is an overview of the fees of Larry Lowenthal, a real estate expert witness
and broker who
is retained for lawsuits wherein real estate brokers are
charged with malpractice, failure to disclose, negligence,
dishonesty, deceptive conduct, violations of law and
the Realtor Code of Ethics. Depending upon the facts
and the law, Larry works for plaintiffs and defendants, and
testifies at depositions and trials.
INITIAL CONSULTATION, ROUTINE CALLS
No charge. Note: a "routine" telephone
call is up to 10 minutes.
EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTS,
READING AND ANNOTATING DEPOSITIONS,
CONFERENCE AND LENGTHY ATTORNEY CALLS,
DEPOSITION AND TRIAL APPEARANCES, AND
$240.00 per hour timed with a stopwatch and billed to the
nearest minute. Flat fees may apply to distant events when
Larry must travel.
is the initial advance fee for the first five hours work. This is the minimum charge
to be paid upon reaching an employment agreement, and
If there is measurable discovery (oh, say,
at least eight inches of paper) including transcripts, then the
non-refundable fee goes to $2,400 for the first ten hours.
LISTING NAME AS EXPERT WITH COURT
$500.00 is due immediately if initial
fee is not forthcoming within a
GENERAL FEE & EXPENSE NOTE
Out-of-pocket expenses billed at cost.
Lowenthal does not expect to work or travel carte blanche, and is
conservative when other
people’s money is involved – both plaintiff’s and