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Subscription Legal Services

Your Trusted Business Advisors

At DiMinno Rizzi, our business philosophy is different from most law practices. From day one, we invest the time to learn about our clients’ businesses so that we can help them grow into industry titans. Our mission is to be your trusted advisor and a strategic business partner.

Bottom line: we’re invested in your success. That’s why we’ve broken from the traditional billable hour model to provide ongoing legal support and strategic advice for a reasonable, predictable monthly fee.

Subscription Packages

Each of our subscription packages provides ongoing legal services, document review, and strategic advice, so that you can organize all your legal needs through a single lawyer who knows your business. We can also customize a plan to fit your unique needs. You may upgrade or cancel your subscription at any time.

Let us help you!

If you need any help, please feel free to email us and we’ll get in touch with you to determine if we can help you achieve your goals.

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Start-Up Counsel
Who is this for?

Maybe it’s your first venture, or maybe it’s your 10th. Regardless, it’s crucial that you set things up properly from the beginning. Problems which are not addressed early on can eventually balloon into significant cost beasts in the future. 

This package is for early stage entrepreneurs seeking proactive legal advice & ongoing support to help establish and grow their business.

It covers most legal needs a start-up would require in their first few years. 

What’s Included?
  • 3 legal projects per year (see below)
  • 2 hours of phone or email correspondence per month
  • Three day response time
  • 1 hour meeting per month at our office
  • Annual Business Strategy Session to assess your business plan, legal structure, financing options, regulatory environment and other concerns
  • Ongoing support through your first year of operations
  • Incorporation & Organization 
  • Structuring of Shares for Future Venture Capital
  • All annual Corporate Resolutions & Filings required by law
  • Business Name Registration
  • Monthly document review
  • Ongoing assistance with business compliance
  • 10% discount on additional legal fees
Legal Projects include:
  • Founders & Shareholder Agreements
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Master Services Agreement
  • Employment Agreement
  • Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Contractor Agreement
  • Customer Agreement/ Terms of Service
  • Website Terms & Conditions
  • Privacy Policy
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Other Business Agreements (contact for details)
  • Trademark Search

 

Starting at
$500*

per month

(Or One Discounted Annual Fee of $4999 CAD)

 

 

Business Counsel
Who is this for?

Once a business is off the ground, it faces a whole new array of risk and uncertainty. Ideally, you could hire a full-time lawyer to take care of all legal matters, but many small and mid-sized businesses can’t afford this. On the flip side, paying a law firm $300-800 per hour gets expensive quickly. 

That’s where we come in. 

This package is for established business owners seeking proactive legal advice & support to protect their assets and grow their business.

It covers routine legal issues like hiring and firing employees, contract negotiation, liability assessment, and all other matters where you would want an established relationship with your lawyer. 

What’s Included?
  • 6 legal projects per year (see below)
  • 3 hours of phone or email correspondence per month
  • 48 hour response time
  • 1 hour meeting per month at your location 
  • Annual Business Strategy Session to assess your business plan, legal structure, financing options, regulatory environment and other concerns
  • Unlimited Cease & Desist Letters
  • All annual Corporate Resolutions & Filings required by law
  • Monthly document review
  • Ongoing assistance with business compliance
  • 15% discount on additional legal fees
Legal Projects include:
  • Any legal project under the Start-up Counsel plan
  • Routine business agreements
  • Entity set-up
  • Changes to Board of Directors, Officers, or Shareholders
  • Name changes
  • Business name registrations
  • Change in registered office
  • Declaration of dividends
  • Share issuances and transfers to existing shareholders
Starting at
$1000*

per month

(Or One Discounted Annual Fee of $9999 CAD)

In-House Counsel
Who is this for?

Running a successful business comes with ever-increasing complexity. 

However, it is expensive to hire a lawyer in-house, and where problems appear is where that lawyer’s expertise ends, your business will likely need external counsel anyways.

For the highest level of service and responsiveness, this option is for 6-8 figure organizations that currently lack in-house counsel, have a gap in their legal team, or are seeking in-house counsel for a fraction of the cost with no overhead expenses. 

This package provides businesses with proactive legal advice & support to scale the business, build a team, and become an industry leader.

