Dear Colleague:

The Beck Bode Wealth Management Group is continuing its legal practice lunch series with a session on how to shift your law practice away from hourly billing. Please join me and my co-presenter, Matthew Sullivan, as we discuss some of the implications of fixed fee billing and some of the mechanics for making it work. Lunch is being provided but space is limited. So if you are interested, please RSVP below ASAP!

Incorporating Fixed Fee Billing into Your Practice

ImageYou are cordially invited to attend a free luncheon at the Harvard Club in Downtown Boston at noon on Tuesday, June 15th. The luncheon is sponsored by The Beck Bode Group of Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management. Matthew Sullivan and I will be discussing the mechanics of moving from hourly billing to fixed fee arrangements. The agenda will be loosely as follows:

• What clients really want when they ask for fixed fees and how fixed fees can help you build your practice
• Understanding the costs of creating legal advice
• Costs of Legal tasks
• Resource Utilization
• Scoping a project before the work begins
• Building in flexibility that allows for unexpected contingencies

My co-presenter, Matthew Sullivan has 20 years of experience serving businesses in the capacities of attorney, management consultant and technologist. You can read more about him at

I look forward to seeing you at this informal event but remember that space is limited so please RSVP.

E-mail me if you would like to attend.

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Stephen Seckler

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