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Fees

LEAVING THE TRADITIONAL BILLING MODEL BEHIND

All clients, large or small, have budgets. Kyle-Beth Hilfer works with companies of all sizes and is willing to deviate from the traditional legal billing model of hourly fees. She offers flexible arrangements that range from predetermined project fees to monthly retainers.

For individuals, entrepreneurs, and start up businesses, Kyle-Beth’s personal attention is ideal. One of Kyle-Beth’s missions in establishing her own firm was to make specialized help affordable for smaller clients. Accordingly, she excels at working within budget and collaborating with the client to handle legal needs efficiently and economically. She provides clear estimates or even flat fees.

For corporate clients who cannot afford to employ an in-house legal attorney, Kyle-Beth is the solution. By establishing innovative retainer agreements, Kyle-Beth often replaces the in-house specialist or general counsel. Kyle-Beth is well versed in handling day-to-day legal needs, including general employment and business matters. This is a particularly attractive arrangement for small and mid-size businesses, or even large corporations with a discrete piece of specialty business that requires constant legal attention.

After a free initial consultation, Kyle-Beth works cooperatively with each client to develop an individualized fee structure and payment schedule. Throughout the process, Kyle-Beth keeps clients informed of their financial status and offers strategic, budgetary choices. There are no billing surprises at the end of a project.

Contact Kyle-Beth Hilfer to schedule a consultation and to learn about her personal approach to each client.

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Design Meets Intellectual Property Law Challenges

November 5, 2017

Kyle-Beth Hilfer  will speak about intellectual property law challenges in hospitality design at BDNY 2017 (Boutique Design New York).  Ms. Hilfer will  discuss legal issues in hospitality design at the concept, manufacture, and purchasing stages. In particular, she will present the challenges of legally protecting furniture, lighting, layouts, and decor. In addition, she will explore opportunities for  protecting unique and original hotel brand experiences and FF&E. Finally, Ms. Hilfer will offer best practices for avoiding intellectual property infringement and achieving protection under patent, copyright and trademark laws. 

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Advocacy and Civility in Arbitration: Do They Go Hand in Hand?

September 5, 2017

Litigations are notoriously hostile proceedings. All too often, advocates come to arbitrations wanting to apply the same strategies and procedural maneuvers they use in court. In fact, such an approach may backfire and violate ethical standards. Best practices in arbitration advocacy differ greatly from those in litigation.

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What You Need to Know Now about Running Legal Social Media Prize Promotions

July 27, 2017

Kyle-Beth Hilfer recently spoke on a webinar offered by The Knowledge Group entitled “Social Media Contests and Sweepstakes: Understanding Legal Considerations and Regulations.” Social media prize promotions  boost engagement and brand awareness and attract customers. While sweepstakes and contests have been around for decades, the social media context creates some unique complications. Here are three important questions you need to ask before running social media prize promotions.

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