Zhang & Associates, P.C.

7324 S.W. Freeway, Suite 1088, Houston, TX 77074

Tel: (713) 771-8433; Fax: (713) 771-8368; http://www.hooyou.com

 

ATTORNEY-CLIENT AGREEMENT

This ATTORNEY-CLIENT AGREEMENT ("Agreement") is entered into by and between ___ ________ ___________(Client) and Zhang & Associates, P.C. (Attorney).

  1. SCOPE AND DUTIES: Client retains Attorney to provide legal services in connection with immigrant petition for _________________ (Beneficiary) through the reduction in recruitment (RIR) process of labor certification application sponsored by _____________________________ (Employer) only.
  2. GUARANTEE OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE: Attorney agrees to use due diligence in furthering Client's best interests under the laws. Attorney is liable to Client for Attorney's negligence or incompetence. However, Attorney makes no guarantee of the outcome of this representation.
  3. ATTORNEY'S FEES: Client agrees to pay for legal services as follows: Upon execution of the Agreement, Client pays non-refundable ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,500.00) to Attorney as initial fee to prepare the application for reduction in recruitment. When Forms 750A & 750B and the recruitment report are ready for filing, Client must pay non-refundable FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) to Attorney. Once the Department of Labor approves the labor certification, Client must immediately pay non-refundable ONE THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($1,500.00) to Attorney. Once Attorney have the I-140 documents ready for filing, Client must pay non-refundable Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00). When the Immigration and Naturalization Service approves the I-140 immigrant petition, Client must immediately pay non-refundable FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) to Attorney. If Client retains Attorney to submit the I-485 application for adjustment of status, Client must pay non-refundable One Thousand DOLLARS per person ($1,000.00/person, $1,500 / 2 persons; $1,800/3 persons.) as attorney's fees.
  4. DOL ACTION: If DOL issues Notice of Finding and the Client wishes the Attorney to prepare documents to respond to the DOL, the Client must pay Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00) to Attorney. This amount is against the attorney fees at the time of approval. Therefore, if the Labor Certification is eventually approved by the DOL, the Client only need to pay Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($750) for the Labor Certification approval attorney fees.
  5. MODIFICATION: Any modification of the Agreement must be in writing and signed by Client and Attorney.
  6. PRIOR AGREEMENTS: This Agreement incorporates all prior agreements and understandings between Client and Attorney.
  7. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Agreement shall become effective if both Client and Attorney sign it and upon Attorney's receipt of the initial fee as listed in clause 3 above.
  8. GOVERNING LAW AND CHOICE OF VENUE: This Agreement and its formation, operation, and performance shall be governed, construed, performed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas. Both the Client and Attorney agree that any disputes regarding the agreement and its performances should be resolved in Harris County Courts if the Client and Attorney fail to resolve between them.
  9. WITHDRAWL: If Client withdraws the labor certification application after Attorney has filed Forms 750A & 750B and the recruitment report, Attorney's representation is complete and Client must immediately pay Attorney One Thousand and Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00). If Client withdraws the I-140 immigrant petition after Attorney has filed the same to the Immigration & Naturalization Service, Attorney's representation is complete and Client must immediately pay Attorney Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
  10. FILING FEES AND COSTS: Client shall pay all filing fees and advertisement costs to Zhang & Associates P.C. at the time of filing, including, but not limited to:

    Advertisement Fee: Varies
    I-140 filing fee: $175.00
    I-485 filing fee: $385.00/person
    (Filing fees are subject to change without notice.)
    11) CONSENT PROVISION: SPECIAL CONSENT ON WAIVE THE ATTORNEY’S OBLIGATION ON ATTORNEY-CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY AMONG THE EMPLOYER, THE CLIENT, AND THE ATTORNEY.

Employer and Client understand that although it is the Client who retains Attorney through this Agreement for legal services, Attorney are, in fact and in law, representing both the Client and the Employer in the petition/application before the Depart of Labor and the INS. Therefore, both the Client and the Employer hereby expressly waive Attorney's obligations regarding Attorney-Client Confidentiality among the Client, the Employer and the Attorney: Any information related to the case that Client releases to Attorney may be released to the Employer by Attorney without any notification; any information related to the case that the Employer releases to Attorney may be released to the Client by Attorney without notification.

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Client Name: __________________________________________________
Contacted Attorney Name:________________________________________
Client Day time Phone Number: ___________________________________
Client Home Phone Number: _____________________________________
Client Email Address: ___________________________________________
Client Alternative Email address: __________________________________
Client Signature: __________________________ Date ________________
Attorney Signature:   ______________________  Date:   _______________

Employer: ____________________Signature Date___________________________

Print of Name: ______________________ Officer Title: ______________________

Please kindly make your check payable to Zhang & Associates, P.C., and mail it with a copy of signed agreement to Zhang & Associates, P.C., 7324 Southwest Freeway, Suite 1088,Houston, TX 77074.

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