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Flexible Fees

We understand that affordability of legal fees is one of the most important considerations in hiring a new lawyer.  Thus, we have a plan for every pocketbook!!! Give us a chance to quote out your next software audit, torrent defense, entertainment law matter, fair use opinion letter, copyright infringement lawsuit or social media/technology case.

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We offer flexible fee structures among the best and most innovative in the legal industry.

Our law firm understands the importance of keeping legal fees affordable.  SHOCKING LEGAL BILLS are not in the best interest of either a law firm seeking repeat and referral business, or for a client seeking cost-effective legal solutions.  As such, we are very innovative and flexible in creating a fee structure that meets the needs of your business, and for individuals who require affordable legal services.  Some cases may be taken on a contingency fee basis (such as copyright infringement cases for rights holders).

Other cases, such as software audits with Autodesk or the Business Software Alliance, for example, are often handled on a flat rate legal fee basis.

Still other cases may be handled on an hourly basis (ex. Right of Publicity cases), while other cases might be handled on a “hybrid” fee arrangement (part hourly, reduced hourly, and/or contingency fee basis).

If we charge hourly, our legal fees can range between $295-$595 per hour depending on the assignment requested.

So, we pride ourselves in being able to be FLEXIBLE to structure a fee that makes sense and is cost-effective!!  Call us for more information or drop us an email.

Torrent File Sharing Cases (p2p) 

We offer low flat rate legal fees for Torrent defenses cases such as Malibu Media or Strike 3 Holdings, LLC.  Call us if you received an infringement letter from Bandlow Law Firm or other IP firm.  We have helped many people settle these cases for law (predictable) ONE TIME fee.

Click here to learn more about our Photo and Software Infringement [Contingency Fee Cases / Hybrid Fees]

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General Business & Corporate Law / Zip Counsel (INNOVATIVE PILOT PROGRAM)

We offer a vast selection of flat rate legal fees for a wide variety of legal matters including business, corporate matters, intellectual property, and real estate issues.  Check out our menu of services on our ZipCounsel program.  This is a great legal service for startup and small businesses.  We understand legal services must be accessible for all companies of all sizes including artists and business entrepreneurs.  We have broken the legal molds with a suite of flat rate fee legal services for businesses both large and small.  Please fill out the contact form below to get a quote.  Corporations of all sizes turn to us for general corporate advice, real estate (commercial lease issues), drafting and reviewing contracts, negotiating deals, and handling other intellectual property and internet law issues that arise in the everyday course of business.  For services not covered through our ZipCounsel service, we offer low hourly and flat rate legal fees upon request, with a minimum retainer agreement as low as $1,000.  We offer great rates for emergency “special appearances” as well.

Software Compliance Audits [BSA | SIIA | Autodesk | Microsoft | Siemens | CNC Mastercam, Vero, VB Conversion, Adobe, and others]

In most federal copyright software license audit cases, including cases with the Business Software Alliance, we can often fix a low flat rate fee.  This prevents unpredictable and shocking legal bills.  We have heard that some other software audit defense firms charge as much as $20,000 (or more) to be retained.  This is CRAZY!  We have experience handling cases for all sizes of businesses including international companies.

Contact us for a free consultation whether your issue is a shortage of Microsoft CAL licensesAutodesk AutoCad audits, or SIIA audits.  For more details check out our software audit licensing FAQ page. Specific pricing will depend on the size of your organization, type of software licenses at issue, which organization is auditing you, numbers of computers, laptops, and servers, law firm you are dealing with and other factors. 

Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration Cases

In alternative dispute resolution cases, for example mediation and arbitration and in litigation cases in state or federal court (such as fraudcopyrighttrademarkbreach of contractUDRP domain name disputesright of publicity and other litigation or arbitration cases) we can potentially offer low hourly fees, flat rate fees, and/or contingency based fees or a combination of the three (a “hybrid” fee as it is often called).  Give us a chance to quote your case by filling out the contact form below.

Another class of cases we may be able to take on a contingency fee basis is Software License Recovery.  If another company is ripping off your software, call us to discuss.  Whether it involves over-installing, illegal access, or illegal reverse engineering your software code call us for a free consultation at (877) 276-5084.

Copyright Small Claims Recovery

As we have discussed in other blogs, there is a new "copyright small claims" law that was passed as part of the Covid-19 relief bill.  The law creates a copyright claims board (CCB) in Washington D.C. out of the Library of Congress.  These will likely be digital proceedings (the rules are not yet solidified) and the damages can go as high as 30k (not really a SMALL claim now is it)?  Our law firm is a leader in the United States in handling copyright infringement matters from DMCA takedowns to photo and video infringement, software audits (ex. Business Software Alliance and Autodesk, Siemens, Vero), and illegal tv signal piracy cases (ex. Joe Hand Promotions, J&J Sports and G&G Closed Circuit Events).  We are also a leading firm in the niche area of BiTorrent litigation and have handled the bulk of California federal court copyright infringement actions involving Strike 3 Holdings, LLC.  Call us to discuss potential contingency fee recovery programs for rights holders.  We represent both Plaintiff and Defendant clients, both individuals and companies whether large or small.  Call us at (877) 276-5084.

Intellectual Property Cases (Copyright Infringement, Trade Secrets, Software Litigation & Trademarks)

We offer special pricing to new startup companies seeking cost-effective legal counsel services such as business formationcopyright and trademark registration, non-disclosure agreements, music royalty contracts, contract review, music agreements, and other intellectual property related legal services.  Contact us to discuss our low flat rate fee programs in these areas.

If your case involves copyright, trade secret, or trademark arbitration, mediation, litigation or appeals, we can also structure very aggressive fees that beat the competition.  In some cases of copyright infringement, for example if another company or person is infringing your artwork, photos, videos, mobile applications, or software (for example selling unauthorized and illegal copies on eBay, Amazon, or Etsy) we may be able to structure either a low flat rate fee for a DMCA take down notice, or pursue the case for money damages on a contingency fee basis.  See our blog on DMCA 512(f) Bad Faith.

For software companies, check out our page on calculating damages for software infringement.

If you received a notice of subpoena from your ISP we offer aggressive flat rate legal fees for Torrent Defense.  As we say, You CLICK, we DEFEND!

We look forward to working with you.

- Attorney Steve® - 

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For more information, or to discuss your case or our experience and qualifications please contact us at (877) 276-5084. Please note that our firm does not represent you unless and until a written retainer agreement is signed, and any applicable legal fees are paid. All initial conversations are general in nature. Free consultations are limited to time and availability of counsel and will depend on the type of case you are calling about (no free consultations for other lawyers). All users and potential clients are bound by our Terms of Use Policies. We look forward to working with you!
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