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SUBSCRIPTION PLAN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Small businesses, operating a legal business for a legal purpose are eligible for this subscription plan. Only the business entity itself is eligible. Individuals, in their individual capacity are not eligible to sign up under this subscription plan. 

The effective date of the subscription plan will be after the subscription fee is paid, the subscription agreement and terms and conditions are signed, and your submission is processed and approved by TNG; Once your subscription application is approved and processed by TNG, Subscribers will immediately be eligible for the monthly 15-minute phone consultation, except as otherwise stated in the subscription agreement. 

The Subscriber may cancel the subscription at any time by providing 14 day written notice to TNG, via the authorized representative(s)’ of the Subscriber on record with TNG that have the authority to bind the Subscriber.  The written notice must be received at least before 14 days before the next billing date.   If the Subscriber cancels, only the Services requested in writing during the eligible period will be eligible for the Services under this subscription plan.

 

If after you submit your cancellation request, you do not receive an acknowledgment within 24 to 48 business hours, contact TNG to verify receipt to ensure it is processed timely.  TNG may likewise cancel this Subscriber Agreement for non-payment of subscriber fees, fraud, in the discretion of TNG that it is not in the best interest to continue the subscriber relationship, if TNG determines that the Subscriber is unwilling, incapable or refuses to accept reasonable advice/guidance and unwilling and/or incapable of understanding the Services being provided and/or for any reason in the discretion of TNG.  If TNG cancels the Agreement, TNG will notify the Subscriber in writing.  TNG may cancel the Subscriber Agreement with 30-day written notice to the Subscriber.  After notice in accordance with the cancellation policy, all Services will terminate without further notice at the end of the Eligibility Period.

If you cancel your subscription and your subscription account was in good standing at the time of the cancellation, Subscriber may request to reinstate its subscription if the subscription plan is still being offered and there are subscriber slots available. TNG may at its sole discretion reinstate the subscription after payment of the reinstatement fee, which is equal to two (2) months of the subscription plan fee at the time of the reinstatement request. The reinstatement fee will cover the first month of Services and the reinstatement.  The Effective Date of the reinstatement will be once the reinstatement fee is paid, and the reinstatement is processed and approved by TNG subject to the effective dates described elsewhere in the Subscription Agreement.

The monthly 15-minute phone consultation must be requested via the website at www.virginiasmallbusinessattorney.com.  Use the scheduling function on the website to schedule your appointment.  

The appointment slots will typically be available for scheduling a minimum of one (1) day per week.  Please note the 15-minute monthly consultation is use or lose; the time does not carry over into the next month if you do not use it.  

The Subscriber will have one 15-minute phone consultation per month available to use as long as the Subscriber is paid and in good standing. When scheduling the 15-minute monthly consultation, the Subscriber must complete the required intake form and be cooperative with other request, as applicable.  If in the Attorney’s or Other Qualified Professionals opinion after reviewing the intake, hearing the facts, and the situation believes that the issue is not appropriate for a fifteen (15) minute consultation, the Attorney or Other Qualified Professional will advise the Subscriber of this, recommend a regular consultation and possibly a further review and analysis, which will incur additional costs at the discounted subscriber plan rate. Subscriber understands that the Network provider handling the phone consultation will only review the intake form and no other documents prior to the 15-minute phone consultation.

It is the Subscriber’s responsibility to schedule its 15-minute monthly consultation and check availability for the month on the website by clicking on the Schedule 15-minute monthly consultation button. It is the Subscriber’s sole responsibility to ensure it checks the calendar and schedules its 15-minute consultation in time to utilize it each month.

If the Subscriber needs additional consultations after the one per month 15-minute consultation, available under the subscription plan, additional consultations will be billed at the Subscriber’s discounted rate.

You can sign up via the website at www.virginiasmallbusinessattorney.com.

No. This is a subscription plan for access and eligibility to access the options available to Subscribers. This is not a legal representation agreement (also referred to as an engagement agreement).  TNG Legal nor any of its Attorneys, Co-Counsel, Contractors, Consultants and the like are NOT your attorney unless you have specifically retained our office for a particular matter and there is a separate engagement agreement for that matter on file recording the engagement and the appropriate deposit has been paid.

The subscription fees are NOT legal fees, NOT a retainer and NOT an advance deposit for services.

We offer two subscription plans: Small Business Legal Fundamentals ($98.00 / month) and Small Business Legal Fundamentals Plus ($108.00 / month).

Monthly 15-minute consultations must be requested via the website at www.virginiasmallbusinessattorney.com. Use the scheduling function on the website to schedule your appointment.

The Subscriber will have one 15-minute consultation per month available to use as long as the Subscriber is paid and in good standing. Please note the 15-minute monthly consultation is use or lose; the time does not carry over into the next month if you do not use it. 

