Attorney Consultation - $79
Starting a business:
- Should I form a company for my business?
- What kind of company should I form, and where?
- What are ongoing obligations after forming my company?
- How should money flow into and out of my business?
- How do I switch ownership of equipment from myself to my business?
- How do I properly issue and manage equity in my business?
- How do I make contributions and distributions?
- Do I need an agreement with my co-owner?
- How should corporate decisions be made & documented?
- What should I do when a co-owner wants to exit?
Running a company:
- How can I limit my liability in this line of business?
- What do I need to do if I have a website?
- How do I deal with privacy concerns?
- What should I consider when leasing property?
- What should I consider when hiring workers?
- How do I best protect my intellectual property (i.e. name, confidential info, ideas)?
- What should I consider when selling my services/products?
- What should I do about a disgruntled employee?
- What can I do to get a customer/partner to pay me?
- Do I need an agreement to do what I'm contemplating?
This Corporate Legal Services – Single Consultation Limited Scope Representation Agreement (“Agreement”) is between Pulse Global Services Limited (“Pulse”, “we”, or “our’), a limited liability company incorporated in England & Wales, and the person(s), entity, or recipient of the corporate consultation legal services to be provided by Pulse (“Client”, “you”, or “your”) (together, the “Parties”). Pulse may do business under the name “LegalZoom Legal Services” or “LegalZoom Legal Services Ltd.”
This Agreement is effective as of the date when accepted by Client and the corresponding fee (detailed below) is paid to Pulse (“Effective Date”). By clicking the button above, Client agrees to the terms of this Agreement.
The Client represents and warrants that the individual entering into this Agreement on its behalf is authorized to: (i) sign on behalf of the Client; (ii) to retain Pulse to provide the corporate legal services set forth herein; and (iii) otherwise act on behalf of Client as required by this Agreement.
In the event that the signing individual is entering into this Agreement on behalf of an additional person(s) or entity (to include, without limitation, a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture, trust, or estate), the person entering into this Agreement represents and warrants that he/she is authorized to: (i) enter into this Agreement on behalf of the entity or additional person(s); (ii) to retain Pulse to provide the corporate consultation legal services set forth herein; and (iii) otherwise act on behalf of Client as required by this Agreement.
The Client explicitly acknowledges and agrees that it is the Client under this Agreement and any legal advice is provided for the exclusive benefit of the Client. Client further agree that our services, advice and other communications with Client are confidential and Client may not, without our prior written consent, disclose them to any person (other than to your employees and agents who require access and who do not disclose them further) or otherwise made public except as required by law or other regulatory authority to which you are subject.
No person or entity other than the Client is entitled to rely on the legal advice provided by Pulse and Pulse shall have no liability in respect of advice provided to any third party other than the Client. Accordingly, the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 are excluded, save to the extent we expressly agree otherwise.
The Parties acknowledge and agree that LegalZoom.com, Inc., is not a party to this Agreement and is not liable for services performed pursuant to this Agreement. A limited scope representation means that the amount of work the attorney performs for Client is limited to certain tasks. Any tasks outside the scope of this Agreement will be Client’s sole responsibility.
1. Firm Services and Use of Third Parties
To render the services under this Agreement, Pulse may use third-party service providers, both for services generally and for attorneys located in the United States. Any funds required for these third-party service providers are included in your original payment and require no additional payment.
Pulse utilizes attorney and support staffing services from Pulse Business, LLC, and Pulse IP, LLC. Neither Pulse Business, LLC, nor Pulse IP, LLC, are providers of legal services regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Those third-party service providers are acting on behalf of Pulse in the provision of legal services under this Agreement and the Client acknowledges that it has no contractual or other relationship with the third-party providers. All contract attorneys provided by Pulse Business, LLC, or Pulse IP, LLC, are licensed to practice law by the appropriate body in their respective jurisdiction(s). Services performed by attorneys in the United States are governed by the applicable ethical rules in the state(s) of the licensed attorney.
Pulse may utilize marketing, technology, and staffing services of LegalZoom.com, Inc. or other third parties. LegalZoom.com, Inc., is not a regulated provider of legal services.
Pulse agrees to ensure that the disclosure of any of Client’s confidential information to third parties will be governed by confidentiality obligations at least as stringent as the obligations that Pulse has to Client.
2. Included Limited Legal Services
Client and Pulse agree that Pulse is not engaged to represent Client generally in corporate legal matters, but rather, that such representation is limited to certain specific legal services which shall include a single telephone consultation with an attorney to discuss a single limited legal matter (“Limited Services”) as further described in detail below, and do not include any other services. We will provide the Limited Services in accordance with the relevant law in force at the date of delivery of the Limited Services.
