IMAGINE HAVING AN ATTORNEY AS YOUR PARTNER
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TEXAS BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE ATTORNEY
A client becomes a partner as we work together. I listen to my client and we find solutions. We establish the best course of action. Based on our discussion, I prepare a scope of engagement for client approval. The scope sets out the services expected to be provided and usually the fixed fee to be charged. When the client accepts the proposal, my client is engaged in the effort and informed as the challenges are met and goals achieved. Serving Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area as well as nationally.
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Experienced Guidance, Fixed Fee Services providing company agreements and transaction documentation unique to your needs. Pesky legalese kept to a minimum.
How you structure your professional partnership, and your practice entity can make a tremendous difference com tax time and provide a structure which works now and into the future.
Learn why top financial planners and certified public accountants recommend my services. Taking a business approach to implement the client plan with timely, clearly drafted documents which meet the objectives of planning professionals. Unlike legal work for corporations or bare bone form fillers, I prepare documents which address the human components of professional practices and family business. Agreements which cover the “D’s” Disagreements, Departures, Debt, Disability, Death, and Divorce. Company agreements should be a ongoing checklist for operations, not a folder put away in the file cabinet.
"THE WORK IS SERIOUS, BUT I DON'T TAKE MYSELF TOO SERIOUSLY. I RELY ON LONG-TERM CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS."
Fixed Fee Services
There is never a charge for any professional service until the client accepts a proposed scope of engagement. The engagement may require unique services or be part of a negotiation process which is controlled by others. Those services will be charged hourly.
Most of my services are provided on a fixed fee basis. The fee includes all telephone, text, and email consultations. The fixed fee service may be focused on my drafting of original documents or reviewing documents drafted by others and advising my client on the consequences. The fixed fee service includes all follow up editing and review of subsequent revision to the documents.
The fixed fee allows clients to know what the cost will be and provides a service which is not complete until all issues have been addressed.
A PRACTICE BUILT ON PEOPLE & PRINCIPLE
If a company grows and is sold, I stay with the founder. I'm loyal to my clients, not the corporations they form.
WHY EVERY PRACTICE & BUSINESS NEEDS AN ATTORNEY TO DRAFT THEIR CONTRACTS
Ideally, disability won’t affect your business. But you need protection in case it does. A great place to start — updating your contracts.
Partners dispute, employees retaliate, contractors fall through. Don’t wait until these inevitabilities strike; take preemptive action now.
Protect yourself and your business from the consequences of unexpected departures. Let’s make a plan together.
WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY
Laird walked us through the procedure over a period of time and obtained a compensation package to repair the problem with my pool. This has brought about a great friendship with Laird.
Count on Laird to tell you the way it is... He never quits, keeps it all in perspective and has a sense of humor to get us through the pressure.
Laird... took a seemingly impossible situation and was able to turn it around... Not only was I held harmless in the original suit, I recovered damages from my insurance company for neglecting to cover me.
BUSINESS ENGLISH, NEVER LEGALESE
Many business people assume that their expertise in their field will be enough to run a company smoothly. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
There’s a lot you can learn about the legal aspects of business through individual research, but having an experienced attorney on your side protects you from legal ramifications you may otherwise overlook. With the right legal counsel creating your contracts, reviewing your leases, and addressing other such concerns, you can avoid disputes and spend more time focusing on your work.
Perhaps you’ve never considered working with an attorney; perhaps you’ve avoided doing so because you don’t want to listen to a lot of misleading legal jargon. Not to worry — I’m fluent in plain English.
As an intelligent businessperson, you know how to talk about your area of expertise and even the larger world of business. But I’ll never ask you to learn every aspect of business law — that’s what I’m here for. As we work together, I’ll be happy to educate you on the legal intricacies that affect your work world, but I won’t mislead you with a lot of unnecessary jargon.