Litigation

Service

Lawsuits are serious matters and very costly. Combining experience and a commitment to reaching the best possible results, you need to be represented by a litigator who can achieve results in an expeditious and effective manner. My litigation practice is limited to matters arising from real estate transactions, wills and estates, and business transactions.

Fees

I maintain a record of the time spent working on your file. This time is billed at my hourly rate in effect at the time I enter into a retainer agreement with you. When I log my time spent working on your behalf, I record all the work I perform, including meetings with you and others, telephone calls, correspondence, e-mails, legal research, and any necessary travel time.

I devote all the time necessary to properly advance your file. If you want to limit my retainer, you can advise me accordingly and I will then not work beyond a given fee; I will then not perform any additional work I think is required.

I welcome discussions about my fees. When you retain my services, you are contracting for my time and experience. I require a retainer for every new matter. A retainer is essentially a deposit which is placed in my trust account, to your credit, and used to cover fees and disbursements. I render interim accounts.

Because you are paying for my time, you can help reduce the fees by being prepared. Your preparation may include writing out a chronology of the events of your case, organizing your documents in logical order, writing the names and addresses of all relevant parties and potential witnesses. You may also write out the specific questions which you want answered.

When meeting with me, talk to me about all the facts, whether they are positive or negative for your case. You may write to me or even send e-mails whenever possible; this may help reduce the time spent talking on the telephone.

If your case goes to court, costs may be awarded by the judge to the successful party. However, these costs represent only a part of the total amount of money spent by the winning party. If costs are collected, they will be credited to your account.

Raymond H. Gouin
2276 St. Joseph Blvd
Orléans, ON
K1C 1E8

Phone: (613) 830-0681
Fax: (613) 830-4826