property: copyright and trademark only
  • Small claims
  • Partnership
  • Landlord/tenant issues (commercial property leases only)
  • Hiring/termination
  • Vendor problems
  • Customer complaints
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Creditor harassment
  • Disclaimer verbiage

Legal Correspondence Services

You’ll get one (1) letter per legal subject matter each year, at no additional charge – with a copy for your file. Follow-up letters are provided at a reduced billing rate of THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC.   Billing rate = $175.00/hr. You will be given a thirty (30) day written notice of any increase in billing rates.

Basic Contract Review

You can have up to two (2) contracts concerning separate subject matter and not part of a single related business transaction, up to ten (10) pages each, reviewed each month. If the contract is above ten (10) pages the additional pages will be reviewed at the above billing rate of the attorney.

Executed Contract Review

Your business can have one (1) signed contract per month, up to ten (10) pages in length, reviewed by THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC at no additional cost. If the contract is above ten (10) pages the additional pages will be reviewed at the above billing rate of the attorney.

Document Review

Each quarter, THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC will review one (1) business document, up to ten (10) pages on separate subject matters and give you prompt advice. If the document is above ten (10) pages the additional pages will be reviewed at the above billing rate of the attorney.

Debt Collection Letters

Your business may have two (2) collection letters per month at no additional charge. Additional letters will be rendered at the attorney’s above billing rate.

Additional Terms of Plan

If services are required beyond the scope of covered plan benefits, additional services will be rendered at the attorney’s current billing rate. In some cases, a retainer fee also may be required.

Legal Consultation Services: Consultation will be provided at a maximum of two (2) hours per month, additional services or consultations will be provided at attorney’s above hourly rate. Matters for which the Attorney determines are raised an inordinate or unreasonable number of times without substantial change of circumstances are excluded. This is to provide the most effective representation for the business.

Prior Agreements and Terms: This document is a contract between the Company and THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC and is known as the legal plan. It is the complete terms of the contract. Any additional terms must be in writing and signed by the owner/authorized agent of the Company and Marc C. Paquette.

Legal Correspondence Services: It is within the sole discretion of the attorney to determine whether a letter is appropriate in a given situation. Collection letters are specifically excluded from this provision.

Trial Services: This plan does not cover defense or prosecution of claims by its Members. This plan is provided for the sole purpose of advising businesses in an attempt to minimize the need for costly litigation in the future by providing sound legal advice before an action is taken.

Member Agreement: If an issue or dispute arises between two separate Members of this plan, both Members agree to attempt to resolve the dispute using mediation with THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC or a selected agent before any action is filed. Furthermore, both parties agree that the dispute would preclude either party from using the services of THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC for any trial in that matter, if mediation is not successful. The parties agree to split the cost of any mediation services provided by THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC which will be billed at the current hourly rate.  

Referral Service: For issues outside the above listed areas or the current practice of THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC, the Member is allowed to contact THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC for referral to an attorney in the needed area of practice. The Member agrees that any representation by that referral attorney is strictly between the attorney and Member. THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC will not be responsible for the conduct of that matter nor will it be responsible for the negotiation of fees and services. THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC will use all means available to check on the competence of that referral attorney and status of attorney’s license to practice law.

Choice of Law: The terms of this agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona.

 

I, _________________________ owner/authorized agent of ____________________________, have read all provisions of the preceding Small Business Legal Advice Plan and agree to the terms provided herein. I further agree that this plan may be cancelled upon thirty (30) days written notice by either party. If a dispute arises between the Member and THE LAW OFFICE OF MARC C. PAQUETTE, PLLC, the Member agrees to utilize alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation or arbitration to resolve such issues or disputes, prior to the filing of any action.

 

Date:_____________________

 

                                                                                    ___________________________________

                                                                                    Signature of Owner/Authorized Agent

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    ___________________________________

                                                                                    Marc C. Paquette

 

 

ACCT. No. _______________________

Mailing Address and Contact Information

The Law Office of Marc C. Paquette, PLLC
Tel. (480) 993-6650
Fax. (480) 767-9141
15560 N. Frank L. Wright, Suite B4-440,
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Email: marc@thepaquettelawfirm.com

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