What will the cost be for me?
McKirdy & Riskin offers its clients options for billing arrangements. Many of our clients are understandably concerned about paying legal fees, especially in cases where positive results are not achieved.
In eminent domain matters, we typically provide contingent fee arrangements for our clients where the firm will only receive a fee if we recover more compensation for you than you were first offered by the condemning agency. In those matters, if we were not successful in increasing the amount you receive, then you would not owe attorneys’ fees.
In property tax appeal matters, we offer a contingent fee to our clients which is based upon a percentage of the property tax savings you actually realize if we are successful in reducing your assessment.
Using a contingency fee arrangement eliminates the risk to a client of owing substantial counsel fees in matters where the attorney does not produce results for the client. In addition, the attorney has every incentive to be efficient and successful, as the contingent fee will reward the client and the attorney for positive results. Contingent fee arrangements the interests of the client and attorney and make them business partners in the litigation and, in our experience, this partnership can provide the best possible litigation experience and results.
Time based or other reasonable basis billing arrangements are available for those individuals or corporations that desire a more traditional billing structure. We also have offered clients other alternative billing arrangements where circumstances warrant special considerations. Each case is carefully evaluated and considered before we make our reccomendations as to the best and fairest type of fee structure, based upon the circumstances involved and the clients’ desires.
Our preliminary consultation and discussions about billing arrangements are always complimentary. Contact us for more information.