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FAQ

Looking for a Glens Falls law firm, or attorneys in Queensbury NY who are focused on providing exceptional legal service for many practice areas.

Why choose Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner?

For over 50 years Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner has been dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients.  We pride ourselves on our ethical standards and the professionalism, creativity and personal attention we bring to every client’s legal situation.

Our team of attorneys come from some of the best colleges and law schools in the country and represent diverse backgrounds and interests.  Our attorneys are admitted to all of the Courts of New York and appropriate Federal Courts and are members of the New York State and local Bar Associations.

Our attorneys are supported by a capable and dedicated staff of legal secretaries, legal assistants and support personnel.  Together, we share a strong sense of responsibility to our clients and pride in the firm and our work.  We offer affordable yet quality representation with a focus on achieving desired results for our clients.  Most of all, we are eager to assist in any legal matter and hope to develop a long-term relationship.

What types of legal matters does Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner handle?

The attorneys at Miller, Mannix, Schachner and Hafner practice in a broad range of legal areas including:

  • Business Formation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
  • Estate Adminstration
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation Appeals
  • Municipal Law & Finance
  • Project Development, Zoning & Environmental
  • Property Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Assessment Challenges
  • Title Insurance

To discuss the details of your matter, please contact one of our experienced attorneys.

What is the procedure to retain our firm?

If you believe you may require legal representation, please contact one of our attorneys to discuss the particulars of your matter.  An engagement letter outlining our billing practices and scopes of service may then be prepared for a prospective client’s approval.

How much will my matter cost?

Although the appropriate fee will vary with every client matter, Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner offers very competitive fees for the highest caliber legal services.  In some instances a retainer may be necessary.  In all instances our staff and attorney’s provide the greatest level of billing transparency and strive to ensure that our clients understand and fully appreciate the expense of representation. Whether the fee arrangement be based on contingency, hourly work, or a flat fee, our firm strives to provide premier legal representation at an affordable rate.  Please contact one of our attorneys to further discuss your matter and the costs associated therewith.

How does the firm billing work?

Our billing procedure will vary depending on the fee arrangement which is agreed upon at the commencement of a particular matter.

For hourly work, we charge for our services on a “time and disbursements” basis according to our standard rates in effect when the services are rendered.  Our firm is comprised of six attorneys and one paralegal.  Our rates vary depending upon the type of service rendered and the individual attorney or paralegal involved.  Bills will be issued on a monthly basis.

For flat fee matters, bills may be required to be paid at the commencement or the completion of a matter.  Flat fees will only be appropriate for a defined scope of services.  Should a matter involve legal service beyond the agreed upon scope, further fees may be generated.

For some matters a contingency fee may be deemed appropriate.  In these instances, a fee will not be collected unless a certain event occurs.  Often, these fees are only appropriate in collection or personal injury matters.

Based on our evaluation of a matter, a retainer may also be required.  The outstanding legal bills will then be applied to the retainer amount. Once the retainer has been depleted, it may become necessary to deposit additional funds.

At this time, we are not able to accept credit cards.