No charge for initial 20-minute telephone interview to determine if and how this office can serve a prospective client.
Fixed rates may be negotiated for certain services involving asset protection trusts, life insurance trusts and captive insurance companies.
No charges for clerical and secretarial tasks. No padding of expenses incurred on behalf of client.
An engagement letter describes the scope of attorney services to be provided and the fee agreement.
Typical billing and payment procedures:
Accordingly, the law office pays itself from the client trust fund account only after performance of services for which an invoice has been sent to client. Client reserves the power to dismiss attorney at any time and receive back unused portion of deposit/retainer.
Generally, the Law Office does not offer fixed, flat-rate fees. The customized, comprehensive analysis and planning provided by the office typically make it impossible precisely to quote fixed fees for legal services and counseling necessary to complete a particular task or project. The prevailing view here is that flat-rate fees inherently and inevitably cause the quality of services to suffer. Nevertheless, this office gladly provides completely non-binding, order-of-magnitude estimates of costs associated with various types of tasks and projects.
For a limited number of select clients, the Law Office of Thomas J. Swenson is able to provide family office/concierge attorney services.
Concierge attorney service means that a substantial portion of attorney time and resources are directed to the special projects of a client for a specified time period for a negotiated fee.
For example, a high net-worth individual might use family office/concierge services for:
In special circumstances involving exclusive concierge/family office services, alternative fee arrangements can be considered.
Exemplary family office/concierge attorney services include: analyzing complex legal and business matters; negotiating business agreements; drafting complex legal documents; international travel.