While performing the Limited Services, Pulse:
- Does not promise any particular outcome;
- Relies entirely on Client’s disclosure of information;
- Does not have to provide more services than set forth in this Agreement; and
- May advise that limited representation is not reasonable for Client, and advise that Client needs additional services or another lawyer.
In the provision of the Limited Services, Pulse is entitled to assume that:
- you will provide us with all information which is relevant to the matter; and
- ensure that all information provided to us is complete in all material respects and not misleading.
By entering into this Agreement, Client hereby retains Pulse to provide the Limited Services which will be limited to the following:
a. A single phone consultation (not to exceed 30 minutes) with an attorney during normal business hours (“Consultation”), to address topics that may include the following, without limitation (in the discretion of the attorney):
i. Entity formation;
ii. Ownership and equity structure;
iii. Corporate management and governance;
v. Leasing and purchasing real and personal property;
vi. Protecting intellectual property;
vii. Third party agreements for provision of goods and/or services;
viii. Website related issues including terms and conditions and privacy policies; and
ix. Hiring of employees or contractors.
The parties acknowledge that Pulse and its attorneys will provide only high level advice consistent with the very limited time allocated to the Consultation and the Limited Services. Pulse retains sole discretion with respect to whether a task or service is in or out of scope under this Agreement.
Each Consultation shall be limited to a single legal matter of Client’s choosing (so long as it is in-scope under this Agreement), and the subject matter of the respective Consultation shall be limited to that single matter. If Client purchases more than one consultation related to the same event or issue, Client acknowledges that each consultation will be treated as a separate limited scope matter, and will not be treated as an ongoing matter tied to the prior consultation.
The Pulse attorney may send a single follow-up email to Client after the Consultation on an as-needed basis. This follow-up may summarize the Consultation, provide recommended next steps, and or provide other information as relevant in the respective attorney’s discretion. All Consultations may not necessitate a follow-up email. In the event that a follow-up email is sent by Pulse, it should not be construed by Client to be a comprehensive list of outstanding issues or a comprehensive recommendation of next steps for Client.
Subject to additional terms (see below), the term of this Agreement is for a period of 30 days from the Effective Date. Client shall maintain control over which services within the Limited Services it would like to utilize, however such Limited Services must be completed within the Term. Additionally, regardless of whether Client chooses to proceed with some, all, or none of the possible services hereunder (i.e., Client dislikes the advice provided during the Consultation or Client fails to schedule the Consultation), the Limited Services will be deemed completed at the end of the Term.
The Limited Services hereunder are focused on serving clients in Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Illinois. Pulse is unable to provide state-specific legal advice for states outside of those listed. Additional limitations may restrict the advice that Pulse can provide Client. For example, without limitation, Pulse does not advise on issues specific to heavily regulated industries like banking or healthcare or other specialized subject matters.
3. Excluded Legal Services
The Limited Services have express exclusions, which include, without limitation, the following:
a. Except for what is included pursuant to the Limited Services listed above, Pulse will not perform any additional services, including any steps recommended by the attorney during the Consultation or next steps recommended in a follow-up email (if any). If, however, Client would like additional legal services, Pulse may be able to provide those under a separate agreement for a separate fee. Reach out to your Pulse attorney if you are interested in additional services.
b. Pulse will not:
i. represent, speak for, appear for, or sign papers on Client’s behalf in any matter;
ii. provide advice related to ongoing litigation;
iii. classify an individual on Client’s behalf as either an employee or an independent contractor, nor will Pulse analyze whether Client’s classification of individuals as independent contractors or employees is correct;
iv. advise Client on legal matters that do not pertain to the business (i.e., personal legal issues).
c. Pulse shall not be ongoing counsel or obligated to perform any additional or ongoing services for Client;
d. Any other service not included as a Limited Service under this Agreement.
Neither Pulse, nor its attorneys, provides tax or accounting advice to its clients. Pulse encourages all clients to seek tax and accounting advice specific to that client’s situation. Pulse may be able to provide general information on tax or accounting matters (i.e., generalized information related to what an S-Corp election is) but cannot provide any advice about whether it is in Client’s best interest to file such an election.
During the Consultation, the attorney may recommend and/or a follow-up email may reference or recommend additional services offered by Pulse and/or services offered by third parties (including, without limitation, accounting services, business licenses, or registered agent services). The parties acknowledge and agree that: (a) any additional services rendered by Pulse shall be subject to the terms of a separate agreement; and (b) Pulse disclaims any and all responsibility for services performed by third-parties outside of this Agreement.
4. Client Submitted Information
Client represents and warrants that all information and materials submitted in connection with these legal services are accurate, complete, and not misleading.
Client acknowledges that it shall be required to provide information to Pulse (through whatever communication method, including without limitation, intake, the attorney consultation, and/or subsequent email correspondence) and Pulse is entitled to rely upon the information provided by Client without further investigation.
