Unbundled Services and Fees

Unbundled Services and Fees

Legal fees shouldn't be painful or unpredictable.  Just below our pricing section, you can LEARN MORE about our approach to unbundled services and fees.  You will see that our Coffee Shop Approach is very different than the traditional, bottomless pit, hourly fee model.  After reading about our Coffee Shop Approach, you'll see how we'll make life easy just for you.

Also, if you don't see what you need in our pricing below, no problem, just CONTACT US and we'll discuss what work needs to be done and how much it would cost for each step of the process..

Pricing for Various Legal Services

Last Will & Testament

Single person fees. For two-person fees, please contact us.
Basic Review: $250-$400

Designed for the DYI-er in mind, we will set up an initial phone consult, explain the probate process, what's needed to ensure your will comports with Illinois or Arizona law, and what documents and tools are at your disposal. We will begin by making arrangements to receive your Last Will and Testament and advise you about the necessary changes or additions that would be appropriate to your existing document.

What's Included

  • Initial Consultation
  • One-time review of existing Last Will and Testament
  • Typed memo with suggestions for improvements, changes, and/or additions to your Last Will and Testament

What's Not Included

  • Document drafting
  • Preparing, changing or correcting your Last Will and Testament
  • More than one review of existing Last Will and Testament
  • Witnessing of documents
  • Notary services
  • Keeping your Last Will and Testament on file
  • Court representation
Update: $450-$700

This is ideal for those who have a Will, but life changes have occured making it necessary to update it.  We will first set up an initial phone consult to assess your Last Will and Testament.  Once we receive your Last Will and Testament document from you, with this information, we will then do a legal analysis, which includes determining modifications, alterations, and/or revocations of existing Last Will and Testament document to accurately reflect your new desires. If you decide to proceed with the updating of Last Will and Testament document, we will update the document for you, and then we will follow-up with a meeting to discuss the changes implemented to your Last Will and Testament.

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Legal analysis
  • Updating of Last Will and Testament
  • Single Follow-up meeting to discuss the updating of the Last Will and Testament

What's Not Included

  • Witnessing of documents
  • Notary services
  • Keeping your Last Will & Testament on file
  • Court representation

 

Full Bundle: Starting at $800

Leave it to the legal experts. After an initial phone consult with you, we will gather pertinent information that we need to prepare your Last Will and Testament and other documents. We will do a full legal analysis of your wishes, wants and desires and customize the appropriate documents.  The documents will be prepared accurately and precisely to deliver and protect your best interests. This package includes preparation of a one-person (non-spousal):  (1) Last Will and Testament; (2) Power of Attorney of Healthcare; (3)  Power of Attorney of Property; and, (4) Living Will. 

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Legal analysis
  • Preparing your Last Will and Testament
  • Drafting of Power of Attorney of Healthcare, Property, and Living Will tailored to your medical and financial needs
  • Follow-up meeting to discuss preparation of documents and to address any questions/concerns.

What's Not Included

  • Witnessing of documents
  • Notary services
  • Keeping documents for you
  • Court representation
Preparation of Living Will, Advance Directives, & POA: $100-$200

After an initial consult to understand your concerns and unique circumstances, we will prepare your Living Will, Advance Directives, Healthcare Power of Attorney, and Power of Attorney of Property documents.  After your first review, we will make any necessary corrections to ensure your wishes are properly represented, and then provide the final documents for your signture.

What's Included

  • Initial consult
  • Document drafting & preparation
  • One-time review and edit
  • Final documents for signature

What's Not Included

  • More than one review
  • Witnessing signatures
  • Notary services
  • Keeping you documents on file for you
  • Court representation

Trust Funds

Trust Fund Preparation: starting at $3,500

Please contact Atty. Syeda Madani for details of the scope of the work she would do to prepare your Trust Fund.

