Professional fees

 

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We have all seen it, some scene in a movie or TV show where they read your rights: “If you cannot afford an attorney”. It often gives the impression that legal counsel is expensive, and that if it’s not expensive it won’t be any good. There are also those little bits in the courtroom dramas where it is mentioned how much someone pays for their lawyers and that they are the best because they are paid so highly. But is that the reality? Most people know that just because something is expensive does not mean it is of the best quality. The opposite is also true, most people are fully aware that something can have great value but carry a very low cost.

Law firms that charge hourly rates for everything are normally expensive, but they are not the kind of legal representation anyone should be stuck having. At Isaan Lawyers, we have structured our services to provide a flat fee upfront that is based on exactly what you need accomplished. We do not try to sell our clients on something they don’t need, just to run up the hourly bill. That’s not how you build confidence, clients, and communities. The fees you pay for the services of a law firm should be for their expertise, as well as their commitment to protecting your rights and ensuring your interests are met. Not for the privilege of their time.

Retaining the services of a legitimate law firm will end up saving you money and time. We can provide you with reasonable fees and great service for many reasons:

  • Being based in Isaan is less expensive for us than having an office in Bangkok.
  • We opened in 2006 and have developed and honed our expertise.
  • We work quickly and optimize our time.
  • The way we structure our business helps us to save on costs and enhance efficiency.
  • We maintain a network that provides translations, notary services, accounting, legal representation, contract drafting, etc. We utilize this professional network in serving your best interests.
  • We work with technology to save us time. Cloud system access for our staff, appointments made online and synchronized automatically, an easy to use file-sharing system for our clients and others. We manage our time wisely.

We understand that our clients have chosen to live in Thailand, and that means they will be building and becoming part of a new community, and we wish to provide experienced and dedicated legal services in helping shape that community for success and stability into the future. Isaan Lawyers is first and foremost a part of this community of expats, foreign entrepreneurs, businesses, and long-term travelers in Thailand.

We offer services directed at strengthening our community and our fees reflect this. The only hourly rate we ever charge is for initial consultations in person, or over the phone. And should that consultation result in our services being retained we will deduct the consultation cost. The team at Isaan lawyers has over 50 cumulative years of experience in the practice of law in Thailand. We have been in any situation you can imagine. Whatever you need done, be it a prenuptial agreement or registration for a new company, our staff will make the time needed to guide you through every step in the process, to protect you, your family, and assets until you are satisfied. We can make sure the law works for you, by having a committed staff with the right expertise, at a reasonable price, and by taking the time to get it done right.

To serve you better, we also have created online services, which are cheaper than traditional full legal services with a lawyer that accompanies you. They include several levels of service, from simple contract templates that you can fill yourself with instructions (see www.thaicontracts.com) to full online services. For these services clients contact us on-line, we exchange information and draw-up the necessary documents, while providing instructions and advice. We have made it easy for you to complete the documents where only signatures and registration are necessary (see for example www.thailawonline.com). These documents are drafted by professionals to protect your rights, follow your intentions, and designed to save money and minimize potential complications. If you are in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiangmai, Nong Khai, Pattaya, these online services can help you anywhere in Thailand. All agreements are made in Thai and English, prepared by Thai registered attorneys.

Should you wish our team to send a Thai attorney to help you out, this is another service that we can readily provide.

We often require a full deposit up front (100%) prior to beginning the work. Our fees are exclusive of VAT currently at the rate of 7%. We will provide a tax invoice upon receipt of final payment.

Below are fixed fees for some of our services. Isaan Lawyers is ready to give you the kind of legal representation in Thailand that you deserve, not just the kind you pay for.

Company registration fees:

Item

Description

Fee (Baht)

Company Registration

– including Attorney’s fees to register the company

– Corporate tax registration

– VAT registration if necessary

– Memorandum of association

– All goverment fees except to register the capital

– Translation of documents Thai to English

– Logo done by a designer

– 1 Stamp

– Help to open a bank account if necessary

– Share transfer agreements or loan agreements if necessary.

34,500

We can setup a company ANYWHERE in Thailand for these fees. Delay is about 3 weeks once we received the money and all necessary documents.

… Plus Government Fees:

Fee per 1 Million Baht of capitalization

5,500

 

(Example, company of 2 million = 34,500 + (2 X 5,500) = 45,500 + 7% VAT = 48,685 baht in Total.

Work Permit & Visa Services:

Item

Description

Fee (Baht)

Work Permit

Work Permit, Initial Application

15,000

Visa

One year extension of stay permit based on business or other reasons.

7,500

 

… Plus Government Fees:

Government Work Permit Fee

For 2 years work permit, expect to pay

850

6,100

Government Visa fees

2,000

 

Additional Professional Legal Fees…

Item

Description

Fee (Baht)

Sole Proprietorship

Sole Proprietorship Registration

2,500

Sole Proprietorship

Name Registration on Sole Proprietorship

1,500

Limited Partnership

Limited Partnership Registration

2,500

Increase/Decrease Capital

Increase or decrease capital for a company

3,900

Preferred Share Setup

Attorney’s fees for bifurcated share structure

3,900

Social Fund

Social Fund registration

3,000

Share Transfer Agreement

Attorney’s fees for shareholder loan and share transfer agreement

1,000 each

Loan Agreement

Loan Agreement

3,000

Change of Address

Change the address of a company affidavit

2,900

Change of Address

Change the address of TAX I.D.

1,600

Change of Address

Change the address of VAT

1,600

Change of Address

Change the address of Work Permit

1,600

Change of Director

Change the Director of a company

3,000

Change of Company Name

Changing the name of a Company

3,900

Change Shareholder(s)

Change shareholders of a company

3,000

Visa

Sponsor Visa from Isaan Lawyers (Invitation)

2,000

Visa

Renewal of extension to stay

6,500

Work Permit

Work Permit extension

5,000

Registration: Thai Company

Registration of local branch office of Thai company

(not including transport and time if we have to travel)

4,000

BOI (Board of Investment)

Register for BOI

59,000

Import/Export Card

Import/export License

8,800

Stamp

Company stamp for client

450

Minutes Of Meeting

Preparing minutes of meeting for opening bank account

1,000

Property

Title Deed Search to see if the property has liens, if the seller has ownership rights and the type of land documentation.

depends on location

Property Registering Lease or Land/House at Land Department depends on location
Property Professional negotiations to lower the selling price, transfer fees, stamp duties
10,000
Agreement Asset Purchase Agreement
9,500
Agreement Lease Agreement
6,700
Agreement Partnership/Joint Venture Agreement
9,500
Agreement Land/House Purchase Agreement
9,500
Agreement Share Purchase Agreement
19,500
Agreement Employment Contract with Employee Confidentiality Agreement (English)
6,500
Agreement Employment Contract with Employee Confidentiality Agreement (Thai Translation)
4,000
Agreement Reviewing of any agreement
(maximum 30 pages)
9,500
License Alcohol License
3,000
License Cigarette License
2,000
License Entertainment License
15,000
License Food License
3,000
License Factory License
29,000
License Environment License
17,000
Due Diligence Due diligence per one million Baht of proposed acquisition (Minimum 15,000 Baht)
(not including transport and time for transport if done in another province than Nakhon Ratchasima)
5,000

 

* All these fees are subject to modification without any prior notice or warning

* We do not reimburse clients unless we are proven negligent. We agree to perform to the best of our abilities and to exhibit due diligence in the conduct of said services.

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