Luminate Law

Quality Legal Advice For Small Businesses

“In America, small business is a big deal.”
– Bob Beauprez

We’re big fans of small businesses.  That’s why we make our quality legal advice for small businesses accessible. 

Learn more about special pricing and alternative fee arrangements available to small business clients  with 50 or fewer full-time employees.  

Right-Sized Pricing For Small Businesses

Legal advice for small businesses are often out of reach because of the high hourly rates typically charged by law firms.  

We make it possible for small businesses to obtain effective legal advice by offering alternative pricing arrangements and a discount of our standard rates to for-profit companies and non-profit organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees.

Luminate Law offers three pricing arrangements: Subscription Plans, Flat Fee Services, and Hourly Pricing.  

Subscription Plans

Subscription plans are perfect for clients who want the peace of mind of being able to contact a lawyer without worrying about running up the bill.

 

Flat Fee Services

Flat fee arrangements eliminate uncertainty over legal expenses.  Flat fee pricing applies to projects of a defined scope and duration. 

 

Hourly Pricing

Small businesses enjoy a discount of our hourly rates for legal services that are excluded from  subscription or flat fee arrangements.

 

We offer special Subscription Plans available only to small business clients.  Subscription Plans provide small businesses with access to legal advice anytime during the month for as low as about $10 a day.

Each plan includes an allowance of hours that may be used toward a wide variety of legal services, including review and preparation of legal documents.  Certain services are excluded from Subscription Plans,  Subscribers also enjoy discounts on work not included in the plan.

A minimum three-month subscription period is required.

Subscription Plans

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ESSENTIAL

starting at
$ 299
99Month
  • 3 hours included*
  • Over $400 savings vs. hourly billing
  • 5% discount on work outside of plan

PROFESSIONAL

starting at
$ 499
99Month
  • 5 hours included*
  • Over $750 savings vs. hourly billing
  • 10% discount on work outside of plan

PREMIER

starting at
$ 999
99Month
  • 10 hours included*
  • Over $1,500 savings vs. hourly billing
  • 15% discount on work outside of plan
Best Value

Contact us for to sign up for a Subscription Plan. 

Flat Fee Services

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Flat fee arrangements are perfect for projects with a set scope and limited duration, such as drafting and review of business agreements.    Our clients love flat fee arrangements because they make budgeting predictable. 

Small business clients enjoy a discount of our standard pricing for Flat Fee Services.

Contact us to learn more about our Flat Fee Services. 

Sample Flat Fee Services

  • Contract review
  • Social media policies
  • Privacy Policies and Terms of Use
  • Employment agreements
  • Noncompete agreements
  • LLC operating agreements

Visit our practice pages to learn more about additional services that we provide for a flat fee.

Small Business Startup Team
Quality Legal Advice For Small Businesses - Luminate Law

$150

Startup package

We offer a special suite of services perfect for startup companies.   Get your new corporation or single-member limited liability company up and running for $150 plus applicable state filing fees.  Services in the package include:

  • File Certificate of Incorporation (corporation) or Articles of Organization (LLC)
  • Check name availability within the state
  • Draft bylaws (corporation) or single-member operating agreement (LLC)
  • Apply for Federal Employer Identification Number
  • Prepare first annual shareholders and board of directors resolutions (corporation)
  • Assist with obtaining a General Excise License (HI only)

We charge competitive hourly rates for projects that don’t fit well into a subscription or flat fee arrangement. 

Small businesses and non-profit organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees enjoy up to 25% off of our standard hourly rates. 

Contact us for a budget estimate for your project.  

Hourly Billing

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FAQs

Part of our mission is to increase access to legal advice for underserved segments of the community, including small businesses.  The pricing models typically used by law firms puts legal services out of reach for many small businesses.  We want to offer small businesses alternatives to obtain legal advice.

Our special Subscription Plans and discounts on Flat Fee Services and hourly rates are available to sole proprietorships and entities (for-profit or non-profit) with 50 or fewer full-time employees (FTE).  Independent contractors do not count toward the 50 FTE limit.  We reserve the right to verify qualification under the criteria for small business pricing.

Discounted pricing doesn’t mean lower quality services.  Our small business clients get the same quality service and attention that we give to larger corporate clients.

Subscription Plans are ideal for clients who regularly need legal advice or who want the peace of mind of being able to contact a lawyer on demand without worrying about paying by the hour.

Yes.  The minimum subscription term is three (3) months.  If a plan is canceled before the end of the minimum 3-month term expires, all the work done under the plan will be billed at our standard hourly rates, less Subscription Plan fees already paid.

Each Subscription Plan includes a monthly allotment of hours.  If the same number of hours in a plan were billed at our standard hourly rates (or even our discounted hourly rates for small businesses), the cost would be much higher than the monthly price of the Plan.  

In comparison to flat fee service arrangements, if the service can be completed within the monthly allotment of hours in the Subscription Plan, the monthly fee for the plan will be less than the flat fee in most cases.  If the time required to complete the service exceeds the monthly allotment of hours in the plan, cost savings might still be realized under the plan because the excess hours will be billed on an hourly basis at the discount applicable to the plan.  See the Subscription Plan Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Using a legal form with terms you might not fully understand is not helpful or could even be harmful to your interests.  Terms that seem harmless to the layperson can have significant legal consequences, especially if a dispute arises.  A trained lawyer can help you understand the terms of agreements and advise you on how to protect your interests given your specific situation.

Most prepaid legal plans limit the number of hours that can be spent or pages of documents  that can be reviewed each month.  These limits often are unrealistic to make the plans truly useful.  To finish a task, prepaid legal plan users typically need to pay a lawyer additional fees for the excess time.  

Luminate Law’s Subscription Plans are a more robust option.  For the small business with very basic needs, the Essential Plan makes legal advice available for less than $10 a day.  Businesses with greater legal needs can purchase the Professional Plan or Premier Plan.  In most cases, the total cost of services under both plans will be less than prepaid legal plan fees supplemented with hourly legal fees necessary to get the job done.

Yes.  If the number of hours needed to complete a project that is subject to flat fee billing exceeds the monthly allotment of hours in a Subscription Plan, the excess hours will be billed at the discounted hourly rate applicable to the plan.   See the Subscription Plan Terms and Conditions for more details.

Yes.  Certain specialized services and litigation, arbitration, and mediation work are excluded from Subscription Plans.  See the Subscription Plans Terms and Conditions for additional exclusions.

In most cases, different pricing arrangements can be used simultaneously to maximize cost-effectiveness of servicing your legal needs.  For example, you may pay for a project under a Flat Fee Service model and use hourly billing for another project.

For clients who do not qualify for small business pricing, we offer flat fee billing for certain services and competitive hourly rates for others.  We also build customized Subscription Plans. 

We charge on an hourly basis for projects of an uncertain duration or for which the level of service required is difficult to estimate precisely.  Examples of such projects include litigation or quasi-litigation proceedings (including arbitration and mediation) and negotiations.  Even when we charge on an hourly basis, we look for opportunities to contain costs.