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Old 10-04-2008, 12:37 PM
BlueOcean BlueOcean is offline
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Default Are lawyers negotiable?

I'm starting a business and at very angle I'm looking to do things at the most efficient way.

Legal stuff is expensive, and the lawyer is quoting me $5,000 to do a specific project, would she (the lawyer) think I'm a total idiot if I negotiate with them and saying "i'll do it for 4"
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:15 PM
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Depends on the lawyer. If they are part of a large firm, they'll laugh, if they're an 'independent', they'll consider it.

Just refine your haggling to suit -- treat them like a lawyer, not a vendor at a flea market ;o)

It's been my experience that almost everything is negotiable. Be sure to present your offer as if you KNOW what the work is worth, not like you're pinching pennies.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:58 PM
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Absolutely, everything is negotiable. I don't necessarily think they will not negotiate if they are with a big firm either. I would shop around also. Hopefully, you'll find a lawyer that is willing to "invest" a little in you as you get started in hopes that as your business grows you will use more of his/her services. My lawyer rarely charges me for answering simple questions or reviewing documents - I think he's hoping I make it big someday.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:29 AM
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cool, although I will feel like a jerk, saving a grand is saving a grand
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:03 PM
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You have to make a decision which lawyer will be the good for you & your case, bearing in mind recommendation,their charge, knowledge and well-matched behavior. tampa family attorney
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