Attorney Fees

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by inline lawn care, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. inline lawn care

    inline lawn care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    What is the average cost for an attorney to draw up a lawn maintenance
  2. PBinWA

    PBinWA LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    Find a lawyer that needs their lawn mowed. You might be able to do it on barter.

    Otherwise, I'd suspect you would be looking at $500-$1000 for a decent lawyer. That's just a guess though. Most lawyers don't want to work for less than that.
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    I would think you would get alot of responces, I dont do contracts for residentials just comercials. I got mine for free, but everyone always talks about lawyer this, lawyer that so there must be some good awnsers out there.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    just do it yourself,
  5. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    $150 an hour cause they all fixed thier prices. dont you wish lawn boys were that smart?
  6. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    We havea lawyer we use for legal stuff like contracts, hold harmless agreements, and the like. He charges 175 per hour for him and another 100 or 125 an hour for his legal aids.

    Just keep in mind the clock starts the minutes he picks up the phone.

    If you are trying to get a contract done your best bet would be to write something up, have others review it (family, friends, business associates), and THEN hand it over to the will save the attorney time and you money.

    that's what we did and I think it cost us around 200 bucks for our snow plow contracts which are 2 pages for residential and 3 or 4 for commercial accounts. He basically saw the format I wanted and what I was trying to state he just added the words 'shall', 'including but not limited too', and the like.

    IMHO, our contract is very good and I haven't (knock on wood) had a problem with it. Well worth the money I spent on it.
  7. Gene $immons

    Gene $immons LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,028

    Please don't hire a lawyer for this.
  8. Mrs. H

    Mrs. H LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    Yeah, It took David and I 7 years to finally come up with one we liked...and I think he posted it somewhere here. Look at it and any others that have been shared here. We took alot of our "fine print" from Groundskeeper Pro and tweaked it to fit our needs.
  9. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,804

    i did my own
  10. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,933

    For those who "write their own," why don't you do legal work rather than lawn services? The pay is much, much higher, and the work environment is cleaner and more comfortable.

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