Nationwide: 888.457.3771

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For Engagement of PARRON LAW

Please read the following information carefully.

This “Agreement” contains the standard terms and conditions upon which Parron & Associates, PL (“PARRON LAW”, “us”, “we” or “our”) will provide legal services to you the “Client” and billing for those services. The Client’s acceptance and full compliance with these Terms & Conditions are a required material condition to PARRON LAW’s initial and continuing representation and provision of services to the Client.

Professional Undertaking

The attorney assigned to your matter “Attorney in Charge” will have primary responsibility for the Client’s representation and may, in his or her sole discretion, utilize other attorneys, paralegals, clerks and assistants who can accomplish the work. If at any time the Client has any questions, concerns or criticisms concerning the utilization of other attorneys, paralegals, clerks or assistants, or any other matters, the Client should contact the Attorney in Charge directly.

Fees

It is PARRON LAW’s general policy to require an advance payment (“Retainer”) to reserve and assure the availability of our attorneys and staff time for the Client’s legal matters. The Client acknowledges and agrees that all payments made to PARRON LAW  shall be fully earned by the PARRON LAW upon receipt, that they shall be non-refundable. The Firm takes into account many factors in billing for services rendered, and the Attorney in Charge will make all reasonable efforts to review all invoices before they are issued to ensure that the amount charged is appropriate. The principal factor is usually PARRON LAW’s schedule of hourly rates, and most invoices for services are the product of the hours worked multiplied by PARRON LAW’s hourly rates then-in-effect at the time the work is performed.

It is impossible to determine in advance how much time will be needed for Client matters, because that depends on many variable factors beyond our control. Any amounts we provide for the fees or costs of all or part of our engagement are merely good-faith estimates.

Our schedule of hourly rates for attorneys and other members of our professional staff is based upon a combination of years of experience, specialization in training and practice, level of professional attainment, and overhead costs. Currently, our hourly rates are $150 for legal assistants and paralegals, $350 for associate attorneys and $650 for attorney Ivan Parron. We review our schedule of hourly rates from time-to-time and will promptly notify the Client of any changes in rates. Upon request, we will provide the Client with the rates of those professional staff working on an engagement prior to issuing our invoice.

There may be circumstances where the work performed produces substantial value or a favorable result for the Client which may be far greater than originally anticipated. In such a situation, if PARRON LAW and the Client mutually agree in good-faith, PARRON LAW’s fee could be greater than the applicable hourly rates multiplied by the number of hours worked.

Costs

It is usually necessary for us to incur, as agent for our clients, expenses for items such as, without limitation, state and federal government fees, legal entity formation fees, filing fees, court reporter services, telephone conferencing services, deposition or hearing transcripts, travel, lodging, meals, substantial—out of the ordinary—photocopying, and overnight express mail or courier services. Many engagements also require substantial amounts of costly ancillary services, such as outside duplication services, trial graphics, imaging and data basing of documents and fee based computerized legal research. The Client will be responsible for all these types of costs (i.e. out of the ordinary or third-party costs) incurred on the Client’s behalf. Major out-of-pocket expenses, including outside fees and expenses (such as experts, investigators, consultants, court reporters, etc.), will not be advanced by us unless special arrangements are made in advance. They will be billed directly or forwarded to the Client.

Employment of Experts/Additional Professionals

In the event PARRON LAW deems it necessary to employ additional experts or professionals with specialized skills (e.g. co-counsel, expert witness, accounting, tax, surveying, appraisals, audits, etc.), then, after consultation with (and the consent of) the Client, additional experts or professionals may be employed by PARRON LAW. PARRON LAW will employ experts or professionals in the name of the Client or, at the discretion of PARRON LAW, in PARRON LAW’s name on behalf of the Client. Client may be required to execute an amended or additional engagement letter. The Client is, in either event, responsible to pay the fees and costs of such experts or professionals in full upon receipt of the expert’s or professional’s invoices. PARRON LAW reserves the right to request and obtain an additional retainer to defray the fees and costs of experts or professionals employed in connection with a client matter. All fees and costs of additional experts or professionals shall be subject to the security, interest and other applicable provisions of this Addendum.

