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 because some situations require more legal work than others. 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).

Estate Planning (these fees may be higher if your situation includes children, estate taxes, or other issues that require additional planning):

Basic Estate Plan – Single Person: $1200

Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, Advance Directive, HIPAA Release, and Declaration of Homestead. (Trust not included.)

Basic Estate Plan – Married Couple: $2300

Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Advance Directives, HIPAA Releases, and Declaration of Homestead. (Trust not included.)

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 (no title examination undertaken).

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 (no title examination undertaken). This does not include other asset transfers which will be quoted separately in each case.

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 (no title examination undertaken).

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 Real Estate Deed (no title examination undertaken).

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, one Real Estate Deed (no title examination undertaken).

Irrevocable Medicaid Trust Plan – Married Couple:  $6000

Irrevocable Medicaid Trusts, Pourover Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, Health Care Proxies, HIPAA Releases, and one Real Estate Deed (no title examination undertaken). This does not include other asset transfers which will be quoted separately in each case.

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust or Irrevocable Second to Die Life Insurance Trust: $3500

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.

Trademark:

Registration:  $1500 plus filing fees ($350 per class), includes comprehensive search, written legal analysis, 1 trademark registration in 1 class, response to USPTO for simple office actions, communication throughout the application process, mailing of certificate upon trademark approval.

Registration plus Office Action Response:  $2500 plus filing fees ($350 per class), includes comprehensive search, written legal analysis, 1 trademark registration in 1 class, answer to all (simple and substantive) office actions, communication throughout the application process, mailing of certificate upon trademark approval.

Additional Classes (filed with original application): $300 per class, plus filing fee of $350 per class

Simple Office Action Response: $300 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)

Business Formation and Business Contracts:

LLC formation: $1500 plus filing fees

Corporation formation: $2000 plus filing fees

Nonprofit formation (includes state and federal formation): $1500 (1023EZ) and $3000 (1023), plus filing fees

Contract Drafting: starting at $750 per document (price may be higher based on length and complexity)

Contract Review: starting at $350 per document (price may be higher based on length and complexity)

Website Privacy Police and Terms and Conditions: starting at $350

Equine Law and Business Consulting:

Please see prices above for specific services involving estate planning, trademark registration, business formation, and contracts. Note that consultations concerning equine law matters start at $150 for 30 minutes. I do not handle any equine litigation.

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