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Hilmoe Law Group Grows Its Corporate Practice Through In-House Availability and Alternative Fee Models

SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to high client demand for flat based and alternative fee arrangements, Southern California based law firm Tatum Hilmoe PC launched flat fee models and in-house services for its corporate clients. The fee models compete directly with hourly rate fees for routine and low risk transactional matters.  The firm's founder, Tate Hilmoe, noticed a growing demand for outsourced license agreements, distribution agreements, trademark filings, corporate governance, and general counsel duties.  "Corporate clients receive the high-quality legal work they need without paying a fortune for traditional hourly rate law firms," Tate said in announcing the fee models.  Tate served as General Counsel to a pharmaceutical company in Los Angeles where he immediately recognized that outsourced hourly legal fees were excessive and inefficient. "There is demand for experienced in-house professionals without the permanent employment relationship." The law firm fills the demand by engaging its clients per project or through an on-demand availability
model. "Several of my corporate clients set aside office space for me within the organization. This enables me to work directly with officers and decision makers."  The in-house availability and fee models have paid off. "I've experienced a surge of part-time in-house representation over the past year. These are extremely important relationships that lead to long-term commitments. Clients expect their attorneys to intimately understand their business. There must be a passion for this type of relationship."  Tatum Hilmoe PC maintains a network of experienced IP and litigation attorneys for complex matters. "We recognize the need for specialists and take the time to grow and nurture these relationships. Hybrid in-house relationships and flat fee models will continue to expand. It should be a positive trend for both clients and attorneys."  About Tatum Hilmoe PC  Tatum Hilmoe PC is a Southern California boutique law firm with a focus on business law and estate planning. Founder Tate Hilmoe interned at the San Diego Unified Port Authority and served as Of Counsel to Walters & Ward where he managed their corporate clients for over six years before launching his in-house corporate practice. The firm is experienced at licensing, distribution agreements, transactional, regulatory matters and routine corporate counsel representation for organizations and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit ( or contact Tate Hilmoe at ( or (800) 941-4807.