5. Client Responsibilities
Client acknowledges its responsibility for the following:
a. Client agrees to cooperate and respond promptly to all inquiries and requests for information from Pulse;
b. Client agrees to regularly check the email address provided to Pulse for correspondence related to this Agreement, and further accepts responsibility for receipt of communications sent via email.
6. Electronic Communication
Client agrees to receive communication by email. Pulse is not obligated to send correspondence by U.S. or international postal mail.
Pulse disclaims all damages, or whatever nature, caused by Client’s failure to update and/or check its email address on file. It is Client’s obligation to keep its contact information on file with Pulse current at all times. Pulse disclaims any and all responsibility related to emails or correspondence not received by Client, whether due to Client’s security or anti-spam software, or any other problems within Client’s email system.
7. Sharing of Information
Client agrees that Pulse may share Client’s order information with LegalZoom.com, Inc., parent company of Pulse.
Generally, information received by Pulse from Client is subject to attorney-client (sometimes referred to as legal professional) privilege. However, Pulse may be under an independent ethical duty to reveal privileged information (i.e., if it involves the commission of illegal or fraudulent acts committed in the course of this engagement, if it involves the intent to commit a crime, or if Pulse is required to disclose the information by law or court order). Pulse will not share attorney-client privileged information with any third party unless explicitly permitted by the terms of this Agreement or otherwise required under applicable law.
Information and documents obtained from Client by Pulse are subject to Pulse’s Data Retention Policy and applicable legal requirements. If you would like a copy of Pulse’s policy, please email your request to email@example.com, specifying “Data Retention Policy Request” in the subject line. Please note that in the event that Pulse’s Data Retention Policy and applicable legal requirements differ, the stricter obligation will apply. Pulse may update its Data Retention Policy to comply with prevailing law and practice, and Client data will be handled in accordance with the then current Data Retention Policy.
Pulse may store some or all of Client’s files on a variety of platforms, including third-party cloud-based servers. Pulse conforms with its professional obligations in relation to cybersecurity and data protection and although Pulse takes every precaution to ensure security of these platforms, there is still a risk that Client’s confidential or privileged information may be disclosed. By entering into this Agreement, Client consents to Pulse’s use of such storage services.
Data Protection: Our use of any personal data provided by you (“Personal Data”) is regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) and any legislation it amends or replaces under English law (“GDPR Legislation”). You consent for our use of your Personal Data in connection with the services we provide. We will perform those services in accordance with the GDPR Legislation and Pulse’s Data Protection Policy, a copy of which can be provided on request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. No Attorney-Client Privilege with LegalZoom or Third Parties
Client understands that information submitted through the LegalZoom.com website or to employees of LegalZoom.com, Inc. not working for Pulse or to any third-party will not be protected by attorney-client privilege, and Client is hereby discouraged from submitting any non-public information through those avenues.
9. Intellectual Property Rights
We retain copyright and all other intellectual property rights in all documents and other works we develop or generate for you in providing the services (including know-how and working materials as well as final documents). We hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use such documents or other works solely for the matter to which the services of developing or generating them relate and not otherwise.
10. Pulse Global Services Limited
Pulse Global Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA No. 617803) in the conduct of legal services. The professional standards and regulations applicable to Pulse may be found here: https://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/standards-regulations/. Pulse Global Services Limited is a subsidiary of LegalZoom.com, Inc.
11. Applicable Terms
This Agreement may be supplemented and/or amended by agreement in writing but Pulse is not free to amend provisions which are a matter of applicable professional regulation or law. If any provision of this conflicts with any mandatory element of those regulatory requirements, the latter shall prevail.
12. Exclusion of Losses
We shall not be liable for any indirect loss or damage or any loss of profit, income, production or accruals arising in any circumstances whatsoever, whether in contract, tort, under statute or otherwise, and howsoever caused (including our negligence or non-performance). Nothing in this Agreement exempts us from liability arising from our fraud; or from our negligence resulting in death or personal injury; or in any circumstance where applicable law or regulatory requirements prohibit the exclusion of such liability.
13. Cap on Liability
Unless prohibited by law, our aggregate liability in any circumstances whatsoever, whether in contract, tort, under statute or otherwise, and howsoever caused (including our negligence or non-performance), for losses arising from or in connection with the Limited Services provided shall in relation to each matter be limited the sum of £3 million (three million pounds sterling) or, such lower sum as permitted under the SRA regulation from time to time.
We carry professional indemnity insurance. The insurance covers our practice carried on from any office based within England and Wales and will extend to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur.
14. Resolution of Disputes
Pulse is committed to customer satisfaction. If you have a complaint about the corporate legal services under this Agreement, please contact us by emailing email@example.com. If we cannot resolve the issue promptly, we will provide a copy of our complaints procedure.
