Mrachek Law represents clients pursuant to alternate fee arrangements, including hybrid agreements (a combination of hourly and contingency fees) and pure contingency agreements. We are available for a confidential consultation at no-cost to you, to determine whether the Firm can meet your particular needs, and to discuss how we can most effectively represent you.
As with most larger firms and commercial litigation boutiques, we normally represent clients on an hourly fee basis applying our standard billing rates. However, to best suit the financial needs of all of our clients, in select matters we can offer alternative fee arrangements in addition to traditional hourly fee arrangements. For example, in a hybrid fee agreement we perform our work at reduced hourly rates, or a flat fee paid in advance, with a contingent fee bonus based upon our performance and the results obtained. In addition, we will represent clients solely on a contingency fee basis, meaning our Firm only is paid a fee for our work performed if we obtain a recovery for the client.
In determining the appropriate fee arrangement, we consider the nature of the matter, the amount in controversy, and most importantly, the needs and desires of the client. All such arrangements are unique and based upon our thorough evaluation of your case and the entry into a written fee agreement. We provide the same exceptional level of service and advocacy regardless of the fee structure. Shareholders Alan Rose and Greg Weiss lead the Firm’s alternative fee arrangement practice.
We look for opportunities to undertake cases on a contingency basis in intellectual property disputes, probate, trust and estate litigation, construction litigation, professional malpractice, employment disputes, securities, real estate, and other business disputes, and appeals. A contingent or hybrid fee agreement in such cases affords a client downside protection, frees up operating funds that may otherwise be devoted to legal fees, and affords the Firm a financial reward when we achieve results for our clients.
Examples of some of the Firm’s current and past contingent fee cases:
- We represented a restaurant owner in a wrongful eviction claim against its landlord, a franchised hotel. We were retained after the case had been ongoing for five years, and succeeded in getting the case not only to trial quickly, but also in persuading the jury to award substantial damages to our client.
- We represent the registered trademark owner of the mark “My Favorite Color’s Camo” in a trademark infringement lawsuit against A&E Networks, currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern district of Florida.
- We represent a group of investors who were the victims of securities fraud in a claim against a registered representative, and in a claim against the brokerage firm for negligent supervision.
- We represented a licensed sports agent suing his employer for breaching a contract to pay our client commissions due for managing professional athletes.
- We represented the intended beneficiary of a trust in a claim for legal malpractice against her father’s lawyers who negligently advised him and drafted ineffective documents.
- We represented an real estate management company suing its former employer for breach of an agreement to purchase its profits interest.
- We represented the owner of a copyright for particular software in a copyright infringement and breach of contract lawsuit against a licensee who decrypted the software code and created derivative works.