It is the Subscriber’s responsibility to schedule its 15-minute monthly consultation and check availability for the month on the website by clicking on the Schedule 15-minute monthly consultation button. It is the Subscriber’s sole responsibility to ensure it checks the calendar and schedules its 15-minute consultation in time to utilize it each month.

A paying, active, Subscriber in good standing is eligible to receive a fifteen (15) minute consultation with an attorney or consultant or other qualified professional each month, depending on the issue and/or concern.  This consultation is not meant to be an in-depth analysis of a complex situation.  These calls are appropriate for quick general questions that do not necessarily require full legal representation or to help the business leadership determine if they are on the right track and do not desire to retain full legal representation. The Attorney, Consultant, or Other Qualified Professional will inform you if they believe your issue will require more than a fifteen (15) minute consultation and assist you with scheduling a regular consultation for a more in-depth discussion and/or legal representation if needed for a legal issue.

Additional business transactional services offered by the Firm listed in the subscription plan agreement are available to Subscribers at more than 20% off the standard attorney hourly rate including:

 

  • Contract reviews, wherein the subscriber is a party to the contract
  • Contract Drafting, wherein the subscriber is a party to the contract
  • Letters including Demand Letters, Cease and Desist (no collection letters)
  • Coaching Sessions
  • Consultations
  • Personnel related assistance (does not include administrative hearings)
  • Operating Agreements/Bylaws/Shareholder Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions/Informed Consents/HIPAA/Employment Contracts
  • Privacy Policies/Lease Agreements
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Structuring Buyouts
  • Non-Competes/Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Operations/Policy Reviews
  • Compliance matters
  • Copyright and Trademark (on a case-by-case basis)
  • Legal Research
  • Business Succession Planning and Business Planning
  • Tax Services (case by case basis)
  • IRS matters (case by case)
  • Consulting Services on certain matters
  • Other General Counsel Services as determined by the Firm

If you have the Plus version you will also have access to:

A database of U.S. legal forms that are available through a third-party provider.  TNG has not reviewed, customized, nor drafted the legal forms in the database, nor is TNG guaranteeing the accuracy or content of any document available in the database. 

If Subscriber needs assistance with contract drafting and/or customizing contracts, Subscriber can retain TNG to provide that service at the discounted rate described in this Subscriber Agreement.  In addition to the legal forms, Subscriber will also have access to the ability to create reusable forms; create fillable forms; edit, redact, and export pdf documents, send documents for signature and much more.   Database and pdf features and other features associated with the third-party platform are subject to the Master Agreement of the third party and is subject to changes by the third party, which is not under the control of TNG.

All requests for services must be requested through TNG Legal, PLC.  Request for assistance must be made timely in order to allow for an appropriate amount of time for a response.  Only the designated authorized personnel/representative(s) on file will be permitted to request services.  There will be a maximum of two authorized individuals/representatives that have the authority to bind the business (Subscriber), permitted to request services.

Subscriber will receive access to a database of U.S. Legal Forms that are available through a third-party provider.

Payment for the subscription may be made by debit/credit card or echeck via automatic payments each month, which is set up during the initial sign up. The authorized cardholder or the Corporate Officer, agrees to pay, and specifically authorize TNG to charge the provided debit/ credit card or echeck for the subscription plan each month and/or Services provided. 

No. TNG Legal has not reviewed, customized, nor drafted the legal forms in the database, nor is TNG guaranteeing the accuracy or content of any document available in the database.

The following items are specifically excluded from this Subscription Agreement and shall not be construed as included Services under any provision of this Subscription Agreement:

  1. All Litigation.
  2. All out of pocket expenses, fines, penalties, filing fees, court costs.
  3. Any matter, issue, consultation, action, proceeding, claim, lawsuit and/or dispute between the Subscriber and any owner of the business.
  4. Any issue which cultivates or could cultivate a conflict between any owner or authorized representative and the Subscriber or any issue between any owner and any authorized representative which affects the Subscriber.
  5. Any individual or entity who starts or participates in a lawsuit/claim or the like against the TNG or any of its subsidiaries, consultants, contractors or affiliates, or is named as a Respondent or Defendant in a suit initiated by TNG or any of its subsidiaries, consultants, contractors, or affiliates, shall be specifically excluded from receiving any Services under this Subscription.
  6. Any issue, matter, consultation, action, proceeding, suit, claim or dispute between the Subscriber and the Firm or the Subscriber and TNG.
  7. Any matter and/or issue which the Firm determines is resolved or has been addressed and/or discussed an unreasonable number of times without considerable change of circumstances with respect to the matter.
  8. Any service not specifically listed under discounted rate services is excluded unless agreed to in writing by TNG.

No. This subscription is for business transactional services only and under no circumstances includes litigation.

