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Shanghai Lawyer Blog - Who Are Our Clients

When foreign companies and foreign national do business with China suppliers, setting up company in China, run business in Shanghai, living in Shanghai, marry Shanghai citizens, you nevertheless has relationship with Shanghai. Once you are involved in any legal dispute or lawsuit, you need our Shanghai lawyer to provide legal advice and legal service. We represent both foreign companies and foreign nationals or expats.

Our clients are mostly foreign companies and foreign nationals, with interests in contracts, family law, international trade, energy, antitrust, employment, environmental regulation, financial institutions, securities law and regulation, real estate transactions and financing, intellectual property, trademark protection, and copyright law. From the public sector, representative clients include state and local governments, foreign and domestic trade associations, foreign governments and quasi-governmental agencies, prominent national and international leaders of government and industry, and domestic and foreign multi-national corporations of every size, publicly held and private. We have handled transactions, given advice, and resolved legal disputes in more than 70 countries.

Our broad-based approach recognizes the technical intricacies of industries represented before government or regulatory agencies, both national and international, as well as the critical legal and political questions being addressed. Because the firm comprises breadth and depth in equal measure, complex cases requiring multi-dimensional solutions are approached from many angles but managed economically.

Legal Fees of this Shanghai Law Firm

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Cases can be handled on an hourly, flat fee, or contingent fee basis, depending on the type of case in this Shanghai law firm. We need to review how to charge a legal matter on a case by case basis. Please consult our Shanghai lawyer for more information and free quotation.

Types of Fee Arrangements

First and most important, our Law Firm’s fee will be reasonable. Factors we use to determine our fee is the time and labor required, the novelty and difficulty of the questions involved, and the skill requisite to perform the legal services properly. Also, we consider the likelihood of precluding other employment to our Law Firm, the fee customarily charged in our community for similar legal services, the amount involved and the results obtained, the time limitations imposed by the client or by the circumstances, the nature and length of the professional relationship with the client, and our level of professional experience in the performance of these services.

Most cases are dealt on an hourly basis with the client placing a retainer deposit into our trust account. We send out billing statements once a month and any earned fees are taken out of the trust account. The remaining balance remains your money and stays in the trust account. If your case is resolved, then any remaining trust funds are refunded to you.

As the case progresses, the trust account may need to be replenished to cover anticipated attorney fees and costs (expert witnesses, court reporter fees, etc.).

1. Flat Fee Advance Payment

Our Shanghai law firm charges a flat fee for most of the cases handled by the law firm, as other Chinese law firms are doing.
 
Whether your case is a divorce or other family law related mater, contract drafting, criminal matter, or the incorporation of a business, you’ll know where you stand with our firm since the charge for your case is a flat fee!

Unlike many law firms that charge by the hour for each and every telephone call and other tasks performed on a case, our Shanghai lawyers charge a flat fee thereby enabling you to avoid the stressful “nickel and dime” feeling that you’d experience if you were charged by the hour for each task performed on your case.

This client friendly approach to your legal fees is designed to help you budget for your case and reduce the stress connected with your matter.
 
Our Shanghai lawyer is virtually certain that you’ll find a flat fee for your case to be extremely helpful and a benefit to you that many law firms do not provide.

2. Hourly Charge

Most of our fee arrangements are based on a client friendly flat fee, as described above. Therefore an hourly fee is rarely charged to a client. For certain unique cases, we calculate our fee by multiplying our US$150.00 hourly charge by the number of Attorney hours devoted to your case and our US$100.00 hourly charge by the number of Legal Assistant and/or Administrative hours devoted to your case. Attorneys and Legal Assistants bill in fifteen (15) minute increments. On occasion, we may increase our hourly charge thereby affecting your obligation to us. This increase typically occurs at the beginning of the calendar year and it will be reflected on your invoice for professional services rendered.

