Posted by Bill Bronchick on May 23, 2005 at 10:58:34:
Here’s the problem, Leon - did you agree on what the fees would be for his services? If not, this is partly your fault for not asking, but also his fault for not disclosing the fee arrangement.
In my office, we bill MINIMUM one hour. That’s $300. That’s just me. Many attorneys bill minimum half hour, and some minimum 15 mins. For a new client, there’s always a minimum fee because of scheduling the meeting, entering info into the database, and, of course, the risk of liability for even meeting with a new client, which is why attorneys often have a min fee they charge, regardless of whether they prepare a one page document or a 10 page document.