Clear and Simple Pricing

Why simple pricing?

Simple pricing takes the fear out of talking to a lawyer

Small businesses need to stretch their resources. We use clear and simple pricing so that you know what to expect. That way, you can call sooner, while your issues are small and easy to resolve.

Thanks for helping keep our legal costs down, we really appreciate it!

Ben, Small Business Owner

Business Subscriptions

Get unlimited support for your business from our talented legal team. Every plan includes unlimited support by email, discounts on fixed-fee services, no minimum for hourly billable services, and periodic meetings with a legal team member. Our team of business law experts help you address risks while they’re small and manageable.


Basic support for the smallest of businesses such as consultants and online businesses. Includes email support and quarterly check-ins.


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Small Business

Monthly support to help you and your new and growing business make a place in the world. Includes email support and monthly check-ins.


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Thriving Business

Help for businesses with increasing legal issues such as contracts and technology risks. Monthly check-ins and included legal projects.


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Medium Business

Add a lawyer to your team to help with contracts, technology, intellectual property, employment issues and more.


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Big Business

For companies with frequent legal needs that aren’t ready to hire an in-house attorney. Customizable to meet your needs.

Starting at $2,500/mo

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Business Packages

If you’re just getting started, consider one of these small business packages to help you launch safely and successfully. Each package includes business formation documents, getting started documents, and all the features of the relevant subscriptions above.

New Business

Form an LLC, S-Corp, or corporation and includes the usual documents needed as well as the Small Business Subscription.

$250/mo x 5 months

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Real Estate Investor

Form an LLC, series LLC, or holding company with maximum protection and privacy as well as the Small Business Subscription.

$250/mo x 5 months

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New Business Formation

Simple, flat fee pricing for a new business. Includes the formation documents, creation of a tax ID, and a counseling session to discuss risk management processes typical for your business.

Simple LLC

Designed for single-owner businesses who need basic protection and support.


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Advanced Business

Create a multi-owner LLC, corporation, or partnership.


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Holding Company

Create an LLC, series llc, or holding company for advanced protections


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Customized Legal Services

For custom legal needs we offer hourly services. We always strive to provide estimates before work begins. Money is held in trust until earned and unused portions are returned. Limited representations have pre-defined scopes. Work performed outside that scope are billed at the hourly rate.

Hourly Services

Contract review and drafting, negotiations, and other customized legal services

$360/hr (3hr min)

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Small Claims Lawsuit

Representation in small claims court, either as a plaintiff or defendant. Limited representation.


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Representation for landlords in small claims court. Limited representation.


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Estate and Succession Planning

Business owners need estate plans. This usually includes a will and power of attorney and may also include trusts and customized solutions regarding the structure of your business.

Power of Attorney

This legal document gives authority to a person you choose to handle your affairs if you cannot.


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A will drafted to meet your needs, for one or two people. Includes power of attorney.


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A trust appoints someone to own and manage property providing a smooth transition for loved ones.

Starting at $1,600

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Example Pricing and Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here are some common questions to help make your experience easier. After reviewing these options, schedule an appointment to talk about what’s best for you.

People call the lawyer for two reasons: Sometimes a quick question and answer session is all that is needed. We do charge for legal advice. For new clients, a Q&A session costs only $180 for up to 30 min. After that, it is $360 per hour in 0.1 hour increments. If you pay the $180 fee and decide this is a bigger project, that $180 is credited toward your project.

If you want to talk about hiring us for a bigger project, initial consultations are free. For example, if you want to set up an LLC, discuss a litigation issue, or work on a bigger project.

We collect payment up front. For simple Q&A calls, we bill you and you pay before the meeting. For bigger projects, we discuss pricing during the meeting and send you an invoice detailing our expected costs along with our representation agreement.

When you pre-pay for services, your money is held in a trust account that is monitored by the Iowa State Supreme Court’s Office of Professional Regulation. We do not spend or touch your money until it is earned. If some of the money isn’t needed, it is refunded in the same way you paid it.

We accept e-checks, debit cards and credit cards over the Internet. We send you an invoice and you can pay via your computer or phone. You can also bring or mail a check to our office. We accept cash payments in-person for transactions under $10,000. For large transactions we commonly do bank-to-bank wire transfer.

We’ve helped numerous small business owners buy or sell a business successfully. Typical costs for businesses under $2 million in annual revenue is $2,000 to $9,000. For very simple transactions, such as a partner buyout, it can be less. For complex transactions requiring significant negotiation and due diligence, it can be more. We’ll help you understand the price when we meet. We’ll also help you understand the additional non-legal costs, such as a private valuation, brokers’ fees, and real estate costs. We’ll also help you work with your lender to minimize your out-of-pocket costs.

A business lawsuit can be expensive and time consuming. In Polk County, bench trials (which are simpler) take about a year and cost $7,000 to $30,000 in typical situations. Sometimes they can be cheaper, for example if a deal can be negotiated early, and sometimes they can be much more expensive. Jury trials take longer and cost more. We’ll help you understand your options for keeping costs down, including seeking mediation, which is often cheaper and faster. We love to help businesses make decisions that reduce the chance of lawsuits.

Real estate closings without an agent cost about $1,500, which includes title/abstract work, deeds, and other necessary documents. We also handle other types of real estate sales, including private-money mortgages and contract purchases. These often do not include title and abstract work and are much cheaper.

We can help small businesses make plans to keep their business running or to help their family wind down a business after you’re gone. We also help business owners and their families with probate cases. Estate planning typically runs $350 to $2,000. Probate pricing is regulated by Iowa law and depends on the size of the estate. Contact us and we can help you understand the costs.

Whatever Your Business, I Can Help

My dream is to help small businesses, startups, shopkeepers, and entrepreneurs just like you. Let’s work together to answer your business & legal questions.