Fees

I know that my clients want to have an idea of how much their legal matter costs before talking with me. For that reason, I have listed my fees on this page. All of the following fees are starting prices, which means I may need to charge you more based on your specific situation. I charge flat rate fees, which means you know how much you will pay for legal services before I begin any work. Filing fees are additional and are either noted below or I will discuss them with you before beginning any work on your legal matter. My consultations start at 30 minutes for $150 (longer paid consultations are available). Discounts or payment plans may be available for multiple trademarks, multiple contracts, or in other special circumstances.

Estate Planning:

Basic Estate Plan – Single Person: $800

Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Advance Directive, HIPAA Release, and Declaration of Homestead.

Basic Estate Plan – Married Couple: $1500

Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Advance Directives, HIPAA Releases, and Declaration of Homestead.

Revocable Trust Plan – Single Person: $2500

Revocable Trust, Pourover Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Advance Directive, HIPAA Release, and one Real Estate Deed.

Revocable Trust Plan – Married Couple:  $5000

Revocable Trusts, Pourover Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Advance Directives, HIPAA Releases, and one Real Estate Deed.

Joint Revocable Trust Plan – Married Couple:  $3500

Single Joint Revocable Trust for married couples, Pourover Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Health Care Proxies, HIPAA Releases, and one Real Estate Deed.

Irrevocable Medicaid Trust Plan – Single Person:  $4500

Irrevocable Medicaid Trust, Pourover Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, Health Care Proxy, HIPAA Release, and one Deed.

Joint Irrevocable Medicaid Trust Plan – Married Couple:  $5000

Single Joint Irrevocable Medicaid Trust, Pourover Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Health Care Proxies, HIPAA Releases, and one Deed.

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust or Irrevocable Second to Die Life Insurance Trust: $2500

Includes preparation of initial gift letters and obtaining Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Crummey Notices: $500

for Annual Exclusion Gifts (includes notices to 4 Beneficiaries, once per year). Each
additional Crummey Notice is $50.00.

Incapacity Documents: Contact me for fees for Health Care Proxies, HIPAA Releases, Advance Directives, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Pet Trusts.

All of the fees listed above are “beginning fees” and may increase depending on the complexity of the situation. Filing fees are additional.

Elder Law:

Irrevocable Medicaid Income-Only Trust: $5000 plus filing fees

Trademark:

Registration: $1000 plus filing fees – includes comprehensive search, registration, answer to simple office actions.

Registration plus Office Action Reply: $1850 plus filing fees – includes comprehensive search, registration, answer to all office actions.

Simple Office Action Response: $350 for simple reply (such as substitute specimens, disclaimers)

Substantive Office Action Response: starting at $1000 for substantive reply (such as likelihood of confusion, merely descriptive)

Trademark Monitoring: $350 per year (12 months from start of monitoring)

Business Formation and Business Contracts:

LLC formation: $1500 plus filing fees

Corporation formation: $2000 plus filing fees

Nonprofit formation (includes state and federal formation): $3000 (1023EZ) and $5000 (1023), plus filing fees

Contract Drafting: starting at $500 per document (price may be higher based on length and complexity)

Contract Review: starting at $300 per document (price may be higher based on length and complexity)

Equine Law and Business Consulting:

Please see prices above for specific services involving estate planning, trademark registration, business formation, and contracts.

Equine Business Plans (Drafting or Review): starting at $500 (price may be higher based on length and complexity)

Contact me for price quotes for other legal matters. Please note that I do not do any litigation.