Expungements

Fees for 1-5 arrests. For more arrests, please contact us.
Review Your Petition: $50-$175
We will set up an initial phone consult to assess your situation and make arrangements to receive the Expungement Petition that you prepared.  Once received, we will review the petition for accuracy, mistakes, and/or gaps.  After review, we will give you a memo offering any suggestions for improvement, identifying any gaps that need to be filled, and/or any other clear mistakes within the petition that you provided.

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Review of the petition you prepared
  • Typed memo with suggestions for improvement and corrections to be made 

What's Not Included

  • Background check to ensure all case numbers in the county court clerk's office system are included on your petition
  • Preparing, changing or correcting your petition for you
  • Court filing
  • Pre-hearing phone call
  • Court representation at your hearing
  • Preparing and filing motion to reconsider should the judge deny your petition
  • Appeal the court's decision should the judge deny your petition

For more than five arrests, please contact us for a quote. 

Prepare & File Your Petition: $450-$650


We will set up an initial phone consult to assess your situation and explain the steps and timeframe involved.  Once we receive your RAP sheet and other law enforcement papers from you, we will do a full background check at the appropriate county court clerk's office.  With this information, we will then do a legal analysis, which includes determining what arrests qualify for expungement, whether you're in a waiting period (like with supervisions or successful completion of TASC probation) and what options are available to you.  If you decide to proceed with the petition, we will prepare the petition for you to sign.  Once signed and you provide the filing fee, we will file your petition for you at the appropriate county court clerk's office (limit to Cook County and the collar counties).

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Background check using your fingerprint number and a name/DOB search
  • Legal analysis
  • Preparing your Petition to Expunge and all court required papers
  • Filing at the petition at the appropriate county court clerk's office

What's Not Included

  • Court filing fee (in Cook Co. it is either no fee or $135 + 9/case number; other counties vary)
  • Court representation at your hearing
  • Post-hearing work or representation
  • Preparing and filing motion to reconsider should the judge deny your petition
  • Appeal the court's decision should the judge deny your petition

For more than five arrests, please contact us for a quote.

Full Bundle: Petition Preparation, Filing and Court Representation: $650-$850

After an initial phone consult with you, we will give you an idea of the steps involved and timeframe of each step.  

Once we receive from you your RAP sheet and other law enforcement papers, we will do a full background check at the appropriate county court clerk's office.  

We will then perform a legal analysis which includes determining what arrests qualify for expungement, whether you're in a waiting period (like with supervisions or successful completion of TASC probation), and what options are available to you.  

Assuming you have arrests that qualify for expungement, we will then: (1) prepare the petition for you to sign and all other court required paperwork, (2) file your petition for you at the appropriate county court clerk's office or other collar-county court clerk's office after you have signed and provided the filing fee, (3) review with you what to expect at your hearing, answer your questions, and tell you what, if anything you should bring with you, (4) represent you at your court hearing; and, (5) complete post-hearing matters, such as getting the letters of compliance, filing any motions, and ensuring your record is cleared after the statuary time period ends.  This price includes up to one continuance.

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Background check using fingerprint and name/DOB search
  • Legal analysis
  • Preparing your Petition to Expunge and court required paper
  • Filing the petition at the appropriate county court clerk's office
  • Phone call to prep for your hearing
  • Representation at your court hearing
  • Representation at up to one continuance if needed and if granted
  • Completing post-hearing matters, eg, receiving letters of compliance before the statutory period expires

What's Not Included

  • Court filing fee (in Cook Co. it is either no fee or $135 + 9/case number; other counties vary)
  • Preparing and filing motion to reconsider should the judge deny your petition
  • Appeal the court's decision should the judge deny your petition

For more than five arrests, please contact us for a quote.

Sealing of Criminal Records

Fees for 1-5 convictions. For more convictions, please contact us.
Review Your Petition: $100-$200

We will set up an initial phone consult to assess your situation and make arrangements to receive the Sealing of Records Petition that you prepared.  Once received, we will review the petition for accuracy, mistakes, and/or gaps.  After review, we will give you a memo offering any suggestions for improvement, identifying any gaps that need to be filled, and/or any other clear mistakes within the petition that you provided.

