Hiring a lawyer to ensure your contracts are legally sound and protect your interests, although prudent, is often too great a financial burden for the majority of small businesses and individuals. With lawyers charging a median rate in the neighborhood of $350 per hour, it’s not difficult to understand why.
I started Contracts, Law & More to provide an affordable way for small businesses, startups and individuals to obtain useful legal advice without having to sacrifice quality. Initially the focus will be on commercial contract law. However, the plan is to hire more lawyers with various expertise and expand into other areas of the law.
You might be thinking, “the only way to reduce the cost of legal advice is to hire lawyers who are less competent”. If Contracts, Law & More was a traditional law firm operating the way most firms do, I would agree. However, it is not a traditional law firm and it does not operate like one.
Contracts, Law & More operates as a ‘virtual’ company with the following philosophy:
If you would like to learn more about my experience and our services, you can do so at: www.contractslawandmore.com/pages/about-lance-soskin
If you have any questions, please reach out to me via the contact page on our website.
Contracts, Law & More
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