My rate for legal advice is $200 per hour. Most small businesses and tech startups do not need the legal advice of an over-priced lawyer, where a significant portion of the lawyer's hourly rate is due to the expensive overhead of extravagant offices, a bloated support staff and fifteen years' experience working at a Bay Street firm.
Small businesses do not typically have the highly-complex legal matters that require the most expensive lawyers in the country charging $600 per hour. What they need is quality legal advice from a smart, capable lawyer with several years' experience dealing with the matters that small businesses encounter.
I help my clients by identifying potential issues with their particular circumstances, explaining the legal ramifications, scrutinizing their contracts and prioritizing needs based on their situation and the costs involved.