This resolution detailed in this policy is independent of any regulatory scheme that governs attorney conduct in the United States, and thus that may be applicable to an individual attorney’s conduct. The conduct of individual attorneys in the US is governed by the state bar of the jurisdiction where the attorney is licensed. State bar regulatory authorities do not engage in the settlement of fee disputes.
15. Term & Fees
a. Term. As set forth above, the Term of this Agreement is for a period of 30 days from the Effective Date, unless terminated earlier in accordance with its terms (the “Term”). All Limited Services are deemed completed on the termination of this Agreement either on expiry of the Term or for any other reason.
b. Termination. This Agreement may be terminated:
i. by Client for any reason by giving written notice of such termination. Such termination shall be deemed effective when received. Pulse shall perform no additional services after receipt of the notice. Upon termination, all Limited Services will be deemed completed.
ii. by Pulse at any time for good reason by giving you reasonable notice in written communication and provided that we also explain to you the basis of our decision.
iii. by either party for material breach of any provision of this Agreement by the other party, if the material breach is not cured within 10 days of written notice specifying the nature of the breach; or
iv. by Pulse, if required under the ethical rules of conduct in the state of license of Client’s attorney or if required due to a conflict of interest. Pulse shall inform Client in writing if it becomes aware that it has represented a client with an interest in Client’s matter. If, at any point, a conflict of interest is found between Client and another client represented by Pulse, Pulse shall cease to act for you unless permitted by SRA regulation and appropriate informed consent has received from both parties. If a conflict of interest is found which requires Pulse to decline representation, or if both parties do not consent, Pulse will not find alternative counsel.
i. Due Immediately. The purchase price for the Limited Services (“Service Fees”) is due in full immediately upon entering into this Agreement. For clarity, this Agreement shall not commence until the Service Fees have been paid in full. It is expressly understood that this fee is not a retainer, but a flat fee based upon the scope set forth herein.
ii. Refunds. The amount paid for the Limited Services is nonrefundable.
iii. Suspension of Account. In the event that Client has an overdue account or payment dispute with Pulse, Pulse may suspend Client’s account and access to the Limited Services hereunder until the account is brought current or such dispute is resolved.
16. No Guarantee
Neither Pulse nor your attorney can guarantee a particular result. You acknowledge that no statement(s) by Pulse or your attorney should be construed as a promise or guarantee. Further, any opinion offered by your attorney in the future will not constitute a guarantee or promise.
Any notices required or otherwise sent under the Agreement must be in writing sent via email. Notices shall be deemed sent on the same business day as transmitted (or the next business day if sent on a weekend or holiday). Notices shall be sent to the parties at the following addresses:
If to Client: to Client’s email on file with Pulse.
If to Pulse: firstname.lastname@example.org
18. Right to Refuse
Pulse reserves the right to refuse service to any individual or entity.
19. Anti-money Laundering
You agree to provide us promptly with all the information and evidence we require from time to time in order for us to comply with the Law and our Regulatory Requirements pertaining to, amongst other things, anti-money laundering and/or anti-terrorism measures. You acknowledge that we are under an obligation to report certain circumstances to the relevant regulators and/or criminal authorities and we may be required to cease acting in certain circumstances without necessarily giving you details as to the reason for ceasing to act. Further information in this regard is available upon written request to email@example.com.
20. Force Majeure
Neither you nor we shall be liable for any failure to perform, or delay in performing, any obligations (other than payment and indemnity obligations) if and to the extent that the failure or delay is caused by Force Majeure and the time for performance of the obligation, the performance of which is affected by Force Majeure, shall be extended accordingly.
Each of these terms shall be severable and distinct from the others and if any term is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, in whole or in part, the remaining terms shall not be affected.
22. Equal Treatment
Consistent with law, our regulatory requirements and our internal policies and procedures, we will not discriminate in the way we provide or refuse to provide our services on the grounds of race or racial group (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin); sex (including marital status, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity and paternity); sexual orientation (including civil partnership status); religion or belief; age; or disability.
23. Governing Law
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom, to which venue and personal jurisdiction the Client hereby consents.
24. Other Services
In the event that Client has purchased additional products or services to be rendered by or through LegalZoom.com, Inc., the terms of this Agreement are only applicable to the Limited Services rendered hereunder and supersede and replace any other terms or policies (including the terms and policies of LegalZoom.com, Inc.).
Pulse bears no responsibility for the provision of any products or services outside those provided under this Agreement.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the Parties with regards to the subject matter. No other agreement, statement, or promise made on or before the Effective Date of this Agreement will be binding on the Parties. Pulse is not responsible for the proper operation of its website(s). Client expressly assumes all risks for technical difficulties in placing its order(s) or submitting any information (including any privileged or confidential information) over the Internet.
Updated: May 27, 2021