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Attorney Marcos E. Garciaacosta is ready to answer your legal questions in the areas of business law, contracts, trademarks, and immigration. Please call (480) 324-6378 to schedule a personalized consultation.

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The information contained in this website, social media and personal social media is provided for informational purposes only. The information posted in any electronic media should not be construed as legal advice. Always consult with Attorney Marcos for a detailed case review.

This website contains links to third-party websites and sources.  Such links are only for the convenience of the reader. We do not endorse the contents of third-party sites.

The content on the electronic media postings are provided “as is;” no representations are made that the content is error-free.

Due to the evolving nature of the laws and the economic environment, the blogs on this website may not reflect the most current legal developments. Always check the dates of each blog and consult with Attorney Marcos for the latest information.

Therefore, the content and interpretation of the law addressed herein are subject to revision. We disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this site. Always consult with Attorney Marcos for updated legal advice.

Moreover, communication through this website does not constitute or create a lawyer-client relationship between us. You should not send us any confidential information in response to this webpage.

Such responses will not create a lawyer-client relationship. Any disclosure will not be privileged or confidential unless we have agreed to act as your legal counsel. To act as your legal counsel, you need a written engagement agreement with Legal Business Global, Marcos E. Garciaacosta Law Group.

Therefore, call us at (480) 324-6378 to start our client-attorney relationship, or fill the contact information form by clicking here.

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Legal Work Terms and Conditions

SCOPE:  Client or Represented hires Firm to represent the client for certain services of legal and business consulting nature. Representation is expected to start upon signing of an agreement by Client and shall stop when a court makes a final decision on the case.

The client agrees to provide all necessary information and documentation to facilitate the preparation of the petition including but not limited to letters of support, letters of recommendation, personal information about the represented, and more.

Specific services to be delivered include but are not limited to: communication with opposing party, review of case documents, review of motions submitted by opposing party, ongoing negotiations with opposing party, drafting, and editing of agreements.

The client is expected to pay for the legal services as agreed during the contract.

Specifically, this agreement does not cover ongoing court appearances, any needed court appearance shall be billed as a separate service.

FLAT FEE: For clarity and expediency, most of our work is done by charging flat fees. You shall pay the firm the fee charged to you or indicated in the proposal, quote or invoice. This fee is earned-on-receipt, and will not be deposited into our client trust account. Partial payments can be made toward the total fee. Partial payments shall be for partial work done during the proceedings.

COSTS AND EXPENSES: You agree to pay for all actual out-of-pocket costs and expenses we incur on your behalf.

Typical costs and expenses include filing fees, government fees, service of process, depositions, expert witness fees, travel costs and expenses, long-distance telephone calls, outgoing fax, Federal Express, courier services, and delivery charges, photocopying, wire transfers, and online database retrieval charges among others.

We may elect to cover certain out-of-pocket costs and expenses on your behalf, but we reserve the right to seek reimbursement from you. You agree to reimburse us for such out-of-pocket costs and expenses. We will not incur costs and expenses on your behalf without first obtaining your consent.

TERMINATION OF REPRESENTATION AND POST-REPRESENTATION MATTERS: Either party may terminate the representation at any time, subject to our obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct and the approval of the court if the matter is in a court.

Unless previously terminated, our representation will terminate upon completion of the legal services described in this agreement, specifically the filing of all pre-trial and pre-discovery documents and motions, short from trial and trial preparation.

You understand we have no continuing obligation to represent you unless you retain us to provide additional advice or services. Specifically, this service agreement does not involve any further negotiations or communications with the other party or his attorney on an ongoing basis.

You agree and allow the firm to submit a motion for withdrawal at the Firm’s discretion upon completion of the services outlined in this agreement. Any further services rendered shall be billed at the current rates.

REFUND: If you terminate the representation before we have provided all legal services described in this agreement, you may be entitled to a refund of all or part of the flat fee based on the value of the legal services performed prior to termination.

The Firm will bill you any work done at a rate no less than $350 per hour, counted in increments of 15 minutes.

WHEN WE WILL BILL YOU: We will bill you in accordance with the billing cycle that we set for our customers. As an indication, our billing cycle is expected to be every month, no more than once every month, and no less than once every 3 months.

PAYING YOUR BILL: You must pay the total amount payable for each bill by the due date. The due date will be at least 10 business days from the date of the bill.

No payment fees apply if you choose to pay your bill by zelle, check, cashier’s check, cash, and money order. Other fees may apply is you choose to pay via credit card by Square or Paypal.

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE PAYING YOUR BILL please advise us. We will assess your request within 3 business days of you contacting us. We may be able to offer assistance (for example installment plans) in accordance, however, you must qualify for this assistance.

DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS, BREACH OF CONTRACT

(a) If you do not pay the full amount payable for any bill by the due date then we may:

(b) send a notice to you warning you that you are in breach of this contract;

(c) charge you a fee for the overdue account notice we send to you;

(d) charge you interest at the specified rate on the amount you haven’t paid. Interest will be applied immediately should your account become overdue; and

BAD CHECKS: If you pay by check and is dishonored by the bank, you must reimburse us for the fees, the amount owed and any bank cost or penalties as a result. If the bill becomes overdue, you should be charged overdue bills.

DEBT COLLECTION If you still have not paid the total amount payable for any bill after we send you a warning, we can refer your debt to a debt collection agency or take legal action against the breach of contract. If we do so, you must pay any costs that we incur in connection with the recovery of the unpaid bill (including the agency’s fees and any legal fees).

We will not refer your debt to a debt collection agency if we have agreed to an installment plan contemplated in clause 

(a) If you have a query about any aspect of your bill and you ask us to review the bill then we will review it.

(b) In the meantime you must pay to us the balance of the bill that is not being queried or an amount equal to the average amount of your bills over the previous 12 months (excluding the bill that you are querying) whichever is less. If you have any other bills that are due, then you must also pay those bills by the due dates.

CLIENT’S RESPONSIBILITIES: We cannot effectively represent you without your cooperation and assistance. You agree to cooperate fully with us and to promptly provide all information known or available to you that is relevant to our representation, including research of facts, evidence, and data.

Your obligations include timely providing requested information and documents, assisting in discovery, disclosure and trial preparation, cooperating in scheduling and related matters, responding timely to telephone calls and correspondence, and informing us of changes in your address, telephone numbers and e-mail address. 

It is important that you retain all communications from and to us, including e-mails, attachments to e-mails, and regular mail. You also agree for us to communicate with you with regards to this matter or other matters of interest to you via the different means of communications available, including but not limited to phone call, text, regular mail, email, Facebook messenger, and any other electronic means in existence or invented in the future.

You agree that not all means of communication provide the same level of security, encryption, and safety, and you hereby waive any requirements to provide any level of secure communication.

You also agree that all material needed to submit a motion or response to the court MUST be available at the firm disposal directly or through any of its third parties no later than two weeks before any hearing or deadline.

SETTLEMENTS AND AGREEMENTS: Due to the nature of Legal Proceedings you agree to authorize the Firm to accept any reasonable offer made by the court or other party, you also agree not to refuse any reasonable offer from the other party. Unreasonable refusal of offers shall be grounds for withdrawing of representation by the Firm and/or extra-charges at current rates.

DISBURSEMENTS:  The Ethical Rules place certain limitations upon the disbursement of funds from client trust accounts. In some cases, this may require us to wait 10 business days after depositing a financial instrument before disbursing the funds to you or a third party.

DOCUMENT RETENTION: At the end of the representation, we will turn over the hard copy or electronic version of the file to you. If you do not want the file, you agree the file may be destroyed in accordance with our document retention policy. Currently, it is our policy to destroy files two years after the termination of the representation.

ARBITRATION OF FEE DISPUTES: If a dispute arises between you and us regarding our fees or performance of this agreement, the parties agree to resolve that dispute through the State Bar’s Fee Arbitration Program.  Either party may initiate fee arbitration by contacting the State Bar’s Fee Arbitration Coordinator at 602.340.7379.

If either party is dissatisfied with an arbitration each agrees to allow the other to bring any lawsuit in a court of proper jurisdiction in the State of Arizona, County of Maricopa, using law and procedures of the State of Arizona.

You agree that in no event your recovery shall exceed the amount you have already paid for these services, and you agree to pay any legal fees associated with any dispute arising from this agreement.

NO ADVICE REGARDING THIS FEE AGREEMENT: We are not acting as your counsel with respect to this agreement. If you wish to be advised on whether you should enter into this agreement, we recommend you consult with independent counsel of your choice. 

 
CONTRACTING PARTIES: You hereby represent that you are a valid party entering into this contract on behalf of the represented and provides proper authorization to the Firm to contact other necessary parties in order to collect all necessary information to prepare the representation.

From time to time Firm will use third parties that are independent contractors working on behalf of the firm to secure and collect information, as well as other office and accounting tasks such as collecting payments, reminding of hearings, and such. You agree to collaborate with these third parties in all stages of your process. 

NO GUARANTEES HAVE BEEN MADE AS TO THE FINAL OUTCOME IN YOUR LEGAL MATTER.

You agree and understand the delicate nature of your case. You also agree that the outcome of a legal proceeding is contingent to many factors, such as national political situation, criminal history of parties, specific judges and parties backgrounds, and more.

You also understand and agree that nobody associated with the Firm (directly or through third parties) has made any representations, promised, or guaranteed any specific outcome.

You also understand and agree that an unsatisfactory decision by the court is a high possibility. You also understand and agree that the goal of the court is to render a decision based on the laws of the state, regardless of the fault of any party.

Attorney Marcos

Finally, we suggest: Call us at (480) 324-6378 for legal advice and formalize an attorney-client relationship with Attorney Marcos E. Garciaacosta Law Group, Legal Business Global.

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