We Focus On Value First
At Sbaiti & Company, clients look to us to produce the best possible result at the best possible value. Our size and structure allows to produce value for our clients, and customize fee arrangements to match our clients’ needs. Sometimes that means a traditional hourly fee model, sometimes it means a fee arrangement where we share the risk with our client. Producing the highest value for our client is our prime directive.
Traditional Billing Methods
Recent publications have reflected the upward trend in legal fees. Meanwhile, we have been able to keep our rates stable for the benefit of our clients. And while competing on price is not our core value proposition, it is an unavoidable fact that our low overhead and lean staffing means that—compared to the large firm attorneys we litigate against and compete with—Sbaiti & Company’s rates are substantially lower in the markets we most usually practice in.
This explains why more and more, our Texas-based clients hire us to handle matters in the other states we are admitted in – California, New York and Washington D.C.—as well as several where we regularly practice with the assistance of local counsel, such as Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Arizona, etc.
To help clients manage the expense and risk of litigation, we often work with clients on a contingency fee or alternative structured fee that rewards us for the results we produce, not just for the time we invest. This aligns our interests with our clients’ best outcomes.
It is not uncommon for us to represent plaintiffs or defendants on a contingency fee or success-fee basis that allows our clients to conserve cash-flow during the pendency of litigation, but then rewards us accordingly for a successful outcome.
There are three success-fee models we look at with clients to best balance the risk/rewards of our partnership with our clients:
Full Contingency Fee
Monthly Flat Fee + Success Bonus
Reduced Hourly Rate + Success Bonus
These fee structures typically involve the client paying any out of pocket expenses we incur on their behalf during the litigation. The fee models are tried and true and work very well to balance the risks and rewards of litigation with the inevitable litigation costs and fees that can sometimes inhibit a client’s ability to fully litigate their matter and go the distance.