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Review of the petition you prepared
  • Typed memo with suggestions for improvement and corrections to be made 

What's Not Included

  • Background check to ensure all case numbers in the county court clerk's office system are included on your petition
  • Preparing, changing or correcting your petition for you
  • Court filing
  • Pre-hearing phone call
  • Representation at your court hearing
  • Preparing and filing motion to reconsider should the judge deny your petition
  • Appeal the court's decision should the judge deny your petition

For more than five convictions, please contact us for a quote. 

Prepare and File Your Petition: $500-$700

We will set up an initial phone consult to assess your situation and explain the steps and timeframe involved.  

Once we receive your RAP sheet and other law enforcement papers from you, we  will do a full background check at the appropriate county court clerk's office.  

With this information, we will then do a legal analysis, which includes determining what convictions qualify for sealing, whether you're in a waiting period or qualify for an exception, and what options are available to you.  

If you decide to proceed with the petition, we will prepare the petition for you to sign.  

Once signed and you provide the filing fee, we will file your petition for you at the appropriate county court clerk's office (limit to Cook County and the collar counties).

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Background check using your fingerprint number, name/DOB, and traffic offenses search
  • Legal analysis
  • Preparing your Petition to Seal Criminal Records and all court required papers
  • Filing at the petition at the appropriate county court clerk's office

What's Not Included

  • Court filing fee (in Cook Co. it is $135 + 9/case number; other counties vary)
  • Pre-hearing phone call
  • Representation at your court hearing
  • Post-hearing work or representation
  • Preparing and filing motion to reconsider should the judge deny your petition
  • Appeal the court's decision should the judge deny your petition

For more than five convictions, please contact us for a quote.

Full Bundle: Petition Preparation, Filing and Court Representation: $700-$900

After an initial phone consult with you, we will give you an idea of the steps involved and timeframe of each step.  

Once we receive from you your RAP sheet and other law enforcement papers, we will do a full background check at the appropriate county court clerk's office.  

We will then perform a legal analysis which includes determining what convictions qualify for sealing, whether you're in a waiting period or qualify for an exception, and what options are available to you.  

Assuming you have convictions that qualify for sealing, we will then: (1) prepare the petition for you to sign and all other court required paperwork, (2) file your petition for you at the appropriate county court clerk's office after you have signed and provided the filing fee, (3) review with you what to expect at your hearing, answer your questions, and tell you what, if anything you should bring with you, (4) represent you at your court hearing; and, (5) complete post-hearing matters, such as getting the letters of compliance, filing any motions, and ensuring your record is cleared after the statuary time period ends.  This price includes up to one continuance.

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Background check using fingerprint and name/DOB search
  • Legal analysis
  • Preparing your Petition to Seal and court required paper
  • Filing the petition at the appropriate county court clerk's office
  • Pre-hearing phone call
  • Representation at your court hearing
  • Representation at up to one continuance if needed and if granted
  • Completing post-hearing matters, eg, receiving letters of compliance before the statutory period expires

What's Not Included

  • Court filing fee (in Cook Co. it is $135 + 9/case number; other counties vary)
  • Preparing and filing motion to reconsider should the judge deny your petition
  • Appeal the court's decision should the judge deny your petition

For more than five convictions, please contact us for a quote.

Ghost Writing - Small Claims Court

We will assist you in drafting and/or reviewing court documents without actually signing the document or appearing in court.
Complaint Drafting: starting at $100

We will make a limited-scope appearance on behalf of you in a small claims court civil proceeding after entering into a written agreement expressly setting forth the limitations of the representation.

After our initial phone call and gathering all relevant paper work, we will draft a Complaint suitable for you to file in small claims court.

