Einterz & Einterz Blog

  • 04/05/2011 - 2:00pm

    Astonished, amazed, angered – a common trio of emotions expressed by most contractors who find themselves in a “legal” dispute. Three words may help inoculate the contractor against such disputes – communicate, document, anticipate. Engaging in a productive planning process that addresses both the positive and negative aspects of a project with a customer will avoid most disputes. Proper documentation and communication will avoid the rest.

    A brief of list of common pitfalls demonstrates that theorem: 1) no written contract; 2) no written change orders before...

  • 04/05/2011 - 8:39am

    Legal billing is simultaneously one of the most unique aspects of the profession and the most frustrating for clients. Most attorneys employ “Hourly Billing” which means that, based upon a stated hourly rate, you are billed for the amount of time the attorney spends on your case. The most common method is to apply a standard increment of time to each file.

    For example, assume John Attorney bills an hourly rate of $60. A full hour of his time will cost $60. If his client talks to him for half an hour on the phone, that time will cost $30. John Attorney bills in...