What’s Included?
  • 10 legal projects per year (see below)
  • 6 hours of phone or email correspondence per month
  • Same day response time
  • 2 hour meeting per month at your location
  • Bi-annual Business Strategy Sessions to assess your business plan, legal structure, financing options, regulatory environment and other business concerns
  • Unlimited Cease & Desist Letters
  • All annual Corporate Resolutions & Filings required by law
  • Monthly document review
  • Ongoing monitoring & assistance with business compliance
  • Ongoing monitoring & assistance with employment matters
  • 20% discount on additional legal fees
Legal Projects include:
  • Any legal project under the Start-up Counsel & Business Counsel plans
  • Routine business agreements
  • Ongoing deal management & negotiation of contracts
  • Ongoing review, management, and updating of contracts
  • Marketing review for legal compliance
  • Coordinate and oversee external legal and business experts for matters beyond our expertise
  • Staff training & workshops about legal compliance
  • Ongoing dispute resolution to avoid litigation, if possible
Starting at
$2500*

per month

(Or One Discounted Annual Fee of   $24,999)

*Price does not include HST, government filing fees, or fees/disbursements paid by us on your behalf.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if a legal subscription is right for me?

Our packages are for business owners and entrepreneurs who want a trusted legal advisor in their corner at a fraction of the cost of a lawyer from a law firm. These clients also want a strategic partner who is invested in their success and can guide them through the minefield of modern business.

What’s included in my subscription?

All of our packages provide ongoing legal support and strategic advice for your business. In all our packages, we answer all of your legal questions, provide an annual business assessment, a monthly document review, and more depending on your subscription. We can also customize your subscription to fit your business needs. 

Please note that the price for each subscription does not include HST, government filing fees, or fees/disbursements paid by us on your behalf. 

How long is the commitment and how does billing work?

All of our subscriptions are on a month-to-month basis. Each month, we will charge you for your monthly subscription from your credit card or bank account on file. You can also remit payment in advance for the month. 

You may also make a one-time payment to secure a year in advance at a large discount.

How long must I commit to a subscription?

Our business is built on long-term, win-win relationships based on trust and great service. So, we don’t believe in locking in clients if they don’t feel they are getting good value for their money. While we are yet to have a cancellation, you may cancel your subscription at any time. We will return any outstanding payment less any work that has already been completed for you.

What if my business needs change during the course of my legal subscription?

As business owners and lawyers, we understand the rapid pace of change in today’s business climate. If your needs change, simply contact us and we can discuss modifying, upgrading or cancelling your subscription.

Does my subscription cover every legal issue that may come up in my business?

No. There may be issues that fall outside our expertise, such as issues that fall under other areas of law. There may still be other issues that fall outside the subscription package we provide. In that case, we offer discounts on our flat fees or we can reach out to our network of attorneys to help you address your specific need.

What if I need additional services or time beyond what is provided in my subscription?

If your business has additional needs for services beyond what is offered in your package, our lawyers can do most of that work on a flat-fee or project-by-project basis. As a member of the Start-Up or Business Counsel plans, you will receive a 10-15% discount on any additional services. If you are a member of the In-House Counsel plan, you will receive 20% off any additional services. 

You may upgrade your subscription at any time if you wish to receive greater legal support.

What experience do you have with businesses and subscription services?

Our lawyers are entrepreneurs and investors so, unlike most lawyers out there, we understand the practical realities of business. We provide timely, straight-forward answers and know how business and the law come together. Our business clients range from early stage start-up companies to 7-figure businesses.

How do I become a client?

Review each package carefully and choose which one fits your business best. Then, contact us to arrange for a free, no-obligation strategy session. We want to make sure that we are a good fit prior to signing up. 

Am I guaranteed a spot as a legal subscription member?

No. While we wish we could have every business on our client roster, our subscription services are in high demand and we limit our new clients each month. 

We only work with clients whom we feel will be a good fit for the tailored services we provide. As a result, if you express an interest, we will start with a strategy session to discuss your business and whether our services are a good fit for both of us.

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Send us an email using the form below or at info@drlawyers.ca. Please describe your business, your current situation, and what you’re hoping to accomplish. We’ll be in touch shortly!

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