Consultations 2017-10-16T12:00:34+00:00

Counseling in brief is a big part of what we do; for new and existing clients.

If you want to set some time to discuss a legal matter with Danny, just fill out the short form to the right and pick a time (we will contact you to change it if there is a conflict). A flat fee of $200 buys you up to 75 minutes to chat about or seek brief counsel regarding a business or intellectual property matter.

If you want to read more about consultations prior to scheduling, here is some helpful information…

VeriTrademark® Consultations: How Do They Work?

VeriTrademark offers flexible scheduling options. While I like meeting face to face (especially with a new client), most consultations are via phone.

What Can I Expect In Terms Of Advice?

A typical consultation helps you to frame a legal problem more sensibly. It is not a necessary condition that you seek to hire VeriTrademark after the consultation, as my experience has been that people find consultations beneficial and valuable on their own merits.

Why Schedule A Consultation

People schedule consultations for many reasons. A consultation may deal with a specific legal problem or issue or may be useful simply to help you to understand the nature of intellectual property or other business legal issues and how they might apply to you or your situation. The time may be used to interview the firm for future work (note below that consultation fees are essentially waived if you hire us to do a reasonable amount of work).

How Much Does A Consultation Cost?

As of 2017, $200. All fees must be paid in advance. If a consultation must be changed or cancelled, we can reschedule up until 24 hours before the scheduled appointment, but no refunds are given for previously scheduled consultations under any circumstances.

…But I Only Have A Quick/Simple Question.

In the opinion of this lawyer, there is no such thing as a simple legal question. That is, the odds are good that there is more nuance to your situation than you know, and I am trained to recognize that nuance and to provide helpful counsel. That helpful counsel has value, and if I didn’t charge for it, I would not be running my business smartly or efficiently. Why would you want to do business with a business lawyer who doesn’t run his own business competently?

…But, LegalZoom.

A whole form-filling industry has sprung up on the marketing promise that lawyers are expensive. They’ve gotten very good at marketing, but a good lawyer will always be more valuable than the generic legal assistance offered by the LegalZooms of the world.

If you want to talk with a seasoned, savvy business and intellectual property lawyer who will provide a nuanced and tailored understanding of your legal issue (which may or may not require further research or engagement), whatever it may be, I can help.