3. Advance Payment Retainer 

Most of our fee arrangements are based on a client friendly flat fee, as described above. Therefore, an advance payment retainer is rarely charged to a client. For certain unique cases, we charge an Advance Payment Retainer Fee at the time we accept your case. The Advance Payment Retainer is an advance fee payment for some or all of the legal services to be rendered in our representation of you. The Advance Payment Retainer is a “prepayment” applied against our Attorneys’ US$150.00 hourly charge and our Legal Assistants’ US$100.00 hourly charge. The law firm spends down the Advance Payment Retainer as professional services are rendered. Attorneys and Legal Assistants bill in fifteen (15) minute increments. You will be required to replenish the Advance Payment Retainer when your Advance Payment Retainer has been depleted to a credit balance of $600.00 or less.

4. Contingency Fee 

Our Contingency Fee is a type of combination of flat fee and contingent fee. For certain Professional procedures, such as Personal Injury cases or debt collecting cases, our fee is a flat percentage of the amount of money collected for you. In other words, we are not paid until you collect. Our office may charge costs in anticipation of securing copies of your medical records, filing costs and related litigation expenses such as deposition costs, etc.

Contingent fees are when attorney fees are not paid unless your case meets the desired results–either settlement or trial victory. The fees are contingent on the outcome of your case. These fees are most common in personal injury cases.

Contingent fees put the client and attorney into a business-like relationship. The attorney wants you to recover as much as you can, because you are the client and we try our best to make you whole again. Also the more you recover, the more the attorney fees the firm makes.

Please note that we may charge fees based on a combination of two or several of above methods. Now matter what it is, we will discuss with you and make both of us happy.

Consult our English speaking Shanghai lawyers for free preliminary consultation. Shanghai intellectual property lawyer reminds you that the law discussed above may change over time and may not apply to current situation when you read this blog.

Shanghai Lawyer Blog - Who We Are

For over 20 years, the law firm I work for, located in Shanghai, has provided its clients with accurate, timely and result-oriented legal advice and representation. We represent businesses of all sizes, as well as institutional, governmental and individual clients. Our goal is to knowledgeably advise and effectively represent our clients. We apply the law to enable our clients to seize the opportunities before them and receive workable solutions to their legal challenges.
 
We are a full-service Shanghai law firm. In each area of our practice we have the depth of experience needed to provide timely, practical advice. Our attorneys have broad experience in civil law practice, including Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy & Financial Dispute Resolution; Business, Tax & Estate Planning; Corporate & Business Matters; Education; Environmental; Government Affairs & Legislative Services; Health Care; Labor Relations & Employment; Litigation; Real Estate & Construction; Securities; and Technology & Intellectual Property.

We represent some of the world's largest companies, most innovative start-ups, and individuals from virtually every industry and walk of life, both in and out of the courtroom.  Our diverse and divergent backgrounds and experience with both plaintiff and defense strategies allow our attorneys to bring valuable perspective and insight to the sophisticated and challenging issues our clients face. 
Our shanghai attorney has helped shape the course of legal history while protecting our clients' rights.  Our highly lauded trial experience and reputation for fierce advocacy makes us the firm of choice for the complex legal matters and critical disputes that most significantly affect our clients and their businesses.  While we are always ready to address a situation in the courtroom, we also know how and when to best employ alternatives and are prepared to negotiate as aggressively and tactfully in settlement as we do in trial. 

Our Shanghai lawyer proven creativity in analyzing and proposing solutions to complex legal and business challenges is at the core of our legal strategy, and a key part of what we bring into the courtroom, and the boardroom.  We strive to collaborate with clients to help them conquer their most critical legal challenges and achieve their specific business goals.

It is our firm's foundational belief that everyone should have equal access to the civil justice system, regardless of their personal or economic situation.  We recognize both the professional obligation of our firm and the personal obligation of our lawyers to serve our community.  For this reason, we offer creative fee arrangements and share risk with our clients when needed, aiming to provide justice for all-especially to those with great need, but without the means to afford legal counsel.  We have been repeatedly recognized for our significant pro bono efforts, which makes up over 7% of our total attorney billable time, and the extensive work we do for the community through our firm's private foundations.

