What Is the Cost Structure at Brotman Law?

What is the Cost Structure of Brotman Law? So the first thing I'll tell you about the cost structure of our firm is we bill on an hourly basis we don't flat fee matters and our time is our time our staffs billing rates are set based on their level of experience and who they are so at the bottom level we have our paralegals that bill at one hundred and fifty dollars an hour and at the top level we have me that bills at five twenty five an hour and then everybody else falls somewhere in between so the way that we try and mitigate costs for our clients is spreading work between the different levels so we try and generally have the lowest person who's competent to do the work do the work in order to save cost the client now obviously we're not gonna send a paralegal in on a criminal matter or we're not going to send an attorney to go do a hundred and fifty dollar an hour or work but we try and work within the structure that we have to be as efficient to the client as possible I'm a small business owner myself and I believe in driving value and I believe in the work that we do providing value to our clients because we're in tax and, because California and the IRS aren't going away anytime soon trust me when I tell you we're not running out of work, so our team is not really incentivized to bill you any more or any less than what we have to we bill you as much as.

We need to to get the job done as effectively we believe it needs to get done and we work with our clients to try and mitigate their legal costs because we're sensitive to the fact that their businesses and businesses have a lot of other costs and when you're dealing with whether it's a planning matter or a crisis matter you need to have a good handle on what the cost is going to be and even if the cost is over what you initially project it's going to be then you need to have some reasonable basis for the value that's being delivered, So billing and cost structure at our firm are always an active conversation with our clients I always want to be fair to the client I equally want to be fair to our team members making sure that they're getting compensated for the work that they're doing but "I try and approach this from a fairness perspective" and the leadership team at our firm really tries to do the best that we can to be sensitive to billing issues to drive value for our clients and overall make our representation affordable and effective for our clients.


Sam Brotman, JD, LLM, MBA

Owner and Director of Legal
Brotman Law