One of the significant advantages to working with a boutique firm like The Moulton Law Group is the flexible fee arrangements that we can make available to clients. We are strongly committed to providing our clients with professional work, in a responsive manner, at a fair rate. For this reason, we adhere to a “value-added” approach to billing, a philosophy which manifests itself in numerous ways.

We do not bill for initial client discussions or consults. If you have questions about a prospective project, or if you would like to meet to discuss a prospective project, we will not bill you until work on the project actually commences and a fee arrangement (flat or hourly) has been reached.
We often propose flat fee structures for specific projects. With our flat fee arrangements, we will quote you a fixed price for an agreed-upon scope of work. You will know up front exactly what your legal fees will be for a given project, and you will therefore be able to budget accordingly. While some law firms may give you a project “estimate,” and ultimately bill significantly more, our flat fees are generally a firm commitment within the agreed upon scope of work.

Sometimes hourly billing is appropriate for projects that may have an indefinite scope of work, or for small ad hoc issues that arise periodically. Our smaller size and lower overhead allow us to keep our hourly rates reasonable and affordable relative to other firms, both locally and nationally. We are committed to keeping our hourly rates at affordable levels.

We are also flexible with our payment terms. As many of our clients are start-ups looking to raise capital, we know that you may not be able to pay a significant up-front retainer. For this reason, we commonly work with our clients to develop fee payment schedules that accommodate their cash flow; for example, in the case of debt and equity offerings, this may involve a partial payment up-front, with additional payments scheduled when a client successfully raises capital from the offering. We also may, when appropriate, take equity in businesses in exchange for special fee arrangements or unbilled advisory/general counsel services.

Professional Rates for General Corporate Representation

Effective January 1, 2019

R.W. ELI MOULTON III, ESQ.



$335

PER HOUR

PETER K. OSBORN, ESQ.



$335

PER HOUR

ELIZABETH L. METAYER, ESQ.



$285

PER HOUR

TIMOTHY J. PREVO, ESQ.



$225

PER HOUR

CAITLIN STANTON, ESQ.



$225

PER HOUR

Professional Rates for Sophisticated Venture Capital and
Merger and Acquisition Transactions

Effective January 1, 2019

R.W. ELI MOULTON III, ESQ.



$450

PER HOUR

PETER K. OSBORN, ESQ.



$450

PER HOUR

ELIZABETH L. METAYER, ESQ.



$380

PER HOUR

TIMOTHY J. PREVO, ESQ.



$225

PER HOUR

CAITLIN STANTON, ESQ.



$225

PER HOUR

Vermont Formations* (Includes filing fees)

Corporations

$ 500.00

Limited Liability Companies

$ 500.00

Tradename Registration

$ 100.00

Delaware Formations* (Excludes filing fees)

Corporations

$ 500.00

Limited Liability Companies

$ 500.00

Tradename

$ 100.00

*Includes preparation and filing of formation documents and obtainment of EIN. In the case of Corporations, also includes preparation of Bylaws, Organizational Consent, and Stock Certificates, (if applicable). In the case of Limited Liability Companies, includes preparation of basic single-member Operating Agreement. Fees may be higher for more complex formations. Unless we indicate otherwise, all flat fees listed here are exclusive of out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. additional out-of-pocket expenses will be invoiced to you).

Vermont Registered Agent Service* (Excludes filing fees)

Corporations

$ 150.00
per year

Limited Liability Companies

$ 100.00
per year

*The Registered Agent Service is our service as registered agent for service of process made upon your company, and our commitment to handling your company’s annual filings with the Vermont Secretary of State.

Foreign Qualifications (Excludes filing fees)

Foreign Qualifications

$ 150.00
Registration of an existing entity in another state.

Company Packages

Start-up Package

$ 2,500.00
Complex Business Formation Package
Includes (as applicable):
  • Entity Formation Work (see above)
  • Multi-founder Shareholders’ Agreement/Operating Agreement
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Customary contract templates (e.g. Non-Disclosure Agreement, Consulting Agreement, Assignment of Inventions, Restricted Stock Agreement, etc).

Trademark Registration

Preliminary Search

$ 250.00
Please note that the preliminary search is to assess whether there are obvious conflicting marks that would negatively impact the registrability of a proposed trademark.  It does not seek to determine the overall registrability of the mark or identify any and all potential challenges to the registration of the mark.  Nor does it assess the likelihood that your proposed trademark does not infringe unregistered trademarks that may exist or registered marks that do not obviously conflict with your proposed mark.

INTENT TO USE APPLICATION


 

$600
Up to 2 classes

An application filed prior to use. Note that following the receipt of a Notice of Allowance for an Intent to Use Application, you must file a Statement of Use or, if the mark is not being used in commerce at such time, a Request for an Extension of Time to file the Statement of Use. These filings are not included in the flat fee for an Intent to Use Application.

Statement of Use – $400 Filed following the allowance of Intent to Use Application.

Request for an Extension of Time to file Statement of Use – $250 File to extend period to file Statement of Use.

CURRENT USE APPLICATION


 

$800
Up to 2 classes

For marks currently in commerce.

NOTE: In addition, you are required to pay actual filing fees that are required to be paid to the USPTO. For applications to register, the filing fee is generally $275 per class. The Statement of Use filing fee is generally $100 per class and an Extension of Time is $150.

RESPONSE TO OFFICE ACTIONS

If your trademark application receives an “office action” from the USPTO, you will be billed on an hourly basis for our time spent on a response. Such fees are not included in the flat fee for your Intent to Use or Current Use application.

Trademark Maintenance

Section 8 & 15 Declarations

$ 500.00
(Up to 2 Classes)
Required b/w Years 5-6 Following Registration NOTE: In addition, you are required to pay actual filing fees that are required to be paid to the USPTO. For these declarations, the filing fee is generally $300 per class.

Section 8 Declaration and Renewal Application

$ 500.00
(Up to 2 Classes)
Required Every 10 years following Registration NOTE: In addition, you are required to pay actual filing fees that are required to be paid to the USPTO. For these declarations, the filing fee is generally $400 per class.