Shanghai Lawyer Blog - What We Do

                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                       

Contract Law and Contract Drafting

The ability of individuals, corporations and other entities to enter into binding and legally enforceable contracts is truly one of the cornerstones of a civilized society.  More specifically, contract law is a cornerstone of almost all of our law firm’s practice areas.  Contract law has evolved into an extremely complex and intricate component of our modern legal system. As contracts increase in size, scope, value or complexity, the need for competent legal advice also increases.  We understand that well-drafted, thorough contracts will almost always result in our clients avoiding litigation and other problems down the road.  On the other hand, written contracts that are ambiguous or poorly drafted lead to more problems than they solve and our attorneys are often hired to rewrite contracts prepared by other law firms or attempt to minimize the damage caused by poorly written contracts.  Contract drafting is both an art and a science and our attorneys are experienced in drafting a wide variety of contracts in many areas of law.  Please click on any of our other practice areas for specific descriptions of some of the types of contracts that we can draft for you.

Contract Disputes or Trade Disputes

Perhaps you are already working with a company overseas or China suppliers but have hit a snag in your business relationship. Our experience in working with clients on international matters has shown that business conflicts abroad generally mirror domestic business conflicts. Yet we work to understand the nuances of working in a particular country to ensure that our legal service specifically addresses the problems you encounter. Handling matters ranging from nonpayment to product quality and performance, our lawyer possesses the essential qualities of diplomacy, accuracy and insight.
 
Through many years of experience in international business, arbitration and litigation, we have learned that the outcome of international disputes is often determined by a well-drafted dispute resolution provision in the business contract, or by early decisive action in arbitration or litigation. Particularly in international matters, disputes are often avoided or resolved if you act rather than react. We guide you from the initial contract drafting (Do you choose arbitration or litigation? Which nation’s law applies? In what nations’ courts can an action be brought?) through the prosecution/defense and resolution of your dispute through negotiation, arbitration or litigation. We know the courts and arbitral tribunals best applicable to your matter, be they in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Stockholm, London, or Hong Kong. Our contacts include lawyers, experts, translators, process servers and consultants. Let us help you manage and resolve your existing international trade matter or dispute, or draft tailored contract provisions to provide you efficient and effective resolution of any dispute that may arise.

If you are a foreign buyer, you will always encounter trade disputes with China suppliers. We have the experience tackle the issues.

Intellectual Property Litigation 

Thousands of hours in the courtroom have provided our Shanghai lawyer with the skills that clients need when their patents and other intellectual-property rights are threatened.
 
Infringement of valuable intellectual-property rights unfortunately is all too common in today's complex global marketplace. Our Shanghai attorney is experienced in providing strategic counsel and aggressive representation to vindicate our clients' rights in a variety of intellectual property matters. In short, the intellectual property lawyers at the Lanier Law Firm have the skill and experience it takes to get justice for patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret owners.
 
Our Shanghai law firm has distinguished itself as the go-to law firm for inventors and artists when major corporations infringe their rights. Our clients span the globe and its intellectual property lawyers hold infringers accountable in litigation nation-wide, every day.

Employment Law

We represent clients through all phases and types of employment litigation, ranging from individual charges and cases to broad-scale class and collective actions. Our Shanghai lawyer is qualified in defending claims of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, entitlement to employee benefits, misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, unfair competition, labor-management disputes, defamation and other employment-related torts. We also represent employers in inbound and outbound immigration, employee benefits matters, and traditional labor matters.
 
As companies face growing challenges in today's global economy, they turn to our lawyers for advice on releases, reductions in force, WARN Act considerations, restrictive covenants for departing employees, executive compensation and bonuses, and litigation related to these areas.

