Our Fee Structure

We want to offer our clients comprehensive legal services that meet their needs.

That means we do a thorough assessment of our clients' needs, and we price our services accordingly.

The following is an explanation of our pricing policy. Contact us for a more specific explanation of how we would price your work.

Junior Associate

$275 /hr

If the work can be done by a legal assistant, an articling student, under the supervision of a junior associate, those tasks are invoiced at the rate of a junior associate.

Senior Associate

$375 /hr

If the work cannot be done by a newly-called associate, but can be done by a senior associate, those tasks are invoiced at the rates of a senior associate.

Senior Lawyer

$475 /hr

Often the legal problem-solving cannot be done without the experience of a senior lawyer. And those tasks are invoiced at the rates of a senior lawyer.

Collaboration

Variable Rates

When your legal matter requires collaboration with third parties, including service providers and outside counsel, we may encourage you to retain the third parties directly, or we may bundle in those services with our own.

If these tasks are invoiced on our file, the rate will have been set by third parties.

Tariff Services

While every file starts out as an hourly rate file, whenever possible, we will give our clients an estimate of what the completed work will cost as soon as such a determination can be made. Sometimes that is not possible until the work has already started.

These are sample prices for some of our services. If your needs are more complicated than most, these rates may not apply to you. Contact us for more specific explanation of how we would price your work.

Triage

$325

Ours is a general solicitor practice. And that makes us uniquely suited to assess your legal needs.

If you need services that we offer, this triage fee will be applied to your file with us.

If you need services that we do not provide, we will refer you to a colleague who provides the services you need.

Independent Legal Advice

3 hour minimum on

7 days advance notice

If you require legal advice on an agreement that we have not drafted, we charge a minimum of three hours for that service.

We require the completed documents at least seven days in advance of your appointment.

Contact us for the specific rates for your ILA.

Incorporation

$1,500

We don't treat business structures as a transactional file. Every such file starts in triage.

If triage determines that you need an incorporation package (complete with shareholder's agreement), this is our fee inclusive of triage.

Personal Planning

$1,500 - 1,800

Every file starts in triage, including personal planning files.

You may only need a Will, but you may also need other documents, like an Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Personal Directives.

And then you need to review your documents every five years to be sure they still fit your needs.

(Last Updated 24Feb01)

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