Levin-Epstein & Associates, P.C. understands the burden legal costs pose to business owners. Therefore, we offer contingency fee options for litigation matters. In these cases, there is no fee for work performed until we obtain a recovery through litigation or settlement. Our contingency practice allows small and medium-sized businesses to pursue claims they would not normally have the resources for. In such cases, our success is predicated on your success and we get paid when you get paid.
A contingency-fee can be appropriate in almost any business dispute. Common and costly legal disputes our clients often face and the types of cases our contingency practice focuses on include:
- Minimum Wage & Unpaid Overtime Actions
- Judgment Enforcement Actions
- Breach of Contract Disputes
- Real Estate Related Disputes
Our contingent fee arrangements are flexible enough to accommodate multiple plaintiffs, class actions and strategic alliances with other law firms. We will work with you to tailor the right contingent fee arrangement for your circumstance.
In determining whether a matter is appropriate for a contingent-fee arrangement, we generally look for:
- A strong case for liability. The stronger the case for liability, the more likely it is suitable for a contingent-fee arrangement.
- A significant up-side recovery of damages. The potential damages recovered must be sufficient to justify the work and investment we believe will be necessary to achieve a successful outcome.
- Ability of the defendant to pay a judgment or award. It would be a pyrrhic victory if we were successful in establishing liability and damages only to learn a defendant is unable to pay.
- A client with the time and commitment necessary to see the dispute through to conclusion. Business litigation can be protracted and before we agree to handle any matter on a contingent-fee basis, we must be assured our clients are able to commit the time and effort necessary to help us achieve a successful result.