We believe in total transparency of our fee structure. Below are our fees.
The practice areas we litigate include business, real property (quiet title, including adverse possession and enforcement of easements), construction, and trust and estate litigation (TEDRA). Our office also provides probate services, estate planning, tax advice and preparation, general business advice, act as general legal counsel for your business, business formations, residential and commercial real estate purchase and related documents, contract review, and landlord-tenant advice. We generally do not take contingency fee cases, but it is determined on a case-by-case basis by North City Law PC’s shareholder.
|Business Formations||$1,200 flat fee|
plus $200 Secretary of State filing fee
|Registered Agent Service||$50 per year|
|Demand Letter||$500 flat fee|
|Notarization fee||$10 per signature|
|Hourly fee for other projects||$342.50|
Estate Planning and Probate Fees
Below are our estate planning fees. Our Simple Will Package includes a Durable Power of Attorney (Financial), Directive to Physicians, Funeral Instructions and a Will.
|Simple Will Package||$600 flat fee – Single|
$1,600 flat fee – Married
Testamentary Trust $250 per child
Testamentary Trust $100 per pet
Estate planning for Estates worth more than the current Washington State estate tax exemption are billed at our hourly rates.
|Wills, Codicils, Probate and Trust Representation||$342.50 per hour|
|Probate||$342.50 per hour ($1K up front)*|
|TEDRA||$342.50 per hour|
*Total probate fees generally cost $2,000. It is considerably more expensive to complete a complex probate (ie- debts, accounting issues, fighting among beneficiaries, etc.) and will typically run up to $8,000 or more depending on the situation.
Real Estate Fees
|Purchase and Sale Agreement (PSA)||$1,000 flat fee**|
|PSA and Real Estate Excise Tax Affadavit (REETA)||$2,000 flat fee, including negotiations or site visits up to 4 hours total for properties within 3 miles of our Shoreline office.|
|Quit Claim Deed (QCD) & REETA||$750 flat fee plus King or other County recording fees plus $100 flat fee if firm prepares mailing to County.|
**If representing more than 2 parties as buyer or seller (not both), or if the parties are not a married couple, we charge an additional $500 per person.
Below are our tax return and hourly controversy fees.
Tax controversy work includes any work to resolve any notice or dispute with the IRS, Washington Department of Revenue, or other federal or Washington tax authority.
|Tax advice, additional tax return preparation time||$342.50 per hour|
|Trust, Gift, and Estate tax return||$342.50 per hour|
|IRS, Washington, or other Tax Notice or Controversy||For most matters, flat fee|
4 hours is average # of hours to complete an income tax return. Actual fee is based on time spent.
Sliding fee schedule
For persons of moderate means, we provide a sliding fee schedule. We provide legal services according to that sliding fee schedule in the following practice areas:
- Elder Law
- Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts)
- Probate / Estate Administration
- Trust and Estate Disputes