Financial Policies

financial-policies

Panagopoulos Embry P.C. is a results driven firm.

Our goal in every case is to achieve optimum results in meeting the client’s needs. At the same time we are conscientious about the rising costs involved in sound legal representation. To this end, Panagopoulos Embry P.C. begins each client relationship with an initial conference. During this conference the firm determines and discusses how it can assist the client with the matter at hand, the potential costs and fees the client will be responsible for in conjunction with our assistance, and the budgetary concerns of the client.

There is generally a nominal fee for an initial conference because the client will be given valuable advice and guidance regardless of whether the client elects to retain the firm to assist them in their matter. In some instances, this fee will be waived, or applied to the overall fee for our services.

Panagopoulos Embry P.C. bases its fees on the totality of circumstances that surround any given matter taking into consideration, the level of difficulty in the matter, the benefit of our representation that will be conferred to the client, the time anticipated to be expended on the matter, any time limitations imposed, and the overall relationship with the client.

In many cases there will be a flat fee to undertake the representation, or prepare a set of documents. Other cases will require an advanced deposit on the fees expected to be charged. Those funds are held in a client trust account and billed against as services are rendered. Finally, in some cases the firm will undertake representation on a contingency basis, and the firm’s fees are paid out of and upon reaching a settlement or judgment in a case.

In any case, the client will be fully informed of the costs & fees in a written retainer agreement.

Panagopoulos Embry accepts Visa & Mastercard in most cases, excluding Bankruptcy cases.

Checks are generally accepted from current clients, and from new clients with advanced approval by the the firm.

First time consultation fees must be tendered in either cash, cashier’s check, or Visa/Mastercard.