​​​​​​​​​​​HOW BIG IS BEEBE LAW, PLLC?

Beebe Law, PLLC is currently the solo practice of Anette Beebe, however, the term "we" or "us" is generally used to describe the business entity and Ms. Beebe together or otherwise may include any contract assistants or attorneys that may be used in connection with a matter as needed.


WHAT AREAS OF LAW DO YOU PRACTICE IN?​

Beebe Law, PLLC helps clients with general Business, some Intellectual Property issues, Internet, Social Media and Defamation and some select Litigation matters, including assisting counsel outside the state of Arizona domesticate foreign state subpoenas here in Arizona.  We can also consult with counsel outside the state of Arizona on areas in which we have more knowledge on - such as the laws surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the new anti-sex trafficking law most commonly referred to as SESTA/FOSTA (the acronym is actually just FOSTA).


WHAT IS OUTSIDE "IN-HOUSE COUNSEL" SERVICE FOR BUSINESSES?

Beebe Law, PLLC is also available to take on business clients that may benefit from engaging the firm to act as their "outside in-house" or "outside general counsel."  What does that mean?  Often times business owners and managers have random ideas or questions that pop up in the course of "business as usual" in which they would greatly benefit from running it by a trusted legal advisor.  But what if you don't have that advisor on speed dial or at the other end of the "send" button on an email?  Not having access to such an advisor in real time can delay or otherwise stop progress because the process of getting access to an advisor can take time.  By retaining Beebe Law, PLLC to act as your outside "in-house counsel" you completely remove the time and frustration of asking for referrals or searching online for someone to help you, clearing conflict checks, and then scheduling an appointment, sometimes weeks out.  As an added benefit, you won't have any surprise bills because, for most routine matters, having access to your advisor is simply part of your monthly business operating expenses.  If you're a business owner that wants to avoid progress delays and have a trusted legal advisor to bounce your business ideas off of, or to otherwise ask questions to when things come up, then simply review our Outside In-House Counsel Service page and fill out the associated form!  We'd love to discuss your business needs and craft a solution that makes sense and works within your budget.


WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK WITH BEEBE LAW, PLLC?

Let's face it, not all attorneys and firms are alike and some people have a certain "image" of what their attorney should look and act like.  We also know that even more important than having a good case or a good project is being able to have a good relationship with your attorney.  Even if you have to weather a storm - at least you can do it together, right?  That being said, not all personalities mesh and we want you to have the best experience possible and feel comfortable with your representation every step of the way...it can help make the situation more pleasant and the bills a bit more palatable.


BEEBE LAW, PLLC MAY NOT BE A GOOD FIT FOR CLIENTS WHO DESIRE:

  • An attorney that wears a high priced suit everyday to work
  • An attorney that has a huge staff that can jump to meet your every immediate need and charge you for every second of it too
  • An attorney that has a high-rise office, with fancy modern furniture, in the high rent district of downtown Phoenix or Scottsdale
  • An attorney that will put on an "aggressive show" just to appear "powerful" to their client and others
  • An attorney that will push the ethical envelope
  • An attorney that will be a "yes man" for you, even when you need to hear "no" or "no, but ..."


BEEBE LAW, PLLC MAY BE A GOOD FIT FOR FOR CLIENTS WHO DESIRE OR WOULD WELCOME:

  • An attorney that wants to treat you more like a friend than just another revenue source.  Yes, lawyering is a business and the purpose of any business is to make money (it turns out we can't pay bills with smiles and sincere hugs) but Ms. Beebe is a solo practitioner that grew up in a small town and wants you to have that "small town service" feel, even if you are living and operating a business in a big city.  We want to build up solid, long lasting, relationships...not just receivables.
  • An attorney that rather meet up at your place of business on occasion, so that we can get to really understand your business by seeing it with our own eyes, than have you commuting to a stuffy traditional office and you trying to explain what it is you do.
  • An attorney that works "virtually" and which you are comfortable working regularly with via email, text messaging, or perhaps a Skype/Zoom call, far more often than regular in person meetings, and understands and accepts competing priorities that solo practitioners can have.
  • An attorney that has a more laid back approach, who will look for common ground to resolve matters, and will only be aggressive if and when it is actually advantageous to your cause.
  • An attorney that is well connected in the legal community so if and when your situation needs outside expertise, you are able to receive some top notch referrals, around the country if necessary, that may be brought in for help.


HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE AN HOUR?

Due to the nature of the work, Beebe Law, PLLC typically bills by the hour in one-tenth (6 minute) increments.  The hourly rate depends on who is working on the project (Ms. Beebe, a contracted attorney or an assistant) the complexity of the matter involved, the type of project that it is, and whether or not there is a rush on it.  Nevertheless, you can expect a range for contracted staff and attorneys between $150 to $400 per hour depending on these differing circumstances.  Businesses engaging Beebe Law, PLLC for Outside In-House Counsel services typically pay a budgeted monthly fee which is based upon the business client's specific needs.


DO YOU CONSIDER FLAT FEES?

Flat fees are fantastic for work that is highly redundant and form driven.  You see that a lot in Trust and Estate practices and some Business law practices.  Our "Outside In-House Counsel" program is a flat fee and any other packages that we may bundle. Unfortunately, beyond that very little of the work we do is "form driven."  Your business isn't generic and you don't ​want "one-size-fits most" work product.  In most cases, our client's situation is as unique as their individual business and thus a "one size fits all" approach doesn't work for our client's needs.  As such, unless clearly indicated on our site through a special deal that our firm may be offering, a pre-consultation file review and analysis, or through our "Outside In-House Counsel" services, flat fees are not typically offered.


DO YOU OFFER "ALA CARTE" SERVICES?

Absolutely!  This is a great option for clients who are willing or like to take a hands on approach but also understands that they might need some help or guidance from time to time.  Arizona law now allows attorneys to help clients through what is often referred to as "limited scope representation." Limited scope representation differs from more traditional representation in that a matter or project can be broken up into pieces and you only hire, and pay the attorney, for the particular "piece" or "task" that you hire them for help on.  This method of representation has many benefits, including being cheaper.  The State of Arizona has provided a fantastic outline of pros/cons and other frequently ask questions about this type of representation.  If you are considering hiring Beebe Law, PLLC, or any other law firm under this type of representation, you are highly encouraged to review that information.


You may hear this "ala carte" styled legal services referred to as:

  • Limited Scope Representation
  • Limited Appearance Representation
  • Unbundled Legal Services
  • Unbundled Services
  • Discrete Task Representation
  • Discrete Legal Representation


WHAT'S YOUR CLIENT INTAKE/ONBOARDING PROCESS LIKE?

Your individual needs will dictate the steps you will take next, but whether you are at the "general information" stage or ready to "set a consultation," you start with an electronic communication as outlined more below:


GENERAL INFORMATION 

If you aren't really sure what kind of help you need, have a general question about our services, or just want to make a general comment, we encourage you to navigate to our Contact page and filling out the form. You provide us with some very limited and basic information about why you are contacting us and we take it from there.

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SETTING A CONSULTATION

If you believe we can help; have most, if not all of the information about your matter/project on hand; and are ready to set up a consultation, you will want to complete the following three (3) steps in the order provided:

  1. ​Read our Initial Consultation page.  It's important you understand what to expect and how the process works.  If you're comfortable with the process and are ready to move forward, then go to Step 2 below. 
  2. Fill out our online Client Intake form.  Once we've cleared you of conflicts (we will send you an email) go to Step 3.
  3. Schedule an appointment that fits your schedule using our online calendaring portal.


CAN YOU GIVE ME AN ESTIMATE OF WHAT A PROJECT MIGHT COST?

We know that legal expenses can be scary and you want to be able to plan.  Sometimes we can give you a rough estimate but there really are so many variables that factor into cost assessments.  While there is never an exact number that can be provided (unless it is a limited scope flat fee project) it may be possible to give you a range of anticipated fees associated with a particular type of project.  It is also encouraged that you consider reading this article: Legal fees: 7 ways that YOU may be contributing to a higher legal bill.  