Billing

PARRON LAW’s invoices generally will be prepared and emailed to the Client within thirty (30) days following the week after services are rendered and costs advanced. PARRON LAW’s invoices are due and payable upon email receipt (or as and when Client receives contractual payments if and as agreed to in advance by PARRON LAW in its complete and sole discretion), or directly to PARRON LAW from a third party pursuant to a standard letter of direction which Client agrees to execute upon request. Notwithstanding the foregoing, PARRON LAW is hereby authorized (but is not obliged) to collect, on Client’s behalf, any sums due to Client pursuant to any business or legal matters handled by PARRON LAW and to retain on its behalf any properly outstanding fees and costs. Client agrees to carefully read and review all invoices submitted to Client by PARRON LAW and promptly notify us in writing addressed to billing@PARRONLAW.com of any specifically claimed charge errors or deficiencies in said invoice within five (5) days of Client’s email receipt of such invoice. Notwithstanding the forgoing, error must be specific and Client shall not claim that an entire invoice is in “error” for the purpose of avoiding on-time payment. Any claimed error amounts shall be considered “Disputed Amounts” until promptly resolved in good faith between the parties and the balance of said invoice shall be considered the “Undisputed Amounts” and shall still remain due and payable upon email receipt. Should Client fail to notify us of any errors within five (5) days of email receipt, then Client agrees with the correctness and accuracy of such invoice, that all amounts in such invoice shall be considered “Undisputed Amounts” and Client thereby waives all objections thereto. Please pay your bill on time.

Payment by Others

Sometimes another party agrees to pay our client’s legal fees and costs, or a court may order our client’s adversary to pay all or part of its legal fees and costs. However, in such case, the Client remains primarily liable for payment of all fees and costs. Any amounts received from others will be credited to the Client’s account. PARRON LAW has the right to receive the higher of an amount awarded by the court or its hourly fees.

Late Payments

Payment of PARRON LAW’s invoices for fees and/or costs are due upon email receipt. We may also request a backup funding source from the client to maintain on file. Notwithstanding the forgoing, if payment for all Undisputed Amounts (as defined in paragraph 5 hereinabove) is not received by us within seven (7) days of the date of such invoice’s email receipt, you authorize PARRON LAW to immediately charge your backup funding source for all Undisputed Amounts. If we are still unsuccessful in obtaining payment from your selected backup funding source within ten (10) days from the receipt of such invoice, your Undisputed Amounts shall be considered a “Late Payment”. A monthly late fee or interest charge will be added for Late Payments. Client agrees to pay compound interest at the rate of 18% per annum on all balances (Undisputed Amounts) due over 30 days from the date of email receipt of such invoice which interest shall continue to accrue until the balance is paid in full. In no event will the rate be greater than permitted by applicable law.

Non-Payment of Fees and Costs

PARRON LAW’s obligation to continue rendering legal services and advancing Client matters such as, without limitation, providing legal counsel, drafting agreements and engaging in negotiations and correspondence on Client’s behalf, is dependent upon Client being 100% current on all outstanding fees and costs obligations. In the event of failure to pay any invoice rendered within seven (7) days when due, you agree that we may cease all legal services on Client’s behalf and/or immediately withdraw from further representing the Client. In such case the Client hereby agrees to release PARRON LAW from any further obligation to proceed or from any liability that may result should PARRON LAW elect to cease all legal services and/or withdraw as set forth in this paragraph, and Client further agrees to execute all documents reasonably requested by PARRON LAW to release PARRON LAW from all liability accordingly.

Security for Fees and Costs

Florida law provides PARRON LAW with the right to impose a lien upon documents, money and other intangibles and materials coming into possession by PARRON LAW to secure the payment of its fees, costs and expenses. This retaining lien, as well as appropriate charging liens, may be asserted by PARRON LAW in appropriate circumstances.

Attorneys’ Fees

In the unlikely event that it is necessary to institute legal proceedings to collect PARRON LAW’s fees and costs, PARRON LAW will also be entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees, paralegal fees and other fees and costs of collection, even if such services and costs are provided by PARRON LAW, including, without limitation, fees and costs for telephone calls, emails, overnight mail, courier services, any other correspondence and any arbitration, trial, proceeding and/or appeal.

