Fixed Fee Schedule

Fixed Fee Schedule

Effective: February 1, 2022

We understand the need for certainty and value. To deliver certainty and value to our clients, we offer fixed fee services for certain types of standard legal work.

Estate Planning

Legal Service Initial Retainer (~75% of Fees)[1] Attorneys’ Fees & Costs [2]
Will Estate Planning Package – Single

  • Standard Will
  • Standard Power of Attorney
  • Standard Health Care Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate
$450.00 $600.00
Will Estate Planning Package – Husband & Wife

  • Standard Wills
  • Standard Powers of Attorney
  • Standard Health Care Powers of Attorney and Patient Advocate
$525.00 $700.00
Will Estate Planning Package – Children’s Trust (Single)

  • Standard Will
  • Standard Power of Attorney
  • Standard Health Care Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate
$560.00 $750.00
Will Estate Planning Package – Children’s Trust (Husband & Wife)

  • Standard Wills
  • Standard Powers of Attorney
  • Standard Health Care Powers of Attorney and Patient Advocate
$600.00 $800.00
Living Trust Package – Single

  • Standard Revocable Living Trust
  • Certificate of Trust
  • Standard Pour-over Will
  • Standard Power of Attorney
  • Standard Health Care Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate
  • Excludes fees for trust funding that varies significantly
$1,125.00 $1,500.00
Living Trust Package – Husband & Wife

  • Standard Revocable Living Trust
  • Certificate of Trust
  • Standard Pour-over Will
  • Standard Power of Attorney
  • Standard Health Care Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate
  • Excludes fees for trust funding that varies significantly
$1,350.00 $1,800.00
Joint Trust Package – Husband and Wife

  • Standard Joint Trust
  • Certificate of Trust
  • Standard Pour-over Will
  • Standard Power of Attorney
  • Standard Health Care Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate
  • Excludes fees for trust funding that varies significantly
$1,200.00 $1,600.00
Durable Power of Attorney $150.00 $200.00
Special Purpose Power of Attorney $190.00 $250.00
Health Care Power of Attorney and Patient Advocate $150.00 $200.00
Certificate of Trust Existence and Authority $190.00 $250.00
Delegation of Parental Authority $150.00 $200.00

*All listed fees do not include any incidental costs or, where applicable, any governmental or other filing fees. Sometimes the circumstances and needs for your situation require us to perform services beyond the standard documentation and services provided on a fixed fees basis.  In those instances, the additional services will be billed at our hourly rate.  All services subject to a formal written engagement and the HaasCaywood PC General Provisions available on our website at www.haascaywood.com.

 

Business Services

Legal Service Initial Retainer (~75% of Fee) Attorney Fee*
Formation of Corporation

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Standard Bylaws
  • Formation Meeting Minutes
  • EIN from IRS
  • Form 2553 S-Corp tax election, if requested, not included
$675.00 $900.00
Formation of Single Member Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Articles of Organization
  • Standard Operating Agreement
  • Formation Meeting Minutes
  • EIN from IRS
  • Form 2553 S-Corp tax election, if requested, not included
$560.00 $750.00
Formation of Multi-Member Limited Liability Company (LLC)

  • Articles of Organization
  • Standard Operating Agreement
  • Formation Meeting Minutes
  • EIN from IRS
  • Form 2553 S-Corp tax election, if requested, not included
$900.00 $1,200.00
Assumed Name Certificate $130.00 $175.00
Reservation of Name $130.00 $175.00
Certificate of Authority for Foreign Corp. in Michigan $180.00 $250.00
*All listed fees do not include any incidental costs or, where applicable, any governmental or other filing fees. Sometimes the circumstances and needs for your situation require us to perform services beyond the standard documentation and services provided on a fixed fees basis. In those instances, the additional services will be billed at an hourly rate. All services subject to a formal written engagement and the HaasCaywood PC General Provisions available on our website at www.haascaywood.com.

 

Federal Trademark Registration and Other Services

Legal Service Initial Retainer (~75% of Fee) Attorney Fee*
Trademark/Service Mark – In Use

  • Client responsible for trademark search cost, if one (approx. $200-$300 per mark)
  • If the trademark registration is opposed by a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office “Office Action”, an appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, an Opposition Proceeding, or other challenge, any further representation, if the client elects to proceed, would subject to the then current hourly billing rate of the responsible attorney.
$600.00 $800.00 per mark for one class + $200 for each additional class

 

Trademark/Service Mark – Intent to Use

  • Client responsible for trademark search cost, if one (approx. $200-$300 per mark)
  • If the trademark registration is opposed by a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office “Office Action”, an appeal to the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, an Opposition Proceeding, or other challenge, any further representation, if the client elects to proceed, would subject to the then current hourly billing rate of the responsible attorney.
$600.00 $850.00 per mark for one class + $200 for each additional class
Trademark Clearance Opinion

