LEGAL FEES

1.Consultation Fee: The fee for consulting with attorneys before hiring them.
2.Retainer Fee: The fee for hiring attorneys. Non-refundable, regardless of the outcome of the case.
3.Success Fee: The fee required at the end of the case depending on the outcome.
4.Expenses: Necessary miscellaneous costs (transportation, postage).
5.Billable Hours/Per Diem: If an attorney has to be out of the office for more than half a day (four hours), including transportation time, for a court appearance or an out-of-the-office-interview with concerned parties, there will be an hourly or daily fee (in addition to the fees above).

Standard Legal Fee Plans*

* Note that consumption tax will be added to the amounts shown below.* The plans shown below are typical/standard ones. The actual fees may vary. Detailed plans for actual cases are explained by the attorneys during the consultation.。


Consultation Fee

First-time consultation Free for the first 30 minutes
5,000 yen for every 30 minutes from thereon
Second-time and beyond 5,000 - 10,000 yen per 30 minutes

Note: as a general rule, we ask clients to visit our firm for consultations. However, if visiting our firm is not possible because of medical reasons, and a client lives in an area accessible by day-trip, we may be able to conduct consultation trips for a fee (10,000 - 20,000 yen, plus transportation). We also offer Skype and Email consultations for those who live overseas or in remote areas.
We do not charge a Consultation Fee if we are hired on the same day.

Legal Fees (standard plans*)

CIVIL CASES

  Negotiation/Lawsuit
Retainer Fee Starting at 100,000 yen (or 8% of the economic benefits)
Success Fee 16% of the economic gain
(Minimum success fee is 200,000 yen.)
Billable Hours/Per Diem 30,000 yen for half a day
  Writing of a contract/living will
  Starting at 100,000 yen
  Adult Guardianship
To file a petition Starting at 150,000 yen
To become a guardian 30,000 yen per month
  Debt Consolidation
Voluntary liquidation 30,000 per creditor
RISSD, Bankruptcy Retainer Fee: 200,000 - 30,000 yen
Success Fee: Starting at 200,000 yen

CRIMINAL CASES

  Without Detention
Pre-prosecution, regular case Retainer Fee: 200,000 - 300,000 yen
Success Fee: 200,000 - 400,000 yen
Billable Hours/Per Diem: 30,000 yen for half a day
Pre-prosecution, jury trial case Retainer Fee: Starting at 300,000
Success Fee: 150,000 - 400,000
Billable Hours/Per Diem: 30,000 yen for half a day
Post-prosecution, regular case Retainer Fee: 200,000 - 300,000 yen
Success Fee: 200,000 - 400,000 yen
Billable Hours/Per Diem: 30,000 yen for half a day
Post-prosecution, jury trial case Retainer Fee: Starting at 300,000
Success Fee: 150,000 - 400,000
Billable Hours/Per Diem: 30,000 yen for half a day
  With Detention
Pre-prosecution, regular case Retainer Fee: 300,000 - 600,000 yen
Success Fee: 150,000 - 600,000 yen
Billable Hours/Per Diem: 30,000 yen for half a day
Pre-prosecution, jury trial case Retainer Fee: Starting at 300,000 yen
Success Fee: 350,000 - 600,000
Billable Hours/Per Diem: 30,000 yen for half a day
Post-prosecution, regular case Retainer Fee : 300,000 - 500,000 yen
Success Fee: 300,000 - 600,000 yen
Billable Hours/Per Diem: 30,000 yen for half a day
Post-prosecution, jury trial case Retainer Fee: Starting at 900,000 yen
Success Fee: 150,000 - 600,000
Billable Hours/Per Diem: 30,000 yen for half a day

BUSINESS

Making/Reviewing a contract Starting at: 30,000 yen
Contract Translation ENG to JPN: 20 yen per English word
JPN to ENG: 20 yen per Japanese letter
Negotiation/Lawsuit Retainer Fee: Starting at: 100,000 yen (8% of the economic benefits)
Success Fee: 16% of the economic gain
Advisory Contracts 10,000 - 50,000 yen per month
(5 - 20% discount for individual cases)

 

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