It is understood and agreed that the Firm may accept representation of the Subscriber and representation of other businesses whose general business interest may in unrelated matters compete with Subscribers or be adverse to Subscribers as long as there is no actual or direct conflict of interest as it applies to legal representation. TNG agrees, however, that the Subscriber’s prospective consent to conflicting representation shall not apply in any instance where, as a result of a representation via a separate agreement or discussions under the Subscriber Agreement with the Subscriber, we have obtained proprietary or other confidential information of a non-public nature, that, if known to such other Subscriber and/or other Subscriber that retained TNG, could be used in any such other matter by such other Subscriber and/or Subscriber that retained TNG to your material disadvantage.

 

Should TNG have the ability to segregate access wherein no conflict would exist because the Attorneys and/or professionals working with the Subscriber and/or client that poised a potential conflict do not and will not have access to Subscribers proprietary information, then TNG will proceed as if no conflict exist and segregate the appropriate parties’ access accordingly.

Credit cards will be billed monthly, on the 1st of the month for the subscription period for that month.

The 15-minute phone consultation is not meant to be an in-depth analysis of a complex situation.  These calls are appropriate for quick general questions that do not necessarily require full legal representation or to help the business leadership determine if they are on the right track and do not desire to retain full legal representation.

The effective date of the subscription plan will be after the subscription fee is paid, the subscription agreement and terms and conditions are signed, and your submission is processed and approved by TNG; Once your subscription application is approved and processed by TNG, Subscribers will immediately be eligible for the monthly 15-minute phone consultation, except as otherwise stated herein. 

 

Timing of Effective Date – If the Subscriber signs up during the last week of the month (the last ten (10) days), then their subscription will be effective on the 1st of the following month unless the Subscriber selects the option for the subscription to be effective sooner.  All subscriptions are month to month from the 1st to the end of the month.  All subscriptions begin based on the option selected by the Subscriber once the submission is approved and processed by TNG and the payment for the subscription fee has been received.  Subscription fees are not prorated.

 

The Eligibility Period commences on the Effective Date of the subscription plan as stated above and terminates immediately if the Subscription is cancelled by the Subscriber or TNG. If the subscription is cancelled, the Eligibility Period shall terminate on the date the Subscription is no longer in a paid current status.

Subscription Applications are processed in the order that they are received, but typically within 2 to 3 business days of receipt.

All transactional services are subject to availability and subject to change.  There may be times when the time constraints of the Subscriber’s situation and the availability of the Providers of the Services requested conflict, making the availability of the service requested at the time limited or unavailable, or such other reasons not specifically listed herein. 

 

For any matter that involves any officer, owner, and/or authorized representative of the Subscriber, only the Subscriber may receive Services in accordance with the subscription plan. 

 

The Subscriber is eligible for Services pursuant to the subscription plan only to the extent such Services are available at the time, offered by TNG as a discounted service, and permitted by law.

The Subscriber shall designate with the initial Subscriber Agreement, a maximum of (2) authorized representatives (“representatives”, “authorized representatives”, “authorized individuals”, “designated authorized representatives”) that shall communicate with the Firm for the Subscriber.  The representatives must be owners, officers, partners or employees of the Business.  The representatives must have the authority to bind the Business to contracts, agreements and final decision-making authority.  

 

The Network will only provide Services at the request of the Designated Authorized Representative(s) and no others.

TNG may change the subscription plan rate(s) with sixty (60) day written notice to the Subscriber before the change except as otherwise stated in the subscription agreement.  The subscriber must inform TNG in writing if it does not accept the new rate and would like to cancel its subscription at least thirty (30) days before the change is to go in effect.  If TNG does not receive written notice of the cancellation thirty (30) days before the effective date of the new rate, Subscriber’s plan will continue at the new rate in effect at the time.

Eligibility for certain Services may be subject to limitations if your principal place of business is outside of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia or Florida. Small businesses that have their principal place of business in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia or Florida, but have operations outside of those states ARE eligible for this subscription plan. Small businesses outside of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia or Florida are also eligible for this plan subject to certain limitations.

No, there are also non-legal services available to Subscribers at TNG’s discounted rate.

The 15-minute phone consultation is use or lose so if you do no use it in any month it does not carry forward, but you will have your 15 minute monthly phone consultation available to you for the next month.

The minimum engagement for discounted rates services is $1,500.00, except consultations, coaching sessions and legal research.  If your estimated cost will be less than $1,500.00 then the rate will be the standard hourly rate at the time.  All services are billed at a 1 hour minimum.

No subscription fees are not prorated.  You will have the option to choose your effective.  Your effective date will either be the first of the following month or it can be effective upon approval of your application.  If you choose an effective date during the middle of the month, you will still be billed the full subscription fee for the month based on the subscription plan you select.

No subscription fees are non-refundable.