Our rule states simply, "A lawyer shall not make an agreement for, charge, or collect an unreasonable fee or an unreasonable amount for expenses."

Fees are applied on an hourly basis.


Factors which may influence the final fee are:

  1. the time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, and the skill requisite to perform the legal service properly;
  2. the likelihood, if apparent to the client, that the acceptance of the particular employment will preclude other employment by the lawyer;
  3. the fee customarily charged in the locality for similar legal services;
  4. the amount involved ;
  5. the time limitations imposed by the client or by the circumstances;
  6. the nature and length of the professional relationship with the client and;
  7. the experience, reputation, and ability of the lawyer or lawyers performing the services.

Special fees apply for the following practice areas:

  • Aviation
  • Banking and Finance
  • Building and Engineering law
  • Commercial law
  • Corporate Entity Structuring
  • Immigration law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration law
  • International Transactions
  • International Trade Law
  • Joint Ventures and Corporate Entities
  • Legislation drafting
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Shipping law
  • Sports law
  • Trademarks and Patents
  • Trusts law