What's Included

  • Initial consult to identify the issues of your small claims Complaint
  • Filing and serving upon all parties a "Notice of Limited Scope Appearance," identifying each aspect of the proceedings to be handled by your lawyer.
  • Drafting the Complaint
  • Offering the draft for your review and making necessary edits
  • Exiting the case either by filing a motion for withdrawal or a self-executing notice of withdrawal

     

What's Not Included

  • Signing the Complaint on your behalf
  • Filing the Complaint
  • Court filing fees
  • Court representation 
Defendant's Answer: starting at $100

We will make a limited-scope appearance on your behalf in a small claims court civil proceeding after entering into a written agreement with you expressly setting forth the limitations of the representation.

After receiving from you the Complaint that you received, we will have an initial phone call to explain the process, the filing deadlines, and to get an idea of your defenses.  We will then draft the Answer to the Complaint against you that will be suitable for you to file in small claims court.

What's Included

  • Review of Complaint and initial consult
  • Filing and serving upon all parties a "Notice of Limited Scope Appearance," identifying each aspect of the proceedings to be handled by your lawyer.
  • Drafting the complaint
  • Possible follow-up phone call to go through outstanding allegations
  • Providing the draft for your review and making necessary edits
  • Exiting the case either by filing a motion for withdrawal or a self-executing notice of withdrawal

     

What's Not Included

  • Signing the Answer on your behalf
  • Filing the Answer
  • Court filing fees
  • Court representation 

Contract Review

Employment contracts, Physician group contracts, Vendor contracts, Rental contracts
Basic Review: $250-$450

We will set up an initial phone consult to discuss the scope of the review and to know your areas of concern in your contract. Additionally, if you are overall content with the contract, but you require an explanation of certain terms and/or sections of the contract, we will be able to explain the term and/or sections in plain and simple English. Once contract is received, we will legally analyze the contract considering the areas of your concern and goals.  After review, we will provide to you a memo offering any clarification of terms and/or sections in plain and simple manner.

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Review of any employment or small business contract, agreement, or document you choose
  • Covers documents up to 20 pages
  • Check that contract section(s) are clear, legally valid, and enforceable
  • Highlight any problems and shortfalls of contractual terms and/or agreements and explain their implications
  • Review your contractual goals and how well the contract meets them
  • Address any specific questions or concerns you may have
  • Typed memo with a plain and simple explanation of terms and/or sections that required clarification

What's Not Included

  • Review of contract, agreement, or document more than 20 pages
  • Legal analysis of more than ten (10) terms and/or sections in the contract
  • Drafting of any contractual language or alternative wording to your contract

 

Modifying Sections of Your Contract: $500-$700

We will set up an initial phone consult to assess your situation and to understand your contractual goals and concerns. Once contract is received, we will suggest modifications and alternative wording to better protect your interests. If you decide to proceed with our services, we will draft the necessary modifications to the terms and/or sections of the contract.

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Review of any employment or small business contract, agreement, or document you choose
  • Covers documents up to 25 pages
  • Check that contract section(s) are clear, legally valid, and enforceable
  • Highlight any problems and shortfalls of contractual terms and/or agreements and explain their implications
  • Review your contractual goals and how well the contract meets them
  • Address any specific questions or concerns you may have
  • Draft necessary

What's Not Included

  • Review of contract, agreement, or document more than 25 pages
Contract Drafting: starting at $800

After an initial phone consult, we will begin by discussing your contractual needs and goals, and specifically addressing whether you are looking for in a contractual review and re-writing or contractual draft from scratch.

After either receiving the current contract or after understanding your contractual goals and needs of the contract that's to be drafted, we will begin legal analysis and review and/or draft the contract to your best interests.

What's Included

  • Consultation
  • Review of any employment or small business contract, agreement, or document you choose
  • Preparation of any employment or small business contract, agreement, or document you choose
  • Modification of any prepared employment or small business contract, agreement or document
  • Unlimited document page review
  • Check of contract section(s) and/or terms to see that all language is clear, legally valid, and enforceable
  • Highlight any problems and shortfalls of contractual terms and/or agreements and explain their implications
  • Review your contractual goals and how well the contract meets them
  • Follow-up to address any specific questions or concerns you may have

What's Not Included

  • Preparation, review, and/or modification of a contract, agreement or document that is not related to an employment or small business matter.

