In 2013 in an effort to better serve small business clients, Attorney Michael P. Utke opened a law office for just that purpose. With a focus on serving business clients from formation to late-stage business enterprises.
Better service to clients is easy to say, but impossible to achieve in the current legal paradigm of stuffy attorneys walled off the client by assistants and paralegals. In order to achieve the goal of optimizing service to business clients, the firm had to change the model, and focus on approachability and communication. Our goal is to have a friendly and open rapport with our clients, ensuring that they feel comfortable calling to say, "Hey, let me run this by you...", Having that relationship with our clients allows this firm to proactively assist in avoiding liability, rather than reacting once it has already been incurred.
Attorney Utke has represented clients in Probate, District and Superior courts throughout Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk counties. Additionally, Attorney Utke has appeared before the Massachusetts Appeals Court and Federal Courts.
Take a moment to contact our office to determine how we can best achieve your business goals.
Transparency In Billing
We offer hourly, flat or contingent* rates. We keep detailed logs of the time spent on your case, and make them available upon request. We bill in tenths of an hour, rounded up to the nearest tenth. We only work for as long as a case requires, so you’ll never be over-billed for unproductive time. Invoices are issued monthly and will include costs for copy, filing, messengers, and third-party research tools.
Attorney rates are $250 per hour. Charges for paralegals and law clerks range between $125 and $175 per hour. Retainers must be paid upfront. Payments can be made by check, credit card, or online payment.
*Contingent rates are not applicable to all cases.
Michael P. Utke
Attorney Michael P. Utke studied law at Suffolk University Law School, during that time he worked at Diller and Diller in Boston, as well as the Law Offices of Frank N. Dardeno in Somerville. He is admitted to the Massachusetts and Federal bar and is a member of several associations, including the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Attorney Utke believes that it is important to give back to the community and volunteers with several organizations that provide pro bono legal services to indigent parties.
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Suffolk University Law School
Juris Doctor, 2012
B.S., Political Science, 2008
Activities & Affiliations
• Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
• Volunteer Lawyers Project
• Northeast Legal Aid
• Massachusetts State Court
• Federal Bar, District of Massachusetts
• Bankruptcy Courts