Frequently Asked Questions
What are your practice areas?
For information about our practice areas please click here.
How much does it cost to employ your services?
Attorneys’ fees depend on different factors. We try to provide our clients with reasonable service packages.
Generally speaking, our fees can be calculated in the following ways:
- a flat-rate fee,
- billing on an hourly basis,
- fees based on official tariffs (“Rechtsanwaltstarifgesetz” / “Allgemeine Honorarkriterien”).
Advantages and disadvantages of these billing methods are best to be discussed in person.
We would like to get to know you – do we have to pay for a first meeting?
The first meeting between attorney and client is mainly about getting to know each other and getting a first indication as to what legal issues have to be dealt with.
We don’t charge you for such a first meeting. In case actual advice is sought within this first meeting, we will find an acceptable fee arrangement in advance.
How are we going to communicate?
We communicate with our clients the way they prefer.
Depending on the required security precautions we coordinate the preferred means of communication in advance. Whether it’s communication only in person, communicating via e-mail or exchange of information through a highly secured data room – it’s up to you.
We are a startup with very limited funds for legal services – what can we do?
We know that companies – especially during their startup phase – have to set priorities in their spending. At the same time, however, we very often see that solid legal advice or representation can make the difference between success and failure.
Therefore we are open for flexible solutions in order to support early stage businesses. We are happy to discuss details in person.