Billing Philosophy

We aren’t a typical law firm and we don’t bill like one either. We offer clients monthly retainers, flat fees, success fees, and one rate hourly pricing.

Billing Philosophy

We believe the existing hourly law firm model is outdated and misaligns the interests of lawyers and their clients.
 
Law firms should be rewarded for helping clients efficiently solve problems and discouraged from spending more time than necessary to achieve the same result.
 
That’s why we have alternative pricing models. On every matter, our goal is to find the right pricing structure to align our incentives with your success.

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    Monthly Retainers

    We handle all of the legal work in a given area or subject matter for a monthly retainer, which we can adjust upward or downward as the work ebbs and flows.

  • 2

    Flat Rate/Project Fees

    Under this model, we take the risk that we have underestimated the time that needs to be spent. If it takes longer, you still don’t pay any more. If we are very efficient, we get the benefit of our efficiency.

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    Success Fees

    Even in the simplest matters, like creating Terms and Conditions for a website, you know how to measure success, and we want to deliver that result. Accordingly, you pay us a reasonable rate or fee for the work and agree on an additional fee to be paid if we are successful, however you decide to define it.

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    One Rate Hourly Pricing

    Because we work collectively to solve your problems, nearly all of our lawyers are available for the same rate, except our Fellows. Our Fellows are one or two years out of law school and we bill them at half the price of an experienced attorney. They are perfect for those legal tasks you don’t want to pay a 20-year legal veteran to do, but that are more sophisticated than what a paralegal should be doing.

What our clients are saying ...

“I have ZwillGen on speed dial ... Their deep substantive knowledge of our industry and the inner workings of start-ups enable them to offer pragmatic, actionable guidance quickly and at great value.”

Stephanie King, Former GC, AdRoll

“Whether it’s for a deep analysis of a complicated legal issue or just to bounce ideas off of experienced outside counsel with incredible responsiveness and sound judgement, I recommend ZwillGen.”

Belinda Johnson, Airbnb

“There isn't a single other law firm that projects as much joy as ZwillGen does.”

Kai Lee, Oak Hill Advisors
About ZwillGen

About ZwillGen

We deliver high value legal advice to help our clients make the most of new technologies, and we're proud to admit we're not just legal brains; we're tech geeks, too. We know the ins and outs of your business as well as we know Internet law. And the combination is unbeatable.

Our Clients

We represent prominent Internet companies, media companies, Internet service providers, app developers, social networking sites, sharing economy companies, wireless carriers, video game publishers, fantasy sports providers, Internet and computer security firms, hedge funds, and a variety of traditional brick and mortar businesses in connection with their online practices.