The Porto Law Firm has embraced alternative fee arrangements and tries to avoid the traditional billable hour model whenever possible. Instead, we offer flat fee and monthly fee arrangements, which offer individual and business clients a predictable amount of legal expense. We have found that these arrangements allow clients to fully evaluate what type of legal services are cost efficient and budget accordingly. If a particular matter exceeds our budget, our law firm is responsible for the overage, not the client. If hourly billing is unavoidable, we are able to maintain lower hourly rates because we do not carry the extreme amounts of overhead that larger law firms struggle to satisfy.