Our Low Fees,
Flexible Billing Arrangements and Payment Options
Most everyone hates to pay lawyers.
People complain about high fees, lack of personal
attention and lack of results!
At Berns & Berns, we listen – and have been listening
for 40 years. And we understand what being a client of a
lawyer is like, since in some of our own ventures we
have hired lawyers ourselves. That is why we offer a
broad range of flexible billing arrangements and payment
options for our clients. These billing arrangements and
options can drastically reduce your legal costs, allow
you to budget more accurately and align Berns & Berns’
interests and goals with yours. These arrangements and
options include fixed fee arrangements and “success fee”
arrangements. And there are others.
Because we are small we can be flexible in our
fee arrangements with clients – and can deliver unparalleled
service, usually for less than other quality lawyers
How can we do
this? There are several reasons:
Concentration on only a few
We concentrate on only a few areas.
Areas in which we have a wealth of practical experience
and knowledge. This gives us uncommon focus and
efficiency and speed – for you.
Our Work is Hands-On
We are hands-on attorneys and do your work ourselves and
do not engage teams of younger lawyers to do your work.
This is in stark contrast to what almost always occurs
at medium and large law firms. Since we do not use
younger lawyers, you do not pay for them; you don’t pay
for their training, for their benefits, or for their
lack of experience. In a nutshell, we simply work more
efficiently than larger law firms.
We have no bureaucracy at Berns & Berns. Bureaucracies
add to costs and delays. As a consequence, we are able
to analyze matters quickly and provide advice when it is
needed so that you can act in a timely way.
We don’t have a high overhead at Berns & Berns– overhead
which you have to pay for. We believe that most clients,
especially today, are concerned with getting the most
value for their money. We know that many resent the
dining rooms, fancy art work and lavish offices of their
lawyers. We don’t need these things – never have and
never will. And if we don’t pay for them, you don’t
That is how we are able to offer a wide choice in
billing arrangements. Arrangements which are sensitive
to your needs, control legal bills and contribute to
Berns & Berns’ delivery of incomparable value to our
Flexible Fee Arrangements
Before you hire us, and we agree to begin work for you,
we will work out a fee arrangement, including payment
options, with you – and put it in writing – and in plain