Choosing This Firm
Mark tries to make it easy for you to decide whether to choose this firm or not. Your first meeting with Mark will be about an hour long. At this meeting, Mark will discuss your legal issues and whether his skills and experience are what you need. The matters discussed are confidential and privileged. If Mark does not think he has the right skills and experience to help you, he will tell you that. You should do the same. It is important for you to feel comfortable working with each other. This consultation is free.
Mark will also discuss his hourly fees, whether he can estimate the time required to address your matter, or whether he can offer you a fixed fee for the work you need done.
Before this firm's paid representation of you begins, you will be asked to sign an engagement letter that sets forth the scope of legal services requested, fees for those services and other billing matters.
Some complex matters may require that other attorneys with different skills and experience be brought in to handle the matter. For example, the resolution of a business dispute that you have may require bringing a lawsuit. In such event, Mark will work with you to select additional attorneys to handle the litigation.
Why choose Mark? Mark has the experience you need. He was an associate general counsel of two Fortune 500 companies, The Western Union Company and First Data Corporation, for over 13 years. He managed a legal department of 20 in-house lawyers. He has over 15 years in private practice. He has an accounting and finance background. He was a bank examiner. He has managed his own business. He has dealt with more business issues and problems than most people see in their lifetimes: workouts, foreclosures, class actions, bankruptcies, partnership dissolutions, receiverships and bank closures. Mark is focused on prevention. You save legal costs by doing things the right way upfront. Mark does not gain when matters go to litigation. Mark has no litigation department. Like you, he loses when a matter goes to litigation.