What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I offer both fixed fee and hourly pricing, depending upon the type and duration of the legal work involved.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to start with an initial consultation, where I learn as much as I can about the client's business and its unique legal needs. I let the client tell me what they need, and then add my own thoughts and suggestions based on my legal experience. Each client is different; some know exactly what they want, and others are looking for more guidance. I try to tailor my approach to fit the particular client's business approach.
After we come to an agreement regarding the work to be done, I get to work--consulting with the client by phone, Skype, and email as I go.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I received a bachelor's degree from Suffolk University in Boston and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. I am a licensed Massachusetts attorney. I began my legal career as an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting criminal cases in the district and juvenile courts of Massachusetts. After three years, hundreds of cases, and over 30 jury trials, I went into private practice, where I handled a variety of practice areas including civil and criminal litigation, family law, business and commercial law, estate planning, and intellectual property.
I founded my current practice in 2016 after recognizing a growing need for affordable legal services for new and growing businesses.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Talk to a lawyer sooner rather than later. If you're wondering if you need to, then you do. The best legal offense is a good defense, and there's no better way to mount a successful defensive legal strategy than by seeking out qualified legal advice before problems arise.