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     Mike Vaughn, Attorney and Counselor at Law
     17011 Beach Blvd., 9th Floor . Huntington Beach, CA 92647
     Direct Tel: 562-592-9350 Fax:  562.684.4459
     Email:  mike@vaughnlawoffice.com

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How We Practice

CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY IS MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES

It is important that we understand your problem or issue before we undertake to represent you.  Once we agree on a fee or retainer and the extent of our representation, you and the firm will sign a letter of representation outlining the extent and level of our service to you.

This may be initiated by telephone 714-375-660, x5034 / 562-592-9350;
e-mail: mike@vaughnlawoffice.com for an appointment with Mike Vaughn.

PROMPT ACCESS
Prompt Access is the keystone of our practice.  Mike Vaughn or someone is generally available.  Our phone systems follow us and, if we are available, we will take your call. Please use our voicemail system and e-mail system when necessary.

We will contact you in the following priority:

  • E-mail.  E-mail is the primary way we will contact you, unless you have advised us of an alternative. 
    Email address:  mike@vaughnlawoffice.com
  • Telephone: Direct Line  562-592-9350
  • Surface Mail & Delivery:
    Vaughn Law Offices
    17011 Beach Blvd., 9th Floor
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647

It is very important that you keep us informed of any changes to your address or contact information.  The Internet has increased the “expectation” of speed for modern business.  By using the state-of-the-art communication devices, we are able to respond much more quickly, resulting in the reduction of overall costs to our clients.

PDF FILES
PDF documents are documents that are created in Adobe Acrobat format and may then be transmitted via e-mail or the Internet without alteration. 

Your documents may be delivered to you in this format which allows us to provide the fastest service possible.  The document may be required to be signed, notarized or otherwise used.  If originals need to be returned to us, we will notify you of your delivery options.

If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software in your computer, please download it for free at:  www.adobe.com.  Good communication is important to all attorney-client relationships.

If you would like more information, e-mail us at mike@vaughnlawoffice.com

STANDARD FEE SCHEDULE

Our standard billing rate is $350.00 per hour, unless otherwise agreed in our letter of representation.  Some projects will be billed on a flat-rate basis.  When you are quoted a “flat rate”, the charge is guaranteed not to increase.

Below is our fee schedule.  Your fee may vary due to the facts of the case.  Please use this as a representative only.

BILLING & PAYMENT

We require a deposit from each client which is maintained in our Attorney-Client Trust Account with Bank of America.  The account will be billed monthly and the client notified of all charges.
 

IN-OFFICE MATTERS

Initial Office Conference

No charge

Office Conference up to 1 hr.

$250.00

2015 Hourly rate general business

$350.00

Telephone consultation hour

$75.00

 

 

BUSINESS AND CORPORATE

Set Up LLC or Corporation

$1500.00

Review and bring corporate documents/minutes up to date

$750.00

Sale or transfer of simple  LLC or Corporation

$2500.00

General Drafting Business documents-simple

$350.00

General Drafting Business documents-complicated

$750.00

Holding quarterly meetings & minutes 1 hr or less

350.00

Shareholder Purchase Agreement

$750.00

Shareholder Buy Out Agreement

$750.00

Non-profit corporation and 501 C-3 application

$2500.00

 

 

WILLS AND TRUSTS

Simple Husband Wife Living Trust

$1500.00

Review and Update

$500.00

Consult and Administer Trust

$1500.00

MARITIME & ADMIRALTY

2015 Maritime & Admiralty per hour

$450.00

Purchase or Sale Vessel including documentation/Apostille/Documents, etc

$2500.00

Draft Bills of Sale/Mortgage

$350.00

Abstract of title and title opinion

$450.00

Managing Sale of International commercial vessel

$7500.00

California LLC vessel sale transaction

$2500.00

Sale commission commercial vessels

10%

Office Consultation

$450.00