New York, NY asked in Consumer Law for New York

Q: If I sign a fee agreement and don't pay what happens?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: It could depend on the terms of the fee agreement. Some fee agreements are drafted such that if no actual services are performed (in other words, no work done), there is no obligation to pay. Some agreements are drafted such that a fee is owed based on an outcome, whether the outcome is a settlement, jury award, dismissal, withdrawl, producing a buyer ready, willing, and able, etc... or other form of concluding a matter or otherwise achieving a set objective. Some have termination or cancellation clauses. It all depends on the specifics of the agreement. Good luck

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