General Litigation Division
In 2009, M|H|S expanded its services to include a General Litigation practice. This new division of M|H|S offers a broad range of legal services:
•Business Set-Ups/ LLCs
•Preparation of Contracts, Leases, Business Documents
•Title Insurance Litigation
•Wills & Probate
In addition to litigation services, this division offers mediation services for clients across all areas of the law. Our mediation program, called Mediation Source, is a practical resource for real estate agents, buyers, sellers, and consumers who need cost-effective and speedy resolutions for ordinary disputes that do not need to go to court.
How To Begin?
Contact the General Litigation Division at 770-642-0815 to schedule an initial conference with a litigation attorney or email Donna Crosby Sloan, the Senior Managing Attorney of the General Litigation Division, at [email protected] for more information.
In your email to Donna Crosby Sloan, please provide a concise overview of the issue and background facts. Please let us know specifically how you would like us to assist you.
What Are The Costs?
Most general practice matters are billed to the client at an hourly rate depending upon the amount of time spent on the client's behalf. Some matters are billed at a "flat rate" fee. Examples of such services include: wills and estate planning; preparation of legal documents, such as an antenuptial agreement or setting up an LLC.
The initial conference with an attorney is billed at the hourly rate and is payable at the time the service is rendered whether the client chooses to retain the law firm or is merely seeking an opinion on a one-time basis.
Clients who are involved in cases that are ongoing will be asked to pay a retainer and to sign a retainer agreement. The retainer is an advance deposit that is held in the firm trust account and is only depleted as fees are earned. Any unused portion of the retainer is returned to the client when the case is completed.
M|H|S appreciates and truly values its professional associations in the business and real estate community throughout the country. M|H|S reserves the right to decline representation when a case might create a conflict of interest with existing business relationships.
Referrals of clients from M|H|S affiliated businesses, real estate agents, lenders, and builders are important. The individual who expects to be the actual client should contact the General Litigation Division directly so that the potential matter can be reviewed by a litigation attorney on its merits as well as the potential for conflicts if the case becomes adversarial.
In the initial conference, the litigation attorney will clarify his or her role, provide an estimate of time and costs, and discuss possible outcomes as well as an assessment of the client's expectations.
We Look Forward To Serving You