International Arbitration

Our International Arbitration practice serves domestic and foreign parties before major arbitral bodies in Shanghai  and around the Asia Pacific area. Whether tackling matters before international arbitrators or handling related proceedings in the local courts, our arbitration lawyers draw upon the resources of our full-service firm to deliver dispute-resolution results for our clients.

Our team includes attorneys who have been recognized as Leading Lawyers by Chambers and who have been honored as fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and as ICC-registered arbitrators. Our practice has been recognized by Global Arbitration Review. Our arbitration specialists call on experienced commercial litigators, international trade specialists, foreign-qualified lawyers, transnational corporate practitioners and colleagues in numerous complementary disciplines to field the most appropriate team for any given matter. We understand the business aspects of arbitration disputes and shape the process to achieve the client’s core business objectives.

We arbitrate for clients in a broad range of industries and commercial sectors, with particular experience in insurance and reinsurance matters, political risk disputes, securities, trade, energy, contracts, technology, patent licensing, employment and bilateral investment disputes.

Family Law

All of our lawyers devote a significant portion of their practice to Family Law and Domestic Litigation.  The area of Family Law encompasses Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, and Equitable Distribution. We appreciate the emotional component of Divorce.  As a result, we try to balance zealous representation of our clients with a result-oriented approach to litigation.  We recognize that the dissolution of a marriage or a dispute over the custody of children present some of the most emotional and important areas in which an attorney can practice.  We take our role as an advocate for clients in domestic disputes seriously and we endeavor to minimize the emotional toll that such cases take on all the participants, especially the children.  We do not believe that zealous representation and a result-oriented approach to family law cases are mutually exclusive. 

Mediation and Arbitration

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution that is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to litigation.  Mediation provides the parties an opportunity to resolve their disputes in way that is mutually acceptable and, at the same time, avoiding protracted litigation. Mediation is a collaborative process whereby opposing sides of a dispute work together toward a settlement or resolution of the dispute.  The mediator facilitates this process.  It is important to remember that the mediator’s ultimate goal is to help the parties resolve the dispute themselves.   

Arbitration is also an alternative method of dispute resolution.  Our lawyers are available to serve as arbitrator in suits in Superior or local Court.  An Arbitrator serves like a judge and makes decisions based on the information presented by the parties.  However, arbitration tends to be more efficient and less expensive than a courtroom trial.

Workers’ Compensation

When an employee is injured on the job, a claim under the Workers’ Compensation Act may arise.  This area is similar to Personal Injury law in that both areas require a working knowledge of the mechanisms of injury and other medical issues.  However, Workers’ Compensation also involves its own set of rules.  Our Shanghai attorney has handled many Workers’ Compensation cases during his years of practice. 

Commercial Litigation

Our lawyer has been working with various business clients for many years.  Our lawyer has assisted in various types of litigation that may arise in commercial settings, including lease and contract disputes, construction disputes and negligence actions.  We recognize that businesses need to avoid litigation in order to be profitable.  It is because of that understanding that we regularly advise our clients on ways to improve their business practices in order to avoid commercial litigation.  We also counsel our business clients about practices and procedures that they can implement in order to give them as many advantages and protections as possible should litigation become necessary.

Criminal Law

When charged with a criminal offense, a knowledgeable attorney who understands the criminal justice system will many times be your greatest asset.  Not knowing your rights when faced with a criminal prosecution can be frustrating, confusing, and most importantly detrimental to the outcome of your case.  We at Shanghai Law Firm believe that when confronted with a criminal conviction you should be informed of the rights guaranteed to you by the China Criminal Law.  Whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor, we can assist you by providing knowledge of criminal procedure, negotiating with the prosecutor, presenting the facts, cross-examining witnesses at trial, and advocating on your behalf when the deck may seem stacked against you.

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Our Shanghai lawyers offer free preliminary consultation through phone call and email. All inquires will be addressed.

Call Shanghai lawyer at:
+86 18819019636

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