Business Litigation Attorneys Serving
Kansas and Missouri

Billing Arrangements

“Matt gave me a fair trial budget and stuck to it.  He kept his word.” — Ricky Taylor, Missouri farmer.


Competitive Hourly Rates

We offer fair hourly rates that are universally lower than big-firm attorneys with comparable skills and experience.  However, clients find the greatest value in the way we allocate our time.  Motion practice and discovery should not be revenue generators for law firms.  These tasks should be a selective exercise aimed at the singular goal of winning the case.  We know what we need in discovery and go get it.  We take depositions that are necessary.  Competitive hourly rates and effective task management are the twin pillars of client value in litigation.

Contingent Fee Business Litigation Arrangements

We accept select business litigation, trust litigation and securities litigation cases on a contingent fee basis.  The client advances case expenses but pays no legal fees unless or until there is recovery in the case.  Upon recovery, the client receives reimbursement of all case expenses before our contingent fee is calculated and paid.  Contingent fee pricing for business cases can be attractive to clients with good claims and tight budgets.

Blended Fee Scenarios

Combining the contingent fee with hourly billing allows us to work at reduced hourly rates and still share a smaller percentage of recovery.  This alternative is available for select cases where the client desires reduced monthly costs while retaining more of the potential upside of a settlement or collected judgment.

Recurring Flat Fee Relationships

For clients who want an on-call attorney without having to incur the expense of hiring one as an employee, we may offer a set monthly or quarterly fee for a package of legal services. These fees can be billed as a flat fee paid in advance, or billed against a prepaid monthly deposit. Many clients find recurring flat fee arrangements work well for budgeting, and they appreciate the comfort of legal counsel who are always available. The details of each engagement vary, and we would be happy to talk with you about an arrangement to match your needs.