Our firm's approach is somewhat different from the traditional law firm. We believe that our product is "peace-of-mind." Toward that goal, it is important for our clients to be aware of all estate planning options, and to fully understand the details of their particular plan. As a result, we see ourselves more as educators than advisors. To reinforce the client's peace-of-mind, our legal documents are written in plain-English, and every sentence is fully reviewed and explained.
For most work, we provide legal services on a fixed-fee basis. We have found that such an arrangement (as compared to hourly billing) allows a client to take the time to get the plan right ... without worrying about increasing the bill if they make a phone call or request an extra meeting.
Finally, our initial planning meeting with a client is without charge. Unlike some law firms, however, this "complimentary" meeting is very productive, resulting in a specific list of planning options, along with the fees to implement such options.
Fenster, Lewis & Good is pleased to have welcomed Richard H. Murphy, Esq. as special counsel to our firm.
Mr. Murphy comes to us with over 40 years of experience in the practice of law. His practice areas include estate planning, estate administration, corporate matters, both residential and real estate closings, title examinations, and church law, among others. These areas complement those of our firm and provide an even greater depth of knowledge and experience for our clients.