While certainly not taking into account the full magnitude of the work that Beebe Law, PLLC can do, and not including the extenuating circumstances that can, and do often arise, the following are somesample ranges of what more "routine matters" may run you in attorneys fees:


GENERAL BUSINESS

  • LLC Formation - $750 to $1,250 (including routine costs)
  • Prepare Multi-Member Operating Agreement - $1,500 to $2,500
  • Draft Simple Demand Letter (no legal research) - $800 to $1,200
  • Draft a Complex Demand Letter (legal research required) - $1,200 - $2,500
  • Contract Review with Written Comments (no legal research) - $55 - $75 a page
  • Contract Review with Written Comments (legal research required) - $100 - $200 a page
  • Contract Drafting and Negotiating (per contract) - $1,000 to $2,500+  (price varies based upon complexity)
  • Basic Independent Contractor Agreement - $750 - $1,000
  • Basic Non-Disclosure ("NDA") or "Confidentiality" Agreement - $750 - $1,000


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Trademark Cease and Desist Letter - $300 to $1,200
  • Review of a Trademark Cease and Desist Letter with Written Comments (no legal research) - $300 to $600
  • Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") Complaint - $1,500 to $10,0000
  • Copyright DMCA Notice - $300 to $1,200
  • Review of a Trademark Cease and Desist Letter with Written Comments (no legal research) - $300 to $600


INTERNET SPECIFIC MATTERS

  • Draft Website Terms of Service or Terms and Conditions - $1,500 to $2,500
  • Review an Existing Website Terms of Service or Terms and Conditions With Written Comments - $800 to $1,200
  • Conducting Basic Review of a Website for Compliance with Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") with Written Comments (no legal research) - $300 to $1,200.
  • Draft Cease and Desist Letter to Known Defamer - $800 to $1,500
  • Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") Complaint - $1,500 to $10,0000
  • Working with Social Media Sites to Try and Resolve Common Issues Relating to Account Impersonation, Copyright or Trademark Infringement - $750 - $3,500+


LITIGATION

  • File or Defend a Civil Business Lawsuit in State County Court - $7,000 - $20,000+
  • File or Defend a Civil Business Lawsuit in Federal District Court - $15,000 - $50,000+
  • Domesticating a Foreign State Subpoena in Arizona for law firms or individuals litigating outside of Arizona, but need to obtain testimony or documentary evidence from an individual or entity domiciled in Arizona - $750+ (typically includes initial correspondence, document prep costs, court fees, court runner and initial routine process service within the local area)


​The above list is only referenced by way of example of common ranges for some of the types of work that Beebe Law, PLLC can assist with.  If you have any questions relating to whether or not we can assist you with a particular matter, please Contact Us!


DO YOU TAKE CASES ON CONTINGENCY?

No.  The kind of work that we do is not the type of work where contingency fees are appropriate.  Those are more common in personal injury or class action practices.


DO YOU REQUIRE A RETAINER?

Yes.  While we know this can present a financial strain on some, as a matter of policy, Beebe Law, PLLC does require a retainer for all first time clients and will routinely request replenishment of retainers ("evergreen retainers") for ongoing matters, even for existing clients.  The retainer will go directly into the firm's Trust Account and only be applied as fees are earned in accordance with our retention agreement aka fee agreement. Unearned fees, at the end of a project, are refunded. Clients that become general business clients, with regular routine work, may not be required to maintain funds on retainer once such client has established a history of work with the firm and have routinely paid their bills upon invoice. 


Businesses that engage Beebe Law, PLLC for the "Outside In-House Counsel" services have a monthly bill, that "pre-pays" for the pre-negotiated services for the next month.  These fees are considered "earned upon receipt" and are not subject to being placed in the Trust Account.


DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes!  Beebe Law, PLLC accepts payments for not only for regular invoice payments, but also retainers, by credit card through a secure payment portal.  Credit Cards accepted by Beebe Law, PLLC include Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. E-check payment processing is also available upon request.



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