Frequently Asked Questions

An Internet Lawyer for Today's Advanced Online Business Challenges

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).


Beebe Law, PLLC is also available to take on certain business clients that may benefit from engaging the firm to act as their "outside in-house counsel."  If you are a businesses that has a need for counsel with experience in the online world, but can't afford to hire on full time in-house counsel, Contact Us!  We'd love to discuss your business needs and how we may be able to help bridge that gap at a reasonable price.


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


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 (turn 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 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 $375 per hour depending on these differing circumstances.


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.  Unfortunately, very little of the work we do is "form driven."  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, flat fees are not typically offered.


WHAT'S YOUR CLIENT INTAKE PROCESS LIKE?

We like for people to start by going to the Contact page and filling out the form.  That's the best place to begin as that tells us what your needs are and helps us provide you the best possible response that fits your needs.  If you're looking for a consultation, and it is something we may be able to assist you with, we will email you with a link that explains the initial consultation process and payment options and/or provide you with a link to an online client intake form that you can fill out at your convenience. Either way, our communications are typically electronic and begins with you filling out the Contact page.   


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.  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 cost 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 (it could be less, it could be more) not including any associated filing fees or other related costs:


GENERAL BUSINESS

  • LLC Formation - $750 to $1,250
  • 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) - $1,800 to $2,500+ 
  • 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

  • Defend or File a Civil Business Lawsuit in State County Court - $7,000 - $20,000+
  • Defend or File a Civil Business Lawsuit in Federal District Court - $15,000 - $50,000+
  • Domesticating a Foreign State Subpoena in Arizona for law firms litigating outside of 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 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 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 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.  


DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes!  Beebe Law, PLLC can now accept 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.