Member Firm Profile
Our law firm is premised upon the recognition that we live in an era of specialization. We represent sophisticated, accomplished and successful financial professionals. Our clients are keenly aware of the education, training, expertise and skills necessary to afford them every opportunity and advantage to succeed. As a specialized boutique law firm focused upon the financial services industry, Saretsky Hart Michaels & Gould attorneys have the talent, commitment, competitiveness and enthusiasm to translate expertise into results.
At the end of the day, results are what count. Through hard work and dedication, we have developed an envious track record of results (dismissals, no cause awards and exceedingly favorable settlements before hearing and through mediation) for our clients that distinguish us from other lawyers. Victories through hearing are frequently enjoyed. Even more celebrated are our successes obtaining pre-hearing dismissals. In the recent past, we are proud to have obtained pre-hearing dismissals in numerous cases, collectively saving our clients millions of dollars in losses, absolving them of liability and saving them the time and expense of costly hearings. Again, results are what count, and we deliver.
Value is a function of the relationship between results and cost. While our results are impressive indeed, they are even more remarkable due to our ability to successfully manage the cost of litigation. We add value in a number of ways. Our hourly rates are frequently lower than that of our competitors, particularly those rates charged by large law firms and law firms based in larger cities or markets such as New York or Chicago. We staff engagements appropriately to avoid unnecessary or duplicative work. We prepare and update case budgets to permit clients to make informed and timely business and financial judgments. And finally, we offer flat-fee arrangements and fee discounts in exchange for an agreed-upon volume of work. Savvy clients know that a “lawyer as gladiator” mentality is myopic and self-defeating. A gladiator who only knows brute force lacks the vision, cunning and agility to conceive and execute a strategy best tailored to achieve success and confer value. The inescapable truth is that most disputes are resolved via settlement. We believe that our clients are entitled to legal representation which possesses the skills and strength to both make peace on favorable terms, and when necessary, to succeed in battle. In the end, we know clients have a choice among highly qualified counsel, and by remaining focused on the net benefit we seek to provide, we maximize the value of our services and contribution.