  • Plus cost of Trademark search (approx. $200-$300 per mark)
$700.00 $950.00 per mark
Section 8 and 15 Declaration of Use and Incontestability (first 5 years)

  • FAILURE TO FILE A SECTION 8 DECLARATION WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF THE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
$450.00 $600.00 per mark for one class + $200 for each additional class

 

Section 8 and 9 Declaration of Use and Application for Renewal (every 10 years)

  • FAILURE TO FILE A SECTION 8 DECLARATION WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF THE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION
$450.00 $600.00 per mark for one class + $150 for each additional class
Trademark Assignment Agreements and Recordation with PTO $375.00 $500.00 per mark
Domestic Representative for Foreign Applicants

  • Representation limited to Domestic Representative under Section 19(e) of the Trademark Act
$450.00 $600.00 per year/per mark
*All listed fees do not include any incidental costs or, where applicable, any governmental or other filing fees. Sometimes the circumstances and needs for your situation require us to perform services beyond the standard documentation and services provided on a fixed fees basis. In those instances, the additional services will be billed at an hourly rate. All services subject to a formal written engagement and the HaasCaywood PC General Provisions available on our website at www.haascaywood.com.

 

Real Estate Matters

Legal Service Initial Retainer (~75% of Fee) Attorney Fee*
Mortgage Foreclosure By Advertisement – No Attendance at Sale $1,500.00 $2,000.00
Summary Proceedings – Non-Contested Land Contracts $280.00 $375.00
Summary Proceedings – Non-Contested; Rental Cases $280.00 $375.00
Deed $90.00 $125.00
Lady Bird Deed $160.00 $225.00
Promissory Note (Standard Unsecured) $150.00 $200.00
Mortgage (Standard) $180.00 $250.00
Discharge of Mortgage (Standard) $110.00 $150.00
Memorandum of Land Contract $110.00 $150.00
Standard Land Contract

  • Excludes any related services for negotiations, title commitment, and escrow matters
$525.00 $700.00
Standard Residential Real Estate Purchase Agreement (Includes Seller’s Disclosure and Lead-Based Paint Disclosure)

  • Excludes any related services for negotiations, title commitment, and escrow matters
$450.00 $600.00
Standard Residential Lease – Simple (Includes Standard Inventory Checklists and Lead-Based Paint Disclosure) $450.00 $600.00
Property Transfer Affidavit $110.00 $150.00
*All listed fees do not include any incidental costs or, where applicable, any governmental or other filing fees. Sometimes the circumstances and needs for your situation require us to perform services beyond the standard documentation and services provided on a fixed fees basis. In those instances, the additional services will be billed at an hourly rate. All services subject to a formal written engagement and the HaasCaywood PC General Provisions available on our website at www.haascaywood.com.

 

Family Law

Legal Service Retainer*
Divorce – w/Children $3,000.00
Divorce – w/o Children $2,000.00
Guardianship/Conservatorship – Uncontested $1,500.00
Guardianship/Conservatorship – Contested $2,500.00
Legal Proceedings Involving Minor Children (e.g., Paternity, Change of Custody, Parenting Time) $3,000.00
*This is a retainer required for these Family Law matters. All services will be billed at standard hourly rates and subject to other costs and fees. The retainer amount is the amount to be paid at the time HaasCaywood PC is retained. The retainer amount does not reflect a fixed fee amount or the total amount of attorneys’ fees for the legal services provided. All services subject to a formal written engagement and the HaasCaywood PC General Provisions available on our website at www.haascaywood.com.

 

Estate Planning Process

  • Appointment Scheduled
    • Process Discussed
    • Client Intake Sheet Provided
    • Retainer Requested
    • Engagement Letter Sent
  • Before Appointment
    • Engagement Letter Received
    • Retainer Received
    • Client Intake Sheet Received
  • Appointment
  • Estate Planning Drafts Provided and Reviewed
  • Execute Estate Planning Documents
  • Post Estate Planning Activity

[1] The gathering of information and preparation of an estate plan requires a significant amount of work at the front end of the process. The process also inherently takes time from the beginning to completion. Unfortunately, some clients do not follow through with the process and, because not completed, fail to pay for work performed. The retainer provides both an incentive for the client to complete the process and protects HaasCaywood PC from matters where significant work is performed, but not paid by the client. No work will be performed until the full retainer is received.
[1] The Estate Planning Packages do include standard incidental copy and postage costs, but do not include, where applicable, any governmental or other filing fees. Sometimes the circumstances and needs for your situation require us to perform services beyond the standard documentation and services provided on a fixed fees basis or typical costs. In those instances, the additional services will be billed at an hourly rate or extraordinary costs at standard rates. All services subject to a formal written engagement and the HaasCaywood PC General Provisions available on our website at www.haascaywood.com.

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