Business Formation

Prepare a Partnership Agreement: starting at $650

We will set up an initial phone consult to determine your partnership agreement needs. We will create a General Partnership Agreement for single or two founder formation that establishes the rules, regulations and requirements under which the partners and the partnership operates its business.

What's Included

  • Single of two founder formation
  • Initial consultation
  • Drafting and reparation of General Partnership Agreement

What's Not Included

  • Notary services
  • Tax matters
  • Court representation

 

Form Your LLC: starting at $800

We will set up an initial phone consult to determine your needs and concerns for forming a LLC. We will then discuss your selection of name and business filing procedure and then prepare filing of articles of incorporation and a personalized operating agreement.

What's Included

  • Name availability check and business filing
  • Preparation and filing of Articles of Incorporation
  • Drafting your personalized Operating Agreement

What's Not Included

  • Registered Agent Services
  • Tax matters
  • Filing of Annual Report
  • Filing of Amendment
  • Federal Tax ID (EIN)

 

Start-Up Bundle: starting $1,200

We will schedule an intake consultation and discuss the right type of corporate structure for your organization’s needs. We’ll give you the right information so you can make the best decision for your business. Based on your business needs, we will either form a Partnership or LLC. After the preparation of the necessary business entity documents, we will handle one contract negotiation.

What's Included

  • Single or Two Founder Formation
  • Initial consultation
  • Preparation of Business Agreement
  • Necessary state filings (Illinois or Arizona only)

What's Not Included

  • Court representation
  • Notary services
  • Registered Agent Services
  • Tax Matters
  • Amendment or Dissolutions

 

Agreements

Non-disclosure, Non-compete, Confidentiality
Prepare NDA: $350

Please contact Atty. Syeda Madani for details of the scope of the work she would do to prepare your Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Review NDA: $150

Please contact Atty. Syeda Madani for details of the scope of the work she would do to prepare your Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Prepare Non-Compete Agreement: $350

Please contact Atty. Syeda Madani for details of the scope of the work she would do to prepare your Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Prepare Confidentiality Agreement: $350

Please contact Atty. Syeda Madani for details of the scope of the work she would do to prepare your Non-Disclosure Agreements.

Immigration & Naturalization

Path to Citizenship

Please contact us for details of the scope of the work we would do to start your path to citizenship.

H-1B Physicians and Specialty Occupations Visa

Please contact us for details of the scope of the work we would do to prepare your visa.

F1 Student Visa

Please contact us for details of the scope of the work we would do to prepare your visa.

B2 Tourism/Vacation Visa

Please contact us for details of the scope of the work we would do to prepare your visa.

K1 Fiance(e) Visa

Please contact us for details of the scope of the work we would do to prepare your visa.

The Coffee Shop Approach

Hiring an attorney should be as easy as ordering a cup of coffee and to make life easy for you, we've taken this common sense, coffee shop approach.  Afterall, we do it all the time: go into a coffee shop and what you order is what you get at the price that's posted.  It makes sense and it's clear, and we have no clue why law firms don't do this when the Illinois Supreme Court allows us to do this.  But who are we to follow the beaten path when we can pave our own, better path?  So here you have it, unbundled services.

With unbundled services, we see where you're coming from.  You're smart, but just might need a little help with a few aspects of your project, yet you really don't want to retain a lawyer for everything.  And hey, it saves you money in the long run, and who doesn't like that?

We offer affordable, unbundled services to help you when you're stuck, to give you that "legal eye" review of documents, and stepping up when you can't.

Above is our pricing table for the work we'll do on your legal matter.   Wait! You don't see quite what you need?  No problem, just contact us and we'll figure it out with you.