Do you work with companies comparable to mine? Are you familiar with my industry? Do you speak the language of my business? Our current clients operate in a variety of industries, including Technology, Energy, Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, and Education. If you come to us with legal needs or questions outside of our experience, we will happily connect you with an attorney who focuses on that area of need.
How do you bill? How much will my legal project cost? Like the answer to many legal questions, the answer is that it depends. We offer flat fees when possible, which is often attractive for startups and entrepreneurs operating with limited budgets. For matters more appropriately billed on an hourly rate, we provide an estimate before beginning work and make every effort to meet that estimate.
Do you understand my risk tolerance? Listening is one of the most important skills for an attorney, and at Spengler & Agans, we’re committed to not only understanding your problem, but also to explaining possible solutions and how they differ in terms of risk.” Attorneys are trained to spot risks and eliminate them. Businesspeople succeed by spotting opportunities and by taking smart risks. When it comes to building your agreements – and providing ongoing legal advice – having an attorney who understands your level of risk aversion is the single most important factor.” – Josh King.
Why should we choose your firm over a larger firm? Spengler & Agans is a different kind of law firm, designed for startups and entrepreneurs. First, because we don’t have the overhead of a larger uptown firm, our legal fees are lower. Second, we care about your business and are committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients. For example, in order to better serve our clients’ businesses, we offer to review business plans and periodically attending board meetings at no additional cost to the client.
Why can’t I just do it myself? Why not LegalZoom? Why do startups need lawyers? You can form your own company. But as is often the case, you get what you pay for. Web services offer little customization and do not provide legal advice. A good startup attorney will be a trusted advisor and excellent listener. At Spengler & Agans, we will help you work through strategic business decisions and explain how key business and legal issues are intertwined.
How do I get started? How can I contact you? If you’re a startup or entrepreneur, fill out the form here to set up a free consultation by phone or in-person.
Time is of the essence – how long does it take for you to get back? At Spengler & Agans, it’s our policy to return emails or phone call within 1 business day.