Please refer to our booking and cancellation policies below for our terms and conditions.
our fee schedule
Residential Landlord/Tenant Consultation
This is a 30-minute phone consult for residential landlords and tenants. You will be able to submit documents for review and will receive an honest and thorough analysis about your case and recommended next steps.
This consult is the most recommended for residential tenants, as it allows for actual legal advice and review of your specific facts.
Commercial Landlord/Tenant Consultation
This is a 30-minute phone consult for commercial landlords and tenants. “Commercial” means that you are operating a business or are leasing to a business per a commercial/business lease, even if the business is also being used as a residence.
You will be able to submit documents for review and will receive an honest and thorough analysis about your case and recommended next steps.
15-Minute Q&A Call
This Question & Answer Call is only for landlord/tenant matters and is designed for those who truly have a “quick question” about the law. No legal advice will be given, nor any documents reviewed or specific facts considered.
As few legal questions are actually “quick” and landlord/tenant matters are often fact-heavy, this Q&A Call is NOT recommended for most matters and the 30-minute consults are typically more productive. This Q&A call is nonrefundable once scheduled.
This is a 30-minute phone consult for business consultation, designed for those who desire contract drafting or review, who wish to create a new LLC or other entity, who are buying or selling a business, or who have other questions regarding business formation or operations.
If future work is agreed-upon after this consult, we credit your entire consult fee towards your initial retainer.
Please note that we do not handle employment law or business litigation.
This is a 30-minute phone consult for real estate consultation, designed for those who need advice regarding real estate transaction disputes (escrow/option money disputes, problems terminating a contract, etc., or for those who have questions regarding real estate purchase agreements or deeds/title issues.
For those who want deeds drafted, we do require an initial paid consult to gather information to determine what type of deed is needed.
Please note that we do not handle zoning or property tax disputes.
We offer free 30-minute consults for those desiring new estate planning documents. An initial intake questionnaire is required.
If you wish to have estate planning documents reviewed or desire advice regarding an existing probate/estate planning matter, we offer paid 30-minute phone consults for $215. These must be arranged by calling our office.
Please note that questions regarding transfers of title after death/from an estate are Real Estate questions.
scheduling & cancellation policies
Disclaimer: Our acceptance of payment for a consult and scheduling of the same is no acknowledgement that you “have a case” or that Zapalac Law Firm, PLLC, agrees to represent you in any way beyond the limited scope of the paid consult. By scheduling a consult, you understand that you are paying a professional diagnosis of your matter by an attorney based on the evidence and facts you submit. There is always a risk that the professional opinion of the merits of your case may not be what you want to hear. Unwelcome news regarding the merits are not grounds for a refund nor does it constitute any incomplete service, as the professional opinion and analysis is the precise service sought and paid for.
Cancellation Policy: We are usually fully-booked with appointments at least 24-48 hours in advance, and scheduling your consult guarantees time set aside for you. Therefore, we require cancellation more than 24 hours from the time of your appointment, subject to a $35 administrative cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 24 hours before your appointment time are subject to a cancellation fee equal to 100% of your consult fee. Appointments on a Monday require cancellation by the appropriate time on the preceding Friday (cancellations on a Saturday or Sunday are not accepted). The $75 Q&A Call for Landlord/Tenant matters is nonrefundable once paid, with no exceptions. If you paid for any expedited consult (which bears a premium cost in addition to the base consult fee for your type of matter), the entire amount is nonrefundable once paid and scheduled, with no exceptions.
Reschedule Policy: We allow one reschedule of your consult with no fees if you email a reschedule request more than 24 hours before your appointment time. No voicemail/phone reschedule requests will be honored. Reschedule requests for a Monday appointment must be received before the appropriate time the preceding Friday (no Saturday or Sunday requests will be honored as timely). Your consult confirmation email will provide the email addresses for purposes of reschedule requests. If no timely written reschedule request is received, there is a cancellation fee of 100% of the amount paid, though we reserve the right to allow a reschedule in our sole discretion.