Weekly Topix – Attorneys

Weekly Topix – Attorneys

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This week, I had the opportunity to interview two local attorneys for Weekly Topix. Kristine Potter Romano, JD, LLM an Estate Planning and Elder Care Attorney from the Potter Law Group in Worcester, MA and Matthew Rockman Esq., who’s practice is focused on Bankruptcy, Debt Restructuring, and Foreclosure Avoidance from Northboro, MA.

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Unique HRG

Worcester, MA

#1 Sep 5, 2008
My experience with attorneys has been that they are clinging to a business model that was adopted years ago. Instead of charging an agreed upon all inclusive fee for their services, they charge a fee and then bill for loads of "disbursements", some of which are ridiculous. For example,$.20 for a photocopy,$.15 for a phone call, etc. While additional charges are sometimes warranted, like large depositons that cannot be included in a fee, the small charges that nickel and dime the client actually reflect a greedy mentality on the part of the attorney. In essence, most large law firms have created a pure profit business model in which they require their clients to pay their cost of doing business. Pretty nifty!

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