Atlanta Entrepreneur’s Program
MEMBERSHIP LIMITED TO GEORGIA RESIDENTS 18 AND OLDER
The Client must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the state of Georgia to be eligible for membership in theProgram. The Firm maintains the right to reject any person for membership to the Program for ANY reason.
When the Client signs up to become a member of the Program and pays the monthly fee, the Client agrees to accept the Terms. If the Client does not wish to accept the Terms, the Client may cancel their membership at any time.
The initial monthly fee for whichever plan the Client selects will be treated as a retainer for legal services. The Client will pay the full fee for the first month, regardless of day the fee is paid. The fee for the first month will not be prorated under any circumstances. The Client’s account will then be charged the full monthly fee automatically on the first day of each month thereafter. The monthly fee may be increased at a future date, but the Firm will give at least 30 days notice via email before any fee increase is instituted.
An attorney-client relationship is formed when the Client enrolls in the Program, and creates an account, and pays their first monthly fee. If either the Client or the Firm decides to terminate the Client’s membership to the Program, then the attorney-client relationship will also be terminated.
CANCELLING PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP
The Client may cancel their membership at any time and for any reason by sending an email requesting cancellation to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the Client decides to cancel their membership, all services will terminate on the last day of the calendar month. The Firm also maintains the right to cancel a Client’s membership to the Program for any reason (including nonpayment). If membership is cancelled by the Firm, then the Client’s access to all services will be terminated, effective immediately.
Refunds will be given solely at the firm’s discretion for any payments received for membership in the Program.
REINSTATING YOUR MEMBERSHIP AFTER CANCELLATION
You may request reinstatement of your membership after you have voluntarily cancelled it. However, please note that reinstatement is solely at the discretion of the Firm. Also, if the monthly fee has increased in the time since you cancelled your membership, you must agree to pay the new, higher monthly membership fee before reinstatement will be allowed.
TERMINATION DUE TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH AN EXISTING CLIENT
The Firm also retains the right to terminate the Client’s membership to the Program at any time if the Firm determines that there is a conflict of interest with another existing Client. The termination of membership is executed to protect the interests of both Clients.
RULES FOR EACH MONTHLY PLAN
The Program consists of three (3) monthly subscription plans at three (3) different price points. The three (3) plans are named Auburn, Peachtree, and Piedmont after famous Atlanta streets. The more services offered under a plan, the higher the price point of that plan. Below is an explanation of services offered under the Program and those uniquely offered under each monthly plan.
Initial Legal Assessment of the Client’s Business (Auburn, Peachtree, Piedmont)
The main purpose of offering the Initial Legal Assessment is to help the Firm learn about the Client’s business and provide the Client with the best possible services. The Firm will help the Client understand what legal issues may arise as their business grows and how they may want to address potential legal issues. The Initial Legal Assessment will be a one-time review and will take place via a scheduled 30-minute phone call within 30 days of joining the Program.
Unlimited Scheduled 15-Minute Phone Consultations (Auburn, Peachtree, Piedmont)
These scheduled 15-minute phone calls are intended to address quick questions regarding new legal matters related to the Client’s business. The main purpose of offering unlimited scheduled 15 minute phone consultations on new legal matters is so the Firm can answer legal questions related to the Client’s business as they arise. The Firm aims to understand the Client’s business needs over time and help the Client avoid costly legal mistakes. Each call must involve a new and distinct legal matter related to the Client’s business. Calls must be scheduled 24 hours in advance using the online calendar. If the Client feels that additional phone calls concerning the same legal matter are necessary, then each additional phone call will be billed at the hourly rate of $300 per hour.
Unlimited Contract Review of Business Contracts – Up to Ten (10) Pages Each (Auburn, Peachtree, Piedmont)
The main purpose of offering unlimited contract review is to prevent the Client from signing bad business contracts. Examples of business contracts include Employment Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Non-Competition Agreements, Non-Solicitation Agreements, Simplified Commercial Lease Agreements, Equipment Lease Agreements, Sales Agreements, and Vendor Agreements. Each business contract requested by the Client for review must be drafted in 12-point type with standard margins and must not exceed ten (10) pages. The Firm will only review one (1) business contract at a time for each Client. The turnaround time for contract review is two (2) business days. A brief written summary of concerns will be provided. Please note that unlimited contract review does NOT include contract editing. Any requested contract revisions will be billed at the hourly rate of $300 per hour.
Contract Drafting of Two (2) Business Contracts, per Month (Peachtree and Piedmont ONLY)
Examples of business contracts include Employment Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Non-Competition Agreements, Non-Solicitation Agreements, Simplified Commercial Lease Agreements, Equipment Lease Agreements, Sales Agreements, and Vendor Agreements. Each business contract to be drafted will be created in standard 12-point type with standard margins and must not exceed ten (10) pages. The Firm will only draft one (1) business contract at a time for each Client. The turnaround time for contract drafting will be three (3) business days.
Drafting of Two (2) Cease and Desist Letters, per Month (Piedmont ONLY)
Cease and Desist letters must be related to matters directly impacting the Client’s business. Each Cease and Desist Letter to be drafted will be created in standard 12-point type with standard margins and must not exceed two (2) pages. The Firm will only draft one (1) Cease and Desist Letter at a time for each Client. The turnaround time for drafting a Cease and Desist Letter will be three (3) business days.
No Set-Up Fees (Auburn, Peachtree, Piedmont)
No Commitment (Auburn, Peachtree, Piedmont)
ADDITIONAL LEGAL SERVICES AND EXPENSES
If the Client decides to retain the Firm for legal services outside the scope of the Program, the Client must agree to pay the invoice(s) associated with this additional work. Invoices will include requests for payment of legal services provided and related expenses, such as overnight mail delivery.
NO GUARANTEE OF A SPECIFIC OUTCOME
The Firm does not guarantee a specific outcome or result for the Client’s legal matter or through the Client’s participation in the Program. For any legal services rendered by the Firm, the Firm will act in an advisory capacity only.
NO OBLIGATION TO PURSUE LITIGATION ON THE CLIENT’S BEHALF
The Firm does not agree to represent the Client or their business in any legal proceeding before a court, arbitrator, mediator, or similar entity. However, the Firm can assist the Client with finding appropriate litigation counsel for their specific legal matter.
By enrolling as a member of the Program, the Client agrees to settle any dispute regarding legal services provided by negotiating in good faith with the owner of the Firm first before attempting to settle the matter through litigation or alternative courses of legal action.
GEORGIA LAW GOVERNS THESE TERMS
The Terms are governed by the laws of the state of Georgia. Any litigation related to the legal services provided under the Program must be filed in the Fulton County court system.
If any provision under the Terms is found to be unenforceable, then that specific provision will be declared null and void, without impacting the legality of the rest of the Terms.
Last Updated: October 26, 2020