Name and Likeness

The Client  authorizes PARRON LAW to exercise reasonable judgment in disclosing the existence, nature and extent of the representation and professional relationship between the Client and PARRON LAW, and the Client further understands, acknowledges, agrees and authorizes PARRON LAW to use the Client’s (together with any Client affiliated company) name, image, logo, trademark, service mark and likeness to advertise, market and promote PARRON LAW’s business, services and clientele in any form of media now known or hereafter devised, unless otherwise instructed by the Client in writing.

Termination

The Client will have the right to terminate PARRON LAW’s representation at any time, but the provisions of the Agreement related to payment and collection of fees and costs shall survive any such termination. PARRON LAW has a reciprocal right to terminate PARRON LAW’s representation, subject to its obligation to give the Client reasonable notice to arrange other representation.

Waiver

A party’s failure to insist on compliance or enforcement of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability or constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that provision or of any other provision of this Agreement by that party or any other party.

Entire Agreement and Amendments

This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties hereto and cannot be amended, modified or terminated except by a written instrument executed by both PARRON LAW and the Client.  If there shall be any conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and the provisions of any other agreement between PARRON LAW and the Client, then such conflict shall be resolved so that the provisions of this Agreement shall prevail, except as otherwise provided for herein.

Applicable Law

The Client agrees that this Agreement is made, entered into and performed in the State of Florida and it shall be governed for all purposes by the internal laws of the State of Florida, without regard to provisions applicable to conflict of laws. If any provision of this Agreement is declared void, such provision shall be deemed severed from this Agreement, and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The parties agree that the mailing by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, or commercial overnight carrier requiring signature, of any process required by any court of law shall constitute valid and lawful service of process against them, without the necessity for service by any other means provided by law.

Jurisdiction and Venue

Any dispute resolution proceeding arising from or relating to this Agreement shall be instituted exclusively in Miami-Dade County, Florida, the place where the Client agrees this Agreement shall be deemed to have been executed and performed. The parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the local, State and Federal courts of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

WAIVER OF TRIAL BY JURY

THE CLIENT HEREIN AND PARRON LAW HEREBY KNOWINGLY, IRREVOCABLY, VOLUNTARILY, AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY FOR ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING BASED ON THIS AGREEMENT OR ARISING OUT OF, UNDER, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY DOCUMENT OR INSTRUMENT EXECUTED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, OR ANY COURSE OF CONDUCT, COURSE OF DEALING, STATEMENTS (WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN) OR ACTION OF EITHER PARTY HERETO.

Indemnification

You must defend, indemnify and hold harmless Parron & Associates, PL dba PARRON LAW, its owners, partners, associates, employees vendors and consultants from any claims, damages, costs and expenses resulting from your failure to comply with terms set out here. If you have any questions about this obligation, you should contact PARRON LAW to clarify your questions at info@parronlaw.com.

Disclosures and Disclaimers

Under Rule 1-400 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct, this web site is a “communication” that is made by lawyers at PARRON LAW who are members of the State Bar of California and addresses the availability of professional employment. In other states, this web site may be deemed an advertisement.

In the event you believe this web site does not comply with the rules of the state where you reside, you should disregard its contents and, if you wish, seek information about the services provided by PARRON LAW from other resources or directly from the firm, its owners, partners, associates or consultants.

Some PARRON LAW lawyers are certified as specialists by states or bona fide organizations granting independent certification. To the extent the status as a certified specialist is designated on this site, you are advised that in accordance with Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(c)(2) the Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize the certification of specialization and such certification is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

In accordance with Rule 2-101(e)(3) of the New York Code of Professional Responsibility, you are advised that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

In accordance with Rule 7.2(g) of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct, you are advised that the Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability and not rely upon advertising and self-proclaimed expertise.

In accordance with Rule 7.2(f) of the Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct, you are advised that the choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based on advertisements alone.

In accordance with Rule 7.2(e) of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct, you are advised that no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

The principal office and headquarters of PARRON LAW is located at 1581 Brickell Avenue, PH203 Miami, FL 33130, (305) 851-2320.